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Z-Wave Water Alarm

Smart home technology enables devices to communicate with each other by means of a centralized controller, or hub. The hub delivers alerts and updates straight to the user via an app on his or her smart device. In the case of a water alarm, your smart phone will display a simple, easy-to-read alert to let you know if flooding’s been detected – or, if you’ve programmed it accordingly, your water alarm, via the hub, can let you know if bad weather is on its way, a spike in temperature has been detected, or a sudden increase in humidity might be cause for alarm.

Most people don’t realize that the more Z-Wave-enabled devices you have, the stronger your Z-Wave network will be, because Z-Wave operates on a mesh network. This means that devices need only send their signals to the next device down the line – not all the way to the hub, whose range tends to be between fifty and a hundred feet.

All smart devices – from heating and cooling units, smart motion sensors, smart door locks, and even dimmers – self-monitor and adjust, without requiring the user’s constant input. Smart switches, for example, can be connected to a range of devices, from fans and pumps to sensors and alarms, to facilitate enhanced security, improved comfort, and a reduction in costs and energy use. Your water alarm, then, can function with other devices in order to maximize the efficiency and productivity of your home.

It’s smart to be concerned about your technology’s longevity. After all, many devices, from phones and batteries to switches, bulbs, and even locks, are designed with a short lifespan in mind, so that customers return to the store again and again. This isn’t the case, at least, with Z-Wave certified water alarms, which have undergone rigorous qualification processes designed around a commitment to product longevity, compatibility, and functionality. As with most smart technology, Z-Wave values simplicity and interoperability above all else – a robust, durable device is just par for the course. Plus, with Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus certifications, you can be sure that Z-Wave’s water alarms and other products are designed to last for years and to function well with a range of other devices, smart or not.

Initially, upgrading to smart home technology can be daunting. Yet today’s smart technology is designed with affordability, durability, and ease of use in mind. ZWave’s range of devices and smart solutions, for example, make installation and smart home upgrades affordable and easily customizable, so you’ll only ever invest in what you’re sure you’ll use.

Plus, Z-Wave technology, not least of all Z-Wave certified smart water pumps, means that whatever smart devices you select will last for years, protecting your home and alerting you to any potential threats to your family’s safety or your home’s integrity. And although making the choice invest in smart home technology does require an upfront cost, it’s worthwhile to imagine the potential damage an unexpected flood could cause – or even an undetected slow leak.

And remember: smart water alarms usually qualify homeowners for insurance premium discounts. Running between fifty and a few hundred dollars, today’s smart water alarms are too affordable – and too sensible - not to invest in.

Water alarms can make it easy to systematically adjust the water pressure throughout your home or business, potentially shaving thousands of dollars – and countless gallons of water – from your energy bills over the course of just a few years. Water alarms make it easy to implement small changes that gradually account for massive savings. And, smart water alarms allow you to regulate water use throughout the home, even when you’re away – you can turn sprinklers on and off, for example, depending on the day’s forecast. Best of all, it can all happen with a few clicks to your smart phone or tablet.

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