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The Fibaro Flood Sensor is modeled after a drop of water on a flat surface.

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The SmartThings app is one of the apps Fibaro works with, and it shows the Sensor's status and the room's temperature.

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Unlike other sensors on the market, like the pictured SmartThings and Aeon Labs ones (top left and bottom left respectively), the Fibaro features three telescopic probes -- only two of which must touch water to send an alert.

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The interior LED light glows faintly when you activate the Fibaro, and also blinks different colors when it senses water. The Fibaro also emits an alarm when alerted.

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The SmartThings app provides a running list of device updates, and the latency between Fibaro and app alerts is very small.

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Terminals on the inside of the Fibaro's plastic body allow you to connect external power sources, alarms and security cameras to the Flood Sensor.

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Here, two wires are attached to the terminals that will act as another set of probes, to be positioned by the user as needed.

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The SmartThings app can send you push notifications, texts, and emails if the Flood Sensor detects water.

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The plastic top of the Fibaro Flood Sensor easily screws off to reveal a simple interface inside.

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Check out the Fibaro Flood Sensor, now selling for 60 bucks, and be sure to read the full review on CNET.

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