Reasons You Should Install A Home Security System

Reasons You Should Install A Home Security System

You may be wondering why should you install a home security system, especially if you live in a relatively safe area.

Well with burglaries on the rise and the costs of the items we use for our day to day living increasing, a security system is more crucial now than ever.

We are living a materialistic era and we have to face the fact that a lot of people just can not afford even the smallest luxuries, which in turn pushes them to pursue a life of crime to attain these things or pawn them to afford food and rent. And considering most of us are also currently living on a tight budget and do not have the means to replace that $800 phone or $1200 television set, it is even more essential we find ways to protect what we have worked so hard for and hold so dear.

Reasons You Should Install A Home Security System

But having a security system goes so much deeper than the materialistic items in our homes. There are numerous other benefits which we heavily rely on being safe and secure that we need to take into account when deciding if we want to purchase a home security system.

Most importantly this is our families and the memories we have created with the people we love in our homes. These are things which we just can not put a value on or replace.

While burglaries are a very legitimate hazard, there are far more potential threats that a home security system can aid you with. Things that can lie concealed within our homes unbeknownst to us, until it is too late.

With natural agents and potentially harmful elements possibly looming in our walls, early detection is an absolute must. Revealing smoke, fire, gas leaks, carbon monoxide and electrical shortages early on can make potentially life-saving differences. Whether it is a misfortune in the kitchen, a deteriorating electrical outlet, or the “invisible killer”, you can have the assurance that you and your family are taken care of fast and efficiently.

When you invest in an all-encompassing security system, you are investing in what you have worked so hard to protect. A good security system and alarm monitoring system is definitely worth taking a moment to look at.

With amazing innovations such as the Canary All-In-One, you have real-time monitoring straight to your smartphone, allowing you to see and hear what is happening when you are away, including checking up on your kids and pets.

Another few add-on bonuses you can shop around for are control of your light switches, the ability to adjust your thermostats, the power of locking and unlocking your doors and assistance in case of a medical emergency.

We recommend a home security system no matter what stage of life you are in, even if you just happen to be renting a room and would like to protect your belongings within it.

When you start incorporating security systems such as the Doberman Security Window Alarm, which offers vibration trigger technology to secure your windows, and/or Amazon’s number one dome camera YI, which has 720p HD and 360° coverage, including night vision and an advanced, responsive microphone with clear two way audio, you have assurance that your family will be safe and sound.

A good home security system will not just protect your house, they will monitor your home and are immediately alerted in case anything seems suspicious or out of place. You and the police, if necessary, are contacted right away, narrowing the chance of the burglary or any mishaps taking place.

Taking the importance of your family, home and belongings into consideration there is no better way to ensure that you are protected than investing in a home security system. Not to mention, not only does a home security system increase the value of your house, in case you consider selling, but it also lowers your homeowner’s insurance premiums in the meantime. Leaving no reason not to invest in one today.

How To Prevent Package Thieves

How To Prevent Package Thieves

It is not unusual anymore to go shopping for what you need online. The ease and convenience of being able to purchase anything you want from the comfort of your own home is unparalleled. Not to mention it is usually a bit cheaper, which is a huge incentive on its own. It is how it’s done in this new day and age.

However, sadly we cannot always be home when our packages are delivered, which leaves them as an open target for package thieves. And while having a security system and security cameras installed in your home is a great thing to have to prevent in-home burglaries, it may not be enough to deter criminals from just swiping a package off your porch.

Not to worry though, we have come up with a few preventative steps to ensure that your packages are safe and sound until your return.

How To Prevent Package Thieves

Amazon is currently offering a few unique ways to guarantee all your packages are delivered to you 100% of the time. Recently they have introduced Amazon Key, which the smart lock must have! With you Amazon Key home kit you have access to your door via your smartphone. It offers you live stream real-time video and 2-way audio, so when you opt in for the in-home delivery, you get a notification of your upcoming delivery, and you can open the door for them. You can also give them access to open the door, allowing your packages to be placed safely inside no matter what. You can even allow them access to your vehicle now, making sure that your package is safe wherever it is delivered to.

