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June 22, 2016 09:00 ET

Smart Home Innovator Roost® Announces Unique and Affordable Smart Water Leak Detector

Makers of the Award-Winning Roost Smart Battery Expand Beyond Smoke and Fire Detection to Broader Family of Wi-Fi Connected Home Safety Devices

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 22, 2016) - Roost, an innovator in smart home technology and creator of the Roost Smart Battery and Roost Smart Smoke Alarms, today announced its entry into the smart home water leak detector market with the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector. With an eye to saving U.S. consumers and insurance companies over $8 billion dollars per year in potential water losses and claims paid, the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector is on display for the first time at Roost's booth #254 at CE Week in New York City, June 22 - 23, 2016.

Building upon the success of its award-winning Roost Smart Battery and the recently announced Roost Smart Smoke Alarms, the company is now expanding its Wi-Fi product lineup beyond smart fire and smoke safety products with the introduction of the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector. Roost now offers an intuitive smart home platform built around a suite of smart sensors and their connected smartphone app, to improve home safety through the delivery of timely alerts.

"We are excited to introduce the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector, and expand our ability to offer consumers safer and smarter homes," said Roel Peeters, Roost CEO and co-founder. "Our unique technology delivers consumers tangible solutions that are simple to install and at affordable costs. Roost provides essential alerts and notifications that enable consumers to take faster action when it comes to home emergencies, saving the trouble and cost of repair work or major home loss. With the new Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector, Roost now provides the ability to manage the all too common water leak or freezing pipes situation that we've all experienced in our homes at some point."

The Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector features sensors that identify and alert home owners to four major home emergencies through their smartphone, including:

(1) Water damage due to leaks from broken pipes, appliances, and basements leaks
(2) Frozen pipes water damage
(3) Molds and mildew damage caused by high humidity conditions
(4) Inefficient energy use due to abnormal home indoor temperature, caused by problems with heating and cooling systems, power, or gaps in home seals or windows to the outside

The Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector is ideal for homes as well as second or vacation home properties. Unlike other home water leak detectors already on the market, the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector is a more affordable solution that does not require consumers to purchase costly hubs, is very easy to install in less than five minutes without professional installation and features the simple and intuitive Roost smartphone app. In addition, it is battery operated so that it can be placed in locations where there is no power outlet. The Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector also offers more than a three year battery life and leverages the ubiquitous home Wi-Fi system already in place in most homes and apartments today.

The Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector provides many useful features and benefits, including: Water leak sensor that notifies your smartphone when a leak starts; temperature sensor; humidity sensor; and a Wi-Fi-based Roost mobile smartphone app that utilizes the same core components as the Roost Smart Battery. The Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector will be shipping in the fall of 2016 with a $49 MSRP.

About Roost
Roost is a smart home technology company headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. Creators of the Roost Smart Battery and Roost Smart Smoke Alarms, Roost has developed a unique, patented connected platform that delivers the ultimate in installation simplicity and the most affordable ways for consumers to enter the smart home space. For more information, please visit www.GetRoost.com.

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