Flood damage is a surging worry for many home and business owners. And concern isn’t the only thing that’s rising. Increasing numbers of wastewater system manufacturers want to add modern alert functions to their products. Success so far has been limited. Customers are turned off by the complex set-ups and expensive subscription fees.
Liberty Pumps is a leading manufacturer of pumping products for ground and wastewater removal. The company wanted a modern, production-ready mobile alarm system that used Internet of Things technology. No complexity. No subscription fees. As mechanical engineers, Liberty Pumps had little knowledge of connected devices and solutions. That’s where Macadamian came in. Its expertise in user experience, mobility and cloud connectivity made it a perfect partner for the job.
Macadamian worked closely with hardware design firm Electric Imp, eliminating the need for Liberty Pumps to waste effort in coordinating vendors. Electric Imp designed the platform to which advanced cloud computing resources could be connected. Then, using cloud expertise, as well as insight into the legal, regulatory and privacy-related hurdles of employing IoT solutions, Macadamian built a user-centered client application, and the back-office logic to support the hardware.
Together with Electric Imp, Macadamian developed an elegant solution that communicates with users via the cloud and a modern mobile app. The platform was also designed so that it could be easily updated and expanded in the future. The resulting app, NightEyeTM, can be used by customers anywhere and anytime. In a way, it’s fitting that a tangible fix to a water problem came from a cloud-based solution.