Using Your Security System to Prevent Flooding
How many pipe freezes has your home experienced this winter? Chances are, it could be more than you are aware of. But when “the big one” hits, you’ll know it – and when the frozen water melts, you’ll wish you had a way to go back in time. The cleanup alone can cost thousands of dollars, not to mention the loss of valuable property and damage to your home’s surfaces.
Sometimes, the worst case scenario happens. If that ends up being the case for you, you’ll want to know as quickly as possible. A water sensor that triggers a smartphone alert when flooding is detected allows you to respond to the situation as early as you can.
What can you do to prevent it? Since controlling the weather isn’t an option, we recommend making use of these home security tools:
If you have a temperature sensor in your basement that’s connected to your security system, then you can get a smartphone alert when temperatures are about to plummet into freezing. Because you’ll know what’s coming ahead of time, you can add heat to the area via a space heater or other method to minimize the risk of freezing pipes. Park Security Systems can connect this sensor and integrate it with your security system – or, it can be requested at installation.
Sometimes, the worst case scenario happens. If that ends up being the case for you, you’ll want to know as quickly as possible. A water sensor that triggers a smartphone alert when flooding is detected allows you to respond to the situation as early as you can. This can be an outstanding backup tool for homeowners who are on vacation and unable to respond to the temperature sensor alert. And if your front door has a smart lock (which we recommend), you can let a friend or neighbor in to shut off the water while you’re away.
Automatic Water Shutoff
This tool takes the technology one step further. By automatically shutting off your home’s water when a leak is detected, your security system can defeat flood damage head on. How does it work? A water shutoff valve is attached to your water supply, and it is triggered wirelessly when your water sensor detects the leak. This is as proactive as it gets.
Connected sensors, instant alerts and home automation technology is taking security to new heights of home control. To learn how you can take advantage of these winter weather damage prevention tools, contact Park Security Systems.
About Park Security Systems
PARK Security Systems is a locally owned and operated security system provider in. Pennsylvania. PARK Security Systems’ certified expert technicians offer complete Commercial and Residential Security System solutions.
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