Another amazing recent Amazon addition are the Amazon Lockers which have been placed in various locations worldwide. You can check here to see if your city has one of them. If you are not living in one of these lucky cities, don’t worry, businesses like UPS also have similar services.

Alternatively, you could invest in a lock box for your house. With amazing innovations popping up like the Boxlock, from Boxlock Inc., you have a lock which will only scan packages addressed to you, to be delivered that day. This is the perfect locking mechanism for you if you shop on more sites than just Amazon.

There are also alternatives to Amazon Key out there that are worth checking out, much like Their product offers you a smart solution which lets you secure a package using their app by monitoring the person, confirming the delivery and allowing entry for the placement of your packages.

While all these products are amazing and definitely worth checking out, we do have a few easy precautions you can take as well, in combination with the aforementioned, that are quick and easy!

One very simple step you can create towards the prevention of theft is requiring a signature for deliveries. This is one of the simplest ways to ensure that either you or someone you trust has signed for your package, giving you the peace of mind it is somewhere safe. If you know you are not home, you could leave your trusted neighbors as a backup, and the delivery personnel can head over there.

Places like UPS and FedEx now have apps to download which allow you to track, reroute, and reschedule your packages.UPS has a yearly membership which is only $40 and FedEx has a $5.25/per request fee.

This way if you know that the package will be delivered during your working hours, you can change the location and have them delivered to your office instead.

When you are heading off for vacation, it is worthwhile to go to your post office, and call the delivery companies you order from, and ask them to put a hold on all your deliveries. Most places will hold any of your mail for up to 30 days, with no charge to you.

It is definitely worth checking out if you can do an in-store pick up as well. Quite a few companies out there will allow you to ship straight to the stores which most of the time nixes your shipping fees as well.

Lastly, make sure you have insurance for all your packages, just in case the worst does happen! You can never be too safe.

How To Keep Your House Safe During Your Vacation

How To Keep Your House Safe During Your Vacation

You have been planning for your vacation for a long time now, and there are a million things you need to remember and worry about. Don’t let keeping your house safe in your absence be one of them.

We have put together a few guidelines below for you to help ensure your house is completely safe and that you can have a fully relaxing vacation with complete peace of mind.

While there are many stories of people returning home from their vacations to find unfortunate circumstances unraveled while they were gone, such as a burst pipe or a burglary, do not be alarmed, there are plenty of great ways to fully secure your home, not only while you are away, but also for day to day life.

Make it seem like you are still home

The best thing you can do while you are gone is to make it look like you haven’t left at all. The more it looks like the house is vacant, the higher the chance of a burglary becomes. Below are some of the amazing ways you can keep up the appearance that you are still at home.

Electronic Timers

Having an electric timer installed is the best way to give the illusion that you are still in your house. They are designed in a multitude of different ways, however, the top two we recommend are the Enerlites digital, in-wall, programmable timers and the Century Digital dual outlet timers. Not only will these aid in the appearance that someone is home, but they can also be amazing energy savers by guaranteeing that your lights will be turned off by the end of the day.

Outside Appearances

How To Keep Your House Safe During Your Vacation

Ensuring that everything looks normal on the outside is one of the easiest ways to create home security.

If you have home mail delivery, make sure that before you leave to give them a call and let them know you are gone. In most cases, they will hold your mail up to a month for you at no extra cost. As well, you’ll want to give your newspaper or magazine subscriptions a call, and put a hold on any deliveries you may have so that they don’t pile up at your front door.

Ask for some help from friends and family, or hire a professional to come by and mow your lawn, water your plants, open and close your blinds, and/or shovel your driveway. Not only are you keeping up appearances that someone is home, you also have a couple extra sets of bodies and eyes to ensure that nothing seems out of place.

Alternatively, you can hire a qualified house sitter, this ensures that your home is not left unattended and most of your chores stay up to date.

Digital Presence

We also highly recommend waiting until you are back from your vacation to post on social media. We understand it is incredibly tempting to show off, but by waiting you are not only able to enjoy your vacation more, but you are also helping keep up the appearance that you haven’t left.

