Smart sensor spots water leaks quickly (video)
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Unfortunately, all too often you discover a leaking sink, water heater or washing machine only after it's caused a lot of damage to your home.
A new WiFi water sensor can send an alert to a smartphone or tablet to let you know there's a water leak in time to keep it from becoming a major disaster.
D-Link has launched the Wi-Fi Water Sensor as part of its home automation lineup that also includes a Connected Home hub that works with Wi-Fi-and-Z-Wave devices and also supports the Open & Close Sensor, a Z-Wave Motion Sensor and a Wi-Fi Siren.
The WiFi water sensor is designed to be placed around water heaters, washing machines, sinks, sump pumps or anywhere a water leak may occur. The system also has a built-in siren and LED that will alert you of a leak when you are home. When you’re away, the WiFi Water Sensor will send a notification to your iOS or Android device, letting you know if a leak is detected.
The system comes standard with a one-meter extension cable and a specially designed 50-cm sensing cable that detects water along its entire length. Plug the main unit into any electrical outlet and place the sensor cord near water sources at risk of a leak. You can further extend the unit with a standard phone extension cable to get to that hard to reach spot.
According to HomeAdvisor.com, the average cost to repair water damage is US $2,1751. So stopping a water leak before it can do that much damage will pay off in the long run.
- Alarm will sound and LED will blink red when water is detected
- Receive mobile push notifications when leak is detected
- Mobile App
- mydlink® Home app for iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones and tables
- Requires iOS 7 and above or Android 4.0 or above
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