Many property owners only associate alarms with intruders. Water leak detection also plays a vital role in a complete security solution.
Water damage occurs as a result of a variety of events including a washing machine hose that splits, pipes that freeze and burst, an overflowing toilet, or a water heater that fails. The purpose of a water leak detector is to provide an early warning of a leak, which enables you to stop the water at the source or call for professional help. Water leak detectors are inexpensive additions to an existing security system. However, they can save a property owner from a host of expensive issues.
These detectors are handy for areas that are not in the line of sight or frequently visited. For example, a burst pipe in a vacation home could leak for days before the owner is made aware. In commercial applications, the damage could be much more significant. In multi-tenant locations, a cascading effect might occur when an overflowing sink ends up causing damage to several floors.
Our sales force encounters a wide range of security issues. On, in particular, was a hotel where a guest was washing a shirt in the sink. The clogged drain resulted in several thousand dollars of damage on multiple floors. Simple water detection could have prevented the issue.
Damage may occur from several different issues:
- Seasonal flooding
- Faulty sump pumps
- Faulty machinery or appliance leaks
- Cracked building foundations
- Power outages
- Sewer back-up and overflow
- A frozen water pipe that has burst
- A full window well
Key locations of leak detectors
About Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Alarm Detection Systems is one of the largest alarm firms in the country. Family-owned since 1968, we provide business alarms, fire alarms, card access, security cameras, and home security systems. Proudly servicing Chicagoland, Northern Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and Southern Wisconsin in the Midwest. Call us at 630.844.6300 for more information.