Next-Generation Digital Showering Technology: Moen Launches U by Moen™ Shower

Innovative Cloud-Based Showering System Provides Users with Unmatched
Personalization for the Ultimate in-Home Spa Experience


NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CES2017–The home of the future is here today. Moen – the #1 faucet brand in
North America – is revolutionizing the showering experience forever with
the launch of U by Moen™ shower at CES 2017 in Las Vegas January 5 to
January 8
. This next-generation Wi-Fi/cloud-based digital shower
offers mobile connectivity and unmatched personalization, providing
homeowners countless ways to create their ideal showering experience
with the push of a button. CES attendees can experience this new
innovation for themselves at CES Tech West, level two of the Sands
Expo Hall, booth 40146.

“As consumers, our desire to be connected is growing every day. Whether
it’s connectivity with our home heating and cooling, sound or lighting
systems, technology is making it easier than ever to wirelessly control.
At Moen, we thought – why not connected water? How can we improve the
overall experience with water by adding the benefit of smart
technology?” asks Andy Conroy, senior director, wholesale marketing,
Moen. “This idea led Moen to create U by Moen shower. The integration of
a personal device allows users to control their shower preferences,
customizing everything from time to temperature. Need extra snooze time?
Power on your shower from bed, and it will alert you when it’s ready.
Have a teenager who lingers too long in the shower? The timer function
will help keep them on schedule. This digital system addresses real-life
quandaries and elevates users’ everyday experiences with water.”

How It Works:

The U by Moen shower includes a digital valve that offers precise,
thermostatic temperature control, and enables the user to connect up to
four shower devices (showerheads, handshowers, body sprays, etc.). The
Wi-Fi-connected digital shower controller features a five-inch,
non-touch, LCD screen that provides feedback on the shower status
through on-screen messaging and notifications.

For users’ safety, the shower valve will allow temperatures between 60
and 120 degrees. As they change the water temperature, the color of the
screen will evolve from light blue, dark blue, purple, orange and red
indicating the system is warming up or cooling down to reach the desired
water temperature. When the shower is ready, the screen will turn white
and provide an on-screen notification and signal with a tone. The
controller itself has seven to nine buttons – depending on whether it’s
a two- or four-outlet system – enabling users to accurately control
their shower experience.

The controller’s design not only is stylish, but it also provides users
with the best of connected features and functionality. They can
customize settings directly in the shower and save them with one of two
preset buttons.

About the App:

The U by Moen smartphone app gives users the ability to create up to 12
personalized presets, including name, greeting, outlets, temperature,
shower timer and notifications. It also allows users to have the shower
pause at initial start-up once it reaches the desired temperature. Not
only can users create their personalized shower experience from within
the app, but they also can fully control the shower from their
smartphones. They can turn on the shower, change temperature and turn
outlets on and off with the push of a button. The app also allows users
to customize system-wide settings, such as the outlet icons, which Wi-Fi
network the system is connected to, language and time zone. Security is
an important aspect of any connected device, and Moen has thoughtfully
designed the U by Moen shower to give consumers peace of mind that their
connection is secure. The smartphone app is available as a free download
from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Easy to Install:

“While consumers will appreciate the benefits of U by Moen shower; and
so will installers. The digital valve’s compact design makes their job
easier; with a 30-foot data cable between the valve and controller, the
location of the valve can be put wherever is most convenient for the
plumber and homeowner,” Conroy adds. “The valve also has an optional
battery backup to provide peace of mind. Users know if the power goes
out while they are in the shower, the system will not shut off. The
entire system has been thoughtfully designed with consumer
personalization and the connected home in mind to deliver the perfect
shower experience every time.”

U by Moen shower features Moen’s limited lifetime warranty* to ensure
superior quality. For more information about the U by Moen shower, visit moen.com
or call 1-800-BUY-MOEN (1-800-289-6636).

Tweetable Highlights:

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*For complete warranty information, visit moen.com. Important
exclusions apply. Warranty only applies to original purchaser.

ABOUT MOEN

As the #1 faucet brand in North America, Moen offers a diverse selection
of thoughtfully designed kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads,
accessories, bath safety products, kitchen sinks and garbage disposals
for residential applications – each delivering the best possible
combination of meaningful innovation, useful features, on-trend styling
and lasting value. In addition, Moen® Commercial offers
superior-performing products that can deliver lower lifetime costs for
today’s facilities.

Moen is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), which
creates products and services that help fulfill the dreams of homeowners
and help people feel more secure. The Company’s trusted brands include
Moen®, Riobel®, ROHL® and Perrin & Rowe®
under its Global Plumbing Group (GPG), Master Lock® and Sentry®
Safe security products, MasterBrand Cabinets® and Therma-Tru®
entry door systems. Fortune Brands holds market leadership positions in
all of its segments. Fortune Brands is part of the S&P 500 Index. For
more information, please visit www.FBHS.com.

Contacts

Falls Communications
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216-696-0229
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