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2GIG Builds a Better Water Leak Sensor, Nortek Claims

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 07/02/2018
2GIG Builds a Better Water Leak Sensor, Nortek Claims

Nortek Security & Control (NSC) is now shipping the new 2GIG Water Leak Detector, which the company bills as the first sensor to provide dual-source protection against water leaks and flooding.

“The Water Leak Detector is a ‘notification’ sensor, designed to give homeowners important information in advance of events,” states NSC Senior Product Line Manager Robert Wong. “Water damage is the number one residential insurance claim in the United States. This new sensor notifies homeowners in the first stages of a leak, allowing them to react quickly to resolve the problem.”

The patent-pending Water Leak Detector alerts homeowners of a leak before costly water damage or flooding has a chance to occur, according to an announcement. The sensor, when placed under a water source, will send notifications to a homeowner’s smartphone or security panel if it detects either drips or pooled water. Transmitting wirelessly at 345MHz and compatible with 2GIG and Honeywell systems, the simple installation requires no tools.

The Water Leak Detector is part of the new 2GIG Notification Sensors line, which adds multiple touch points to the 2GIG system and allows dealers to personalize security system features, improving customer satisfaction and retention.

The 2GIG sensor line includes the Stove & Grill Guard, the first stove and grill sensor that sends a customizable notification to a homeowner’s smartphone or control panel when a grill or stove knob is turned from the “off” position.

“2GIG notification sensors provide timely warnings with an unparalleled level of customized notifications for end-users, which is truly changing how homeowners protect and manage their homes,” Wong says.

NSC brands include 2GIG, ELAN, Linear, Mighty Mule, Numera and others. NSC distributes products globally and employs more than 2,500 people, with offices in Petaluma, Calif.; Seattle; Tallahassee, Fla.; and Peabody, Mass. The company also operates a factory in Guangdong, China.

CEPro

CE Pro magazine is the leading trade publication for professionals involved in the custom electronics business. Our readers specify and sell technology-related products to homeowners, home builders and SMB owners.

This article was originally published at CEPro on 06/28/2018. It was added to IoTplaybook or last modified on 07/02/2018.