No need to take a rain check on the Fibaro Flood Sensor
Today I'm taking a look at the Fibaro flood sensor.
On sale at various retailers for 60 bucks.
60 bucks may seem a bit pricey for a flood sensor like this, but this one earns its price tag with some really clever design.
The plastic body rests on three gold plated probes that sense whether or not water is present.
The probes are telescopic, meaning that you can place it on any kind of uneven surface, and all three probes still can touching the ground.
The coolest part about this device's design, though, is the inside.
It's a streamlined interior with a single button and a single LED light for basic function.
It also includes a sort of terminal that you can wire up to a security camera, a siren, or even an- Internal power supply.
This balance means that as a standalone product the Fibaro works well, but also, it's really high potential and what it can do for smartphone security as a whole.
For anyone who lives in a floodplain, who's pipes are prone to burst, or who's basements flood in the spring, this is a really solid product.
And especially if you're wanting to build out your house and integrate this product into a larger smart home security system, I would very highly recommend it.
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Here at the CNet Smart Home, I'm Dave Priest.