NEWS – It isn’t just the wet bandits that can ruin your house. Plain old water leaks from overflowing sump crocks, leaky washer hoses, bad sink fittings, toilets, water heater – basically anywhere water flows – can trash your home very quickly. According to Home Advisor, the average water repair bill is over $2,000. D-Link aims to help alert you when that happens (or when the wet bandits show up) with the new DCH-S161 Wi-Fi battery powered water sensor.
The sensor is powered by two AA batteries that should provide power for up to a year. It’s 5.9 foot sensor cable has a water sensing tip that is placed on the ground where water may gather. The cable can be extended with an available adapter. The water sensor connects to your Wi-Fi network directly without the need for a separate hub. The mydlink app, available for IOS and Android, gives you a glimpse of the current status and provides remote alerts. Its built-in 90 dB siren should get everyone’s attention. D-Link support IFTTT integration for further alert methods.
The D-Link battery-powered Wi-Fi water sensor is available on Amazon for $49.99. The wet bandits are out there. Be ready!