Lastly, if you are driving to the airport and you happen to have a GPS in your vehicle, make sure that you either leave this unit at home or ask for it to be locked up in a hotel near the airport. If neither one of these is available to you, then change your “home” preset to a fake address, perhaps a police station for an extra laugh. That way if someone breaks into your vehicle at the airport, they can not use your GPS to find out where it is you live.

While some of the items listed require a little investment and forethought, we can assure you that taking these steps, will prevent some from headaches and stress down the road.

Preparing your home

Below is a little checklist of to-do’s for you just before leaving for your trip.

Before you leave:
❏ Ensure you have proper insurance
❏ Install security cameras
❏ Put all valuables in a safe, such as the AmazonBasics Security Safe
❏ If you have any pet doors, make sure these are nailed shut for the time being
❏ Clear your storm drains and gutters

As you leave:
❏ Disconnect all your electronics
❏ Lock all windows
❏ Reinforce windows and doors access points with a piece of wood
❏ Shut off your automatic garage opener
❏ Disconnect and unplug all your electronics
❏ Set your thermostat a proper temperature i.e. to prevent pipes from freezing in the winter
❏ Shut off the water
❏ Shut off the gas
❏ Lock your doors
❏ Set your alarm

3 Types of Security Lighting

Types of Security Lighting

Properly placed lighting around the outside of your home can present it with more dimensions and a beautiful atmosphere. However, this lighting is also an important, and rather effective, part in ensuring that your house has some extra punch when it comes to its security plan.

When adding outdoor lighting it actually discourages possible intruders or burglars from pursuing your home. This is because all the conceivable hiding spots, where they would usually scope if the house is worth breaking in to, are now lit up.

Also, in conjunction with a security camera, if the would-be criminal were to attempt something, the lighting would optimize their physical appearance being detected, such as facial recognition.

When you start surveying your home’s perimeter to construct the plan for your security lighting system, it is best to identify the areas that have the highest potential safety and security risks., such as heavily wooded areas. However, keep in mind, there is such a thing as too much lighting. You would not want to bother your neighbors by having floodlights covering every part of your home 24/7. Especially since this could very well end up being contra-productive, as it would show your valuables to everyone, possibly making you an even bigger target.

Types of Security Lighting

There are two different categories of lights you can use around your home. Active lights, such as motion sensors, only turn on when an element interacts with it, where are passive lights, such as fixtures or timers, are static.

The most successful lighting security system encompasses both active and passive elements, safeguarding against any potential risks or threats. It also follows any and all rules or restrictions that your local jurisdiction may have, such as height and width, wattage and energy conservation, and what kind of bulbs are used.

Below we have some wonderful products that we recommend for you to achieve the perfect illumination to keep your home safe and make it look amazing.

Motion Sensor

Motion sensor security lights are definitely a top choice in safety. They are able to offer you a nice balance between energy efficiency and security. Because these lights only trigger when something moves, it causes awareness that someone is present, which is the last thing a thief would want. Not to mention, because these lights shut off when nothing is there, it will save you quite a bit of money. Lights such as the Leonlite, which is a truly all-encompassing light, can offer you 3 various modes, 50,000 hours of lighting, and a reduction on your energy bill.

LED Flood Lights

LED flood lights offer you a powerful widespread illuminated area. When purchasing, or upgrading a flood light with LED bulbs you are enabling a brighter coverage and higher energy efficiency. Lights like the All-Pro FTR1740L can offer your home an output of 1,600 lumens, which is the equivalent of 150 watts. Not to mention, it has 35,000 hours of maintenance-free life. 


Solar lights are wonderful when you place them all around your home and yard. This is how you can add the ambiance while protecting your home. With design and composition at your fingertips, you can place these amazing little lights where you see fit. For example, you can light up the pathway to your home, using these adorable URPOWER lights, which are not only powerful and waterproof but they also have a motion sensor toggle if you would like to incorporate that.

