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Z-Wave Water Sensor

The price of a Z-Wave water sensor – typically between twenty and fifty dollars, depending on available features – is dwarfed by the damage an unexpected flood could cause – to your home’s structure, your furniture, and your family’s health and well-being.

Some potential smart home customers balk at a common concern about new technology – the likelihood that it will become outdated within the year. Not so with Z-Wave-endorsed water sensors, which undergo a rigorous qualification process that’s committed to product longevity and compatibility. All Z-Wave products are designed to last for years, and are characteristically durable yet intuitive, easy to install and even easier to maintain.

Finally, because Z-Wave water sensors represent a serious investment in your home for the long term, homeowners can usually qualify for insurance premium discounts if they have Z-Wave water sensors installed. Not only do Z-Wave water sensors save money and energy over time by eliminating excess usage, but they ensure peace of mind as well, ensuring that any leaks are detected right away – and handled appropriately.

If your home is small, or you’re just looking for a simple solution for the basement, for example, consider a stury, affordable option, like the Everspring Z-Wave Water/Flood Sensor, which, at just under forty dollars, boasts high compatibility, and connects you to an alarm, which sounds whenever a flood threat is detected.

Consumers also rave about the Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Water Sensor, which detects both the presence and absence of water – a feature that comes in handy if you’re using your Z-Wave water sensor as a fish- or water-tank solution. With extreme accuracy and a streamlined, robust design, The Aeotec Z-Wave Water Sensor runs on AAA batteries and effectively alerts users to any water issues.

In a smart home, accessories, devices, and systems – including lighting, fans, heating and cooling, and water pumps and sensors – self-monitor and adjust, without the homeowner’s constant input and attention. Smart lighting, for example, can be programmed to come on in the evening, when occupants are home, and then turn off during the day, when sunlight shines in. In this instance, smart lighting provides both a cost-saving solution – lights are never left waste fully on – and an intruder deterrent, creating the appearance of a well-lit, occupied home even when the homeowners are off premises.

In a smart home, all connected devices communicate with each other via a centralized “hub,” which delivers pertinent information – like water damage detected, for example – straight to the homeowner’s smart phone or tablet.

To begin “building” your smart home, you’ll first need to install the Z-Wave wireless network. Designed with usability in mind, there are numerous resources to help you in installing the network. From there, you’ll need to select a controller, or “hub,” which will function as the heart of your smart home, circulating messages and responding to alerts. Remember: though the Z-Wave network is strong and versatile, it’s also affordable, created for the average homeowner to afford, use, and maintain with relative ease.

Once the “hub” (sold separately) is connected to the network, smart devices are added one by one – a smart motion sensor here, a smart thermostat there, and a Z-Wave water sensor beneath the kitchen sink. Suddenly, the devices are reporting to you when and if they need attention. Meanwhile, once preferences are set, smart devices go to work, monitoring the safety and comfort of the home so you can rest easy.

Keep in mind that the more Z-Wave-enabled devices you have, the stronger your Z-Wave network will be. Z-Wave operates on a mesh network, which means that the more devices you have, the shorter the distance each signal has to travel.

Z-Wave water sensors do a lot more than just damage control. With a smart Z-Wave water sensor, you can adjust the water pressure throughout your home, cutting down on hundreds of thousands of gallons over the course of just a few years. Your Z-Wave water sensor can closely monitor your water use, enabling you to implement small changes that will greatly reduce water use over time. Z-Wave water sensors help you to take control of your sprinkler system, shutting it off in the event of rain – even if you’re in your office, across town.

Because all Z-Wave devices are created with durability and longevity in mind, you can be sure that your Z-Wave water sensor will endure. Z-Wave’s qualification standards value ease of use and simplicity of design, which ensures that all Z-Wave water sensors are rugged and sturdy, yet straightforward and intuitive.

As a testament to the lifespan of a Z-Wave water sensor, most Z-Wave affiliates, from FortrezZ to Caleffi, offer lifetime guarantees for their products.

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