Aug 05, 2015|

Water Sensors: What Are They and Why Do I Need One?

A water sensor is a small device that detects water leaks and extreme freezing temperatures in your home. It notifies you early enough so you can act and ultimately prevent costly home damage.

While a water sensor won't warn you about a flash flood caused by a storm—that's what the weather service is for—it’s an important leak-detection tool alerts you to busted pipes or broken appliances, for example, that could cause water damage in your home.

Monitoring moisture levels in your home

When a leak develops, your home can flood in just a few minutes, depending on the severity of the leak. The Vivint Water Sensor's leak-detection capabilities, however, will recognize the water leak and notify you as soon as moisture levels begin to increase. Integrated with your smart home automation system via WiFi, the water detector will send push notifications to your phone or tablet. From there, you'll be able to investigate the potential issue and take any appropriate action needed to prevent water damage.

Keeping an eye on the temperature and humidity in your home

Our water sensors also monitor extreme temperatures in your home to ensure the pipes in your basement don't burst or make sure your home stays warm enough for your pet. With its WiFi connection to your Vivint system, receive notifications through the Vivint app when the temperature drops in your kitchen, garage, basement, or bathroom giving you time to prevent serious damage to your home. Use your smartphone and our app to adjust the temperature on your smart thermostat.

Always know when your home is at risk from water or freezing temperatures no matter where you are when you install a water sensor as part of a Vivint system.

Preventing disasters all over the house

These sensors are useful in any room that has pipes or water, or in areas of your home that aren't well heated and insulated—hot spots for potential water leaks. Many homeowners use the water alarm feature to ensure that they know immediately if their washing machine, bathroom plumbing, or dishwasher starts leaking. The temperature setting can be especially helpful in garages and basements, as well as in bathrooms and laundry rooms that have an exterior wall where water could enter from the outside.

Water sensors are easy to use

Like all of our sensors, the Vivint Water Sensor is easy to use. Once they're installed, you don't need to worry about them, and you may even forget they're in your home. Since a wireless water sensor is so small and sits on the floor, it is hardly noticeable. Additionally, the battery life of a water sensor will last for up to 10 years, so you can place them in inconspicuous areas.

Should anything ever happen to the water detector, such as pets or small children meddling with it, you'll receive a tamper alert. All you need to do is go to the device and make sure it wasn't damaged. If you have any trouble resolving a tamper alert, our customer care team is happy to help you.

Flood sensors are small, but they could save you from a big problem. If you'd like to learn more about how flood sensors could protect your home, or if you have any questions about integrating them into a smart home, give us a call. One of our knowledgeable representatives will be happy to answer all of your questions.

Vivint Water Sensors easily integrate into your system

Water sensors are small, but they could save you from large, costly problems. The Vivint Water Sensor is a great tool for customers who want to prevent expensive water damage and enjoy the convenience of having all their smart products connected through the same platform and app.

If you'd like to learn more about how water sensors could protect your home, or if you have any questions about integrating them into a smart home, give us a call at 800.646.1469. One of our knowledgeable Smart Home Pros will be happy to answer all of your questions.

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