Now that you have more information, take a little time to yourself and comprise a solid security plan. Once you have an idea of the areas that you would like to secure, shop around for some lights that will best fit your needs. Since security lights are easy to install and relatively inexpensive, they are definitely the best in the investment of keeping your property securely lit and your mind at ease.




How To Find The Best Fire Extinguisher

How To Find The Best Fire Extinguisher

The National Fire Protection Association recommends that there is a fire extinguisher not only on every floor but also near all high-risk areas, such as kitchens and fireplaces. Having them strategically placed around your home for a quick and easy grab and shoot can put out any small mishaps that have occurred, or go as far as saving your life by clearing a path for you to safely get out.

Below we break down how you can confidently choose the best fire extinguisher for all areas of your home.


How To Find The Best Fire Extinguisher

The first decision you are going to want to make is what type of fire extinguisher you want. You can choose either a rechargeable extinguisher or a disposable one. The rechargeable extinguishers are made with metal valves allowing them to be filled back up and repressurized, unlike its counterpart who only has a plastic one-off valve. And even though the initial investment may be more, a refill on a rechargeable fire extinguisher is actually less than buying a new disposable one.


There are 4 classes for fire extinguishers.

Class A – designed for garbage, wood, and paper fires

Class B – designed for oil and grease fires

Class C – designed for electrical fires

*Class D – designed for combustible metal fires (not common in households)

Class A, B, and C can be made into multipurpose extinguishers. You can get A-B, B-C or A-B-C. Class ABC is the best model for your home as it will work on all fires.

In conjunction with letters, fire extinguishers also have a number rating from 1-60. As the numbers go up, so does the power of the extinguisher. But don’t go rushing out to get the highest you can find, as generally lower numbers are more common for household extinguishers.

Classes A and B also have a rating for the size of the fire that they can safely handle.

Class A’s are rated from 1-40, an equivalent of gallons to water in intervals of 1.25. For example, a Class 1A would have a 1.25 gallons power rating, Class 2A would have the 2.50 power rating and so forth.

Class B’s are rated from 1-640, equivalent to the square footage that the extinguisher is capable of handling. For example, a Class 10B could cover 10 square feet, Class 40B could cover 40 square feet, and so forth.

Class C’s do not have a size rating.


The weight of an extinguisher is a mix of the chemical insides and the container itself.

Small, around 2-pounds

  • These are best for smaller areas such as your car. When you purchase one of these, look to get a mounting system to make sure that it won’t be rolling.
  • We recommend the First Alert Auto

Medium, around 5-pounds

  • These are the most common for around your house, especially for your laundry room or in your kitchen. For your kitchen, make sure you find a mounting system to have it near your stove. Also, keep an extinguisher on each floor of your home to ensure full coverage.
  • We recommend the First Alert Rechargeable Standard Home Fire Extinguisher

Large, around 10-pounds

  • If you have a workshop or garage this will be the extinguisher you want to get.
  • We recommend the Buckeye

Keep in mind though that the larger the size of the extinguisher, the heavier it is going to be. While it may deliver a broader area of retardant, you will want to make sure that everyone in your home can handle the weight of the extinguisher itself.

How-To: P.A.S.S.

There is a handy little acronym you can use to remember how to use any extinguisher in any situation.

P – Pull the safety pin

A – Aim at the source, not the flames.

S – Squeeze the trigger, hold it down, and don’t let it go.

S – Sweep the source and don’t stop until the extinguisher is empty or it is no longer safe for you.


How To Detect A Gas Leak In Your Home

How To Detect A Gas Leak In Your Home

Gas leaks are nothing to joke around about and should be taken very seriously. Since they can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, early detection should be at the top of your list.

When left undetected, gas leaks pose a personal risk to your health, such as illness or death, and risks to your home, such as causing a fire, or explosion. Small leaks are also not always identifiable by the classic “rotten eggs” odor, which means they can not only increase your utility bills but also slowly make you feel worse and worse.

Luckily detecting gas leaks in your home is now easier than ever.

