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CarePenguin app and hot water sensor

The Sensor that Saves Lives

Know your loved one is okay, be aware if they're not

CarePenguin brings peace of mind to families with loved ones living alone by detecting activity in a house through hot water use.

No cameras. No motion sensors. No wearables.


CarePenguin passively monitors the well-being of an elderly loved one through water use. No cameras!

Quick Installation

Simply attach to the water heater and pair to your WiFi through the CarePenguin app. That’s it!


A fraction of the price of alternative solutions like motion sensors or cameras.

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CarePenguin App Features

CarePenguin Pricing

A free version of the app comes with the purchase of a CarePenguin sensor. Upgrade to Premium after your initial $99 purchase to access more features.

CarePenguin box front on white background

Sensor and App

Free version of app with purchase
$ 99 One-time purchase
  • CarePenguin sensor
  • See loved one's activity
  • Receive alerts and invite others

Upgrade to Premium

Upgrade after initial $99 purchase
$ 48 Annually
  • See loved one's activity
  • Set up and receive alerts
  • Invite family members
The Product

CarePenguin in Detail

To put it simply, CarePenguin is a sensor that is attached to the hot water output pipe in the house and detects activity through water use.

Connect the device to the home’s Wifi Network, and non-invasively check in on your loved one.

Check the app at anytime to see the last time your loved one was active.

Peace of mind at your fingertips

Know your loved one is okay at just a glance. 

CarePenguin lets you know the last time your loved one was active.

CarePenguin Tracks Events of Water Use

The average senior citizen uses water seven times a day!

(Making tea, washing hands, running the dishwasher, etc.)

CarePenguin tracks water use for the purpose of ensuring a senior citizen is up and active. All of these activities indicate a water usage event that’s detectable by CarePenguin and patterns become obvious quickly.
CarePenguin sensor and graph of water use activities
CarePenguin new sensor setup screen and water heater

Easy Setup

Takes 5 minutes. That’s it!

CarePenguin easily attaches to the hot water pipe output from a water heater and pairs to WiFi through the CarePenguin app

Safe and easy

Our sensor plugs into a nearby outlet and attaches to the outside of the pipe. No changes in plumbing needed!

Notifications and Updates

If something is wrong, we’ll let you know

If we detect a lack of activity, we’ll notify you and encourage you to check in with your loved one to make sure everything is okay.

Available with CarePenguin Premium

CarePenguin Premium app alert for lack of activity

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