D-Link ships new Wi-Fi Water Sensor
D-Link has had its share of networking products in the past, this is for sure, but this time around, it does look as though things are going to change a wee bit. Apparently, the company is starting to ship a brand new Wi-Fi Water Sensor (which goes by the model name DCH-S160), where this happens to be a compact device that will plug into an open power outlet, and it also has the ability to alert users with a loud siren each time it comes in contact with water. Not only that, the audible siren is also more than useful since it boasts of half a dozen customizable tones, enabling customers to receive push notifications with the free mydlink Home app on their smartphones or tablet as well – perfect to know that there is no water leak happening at home or at the office.
After all, it can be a bummer returning home from a holiday to find out that your basement is flooded, right? Just how does one make use of the Wi-Fi Water Sensor in the first place? For starters, you are able to place it close to the likes of washing machines, sump pumps, water heaters, sinks, dishwashers, refrigerators, or anywhere in the home where a water leak may occur.
The Water Sensor itself will arrive with a couple of cables – a 3.3 feet extension cable and a specially designed 1.6 feet sensing cable that detects water along its entire length. Whenever water is detected, a 70dB alarm will sound, while there will also be an LED that flashes in order for users to be aware of both audio and visual warnings.
There is a companion product to go along with the Water Sensor, and that would be the Wi-Fi Siren (DCH-S220). This particular siren is able to be paired to work with the Wi-Fi Water Sensor (as well as other D-Link compatible devices), where it can generate an additional audio alarm from another room or even another location. The mydlink Wi-Fi Water Sensor will retail for $59.99 a pop, while the mydlink Wi-Fi Siren (DCH-S220) will cost $49.99.