What Can Cause Gas Leaks

How To Detect A Gas Leak In Your Home

A variety of items can cause gas leaks, however, most commonly it has to do with your gas appliances. If they are not properly installed, maintained or become faulty without your knowledge, items such as gas stoves or boilers, can cause both slow and big leaks. Mostly, when you do find that you have a leak, it will be something minor, as the hose attached is improperly fitted at the seal.

How Do You Know You Have A Gas Leak

There are a few different easy ways you can tell if you have a gas leak. One of the most common and widely known giveaways is the rotten smell that gas gives off. However, as mentioned above that only happens when you have a big leak.

Here are a few things you should keep an eye out in your home.

Dead Plants and Grass 

If you notice that your grass or your plants outside your home are dying, but only in one area, double check and see if your gas pipe runs underneath that part. This is a sure sign that you have a leak.

Strange Noises 

If you hear hissing coming from anywhere near your lines or appliances, it means you have a considerable break or hole, causing the gas to escape.

The Bubble Test 

This, even though being a lesser known one, is a quick and easy way to check for gas leaks in your home.

You will want to mix some soap into a bucket of water, or if you happen to have the sink full of dishes, just grab your sponge from there. Once you have the sponge soaked, wipe down the area that you suspect. When you do this, if you see bubbles forming, it means that you have a leak. It is worth checking multiple spots around your home because there is always the chance that the leak is under your house.

The Presence Of Fog And Mist

You will find that a cloud which resembles fog or mist can form around your home. As this will only be present if you have a major gas leak, as soon as you notice it, make sure to call your gas company. It takes a massive leak to create the appearance of this cloud.

Testing Devices 

If you still don’t feel 100% after going through some of the aforementioned tests, you can always buy a CO detector, such as First Alert CO600 or something like the First Alert SCO5CN, which is a dual smoke and CO detector.

As well, we recommend using a Radon gas detector. Radon can be detected using something like the Airthings Wave, which is a smart detector that communicates straight to your phone. Alternatively, and a little less expensive, you can use the First Alert RD1, in which you send your results away, and within 72 hours get them back.

Regular Inspections

If your appliances are a little older, it is recommended that you get a regular inspection every 6 months, to ensure all they are in perfect working order. And if you find that your pilot light is a strange orange or yellow color, and keeps blowing out, definitely call someone in right away. As these are sure signs that there is something wrong.

Also consider when you purchase any second-hand appliances, to have them checked before you buy them, and have them installed by a professional. This way any items that the untrained eye may miss is caught right away. While it’s not easy to detect gas leaks, getting someone to check your appliances is the wise thing to do.



False Fire Alarm: Common Causes and Solutions

False Fire Alarm: Common Causes and Solutions

We all know that there a few things in life that are more bothersome and disturbing than a fire alarm going off for no reason at all.

Not only does this instill panic in you as your run to the alarm trying quickly to shut it off, but it also makes you feel fear, which can be exhausting. Especially when you find out shortly after that the fear was all for not. This course of events, in turn, makes you less likely to believe a real emergency when it does happen.

There are so many circumstances that set of alarms, even something as small as an insect crawling into the device, especially in conjunction with an older model. So how can we make sure that false alarms are minimized?

We have created a list below for you to address some of the most common items that relate to setting off false fire alarms, and the steps you can take to prevent these.

False Fire Alarm: Common Causes and Solutions

Aging and Expired

It is very common to forget that you have a fire alarm in your home. Unless your toaster seems to burn your bread on a regular basis, you’re only alerted of the alarms existence when the battery runs out and it gives you those finally few beeps. But did you know that fire alarms are supposed to be replaced every 10 years from the manufacturing, not purchase or installation, date?

It is definitely worth replacing yours today if it is older, especially since it is such an inexpensive investment. For example, like the amazing Fire Alert BRK or this amazing add-on for Alexa, First Alert OneLink.

Once you do have a fire alarm installed, you will want to run regular tests, that way you can guarantee that any problems, such as a faulty detector head, is caught early on.

