SwitchBot Extend Sensor Lineup With WiFi Leak Detector

Popular smart home tech company SwitchBot has announced a new product as part of its sensor lineup, with its first water leak sensor. However, this offers not one, but three methods of water detection.

To be fair to our readers, it should be stated that this is not HomeKit compatible, although like SwitchBot’s other devices, this can be used with Siri Shortcuts. It also doesn’t require a hub, so with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, you’ll be able to receive real-time alerts and view records of water leakage incidents when away from home, reminding family members to help prevent floods and protect your property. Wi-Fi coverage is extensive*, and you can install multiple sensors to stay informed about leakage situations around the house via our app.

* When used in an open and unobstructed area, up to a maximum of 120m. Should your Wi-Fi network be disconnected or unstable, your device will automatically switch to Bluetooth connectivity to ensure normal operation.

There are four sensor probes located at the top and bottom, capable of detecting a water level threshold of 0.5mm and triggering alarms when water is detected. This includes water dripping from pipes, floor immersion, and contact with water.

Equipped with a 1m extended probe, it can detect changes in the water level of sewage pumps, bathtubs, and fish tanks, as well as help you monitor harder-to-reach areas at home, such as beneath refrigerators or behind washing machines.

Via the built-in sire, you can get alarm sounds up to 100dB, so you can stay alert for leaks when at home. If you’re concerned about disturbing the neighbours, you can mute the sounds with one click. Additionally, the whole family can receive app push notifications and emails. If you use Alexa, you can also receive voice alerts about water leakages around the home. The Sensor supports Alexa, Google, Siri (Shortcuts), IFTTT, and SmartThings.

The Water Leak Detector can handle high humidity environments due to its fully sealed casing. Even when submerged in water, it can still send notifications and can be reused after drying. It includes 2 x AAA batteries that need replacing only once every 18 months. You can check the remaining battery level using our app, and receive low battery notifications to ensure your device is always powered.*

*Supports up to 10 email addresses, with notifications sent when the battery level is below 20%.

You can purchase this new water leak sensor (with the external sensor cable) from Amazon stores in your region, including – Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and Amazon.es for US$19.99, UK£19.99, or €23,99, or without the sensor cable, at US$17.99, UK£17.99, or €21,99.

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