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[Best Buy] D-Link mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Water Sensor (DCH-S161) $39.99

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[Best Buy] D-Link mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Water Sensor (DCH-S161) $39.99

A WIFI water sensor that runs on 2 AA batteries. It has an audible alarm and can send alert to smart phone via it's own app or use IFTTT if it detects water. Looks like it's on sale at a number of retailers, Amazon, BB, Staples, New Egg, so pick your store of choice.
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frugalcanuck wrote: A WIFI water sensor that runs on 2 AA batteries. It has an audible alarm and can send alert to smart phone via it's own app or use IFTTT if it detects water. Looks like it's on sale at a number of retailers, Amazon, BB, Staples, New Egg, so pick your store of choice.
I was considering buying it, but then found out that its review on amazon.com is quite low (3 out of 5 stars):
https://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DCH-S160- ... B00PVDUYPM
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Jan 16, 2013
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What do you guys use this for?
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atifkhan wrote: I was considering buying it, but then found out that its review on amazon.com is quite low (3 out of 5 stars):
https://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DCH-S160- ... B00PVDUYPM
You're looking at the AC powered model. One of the knocks is that it requires AC, lol. The battery powered model is here and has 4 star rating, https://www.amazon.ca/D-Link-DCH-S161-S ... ter+sensor. If concerned about software, use IFTTT.

Speeed, you can use this anywhere you have concerns about water leaks, hot water tank, clothes\dish washer, etc. I'm a bit paranoid about water damage, so want to test out this sensor.
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speeed wrote: What do you guys use this for?
Leave it in places that could be leaking water. typically basement by the water tank if you have one, laundry machines and under sinks.
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I installed the AC power version 2 years ago in my basement sump after replacing a failed sump pump. Luckily i caught my pump failure before any damage occurred. I've tested this device a couple of times, and it seems to work fine. Peace of mind.
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Thanks OP! My parents have had their basement flooded twice so far. This will be a great gift for my mom!
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k1ll4hb33 wrote: Thanks OP! My parents have had their basement flooded twice so far. This will be a great gift for my mom!
Early Christmas present
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The source with psp is cheaper by $6
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Water alarm has saved my butt many times over the years.. mine aren't smart sensors, but they have been more than worth it. $40 a piece is a bit steep though, as it buys about 4 non-smart sensors but I get that it gives extra peace of mind if you are away for extended periods.

1. Fridge icemaker line(1/4 pex) leak that miraculously leaked into the laundry room directly underneath(the water line is tee-ed from below). Had a water sensor in laundry room by the drain and it went off.

2. Water heater slow leak, again caught by the sensor.

3. Dishwasher drain pipe crack.

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