Resideo recently upgraded its range of smart home solutions to include the L1 WiFi Water Leak and Freeze Detector, adding to its water network management capabilities. Designed to integrate with the company’s L5 Water Leak Shutoff Valve, the device incudes a 5-ft sensor cable and works with the Resideo app.
Resideo L1 WiFi Water Leak and Freeze Detector for Remote Sensing
The Resideo L1 WiFi Water Leak and Freeze Detector sensor module can be wall mounted, and the included cable detects water along its entire length. Multiple sensor modules can be installed around the home, and the most likely locations will be near water heaters, sump pumps, washing machines, refrigerators, or other appliances where water could potentially leak.
A unique feature of the Resideo device is that multiple sensor cables can be daisy-chained together from a single sensor to extend the leak detection up to a maximum of 500 feet. In most homes, it will make sense to strategically place several sensors to cover key areas.
The battery-operated device can signal water leaks, temperature extremes, and humidity changes though alerts delivered in the Resideo app. In the case of a leak event, the sensor also displays an LED light and sounds a 100 dBA alarm. The app can also be configured to send email alerts.
The device can be used standalone, or ideally with the L5 Water Leak Shutoff Valve. In the latter case, the water main can be shut off automatically when a is leak detected through a remote leak detector.
Resideo L5 Water Leak Shutoff Valve Adds Automatic or Manual Water Main Shutoff
Typically installed inside the home where the water main enters, the L5 Water Leak Shutoff Valve is available in sizes to fit 1/2-in., 3/4-in., 1-in., and 1 1/4-in. water pipes and is fitted with a motorized ball valve for the water shutoff feature. It is electrified through an AC power adaptor, and can detect water leaks through the included 5-foot sensor cable as well as through any remote L1 WiFi Water Leak and Freeze Detectors paired through the app.
In the event of water leak detection, the Resideo app can be set to automatically actuate the ball valve to switch off the water, thereby preventing potentially catastrophic water damages. Furthermore, since the shutoff valve and leak sensor devices are WiFi connected, the app can be used to switch the water main on or off at any time. A manual override feature can also be used at the valve, a handy feature in the event of a power outage.
Resideo recommends professional installation for these products.