Dynaquip gains essential competitive edge by partnering with tech startup Atomation, adding new Internet of Things (IoT) features to its water shut off system WaterCop.
It seems that no industry will remain untouched by the fast paced IoT trend, now conquering the valve market. With burning ambition to be innovative, relevant and ahead of technology, Dynaquip, founded back in the late 70s, is among the first companies to go IoT in the Midwest manufacturing space. The corporation recently joined forces with Internet of Things (IoT) tech startup Atomation, signing an agreement with promising outcomes.
Dynaquip’s automatic water shut off system WaterCop is already installed in more than 200K American homes. Property managers are learning that water can be a critical damaging threat and more than 2.5M homeowners fall victim annually. WaterCop systems provide homes or offices with round-the-clock indoor flood protection and work with wired and wireless flood sensors, wall switches, and most home security and home automation systems.
Despite the success, Dynaquip refused to stop there, and decided to integrate WaterCop systems with Atomation’s IoT platform, connecting it to the internet and cloud. Now the system not only shuts off water when leaks are detected, but sends real time alerts to owners from anywhere to anywhere. The internet connection will also support business intelligence efforts by providing continuous visibility to Dynaquip, reflecting client usage patterns for product improvement. According to Rodney Brian, Dynaquip’s President: “Dynaquip has been in the smart valve business for over 25 years and always insists on staying ahead of innovation. The integration with Atomation is part of a wider strategy that aims to provide dedicated services, and not only products.”
Atomation’s IoT platform can connect any device to the cloud with fast integration. The platform is robust, generic and agnostic, thus, any sensor can be added easily, regardless of where it has been manufactured (by Atomation or third party vendors). According to Guy Weitzman, Atomation’s CEO: “Atomation is seeking to propel companies that wish to advance with the IoT without wasting time, money and resources. We see Dynaquip as a strategic customer, as we are in the midst of establishing our USA offices in the Midwest.”
The collaboration has massive potential to accelerate sales and improve business operations, yet luckily, it does not put much at stake. The integration doesn’t require vast expenses and efforts, since it is all done on the existing IoT platform that has the capacity to communicate with an endless amount of sensors. Rodney Brian: “Dynaquip is happy to give customers peace of mind with 24/7 tracking of their properties from anywhere. We will keep investing in the newest technologies in order to maintain the highest standards possible”.