WH Security provides two main types of water sensors to help protect what matters most and limit the amount of damage done in the event of an environmental emergency.
One style of water sensor has external contact points. When water makes contact with them it shorts the device and triggers the central processing unit (CPU), which notifies the monitoring center. This style is commonly placed along the bottom of walls or near a drain for surface water detection.
The other style we install is a float-style water sensor, which goes in the sump tank. When water reaches the level of the device, a portion of it starts to float up. When it reaches a certain height, it triggers the CPU and notifies the monitoring center.
Adding water sensors to your security system will not increase the monthly monitoring fee, and these sensors are always on, whether your alarm system is armed or not.