D-Link Canada Now Shipping Industry’s First Wi-Fi Water Sensor
Receive alerts on your smartphone or tablet before a water leak becomes a disaster.
MISSISSAUGA, ON – September 8, 2015 – D-Link, Canada’s leader in home networking, today announced the launch of the newest member of the mydlink Connected Home family; the Wi-Fi Water Sensor (DCH-S160), an easy-to-use device that alerts you when it comes in contact with water.
The Wi-Fi Water Sensor is perfect for placing around water heaters, washing machines, sinks, sump pumps, or anywhere a water leak may occur. The Wi-Fi water sensor gives you the peace of mind of knowing what’s happening at home, even when you’re not there.
For when you are home, it has a built in siren and LED that will alert you of a leak. But what about when you’re not home? Unlike traditional water sensors, the Wi-Fi Water Sensor will send a notification to your iOS or Android device, letting you know if a leak is detected, giving you total peace of mind even when you’re away from home.
The Wi-Fi Water Sensor comes standard with a one metre extension cable and a specially designed 50 centimetre sensing cable that detects water along its entire length. Plug the main unit into any electrical outlet and simply place the sensor cord near water sources at risk of a leak. If you need to extend the unit further, you can use any standard phone extension cable to get to that hard to reach spot.
Setup is very simple – plug it in and download the free mydlink Home app from the App Store or Google Play. The app will walk you through setup and have the sensor working in seconds. It connects right to your Wi-Fi router, and unlike some other Home Automation solutions, you don’t require a separate Hub to control the device and there are no monthly fees.
“What’s great about a product like this is that it serves a very practical purpose and you don’t need to buy into a full ecosystem to use it,” says Lou Reda, President of D-Link Canada. “It’s as simple to use as a traditional water leak sensor, but gives you the added peace of mind of receiving notifications when you’re not at home. What’s the point of a water leak sensor going off if you’re not home to hear it? This solves that issue. And like all our mydlink connected home products, the Wi-Fi Water Sensor connects right to your Wi-Fi router, and you don’t need an additional hub to control it. It’s a true D.I.Y. solution with no monthly fees.”
The Wi-Fi Water Sensor joins the growing mydlink Connected Home family which includes a full line of Wi-Fi cameras, Wi-Fi smart plugs, Wi-Fi sensors and Wi-Fi connectivity devices like Routers and Range Extenders.
More about the D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor (DCH-S160):
• Receive alerts on your smart phone or tablet when water leaks are detected
• Perfect for monitoring leaks around your washing machine, sump pump, water heater, etc.
• Built-in 70dB siren and LED warning light
• Easy D.I.Y. set up – connects right to your Wi-Fi Router with the push of a button
• Free mydlink Home app for iOS and Android devices
• Comes with a 50 cm sensor cable and 1 m extension cable – can be easily extended further with a standard phone extension cable
Availability and Pricing:
D-Link’s Wi-Fi Water Sensor (DCH-S160) has an MSRP of $79.99 and is available at most major Canadian Electronic retailers. Detailed specifications and information are available online at http://ca.dlink.com/products/connected-home/wi-fi-water-sensor/.
D-Link is one of the world’s leading networking infrastructure providers, and this marks its 28th year of delivering innovative, high-performing and intuitive products for both businesses and consumers. For over a quarter of a century, D-Link has designed, developed and manufactured award-winning networking, wireless, storage, security and IP surveillance solutions.
I tested out a D Link Wifi Water sensor. I can definitely tell you that the D Link Water Sensor works. It detects water and sends an alert to your mobile phone. It even detected when I unplugged my D Link and send a notification letting me know it was unplugged.
The cord can be easily extended with any standard phone cord which is a good thing in my books because my experience with the unit is it needs a longer cord than the one it comes with.
Here is a video that helps show you all about the D Link Water Sensor….
I have to tell you that the plug does not fit as picture in the video in our house. It is sized such that no matter which outlet I put it in, in our house, that in covers the plugs such that only the D Link can be plugged in. I spoke to the company about this and they said that this is something that that are looking into at this point for future designs.
If you are looking for a water sensor for your home, the D Link Wifi Water Sensor totally works and is reliable it getting the messages to your phone.
You can find out more about the D Link Wifi Water Sensor here…
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review.