For several years now, we have had water rationing in Nairobi. In some instances, we find ourselves having left the water tap on accidentally because the water supply was shut off. Fortunately enough, when the water supply is turned back on, if you are home, you can immediately turn off the tap. But for those who left their homes, some will find that there was water leakage. The accumulated water can cause potential damage to one’s belongings.
In the end, this can cost someone thousands in water damage repairs. With the current smart home technologies, such catastrophic damages can be regulated. This is where the Smart Water Leak Detector comes in handy.
A smart water leak detector is a device that sends alerts to your phone when they detect moisture/leakage in areas prone to water leakages like the sink, toilet, or washing machine.
They normally have metal sensors at the bottom that is in contact with the floor. It has built-in Bluetooth and/or WiFi that connects with your phone.
The detector is triggered when the metal sensors get into contact with water. A few drops of water can even set it off. Once triggered, a notification will be sent to the homeowner’s device and the detector will sound off a loud alarm to notify the person.
Sometimes the detector is not within the place of origin of the water leak, however, it is advisable to buy a pack of detectors to mitigate any risks.
How much do Smart Water Leak Detectors cost?
You can easily purchase a detector for as low as 6,000/= Kenya Shillings. Some cheaper ones only come Bluetooth enabled but you can also get one that has both Bluetooth and WiFi. The choice is solely yours. In case you purchase one and are not sure how to install it, contact a technician to help with proper installation.