FIDO Bugs are our own supplied sensors. Drop them magnetically onto your network to build instant smart leak detection from scratch and use them to unlock even more of FIDO AI’s super powers.
Bugs record acoustic and kinetic signatures so FIDO AI can deliver points of information on leak/no leak and leak size with >92% accuracy.
They are not limited to alarm thresholds.so they take multiple sound recordings. Their HD microphones are more sensitive with a greater range than most. And, they record in three planes, rather than the usual one.
Using the kit
FIDO Bugs are supplied with FIDO Sweep and need no special training or ongoing calibration.
Using them is simplicity itself. Drop them magnetically on any network or customer side asset and use a mobile phone app to give them instructions, collect their data and receive instant results back from FIDO AI.
If you have GIS you don’t even need to input location , pipe size or material. FIDO AI will do it for you.
Bugs are manufactured to a very high standard and tested to withstand the rigours of any operational environment.
And that’s not all
Our little Bugs can do a lot more than take samples. Use them to locate leaks exactly in the field, monitor leak development over multiple nights, find a leak in a dry hole or confirm a leak has been repaired.
With FIDO Cloud Correlation you can use any two Bugs to synchronise sampling and find leaks to within 10cm, even in pipes made of multiple materials.
Repair teams can use them in dry excavations to find a leak that’s just out of reach. With FIDO Dig Direction, a single Bug will tell you which way to dig.
Do FIDO Bugs work well on low pressure water systems?
Our hardware is designed to work on all network and asset types, anywhere in the world. This means that it will accurately record leak signatures on low pressure as well as high pressure systems.
When introducing our hardware into new regions or onto new network types, we collaborate closely with clients for an initial period of usually one to two weeks in order to collect calibration data for FIDO AI.
Are the FIDO Bugs hygienic and waterproof?
Yes. All FIDO Tech hardware solutions are tested and approved by UK water hygiene standards before we release them for general use. They are shock and temperature resistant, and pressure tested to 10bar. Their tough, smooth, sealed polycarbonate shell can be cleaned with Chloros products. For regions outside of the UK, please contact us to make sure that these hygiene ratings are transferable to your region. If required, we are happy to discuss gaining approval in your region.
What is the largest diameter water pipe size that FIDO Bugs can be used with?
FIDO Bugs can ‘hear’ leak signatures on pipes of all diameters. As with all equipment relying on vibrational data, larger diameter pipes may affect the detection range. However, Bugs are hypersensitive and are affected less by increasing pipe diameters than other equipment may be.