D-Link is now shipping its Wi-Fi Water Sensor (DCH-S160), a compact device that plugs into an open power outlet and alerts users with a loud siren whenever it comes in contact with water. In addition to the audible siren with six customizable tones, customers will also get push notifications with the free mydlink Home app on a smart phone or tablet to ensure they’re aware of a water leak no matter their location.
The Wi-Fi Water Sensor can be placed near washing machines, sump pumps, water heaters, sinks, dishwashers, refrigerators, or anywhere in the home where a water leak may occur. The Water Sensor comes with two cables: a 3.3-feet extension cable and a specially designed 1.6-feet sensing cable that detects water along its entire length. When water is detected, a 70dB alarm will sound and an LED will flash to give users audio and visual warnings.
A companion product, the Wi-Fi Siren (DCH-S220), can be paired to work with the Wi-Fi Water Sensor or other D-Link-compatible devices to generate an additional audio alarm from another room or even another location.
“Anyone who’s ever experienced a flood in their home knows how costly and inconvenient they can be, and our new Wi-Fi Water Sensor is a great solution to give homeowners and renters a quick way to catch a leak before it turns into a disaster,” said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing at D-Link Systems Inc.
“The Wi-Fi Water Sensor connects to an existing home network so they can easily be placed near any appliance or in the home where a water disaster might occur. As an additional option, users can get additional sirens going by pairing the new Wi-Fi Siren with the Wi-Fi Water Sensor.”