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Water Leak Detectors & AlarmsGuide Started By b.n. on December 2013 Last Updated on September 2016 | 11 Contributions | Comments
If your house catches fire, neighbors might smell smoke. Water leaks on the other hand can cause tremendous damage before anyone notices. This gallery covers water detection alarms. The major types are:
- Wired - a water sensor connects via wire to a battery powered buzzer
- Wireless - the buzzer can be mounted perhaps one or two floors away from the water sensor.
- Connected - water alarms send a message to a connected phone or smartphone.
- Monitored - usually part of a security system. A water alarm alerts a central monitoring station, which may call you or a predesignated emergency response company.
This gallery covers connected water sensors.
What to wach out for
A common problem is a water alarm that malfunctions, but the problem is not noticed until after the flood. The Internet based models gernally have an advanage here, as their health can be checked remotely. But you should verify that each piece of the system (sensor, wireless unit, and internet connection) both will detect failure and also work during a power outage.