Last Updated: 02/23/2011
I received the Water Alarm by Gizmode mid February, and it took me several weeks to have this time to write a review about it . Well it’s probably late for a mother’s day gift, but this one’s really a great gift for mothers
What is Water Alarm?
Water alarm is a product developed to detect even the smallest amounts of water before damage can occur. Placing alarms in critical spots throughout your home can go along way to ensure your home will be protected from the expense and destruction of water damage.
Water Alarm Features and Specifications:
- Simple Installation
- Safe to use around children and pets
- With one year warranty
- Extra loud alarm sounds at 110+DB for up to 72 hours
- Outer shell constructed of durable ABS plastic
- Operates on standard 9 volts battery
- Low battery life
- Sensors are stainless steel
- Completely electronic
- Remote sump and hot tub adapter available
Having a water leak detection system in your home is essential to prevent damages cause by undetected water leaks. The water alarm should be sensitive enough detect even the smallest amounts of moisture before mold, mildew and serious water damage or even flooding will occur.
Testing the Water alarm
Testing a new water alarm is easy, I just inserted a standard 9 volts battery inside the battery bay located at the bottom of the product.
I then placed the water alarm at the top of a damp cloth, for about two seconds, it alarmed, putting it away from the damp cloth stops it from alarming
You can use the water alarm on any ‘problem spot’ in your home since it is really small. We have been using it when we are filling up a drum of water. We just open the faucet, place the water alarm beside the drum and left it there and do other chores. It’s that easy! When the sensor probes of the water alarm detects even a small amount of water, it will produce a loud sound.
To further test the product and how sensitive the sensor probes are, I moistened my fingers and touched them on two of the sensors, after 3 seconds it beeped. My father told me to stopped since he was irritated with the continues loud sound of the product lol!. I tried touching 1 metal sensor with my moistened finger but no luck, I can’t make it work. So I conclude that the alarm will only produce sound only when its two sensors detected water. But that’s not a problem though since that only happened when I tested it on my moistened fingers.
Aside from the one I stated above, I can’t see any cons about this product. This is really a great product that I recommend you have in your home. I’m sure Moms would be happy to have this
Price: US$39.95, but they are now offering a $10 discount, so you’ll get this amazing product @ US$29.95
For more information about this water alarm, you can visit their site here