Last Updated on August 23, 2021 by rampartsecurity

Water Sensor Alarm Alerts You

Hurricane season is upon us in later summer and early fall. While our northern region is usually not in the storm’s direct path, we do commonly have heavy rains from the larger storms down south. Certainly, we can’t take the possibility of rain and water damage lightly. Besides severe weather, other breaks could occur such as a water heater could leak or a pipe could burst and cause water damage. For one thing, homes are seven times more likely to experience water damage than theft or vandalism. Water damage claims tend to range from $10,000 to more than $50,000. Surely, you don’t want to be caught without some way to detect water.

A Water Sensor that Integrates with Your Alarm System

We’re excited to offer a water sensor that integrates with existing alarm systems. Most homeowners find it helpful to place the water detector in the basement. All you have to do is set the small device, roughly the size of a deck of cards, at the most likely place for water leaks. Concerned about an area in the basement that is prone to water leaks? Be able to check your basement from wherever you are and find out the status. If water is detected, you receive an alert on your phone similar to an intrusion alert. Responding to a small amount of water may not be on your to-do list, but it can certainly be easier than responding to more significant water damage.  

Water Sensors Can Also Be Extreme Temperature Sensors

Some water sensors also alert you to high and low temperatures. Imagine you’re away for a weekend getaway, the cold weather settled in fast or your heating isn’t functioning normally, you’ll be able to check the temperatures before you have to deal with the area being so cold that a pipe bursts and floods the basement.  

Would you be ready if you had to turn the water off?

Experts recommend learning where you water shutoff valves are to your sinks and other plumbing units.   Call us today for more information on adding the water sensor to your alarm system.