How Does a Wi-Fi Leak and Freeze Detector Work?

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Smart Home Wifi Leak and Freeze Detector

Have you ever come home to a flooded basement or frozen pipes that have ended with you paying hundreds if not thousands of dollars in repairs to your home? What if there was a way to detect a water leak or a frozen pipe before the damage was caused?

Now there is with Crystal’s smart home solutions including the Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak and Free Detector from Honeywell.

With new technologies constantly being introduced to the market, there are few common questions that come to mind. Lucky for you, our heating and cooling experts have answered those questions for you below.

What is a wi-fi leak and freeze detector?

This smart home solution is an early warning system that notifies you on your smartphone when a leak is detected or when the temperature drops below a certain temperature chosen by you.

Whether you’re home, at work, out for dinner, or even on vacation away from your home, these detectors can help you to avoid expensive repairs and loss of treasured items.

How do you install a leak and freeze detector?

These easy to install detectors are ideally placed near trouble spots like your sump pump, water heater, washer and under sinks and can be installed on the floor or hang at any height. These battery-operated detectors even come with batteries that last up to 3 years.

Once installed, you will need to download the free Lyric App, available on Apple and Android smart devices. For every detector that you have, register and name it in the app and connect to your home Wi-Fi network.

As soon as a leak or frozen pipe is detected, an alert will be sent to your smartphone, no matter where you are.

For more information on how to install the Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector, check out Honeywell’s Instruction Manual.

How does the detector work exactly?

Basically, the detector has a built-in temperature sensor that senses the temperature every hour. If the temperature hits that threshold that you set, you will get notified through the Lyric App and a text will be sent to you so long as you turn your Push notifications on for the app.

The same goes for detecting a leak. Measured in drops, as soon as the device detects a potential leak or water hits the cable, an alert will be sent to your smartphone through the app.

You can specifically choose which notifications and alerts you wish to be sent to you. To do this go into the settings section of the app and enable which alerts you wish to receive notifications for.

The types of alerts and notifications you can receive are:

1. Water – when the water leak detector or cable sensor detects water

2. Temperature and Humidity – when your temperature and humidity is outside the default or custom settings in your app

3. When the device goes offline

4. Low battery levels

5. When any of the above alerts have been resolved

What if I don’t have access to alerts? Aka I’m on vacation with no Wi-Fi access.

We understand that you can’t always have access to wi-fi and when you’re away on vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is a leak or frozen pipe in your home. That’s why this smart home solution comes with a “notify-a-friend” feature that can be set up so that a trusted family member, friend, neighbour, or even contractor is notified instead of you. That way, even while you’re away, someone you trust can take action.

Have peace of mind wherever you go and trust all of your home comfort needs with Crystal Heating and Cooling, before it’s too late. Be sure to check out our full line of smart home solutions or give us a call to learn more today.