Steam and Humidity

While we know all to well that smoke, such as from burning dinner, can set off the fire alarm. You may, however, be less aware that other elements can set them off as well. Steam and humidity from such items as showers, kettles, microwaves, dishwashers, hot running taps, and boiling water, can all set off your fire alarm. This is due to the fire alarm sensing a change in the environment.

Make sure that when you place your fire alarms, they are not near, or directly above any of the aforementioned items.

Dust and Bugs 

You have probably looked up at your lights from time to time and noticed the number of bugs and dust that has collected in the lights fixture. But did you know, that bugs and dust also love small crevices like your fire alarms casing?

Regular maintenance and cleaning can prevent your fire alarm from triggering unexpectedly, and save you in future events if there ever happens to actually be an emergency. Just add it to your monthly cleaning list and you’ll be good to go.

Manual Call Points (MCP)

If you are living in an apartment complex, or you find your business’ fire alarms are faulty we have the following tips for you.

Some of the most common fire alarms you see in businesses and apartment building hallways are the Manual Call Points, MCP for short. The most common issues we see with these in regards to false fire alarms are people mistaking them for door releases, practical jokes, and accidental breaking of the glass points.

When you have MCP’s such as the Edwards model, you may want to consider upgrading to something more reliable to prevent accidental breakage. Such as the UHPPOTE, which offers an enclosed casing for the glass point.

Keep in mind when installing them, to keep them away from doors and light switches. This will help prevent some of those accidental mishaps.

Home Maintenance

There are many hidden factors within the walls of our homes and buildings that can also contribute to a false fire alarm. Since all the electricals hide behind the walls, we tend to forget about them and assume they are okay.

However, you may have cases such as small water leaks, corrosion, and/or faulty wires in the panels that all can trigger a false alarm. We highly recommend checking your wires at least a couple times a year, you can do this easily with tools such as the AstroAl Digital Multimeter.

With a few of these small tricks, you can minimize the chances of a false fire alarm, and regain trust in the device.

Best Ways To Prevent A Burglary

Best Ways To Prevent A Burglary

Burglaries are sadly a very common phenomenon, no matter where you live. So common in fact, that on average every 13 seconds a burglary happens, according to a survey has conducted.

As Benjamin Franklin put it, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

When you are looking into preventative measure a key piece of advice to remember is that most burglaries actually occur during the daytime. Hence why you are going to want to take precautions for day and night. When it comes to protecting those you love and all you have worked so hard for, you just can’t be too careful.

Below you will find all the information you need to set up your defenses and eliminate the opportunity for criminals to make you a victim.

Best Ways To Prevent A Burglary


It goes without saying that you should always lock your doors and windows, however, there are many other things we can do to the inside of our homes to preventing burglars. To start, If you are leaving for a longer time, reinforcing your doors and windows with wood or extra latches is always a great idea.

Home Security Alarm

A home security alarm system is hands down the best thing to do, to help prevent burglaries. Amazon offers an amazing variety of security systems, like the Ring Alarm Home Security System, which offers you 24-hour security. As an added bonus, you can put their security sticker all around your home, making sure that any potential burglars will spot it right away and deter them.

Place Your Items Strategically

If your living quarters allows for it, try and keep all your major valuables out of sight if someone were to peak through the windows. This achieves an image that there isn’t anything worth breaking in for.

Open Your Curtains

If you are not home, it is always tempting to close your curtains, especially when you are out at night, however, with closed curtains burglars feel safer inside your home. With the curtains open, it appears that someone is there, making your house less of a target.

Leave Your Lights On

When you leave your lights on, you give the appearance that someone is home as well. You can use electric light timers, and set it so that different lights go on and off at different times, aiding in the appearance of an occupied house. The top two lights we recommend are the Enerlites programmable timer and the Century Digital dual outlet timer. 


Having the outside prepared and secured is a great way to ensure that criminals don’t make it to your house in the first place.

Install Cameras

Most alarm security systems, like the aforementioned Canary, have cameras encompassed with their products. Cameras and security alarms are by far the best anti-burglary devices you can invest in. 

