Newstips Review 3: SimpleSence WiFi Leak Detector

Simple Sence WiFi Water Leak and Freeze Detector from Sencentric is a nicely advanced water leak detector. The sensing electrodes wrap up the sides from the bottom, so it can work on its side in tight spaces. Beyond sensing water, it monitors ambient temperature, which may help you prepare and avoid having a freeze burst a pipe.

The sensor itself has an audible alarm for when you're at home; it also has WiFi to connect to its companion app and can alert you or others you specify. The device responds instantly if it detects water, but otherwise, only once a day, for a fraction of a second; the result is a battery life rated in years, and its app can issue low-battery warnings. The app can support multiple sensors, so places like hot water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and toilets can all get monitored.

Bottom line: Sencentric's SimpleSence WiFi Water Leak and Freeze Detector is a sensible sensor and one of the best beginning's we've seen to setting up a smart house, not just a stunt house.

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