Earlier this year, InviSense was approved a testbed voucher to test a newly developed moisture sensor designed for active moisture measurement behind waterproofing layers in properties. The goal is to target property management companies, aiming to facilitate a greater number of partial repairs within their buildings.

The purpose is to proactively alert property owners about potential damages that could lead to moisture-related issues. The goal is to enable partial repairs before the moisture damage is too big and avoid the need for a complete bathroom renovation. This approach not only saves time and money but also promotes long-term sustainability in smart housing.

Standard sensors without RFID technology are currently used to ensure the repair area remains dry. However, the measurement process requires scanning, facing challenges in rental properties where access to residents’ bathrooms is restricted. 

Regarding the reduction of green house gas emissions, a calculation has been performed on the number of CO2 equivalents needed when tearing out and renovating an entire bathroom, and this has been compared to the cost of conducting a partial repair of the damage. The calculation shows that more than 1000 kilograms of CO2 equivalents can be saved. Often when performing a partial repair, a few tiles are removed, sensors are installed, the waterproofing layer is fixed, and the hole is retiled. (source: