Hardware Building Supply Review - The SimpleSense leak detector.

Sencentric has introduced the SimpleSence leak detector – a first line of defense for in-home leak and freeze protection.

The device uses advanced technology to provide 24/7 monitoring and alert notification to the user’s alert list.

The standalone and self-contained SimpleSence operates via Wi-Fi, connecting directly to a router without requiring a smart-home hub or additional equipment.  The small yet ergonomic design of the SimpleSence detector allows for optimal placement in any leak-prone area, even in the tightest spots.

Set up of the SimpleSence is extremely fast and simple: the SimpleSence app provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.  The user can also choose their preferred mode of alert: text, email, or both to their smartphone as soon as a leak or freezing condition is detected.

While the user’s smartphone is the primary method of notification, SimpleSence also features a loud onboard siren which activates when a leak or freezing temperature condition is detected. The siren alerts anyone in the house when the user’s smart phone is not close by. This function also ensures that a user who is at home will be alerted even when the WiFi connection is down.

In addition to warning the homeowner about water leaks, SimpleSence also alerts users to freezing temperatures that can lead to further concerns.

Sencentric is based in Oceanside, Calif. and develops environmental sensing technology.