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LeakSmart will stop a flood before it does damageThis smart system detects water and controls a water main valve. But is it worth $425?
[MUSIC] The dream of the smart home doesn't just mean voice control or futuristic touch screens. It means your home reacts to you and to its own needs. This type of responsiveness is what leakSMART creates with its complete home water protection system. A leak sensor, water valve, and connecting hub, all packaged for 425 bucks. Here's how it works. You connect the valve to your water main. This will probably take a plumber, so budget accordingly. You connect the valve to this hub, and then you throw your leakSMART sensor under your sink, your washing machine, your water heater, whatever. If a pipe bursts and the sensor detects water, it immediately turns off the water going into your house. Hopefully mitigating the damage before it gets really bad. Setup for the leakSMART is a little bit of a pain. But I really love what it does, making your house actually respond to disasters, as well as alerting you to them. And leakSMART really works reliably. The one problem is, for this whole setup, you're gonna have to take a financial hit. Should you buy the leakSMART system for For 425 bucks? Well, if you live in a house with pipes that are old or prone to freezing, getting a system like leakSMART could save you thousands of dollars. But for most people, the premium just seems a little bit too high, even for the assurance of a flood-stopping system. [MUSIC]