There are several top flood sensors out on the market today that can effectively protect your home from floods. Today we will be taking a look at some of the top water leak detectors and flood alarms that are out on the market currently.
Nature can be a powerful force, and many times we are not prepared for what it has in store for us. There are many homeowners that suffer great financial losses due to natural disasters. One natural disaster that makes the top of the list for the amount of financial loss suffered by home owners are floods. Flooding is not only caused by natural disasters, it can also be caused by damaged or broken water pipes in your home. You can protect your home from flood damage by investing in a flood sensor.
The first flood sensor we will be taking a look at is the Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water and Freeze Detector. The Honeywell Lyric Wi-F- Water and Freeze Detector is a wireless and battery-operated sensor with a battery life up to 3-years, and works by connecting to your home’s Wi-Fi network. You will want to place this sensor normally on an appliance or near an area that is prone to leaks. One really great feature of the Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water and Freeze Detector is that it not only detects leaks, but it also detects drastic changes in temperature. This is an especially handy feature due to the fact pipes are known to burst with temperatures drastically drop.
The Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water and Freeze Detector includes a 4-foot cable sensor, but you can purchase an extension sensor that can reach as far out as 500 feet. When your Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water and Freeze Detector detects a leak or drastic drop in temperature its 100 decibels will make an audible alert. You can download the Honeywell Lyric app, which works for smart phone devices, to remotely control your Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water and Freeze Detector as well as receive instant alerts any time an event has been triggered by this sensor. You can purchase a Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water and Freeze Detector for around $75.00 USD.
The Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water and Freeze Detector is a great flood sensor that we really like. It is really easy to use and install, and you should be able to have it up and running in a matter of minutes. Also, because it is made by Honeywell, you will be able to use it with a variety of other smart home and security devices. We also really like the fact it is combination sensor that gives you double the protection.
The next flood sensor we will be taking a look at is the Samsung SmartThings ADT Water Leak Detector. ADT recently partnered with Samsung to release a series of home security and home automation products which they call SmartThings and the Samsung SmartThings ADT Water Leak Detector is a part of. The Samsung SmartThings ADT Water Leak Detector would be a great sensor to add to your Samsung SmartThings security kit - in fact, the kit is required for you to be able to use the Samsung SmartThings ADT Water Leak Detector.
The Samsung SmartThings ADT Water Leak Detector is a wireless and battery-operated sensor that works by connecting to your Samsung SmartThings security kit. When the Samsung SmartThings ADT Water Leak Detector water probe as slightly been covered by water, it will make an audible alert. You can use the ADT SmartThings app for smartphones to remotely control this sensor as well as get instant alerts of events. The ADT SmartThings app is not free to use, and you will need an ADT Samsung SmartThings security system and monitoring service to use the app. You can purchase an ADT Water Leak Detector for around $20.00 USD.
The Samsung SmartThings ADT Water Leak Detector would be a great addition to add to your existing ADT Samsung security kit. We really like the modern design of the Samsung SmartThings ADT Water Leak Detector. We also like that it is easy to install and use. The one thing that we did not like about the Samsung SmartThings ADT Water Leak Detector is that you will need to have monitoring services through ADT to be able to use it remotely.
The last flood sensor we will be looking at today is the D-Link DCH-S16 Wi-Fi Water Sensor. The D-Link DCH-S16 WIFI Water Sensor is wireless, and it is powered by two AA batteries. It works by connecting easily to your home’s Wi-Fi network.
One really standout feature of the D-Link DCH-S16 Wi-Fi Water Sensor is that it has a 5.9-foot sensor cord that allows you to detect floods and water leaks in a large area. When a leak or flood is detected the D-Link DCH-S16 Wi-Fi Water Sensor will sound its 90-decibel alarm to alert you that this event is taking place.
Another really cool feature of the D-Link DCH-S16 Wi-Fi Water Sensor is that it works with Amazon’s Alexa. You can use the D-Link DCH-S16 Wi-Fi Water Sensor with Alexa to give you voice alerts any time your D-Link DCH-S16 Wi-Fi Water Sensor has triggered an event.
You can also download the Mydlink app for smartphones to be able to remotely control the D-Link DCH-S16 Wi-Fi Water Sensor as well as receive push notifications when your D-Link DCH-S16 Wi-Fi Water Sensor has triggered an event. You can purchase a D-Link DCH-S16 Wi-Fi Water Sensor for around $40.
