High-Tech Leak Alerts
A step up from simple leak alarms is a leak detector that sends you alerts via the Internet. The system shown here is made by Insteon. It consists of a hub that you connect to your home's Internet modem. Wireless leak sensors, available as accessories, run on batteries and send radio signals to the Insteon hub whenever a leak is detected. The hub then sends an alert to your smartphone or computer. Additional 'smart home' type accessories are available for use with the hub and are sold separately. While this is a great leak detection system, you'll still have to run home (or call somebody with access to your house) to shut off the water if a leak occurs. Available online from the manufacturer.