The Fibaro Flood Sensor aims to be more than just your average water level and moisture detector. Many home insurance policies do not cover for flood damage, which brings us to this device. There are many moisture sensors available on the market that allows users to be alerted when a probe extending from the device gets in contact with water. This will then send alerts with the use of low-power communication protocols (like Z-Wave or Zigbee), to communicate to a required hub. These signals will then be sent to your phone for you to receive. These can be in the form of text messages or push notifications. That being said, what does Fibaro’s own flood sensor have in-store that makes it different from other devices of its kind?
The Fibaro Flood Sensor Floats Above the Rest
First thing about the Fibaro Flood Sensor is its easy setup procedures. While easy to install, some of the directions found in the manual are somehow incomplete and convoluted. For example, there are directions that will include sections, technical information, and general info about the whole system for the device. But the manual only says “Use the TMP button to include the Fibaro Flood Sensor into the Z-Wave Network.” What it doesn’t say, however, is you have to press that button three times, then screw the top back on.
But the setup procedure is just one part of the Fibaro Sensor as we are about to tackle on what could be the device’s strongest element – its design. The shape of this gadget is cleverly modeled after a water droplet. It is simple, convenient, and unobtrusive. At the bottom of the device, there are three gold-plated probes. These act as the legs for the plastic body. These probes spread far apart than other sensors from other manufacturers. Hence, these sensors are less likely to miss a small leak.
Inside, the hardware has a streamlined design. Many users will only use the single button and will only see that one LED. However, there is a row of terminals that will open up the possibility of creative tech combinations. For instance, you can connect this flood sensor to a permanent power source, or you can even connect it to alarm systems, or even a camera that will activate when the sensor’s probes touch water.
While the Fibaro Flood Sensor is clearly made for homes that are within flood territory, it is not built for everyone. However, for those who are within such an area, this device has versatility and reliability plastered all over it.