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FIDO Sweep

FIDO Sweep brings all the advantages of FIDO’s cutting-edge leak detection to network areas which don’t have an existing acoustic sensor estate.

Sweep is a single, holistic totally-mobile leak detection solution which gathers its own acoustic and vibration files for super accurate analysis by our AI.

It works because FIDO AI is so powerful it can recognise leaks and their size from nothing more than a sound file. No meter or PMV verification is needed. Making it the perfect option for networks without such equipment.

FIDO Sweep samples data using multiple small CAPEX-free devices called Bugs, which are inserted at any accessible network or customer side asset.

They gather all the data FIDO AI needs to instantly generate points of interest on leak location and size.

3 steps to accurate leak detection

FIDO AI

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Find the leaks that matter.

FIDO AI is the only technology with leak-sizing

FIDO Sweep

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No loggers? No problem.

Use FIDO-enabled hardware infield for real-time results

Leak Central

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Prevent leaks.

Build your leakage history and spot trends

FIDO Bugs in a box, lit up

How to use FIDO Sweep

First select any defined metered or non-metered area where flow data suggests leakage is high.

Next, drop multiple FIDO Bugs on to all the assets within the selected area using either their built-in magnet or a simple supplied holder. No special training is required.

FIDO Bugs can run overnight, or be left in-situ up to six months thanks to their enhanced battery life and low power connectivity, using Bluetooth. The default sampling interval is every 15 minutes, but this can be adjusted.

Data is collected whenever the technician is in Bluetooth range and uploaded to FIDO AI.

FIDO AI sends points of interest by size straight to the engineer’s phone for immediate investigation in the field, or compiles all results as a visual heat map for ongoing leak management.

Ready to use and easy to move

FIDO Sweep is a turnkey software solution to provide all the advantages of FIDO AI without wide scale investment in a permanent estate. There is no CAPEX outlay as the bug is included as part of the first year’s subscription.

FIDO AI software analysis identifies leaks across the chosen zone and uses a combination of GIS data, asset identification number and FIDO Sweep IDs to produce a visual heat map which clients can use for further investigation and leak management processes.

Small, simple-to-use and very flexible, FIDO Bugs are a cost-effective alternative to traditional mobile acoustic sensors but with distinct advantages.  

Leaks can be detected earlier in their lifecycle, because FIDO Bugs don’t rely on an alarm threshold before taking readings.

They are easily moved between areas with no potentially disruptive access or installation issues. And hey can be used on site to assist with leak location.

Magnetic FIDO Bug attached to a hydrant

FAQs

Is this the same as an acoustic sensor or logger?

No. FIDO Sweep is a complete end-to-end process for non-sensor areas, which incorporates small mobile sensor devices in place of traditional loggers. FIDO Bugs only use FIDO AI but there are some advantages over fixed loggers. For instance, they take samples regularly, rather than relying on an alarm, so that leaks can be found earlier. You can use them in other ways too, for instance on site, to help further locate the exact leak location.

Can FIDO Bugs be left in situ on a permanent or semi-permanent basis?

FIDO Bugs can be left in situ for up to six months without re-charging. The duration and frequency of sampling is entirely up to you and is set by your technicians using their FIDO smartphone app.

Does the function rely on network connectivity (i.e. 4/5G)?

FIDO Bugs use Bluetooth to upload samples to the smartphone app. Depending on availability, the smartphone itself may use WiFi or its own network data allowance to communicate with FIDO AI.