Four Types Of Sensors Your Remote Home Monitors Should Have

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A typical home monitoring system integrates different types of sensors for maximum protection. Here are four types of sensors that shouldn't miss in your monitoring system:

Water Sensor

A water sensor detects the presence of moisture. It's necessary for safeguarding your home against water damages. For example, when you get an alert that water has been detected in areas where it shouldn't be, you can rush home or phone someone to turn off your main water supply. You can install the sensors in strategic locations such as around plumbing installations and in the basement.

A water sensor can be a life saver, for example, if a pipe has burst in your home. Without such a notification, you may only know that you have a burst pipe when your whole house has been flooded with water. Imagine what kind of damage your house can experience if it incurs water damage when you are away on vacation. A water sensor is also handy when it comes to detecting leaks that would otherwise remain hidden from view.

Motion Sensor

Just like the name suggests, a sensor detects movement and sends you an alert. This is aimed at detecting unauthorized entries into the home. Motion sensors operate at different ranges; for example, a motion sensor with a 40-feet range will detect any movement at that distance. Unlike other systems, you only need to switch on a motion sensor when leaving the house or when sleeping; that way you don't get unnecessary alerts.

Smoke Sensors

Most fires produce smoke. A smoke detector is designed to detect even the hint of smoke, which means you will be able to put out the fire before it overwhelms you. Early detection of fire will also give you ample time to react, for example, by calling the fire department or evacuating the building.

Temperature Sensors

Unfortunately, not all materials produce smoke while burning. However, all fires result in elevated temperatures either of the surrounding or of the burning material. A temperature detector is designed to detect such kinds of situations. In some cases, a fire develops rapidly and only starts to produce smoke when it is too late; temperature sensors can also help in such situations.

Installing sensors is a good way of securing your home from different threats. In fact, even insurance companies understand this fact and may give you a discount when you install a reliable system. Consult an electrician for more information on these home monitoring sensors.

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