Water Leak Detection
There are a few different forms of detection that we offer. They can be wireless or hardwired
The first would be a Flood Sensor that sits on the ground and would detect any water on the ground. So for example if you were to pour a glass of water on the ground where the water sensor is location, it would activate the sensor and you would receive a text message through Alarm.com
Common Locations to have a Flood Sensor?
- Hot water tank
- Sump pump
- Clothes washer
- Under Sink
- HVAC Drip pan
The second type of detection would be a Smart Water Valve. This is a more involved solution that can automatically shut your water main off upon activation of a water sensor. For example, your clothes washer on the 2nd Floor malfunctions and overflows….. the water sensor underneath the washer activates which sends a signal to the control panel and tells the smart water valve to close off the water main. This in turn shuts off the main water feed to help minimize the damage
Please note this option does require use to work in conjunction with your plumber. They would physically install this smart water valve and then we program it
Gas Leak Detection
What type of gas? We are mainly referring to Carbon Monoxide, Natural Gas and Propane
Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors can be hardwired or wireless. They have a life expectancy of (10) years at which point they need to be replaced.
Natural Gas and Propane gas detectors are hardwired and do not come in wireless. They have a life of (7-10) years at which point they need to be replaced.
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, striking victims caught off guard or in their sleep.
More than 400 people in the U.S. die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 others are hospitalized.
This “invisible killer” is produced by burning fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, portable generators or furnaces.
Has a lighter molecular weight than oxygen therefore the detectors are mounted about 1’ down from the ceiling
Has a higher molecular weight than oxygen; therefore, the detectors are mounted about 1’ above the floor