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Your purchase includes:

  • Real-time data: Water usage insights to help manage your home

  • Rechargeable battery: Lasts about a year — no power outlet required

  • Remote and automatic shutoff: Stop leaks and prevent damage

  • Exceptional end-to-end service: We answer the phone every day


Unprecedented control, total peace of mind.


Stop surprise water bills

The Buoy Controller provides up-to-the-minute info about your water usage so you can manage your water budget and stop paying for water you're losing to slow leaks.


Prevent costly damage

Whether a leak is slowly dripping or suddenly gushing, the Buoy Controller’s alerts help you shut off your water remotely, or the Controller can shut it off automatically.


Enjoy your water

Using your Buoy Controller's data means you can keep using water for the fun stuff — greens lawns or long showers — and be responsible without sacrificing your lifestyle.


Design and Innovation Awards


Buoy is as easy as 1-2-3


1. Install and connect

The Buoy Controller needs just 4” of pipe gap on your main water line near your home's water shutoff valve, and is powered by a rechargeable battery. Connect the Controller to your WiFi network and it will send your water usage data to the app.

What is a standard installation? In less than two hours, a plumber will install the Controller on 4-13” of exposed pipe that has at least 6” inches clearance from walls, pipes, and appliances, without needing extra pipe or fittings to do the job. For flex line installations, the plumber will secure the Controller to a 20x20x10 space on the wall that’s less than two feet from the Controller’s connection to your flex line.

Non-standard installations can require cutting into walls or digging up pipes, reworking your pipes to create space for the Controller, adding new copper pipe, pressure regulators, or similar supplies, or taking more than two hours of time

The Buoy Controller will go inside or outside your house in a spot that's always accessible and never submerged in water. It can be installed vertically or horizontally, with either copper pipe or flexline.



2. Download and learn

Homes typically lose 10% of their water to slow leaks, and with the Buoy Controller you’ll see how your home stacks up. Scroll through the app for real-time information about how much water you use to shower, do laundry, and keep your lawn green — and to check those alerts we send about a running toilet or small leak. The Controller’s app makes you smarter and safer. 




3. Shut it off

When there’s a leak, we send you an alert, so you can shut off your water remotely and contact a plumber from the app. If it’s a big leak or you aren’t responding to alerts, the Buoy Controller can shut off your water automatically, preventing costly water damage and giving you peace of mind.

The Controller’s shutoff is a game changer: 
Homeowners’ insurance companies pay $9.1 billion in water damage claims annually, and industry studies estimate that 93 percent of that could be avoided by using a leak detection device with remote shutoff.


2018 Fast Company World Changing Ideas finalist

Fast Company recognized Buoy’s effort to better manage household water usage, helping communities grow and adapt to changes in water supply. The World Changing Ideas Award celebrates businesses, policies, and nonprofits that are poised help shift society to a more sustainable and more equitable future.


2018 CES Innovation Honoree

Buoy earned a 2018 CES Innovation Award, which recognizes innovative design and engineering for some of the most cutting-edge tech products and services coming to market. We’re honored to be selected by a group of experts across such a variety of industries!

The CES Innovation Awards are based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges. CTA did not verify the accuracy of any submission or of any claims made and did not test the item to which the award was given.


2017 Edison Design Award

Buoy won gold at the Edison Design Awards in New York! We're proud of the work our design partners at Herbst Produkt have done to bring Buoy to life and further our vision for Buoy


2017 Fast Company’s Innovation by Design

From more than 2,500 entries, Buoy earned an honorable mention at Fast Company's 2017 Innovation by Design Awards! This program honors the most innovative and disruptive design solutions to challenging business issues, and we're so proud that Buoy is a part of it.