Accidental flooding is expensive. Damage to your own and your neighbours' property can be very costly - the time taken for the clear-up and the down-time while everything is reconfigured can be lengthy. The cost to you of the physical water damage may not be that great (particularly if you are covered by insurance), but the loss of productive output can be considerable during the clean-up.
Where a water leak occurs in a public area, it is paramount that it is detected as soon as possible due to the health and safety implications.
If you are alerted about a flood within 20 seconds of water leakage being detected, you stand a good chance of containing the problem before it gets out of hand. Even if you are not on-site, by receiving the critical SMS in good time you are able to let key-holders know that there is a problem that needs to be resolved quickly.
No matter how many precautions you take or how carefully you check water pipe connections - it will be the apparently innocuous connection that will give way at the most inconvenient time - just after everyone has gone home for a long weekend break, is a common scenario.
An unexpected drop in temperature can lead to water pipes bursting. An even greater problem is when there are no people around to see the first signs of a water leak.
The General Alert system can have any sensor type attached to it; the flood sensor is just one of these. Examples of other sensor types are - temperature, humidity, water flow, electric power, switch, relay and proximity. Communication from the sensors is either by GSM modem or by direct connection to the internet using an Ethernet connection to a local router. Forty eight sensors of any type can be fitted to a single General Alert system.
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