According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, 37% of homes experience a pipe burst in their basement. Often unexpected, pipe bursts can wreak havoc on a home causing water damage and flooding leaving you with hundreds, sometimes, thousands of dollars in repairs.
Similar to how a can of soda can burst if left in the freezer for too long, when water freezes in a pipe, the water expands causing the pipe to burst resulting in a wintery mess.
To prevent these unexpected incidents, it’s imperative to maintain your home’s temperature above freezing, or 32 degrees. Leaving your home below that threshold leaves you vulnerable to frozen pipes.
However, smart home security has come a long way and can help work as an initial safeguard to these incidents protecting both your home and budget.
Simple to use and easy to set-up, temperature alerts from Alarm.com will send you a real-time notification directly to your smartphone in the event the temperature drops below a certain threshold you set. Because you are notified immediately, temperature alerts allow you the opportunity to act early before a potential pipe burst in your basement or crawlspace.
Flood Temperature Sensors
Before damage occurs, flood temperature sensors from 2GIG helps to monitor both high and low temperatures as well as detect wet conditions. Rest easy knowing these sensors automatically shut off devices if there is too much or too little water, and receive notifications when temperatures hit low and high thresholds.
Once water has been detected by the sensor probe for three minutes, this will elicit a wet alert to be sent to your smart security system. The sensor will also send a dry alert to your system notifying you that water has not been detected after three minutes once water leaks or flooding has subsided.
Furthermore, flood temperature sensors can also send a trouble alert to your system in the event the temperature falls below 42 degrees or is above 84 degrees. Flood temperature sensors are a year-round solution that help to safeguard your home in both the winter and summer months.
Water Leak Sensors
Water leak sensors positioned in vulnerable areas, such as by a water heater or in your basement by pipes, can help to preempt costly water damage and flooding.
These innovative sensors provide a dual source of protection for home and business owners alike. If the sensor detects dripping from a water leak, you will receive a drip notification. Likewise, if water pools in the crevasse located at the top of the sensor, you will also receive a notification that water has been detected somewhere it doesn’t belong.
This winter, attain peace of mind knowing your home is safe from costly water damage. A smart home security system is the easiest way to protect you and your home from winter weather.
Source: Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety. “Freezing and Bursting Pipes .” Disastersafety.org , 2018, disastersafety.org/wp-content/uploads/Freezing-Bursting-Pipes_IBHS-White.pdf.