How to turn your home into a water sensor
Posted On July 3, 2021
Homeowners looking to avoid costly water sensor upgrades will find themselves in a sticky situation, with many options offering the same or similar capabilities.
The biggest water sensor upgrade available is the “SmartWater” feature that allows homeowners to remotely monitor their water levels, which can then be used to set up alerts to notify the homeowner if the level dips below a specified threshold.
However, as we reported in July, there are a few options that offer a more advanced feature that will monitor the water level from inside your home.
There are also several sensors that can detect chemicals that can be used in your home, such as chemicals used in laundry detergent, detergent that contains a potentially harmful chemical called methylene chloride, or other chemicals found in the environment.
And there’s the most advanced water sensor, called the “water sensors” or “water sensor network.”
According to the National Center for Environmental Information, this network uses sensors that are capable of detecting both high and low water levels.
If your water sensor detects a level below a certain threshold, it will display a warning message to your home and warn you that the sensor is not able to detect that level.
A “low” water level is defined as less than one meter.
But as we previously reported, a “high” water threshold is defined by more than one meters, meaning the water sensor can detect water levels above a threshold of more than two meters.
As for which water sensors are most secure, it depends on your water meter.
In the case of a water meter that is installed at your front door, there’s a sensor located in the wall that monitors your water levels for the home’s security, and then uses the data to set an alert to notify you when the water meter’s level dips above a certain level.
If your watermeter does not have this sensor installed, the sensor will alert you to a water level that’s more than the level that the watermeter is detecting.