Install Motion Lights

Having motion lights installed, like URPOWER Solar Lights, makes it impossible for burglars to hide in your yard unnoticed. They will not be able to get close enough or sneak around to see if anyone is home, which will discourage them from breaking in.

Keep Up Your Yard Maintenance

When you keep your shrubbery, and trees around entrances and walkways trimmed, it further hinders criminals from finding hiding places to scope out your residence. 

Install A Fence

A fence is not only great for privacy but also helps hide to what you have to the outside world. The less alluring your home looks, the less likely it will be broken in to.

Secure Your Sheds And Garages

You don’t want to temps your thieves, therefore make sure that you put all your valuable outside items such as lawn mowers, trimmers, bicycles, and barbecues in your shed. And make sure to get a good heavy duty lock, like the MasterLocks series, to keep your sheds and garages completely secured.

So while there aren’t many of us out there with the skills like Macaulay Culkin had in Home Alone, there are still many ways we can make it tough and nearly impossible, for criminals who are interested into breaking into our homes.

Best Flood Sensors: Reviews

Best Flood Sensors Reviews

There is nothing worse than the thought of water damage. It not only drains your bank account but also your energy, as the mess to clean up can be a lot to handle.

While we can usually catch a slow leak before it gets too disastrous and causes any real big damage, there are always those inopportune times in life, when a small leak can turn in a major problem in no time. For example, a pipe in your home could burst during one of those pesky winter cold snaps. And of course, as Murphy’s Law states “if something can go wrong, it will while you are away from your home”. Admittedly we may have added that last party, however, major damages always seem to appear when you are away.

Luckily, we live in a day and age where technology is thriving in the way of protecting our homes and what we hold dear. With a variety of ‘smart’ products available on the open market now, you can bet that there is a line of water and flood sensing devices that can help quickly and efficiently by alerting you of any water leaks. These are known as flood sensors.

What Is a Flood Sensor

Best Flood Sensors Reviews


You may be wondering, what exactly they are. Well, these are small devices, containing minuscule sensors which are able to distinguish a change in the air, such as moisture molecules, and drastic temperature fluctuations. Water sensors are important tools in the safeguard of your home against leaky pipes and damaged appliances.

Flooding usually causes more damage than just replacing a carpet. You can encounter potential mold growth, the loss and damage of valuable items, and in more severe cases there can be structural damage. So prevention is most definitely a key element. Not to mention, these water sensors are extremely easy to use, so there really isn’t a reason not to use them!

Where to Place Your Flood Sensor

The hardest part is strategically placing them where you need them most and see them the least. Once placed, the average battery in them lasts for 5-10 years, so you can forget they are there, hopefully, until the battery dies or a possible tamper alert is sent to your phone when your cat confuses it with a mouse.

Here are some key places to put them in your home.

  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators
  • Washing machines
  • Hot water heaters

In addition to having sensors for these potential flood risk areas, we recommend performing regular maintenance on all of them. Prevention is always key.

Best 3 Flood Sensors

We selected our top 3 products which you can easily find and have shipped to you today!

1. leakSMART.

This is THE best machine in the business. Not only does it offer early detection for leaks and mold, but it also offers an emergency shut off valve, which can prevent a small leak from becoming disastrous. It has ‘smart’ home capabilities and will alert you instantly via your smartphone if anything is wrong. It also lowers your insurance premiums.

2. Wasserstein

Wassertein offers a ‘smart’, Wi-Fi capable flood and leak detector. The nice thing about this unit is, that you do not require a Hub with it, as you do with the leakSmart, however it will still give you an alert on your smartphone via an app notification. It is compact in size, which allows it to fit easily in the smallest of gaps, which is especially nice for more closed areas such as your washing machine and water heater.

3. Archtype Ltd Flood Buzz

These are an amazing and inexpensive way to ensure that all areas of your home are covered. They have a super loud alarm that will sound up to 24-hours, just in case you happen to be away. The battery in these little devices will also last you up to 3 years before they need to be replaced. No buttons. No Fuss. No programming. Just place them where they are of most use and then forget they ever existed.