Defend your home from flooding with this smart alert



When it comes to household leaks and flooding a quick response can make all the difference between a small inconvenience and a costly disaster. Happily Samsung SmartThings sensors can alert you instantly when there's moisture where it shouldn't be in your home so you can take action quickly, whether you're in the next room, at work, or wherever.

When it comes to household leaks and flooding a quick response can make all the difference between a small inconvenience and a costly disaster. Happily Samsung SmartThings sensors can alert you instantly when there's moisture where it shouldn't be in your home so you can take action quickly, whether you're in the next room, at work, or wherever.

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One of the great things about a SmartThings smart home network is that once you have the essentials – a SmartThings Hub plugged into your broadband router, and the free SmartThings App downloaded to your iPhone or Android smartphone you're free to add as many or as few great-value SmartThings Sensors and compatible devices to your home as you like.

For this flood warning setup you'll be wanting one or more SmartThings Moisture Sensors.

Another great thing about SmartThings is the fact that the technology inside sips energy so that they can not only be wireless, making them easy to place pretty much anywhere, but also very low maintenance – they can happily work for up to two years on a watch battery.

So where do you put them? Under the kitchen sink, beneath old piping or on the floor in the utility room by the washing machine, beneath the shower pan in the bathroom – basically, anywhere in your home where you think a flood or leak is likely to occur.

Connecting the Moisture Sensors to your home network using the SmartThings App is simple – there's even an installation video to guide you through the process built into the app. If your sensors do detect moisture they can be instructed to text you or send your phone a push notification instantly.

But that's not all – do you have a family member or neighbour with a spare key close by while you're at work? Or maybe a trusted plumber? If so (and only with their permission, naturally) you can set your Moisture Sensors to alert them, too.

And there you have it: peace of mind for a modest investment that could easily pay for itself in short order. And because the SmartThings App has a Smart Home Monitor menu front and centre that gathers together all of the sensors tasked with security in one place, checking that everything is as it should be at home while you're out and about couldn't be easier.    

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