The D-Link DCH-S16 Wi-Fi Water Sensor is a really great sensor. We really like the fact it has a super long sensor cord that allows to protect larger areas of your home. We also really like the fact you can use Amazon’s Alexa to relay commands. The pricing for the D-Link DCH-S16 Wi-Fi Water Sensor is actually about average when compared to similar flood sensors.
The LeakSMART Water Leak Detection Start Kit is designed to give your home some protection against water damage.
The first piece of equipment that the LeakSmart Water Leak Detection Start Kit includes is the LeakSmart Hub. The LeakSmart Hub connects the sensors that come with the LeakSmart Water Leak Detection Start Kit wirelessly. The Hub is powered through an AC power source, and it works by connecting to your home’s Wi-Fi network. The LeakSmart also includes a self-charging backup battery just case your power goes out. The Hub allows you to connect other compatible devices such as certain Nest products. You can connect up to 32 sensors connected directly to the LeakSmart Hub.
Probably the most standout piece of equipment that the LeakSmart Kit offers is the LeakSmart Valve. The LeakSmart Valve is a motorized brass water valve that comes in a variety of different sizes to fit the different sizes of pipes in your home. It is wireless and powered through an AC power source. It does include a battery backup just in case your power goes out. The Valve will automatically turn off the water supply to your pipes when your LeakSmart water sensor has detected a leak. You don’t have to worry about the material from the LeakSmart Valve contaminating your water due to its lead-free design. The Valve is an essential part of the Kit due to its ability to save home owners thousands of dollars from water damage.
LeakSmart Water Sensor
The LeakSmart Water Sensor is the main part of your Kit - it’s the actual detector that protects your home from water damage. The LeakSmart Water Sensor is wireless and battery operated, and is a two-in-one sensor. It can be placed around your home’s water pipes, or near appliances that are known to leak. It will monitor the area for leaks, and also monitor the temperature in the area it is placed. If there is a leak detected the Water Sensor will send a signal to the Valve to shut off the water to your home. Your Kit (or more precisely the Hub) will also sound an alarm that a leak has been detected. You will instantly be notified whenever a drastic change of temperature has been detected by the LeakSmart Water Sensor through the LeakSmart app.
One of the greatest things about using smart home devices is the ability for you to be able to monitor and control them on the go. The LeakSmart app allows you to monitor your Water Leak Detection Start Kit on the go at no charge. The app works for both, iPhone and Android devices. If your system detects a leak you will be instantly notified through the app. You can also customize the features of your Kit right from LeakSmart app.
Pricing for the LeakSmart Water Leak Detection Start Kit is on the higher side and costs around $365. A more affordable alternative is Link Interactive’s flood sensors, which run for around $70 and which you can connect to your Link Interactive security system and monitor/control from Link Interactive’s Alarm.com app. Therefore purchasing a security system from Link Interactive and then adding a flood sensor to the system will basically allow you to monitor and control your flood sensor through Alarm.com just like the LeakSmart Kit.
We like the LeakSmart Valve that is included in the LeakSmart Water Leak Detection Start Kit due to its ability to shut off your home’s water when a leak has been detected. We also like the fact that the LeakSmart Water Leak Detection Start Kit is compatible with other smart home and security hubs which allows you to easily add it your existing home automation or security setup.
We did not like the fact that the sensors for the LeakSmart Water Leak Detection Start Kit cannot be used without the LeakSmart Hub. Again, It is important for our readers to know there are cheaper alternatives if the LeakSmart Kit doesn’t quite fit your budgets. Check out Link Interactive’s security system and life safety devices for more information on flood sensors. At Link Interactive, we do total environmental protection; fire, flood and carbon monoxide.
Water damage cost home owners across the US thousands of dollars each year. The LeakSmart Water Leak Detection Start Kit is a smart way to protect your home from water damage. However, as stated earlier in this blog post, if you’re looking for a more affordable alternative that does a similar if not better job, look into Link Interactive’s home security system. Link Interactive’s security system will allow you add on flood sensors that you can then control from Link Interactive’s Alarm.com app. Alarm.com is a robust, feature-laden home security and home automation app, and is used by millions across the US. We highly encourage you to take a look!