FIDO is more than just the sum of its parts. It is a whole process solution to leak detection which dovetails seamlessly with all your existing kit, or even no kit at all, to deliver instant, accurate and auditable results at all levels of your organisation.
At the heart of everything FIDO does is our elegant patented algorithm, so uniquely attuned to the data trail left only by real leaks that nothing beats it for speed and accuracy. It’s the algorithm that kick starts FIDO’s 3-step detection process by automatically analysing sensor data to generate points of interest.
3 steps to accurate leak detection
Find the leaks that matter.
FIDO AI is the only technology with leak-sizing
No loggers? No problem.
Use FIDO-enabled hardware infield for real-time results
Build your leakage history and spot trends
Generate points of interest
Locate leaks by size
FIDO AI is sensor agnostic, which means you don’t need to change anything about your existing estate. Any file, in any format from any device will do.
First, it decides if there’s a real leak. FIDO is immune to the type of distractions that lead to human errors, such as background noise, or high customer usage. It can even tell you if a sensor is malfunctioning or sub-optimally positioned.
Then it calculates where it is and how big it is. No other technology can do this. FIDO’s 92% accuracy in generating these points of interest means you can quickly dispatch resource to the biggest leaks, first, and save precious run time.
Instant set-up and low upkeep
FIDO’s AI platform is your team’s 24-hour point of access to a machine-learning world of leak detection possibilities which is expanding every day, with every file it analyses.
The platform itself is easy to use as either a web service or via a REST interface with your existing software with instant set-up, minimal deployment and low upkeep because it is entirely hosted and supported by us.
Files are automatically uploaded and analysed instantly, thousands of files a minute.
FIDO delivers right-first-time accuracy in the field
United Utilities successfully uses FIDO AI to reduce wasted site visits and cut the run time of leaks.Read the case study about “FIDO delivers right-first-time accuracy in the field”.
Leak team gets total success from FIDO-led work orders
Thames Water trials FIDO analysis as part of leakage drive and achieves over 92% accuracy.Read the case study about “Leak team gets total success from FIDO-led work orders”.
Does FIDO AI only analyse acoustic files?
The main data FIDO AI receives are vibration files. This covers the whole spectrum of vibrational waves from infrasonic (subsonic), through the acoustic range, and into ultrasonic. FIDO AI is sensor agnostic, so the vibration data can come from any hardware including third-party acoustic sensors and hydrophones, plus from FIDO Tech’s own hardware solutions. FIDO AI can already incorporate other data sources such as DMA flow data and pressure data. The number of data sources that we can incorporate into our AI analysis is continuously growing.
How does FIDO AI calculate its water leak location results?
FIDO AI uses a core set of eight vibrational analysis algorithms that are interdependent and it is this algorithm network which helps provide its predictions. The algorithms continue to grow in number as we develop new ones that improve accuracy or increase functionality. The current accuracy of FIDO AI’s leak detection function is over 92% and improving.
How is the water leak detection accuracy of FIDO AI verified?
All FIDO AI’s leak predictions are checked against known results and are currently accurate 92% of the time. But it’s improving with every verified file. FIDO reached its current accuracy rate by training its algorithm set on a carefully collected and cleaned data library of over 1.7 million vibration files. As the number of partners we work with expands, so does our library. This in turn constantly improves the accuracy of our AI.
How is the water leakage data from FIDO’s clients stored and used?
FIDO is compliant with industry data sharing protocols because it processes and learns remotely. Client data is accessed via secure data exchange and not held by FIDO Tech.
However, we rely on close collaboration with utility companies and development partners to continue FIDO AI’s development. We never hold data files for our prediction process. We will only hold data for the purpose of training our AI. Partners give us express permission to hold this data for the purpose of helping with our AI training and improving FIDO for the benefit of all water companies and the planet.
How does FIDO AI show water leak size?
FIDO AI has now developed the capability to show leak size in banded categories of ‘small’, ‘medium’ and ‘large’, helping leak detection teams prioritise their resources when scheduling leak investigations. So, as well as making sure you never put a leak technician in their van without being confident there is a leak present, FIDO AI’s leak sizing also means technicians go to where they are needed most. This has already saved our clients significant time, resources and money.