Buoy® installs on your water line
A plumber installs your Buoy inside or outside your house in a spot above ground that's always accessible. Buoy can be installed vertically or horizontally, with either copper pipe or flexline. We include the optional waterhorn accessory, which allows installation on only four inches of pipe, in your purchase so it's there if the plumber needs it. If it isn't used, just send it back in the prepaid envelope and get a refund.
Quick Start Guide (PDF)
Installation Guide (PDF)
What You'll Need
- WiFi network using Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHz
- Accessible main water line for a single residence (not a shared meter)
- Phone or tablet with iOS 8 or later, or Android 4.4 or later
In the Box
- Your Buoy device
- Installation by a licensed plumber
- Rechargeable battery
- Battery charger, adapter, and power cord (indoor use)
- Prepaid return envelope for waterhorn
- Rubber gasket rings (6)
- Meter couplings (2)
- Optional waterhorn
Including the waterhorn with your purchase saves time because it's there for the plumber if necessary— no need to schedule a second installation while you order a waterhorn. If you don't need it, just use the prepaid envelope to return it within 15 days of Buoy's installation for a full refund.
If you're sure your installation won't need a waterhorn, please contact Support. We think it's best to have it on hand just in case, since you will be responsible for any additional plumbing charges if a second installation appointment is required.
The Buoy App
Once your Buoy device is installed and conneceted to your home WiFi network, it gets to work immediately, flexing its machine-learning muscle to analyze your water data. From the moment you’re connected, you can see your household water use and, in an emergency, shut off your water from a button in the app.
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Buoy + Installation
$299.00 (subscription required)
Buoy has a rechargeable battery or, if it will be installed indoors, you can plug it in with the power cord (included).
Your Buoy purchase includes installation by a licensed plumber*. The monthly subscription (paid annually) gives you access to all of Buoy’s great features, including automatic shutoff, insights into your water usage, leak detection and more.
*Installation not available in Alaska
13" x 6.5" x 6.5"
5.4 lbs (with battery)
Lithium-Ion removable battery
Voltage: 7.4V nominal 8.4V peak
Capacity: 57 Whr 7.8 Ahr
Life: One charge lasts 6+ months
Time to recharge: < 2 hours
Battery charger, adapter, and power cord assembly (included)
Input: 100-240V~ 50/60Hz, 1.5A Max
Output: 12V 5.0A
UL listed Class 2 Power Unit
Dry location use only
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHz
Buoy app on phone or tablet with Android 4.4+ or iOS 8+ or latest version of Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac OS X v10.9 or later and Windows 7 or later
Thread pitch/pattern for inlet and outlet
Meter coupling adaptors (included)
1” NPS to 3/4” NPT
Water Pressure (interval)
Operating Environment Specs
Storage Temperature: -10 – 65ºC (14 – 149º F)
Relative Humidity: 10 – 80 %, non-condensing
Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet
Product Life: > 90,000 Operating Hours (10 years)
1 year limited warranty for hardware
Supported Installation Configurations
Horizontally – inline, with a waterhorn, or with flexible line
Vertically – inline or with flexible line
View the Installation Guide