The technology of a Smart Home that is capable of identifying water leaks

Updated: Nov 27, 2019



The equipment and sensors used in intelligent houses have a very wide range, capable of exceeding the expectations and standards even of those who already know the area and know how it works, as is the case of flood and leakage sensors. The damages that water can cause to a property are considerable, not only with regard to the aesthetic part, but also to the functional part, since it can end with electrical and electronic equipment, besides damaging furniture, decorations and the like.


Understand how the leak and flood sensor works, why it is interconnected to smart home systems, and what benefits are gained through this choice.


What is the purpose of a leak and flood sensor?


The purpose is to identify when the humidity levels of the environment increase and, if this happens, to warn the homeowner that something may be happening so that decision-making can be done in advance and thus the damages are drastically reduced . Its installation can be done internally or externally, according to the chosen model. The internals have an external probe, which identifies what happens outside and thus brings maximum safety to the environment.


On the other hand, the external ones, such as the sophisticated and technological Vivint, can be integrated with residential automation systems to notify the user about a possible leak or flood, or even ask if he wants the water supply to be interrupted .


Although rains are relatively expected, especially in the summer, they often catch people by surprise, which can cause serious financial losses, since damaged items almost always need to be replaced or at least reformed.



Why is the leak and flood sensor interconnected to the home automation system?


So that you can notify users immediately, in case something is happening, they can make the necessary decisions in advance, in order to minimize damages.

For example, if the sensor identifies a leak in the bathroom and is connected to the home automation system, the user can receive a notification on his or her smartphone or even the option to close the water register, according to what has been installed in this automation system.


In this way, it is possible to interrupt the supply of water to the house even without being inside it, which is a solution totally geared to the needs of modern society.



What are the advantages of a leak and flood sensor?


What stands out most is the potential economy, since the control of leaks and floods will be done in a much more precise and efficient way, which avoids losing the time of locomotion from where you are to the house to be able to close the records or even call a plumber, if that's the case.


In addition, its practicality draws attention, especially because it can interconnect to a residential automation system, which is increasingly more complete over time.


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