Radon Detection Reimagined with Launch of Airthings Wave

Airthings Wave couples sleek design with cutting edge sensing
technology to save lives

LAS VEGAS & OSLO, Norway–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Airthings
today unveiled its latest innovation in the home technology market: a
smart radon detector that provides consumers with critical, potentially
life-saving information on indoor air quality, accessible via their
smartphone or tablet. Airthings Wave gives homeowners instant visibility
into their indoor radon levels – a dangerous gas that few know is the
leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. The announcement was
made at the Consumer Electronics Show’s CES Unveiled event in Las Vegas.
Wave is available for preorder via the Airthings website for $199.
Product will begin shipping in early March 2017.

Radon exposure claims the lives of approximately 21,000 Americans each
year, which more than six times the number of deaths attributed annually
to house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning combined. The dangerous gas
is present in every home nationwide, to varying degrees based on
climate, ventilation levels, time of year and a variety of other
factors. The most common type of radon test kit used today is based on
charcoal canisters, which only provide a short-term measurement (days)
and require being sent to a lab for analysis. This is problematic, as
radon levels fluctuate significantly over time. Airthings Wave
fundamentally changes the way radon is measured by using digital sensors
and smart home technology. This allows for the unique combination of
real-time radon levels and long-term measurement, which is crucial for
health and wellness.

Airthings’ mission is not only to make radon detection as ubiquitous as
smoke detection, but to also make it simple and affordable for consumers
to integrate the technology into their homes.

“Every home should have a radon detector, and it’s our mission at
Airthings to make that happen,” said Oyvind Birkenes, Airthings CEO.
“We’re seeing increased attention to radon exposure thanks to
initiatives from the EPA and legislation at the state level. These are
encouraging developments and pave the way for Wave’s progressive
technology to provide consumers with invaluable information and peace of
mind that their homes are healthy for themselves and their families.”

The Airthings team developed Wave so that everyone, at every age, can
easily monitor radon levels in indoor air. Close-range motion in front
of the device activates a simple visual indicator light, which turns
green (Good), yellow (Warning) or red (Danger) to alert users of their
home’s air quality. A corresponding real-time status is accessible via
the app, which connects via Bluetooth and catalogues short- and
long-term data for a one-year period, at daily, weekly, monthly and
annual increments.

Airthings Wave includes temperature and humidity sensors that provide
the ultimate accuracy in radon readings by taking into account
environmental factors. They also allow for early detection and
notifications of potential mold concerns. In addition, customized tips
are given to help improve overall air quality. This real-time data is an
imperative and significant differentiator, as radon levels are dynamic
and require continuous monitoring to determine potential impact or need
for mitigation.

Additional product features include:

  • Audio alerts: In addition to the intuitive color-coded visual
    cues, Wave will emit an audio alert when the device detects high radon
    levels or a low battery. Thanks to the intuitive set up that accounts
    for time of day, users will only be alerted during waking hours.
  • Notifications: When Wave detects high radon levels for a period
    exceeding national guidelines (48 hours in the United States), the
    user will be notified and receive recommendations on how to reduce
    radon in their home.
  • Bluetooth: Airthings uses the latest Bluetooth technology to
    allow for seamless and automatic updates of sensor data. As long as
    the user has the app installed and regularly is within 50 feet of the
    device, they will be notified if actions are needed.
  • Easy installation: A wall-mounting plate installs easily with
    one screw; the device then attaches to the plate thanks to a powerful
    built-in magnet on the back of the device. Airthings Wave is up and
    running in minutes with a quick pull of the battery tab, download of
    the free mobile app and connection via Bluetooth.
  • Long battery life: Airthings Wave is fully battery-powered and
    does not require hard wiring. The 2-AA batteries required to power the
    device will provide users with approximately two years of use.

Wave is available for preorder via the Airthings website for $199.
Product will begin shipping in early March 2017.

Airthings will demonstrate the device in its booth at the 2017 Consumer
Electronics Show, located in Sands Hall, Booth #40716.

For more information or to purchase a device, visit the Airthings
website at www.airthings.com/us.

About Airthings

Airthings is a Norway-based company that develops and manufactures both
professional- and consumer-grade technology that have completely changed
the way people monitor and analyze radon levels in indoor air. Founded
in 2008, the company’s products have made radon detection efforts easy
to deploy, accurate and simple to understand – all of which are current
challenges with other solutions in the market. Airthings is on a mission
to ensure people around the world take control of their air quality
through simple, affordable and accurate technology solutions. For more
information, visit www.airthings.com/us.

Contacts

PR Contact:
Airthings
Pippa Boothman
pr@airthings.com
(+47)
40 550 789