Water sustains us and is part of our daily lives. Without it, people, plants, and animals could not exist. But water is also a ravaging force of nature in extreme instances. Every season throughout the year we see images on the news of flooded streets and sandbags. Despite our best building practices and use of technology, there is not much we can do in the face of strong storm conditions. We sincerely hope that you never have to go through loss of property due to a flood. As part of a complete home protection alarm plan, Alarm Detection Systems offers early water detection devices. These sensors are compatible add-ons to your current alarm system and Safelink mobile application.
Many homeowners associate home security with intrusion detection and fire prevention, but water detection also plays an important role in any complete residential security solution. Alarm sensors detect water coming in at the earliest stages and can buy you invaluable time to react in a crisis, possibly saving the irreplaceable items in your home. A sound example would be installing a generator to power a sump pump in the case of a power outage before your basement floods.
Beyond severe weather conditions, your home is prone to water damage from other sources. Such as house plumbing fittings that are under constant pressure. If one of these fittings were to leak or burst, imagine how short of a time it would take to see measurable damage from water. Additionally, water accumulation may be caused by a variety of events including a washing machine hose that splits, pipes that freeze and burst, an overflowing toilet, or a water heater that fails. To put this information in perspective and establish an urgency to put a smart security plan into action consider these facts:
- Nearly 20% of flood insurance claims come from moderate-to-low risk areas.
- Floods are the top natural disasters in the United States.
- From 2010 to 2014, the average flood claim amounted to nearly $42,000.
- House plumbing with water pressure exceeding 80 psi (pounds per square inch) can cause all sorts of problems including water leaks.
Like the path of a burglar, unwanted water goes where it is not welcomed.
A trained Safe Systems Security Consultant can suggest safeguards to combat threats within and outside the home.