Intelligent flat roof monitoring system detects leaks in real time
International Leak Detection (ILD) and PROGEO Monitoring GmbH have announced a strategic alliance to deliver the Smartex MX system to the North American roofing and waterproofing market.
Smartex is an intelligent flat roof monitoring system that tracks the integrity of waterproofing systems 24 hours a day. When a rupture occurs, Smartex immediately detects it and issues an alert. The system also pinpoints the location of the leak, eliminating the need for a search and allowing for quick repair.
“With the demand for smart buildings, the roofing and waterproofing market has been searching for a system that can truly provide 24-hour, on-demand access to their roofing and waterproofing assets,” says Chris Eichhorn, president and CEO of ILD. “Smartex is the system we’ve been waiting for.”
Developed by PROGEO Monitoring in Berlin, Germany, Smartex is the only product of its kind on the market. Robust and durable sensors, designed to meet the demands of the construction environment, are combined with high-performance cloud solutions to produce secure and reliable information. Clients can easily access this information using a PC, tablet or smart phone.
Smartex also has the benefit of monitoring in all weather conditions. In the case of an extreme weather event, clients no longer have to worry about whether or not the integrity of their flat roof was compromised. Smartex will provide instant, up-to-date information.
“Smartex can reduce long-term flat roof maintenance costs by up to 70 percent,” says Andreas Rödel, founder and CEO of PROGEO Monitoring GmhB. “It is a well-known fact that flat roofs will leak at some point. PROGEO’s intelligent monitoring technology will detect issues large or small and allow you to respond. It puts the control in your hands.”
Applications for Smartex include:
- Flat roofs, exposed membrane or ballasted
- Vegetated/green roofs
- Parking decks
- Underground garages
- Sprinkler tanks
- Swimming pools
- Bathroom and kitchen floors
- Wooden constructions
- Waterproofing systems against ground water
- Special constructions
- Hospitals, data centers, art galleries, museums and any building where moisture intrusion could impact critical operations or valuable assets
Smartex is available through ILD in the USA and Canada beginning October 1, 2015. ILD has created a technical service department to install Smartex and service existing PROGEO Monitoring systems using its trained technicians.
“PROGEO is the leader in the research and development of membrane monitoring systems. We are proud to be aligned with them. Our clients now have the choice of our standard EFVM® integrity testing or the state-of-the-art Smartex® system for their roof or waterproofing assets,” says Eichhorn.
“This partnership teams up the monitoring market leader in Europe with the leak detection market leader in North America. Both ILD and PROGEO have a reputation for customer-centric business activities and trustworthiness. We are pleased to be working with ILD to deliver Smartex in the United States and Canada,” says Rödel.