Tips & Tricks: Flood and Freeze Sensor Combo

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The Water and Flood Sensor and the Freeze Sensor are valuable sensors that anybody could find a use for. It’s never a bad idea to be prepared for the unexpected, and what’s more unpredictable than a leak, burst pipe or the environment?

Frozen pipes and leaks are serious threats during the winter. Frozen pipes can burst and fill your home with water in a matter of minutes, while leaks can be caused by anything from a faulty water heater to melting snow. The end result is usually an expensive repair bill, but it can be prevented by pairing a Freeze Sensor with a Water and Flood Sensor.

A Powerful Duo

Individually, these two sensors are very effective. However, use the Water and Flood Sensor and the Freeze Sensor in tandem and you’ll get an extremely powerful combo that can prevent costly damage to your home.

The Freeze Sensor detects lower temperature conditions in your home. When the temperature drops to 41 degrees F, an alarm will be triggered. This gives you time to shut off the water or another action.

In the unfortunate event a pipe bursts, or if your home is flooded by rapidly melting snowfall, you’ll have a Water and Flood Sensor to detect leaks and flood conditions early, before it gets too serious. The moment the detector piece senses water, the alarm will be transmitted.

A home alarm system with these two sensors will have you ready for whatever the winter brings!

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  1. Eileen Kirby

    I purchased and installed a temperature sensor on a door in my home. I had expected to receive status reports on this device as I do on other sensors in the home. Is there any way I can learn of the interior temp in my home?

    • Gilbert Cho

      Hi Eileen, could you clarify what sensor you’re referring to? Is it a Freeze Sensor?

  2. Josiah

    where is the best location and strategy in installation of these?

    • Gilbert Cho

      Hi Josiah, great question!

      For the Freeze Sensor, it’s recommended that you put it near anything that may be susceptible to freezing, such as exposed pipes. But if you want to make sure your furnace is working, you could place the sensor in just about any room since the temperature will drop everywhere if it’s broken.

      As for the Flood Sensor, it’s extremely versatile. Most of our customers place it in their basement, as it’s generally where flooding occurs. More specifically, great options for placement are by the water heater and washing machine.

      Hope this helps!

  3. verne meyer

    I am on my second freeze sensor and like the first one, it reports that it is bypassed due to a condition that does not exist. Technical support does not know the solution to this. Meanwhile, it has been 10 degrees below zero recently and I am stuck with a freeze sensor that does not provide any protection against falling temperatures in the home.

  4. Rick Clark

    How about a water shutoff valve activated by the water sensor?

  5. susan kieffer

    What does this cost? Sounds good where i live

    • Gilbert Cho

      Hi Susan, the Freeze Sensor, and the Water and Flood Sensor cost $44.99 each.

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