While water is essential to supporting life, it is also a force to be reckoned with. Left unchecked, water leaks can cause costly damage and create dangerous liability issues. Any area with a water connection poses a potential risk if not properly monitored. For instance, a single toilet with a leaky flapper valve can waste 50 gallons of water every day. Undetected slow leaks contribute to insidious mold and wet rot issues.
An ounce of prevention…
It is far more cost-effective to take a proactive approach. Preventative measures significantly reduce the risk of costly damage caused by undetected water leaks. While technology can’t prevent a flash flood, our cloud-based, low-voltage water detection devices detect water leaks as soon as they occur and alert you in real time in order to implement repairs immediately.
The Pepco Detection System provides affordable early warning against damage caused by water leaks (leaking appliances, standing water, cracked pipes, etc.). The Water Leak Detector System has the capacity to connect to 1,000’s of leak sensors in a large building or campus of buildings or a network of buildings across the street, across town or across the country and communicate the precise location where a leak is occurring.
Leak Detection Sensors can be installed in any of the following:
- Under Sinks
- Under Toilets
- A/C Units
- Washing Machine
- Hot Water Heaters
- A/C Pans and Drain Lines
The Transmitters send signals to a Repeater, typically located in a Stairwell or Hallway. Adding more Repeaters increases the distance we can receive sensors transmissions. The Repeaters communicate to a RECEIVER installed inside the PEPCO DETECTION Alarm Panel (“PDAP”).
Each PDAP is connected to each other using any one of several communication schemes including BACnet IP, BACnet over Ethernet, BACnet MS/TP or BACnet PTP to form a LAN or WAN network.
The Sensor DATA are pushed to the cloud where the enteliWEB CLOUD Software relays the Alarm Messaging to the person designated to receive the transmission.
According to a study by the Insurance Information Institute of insurance claims between 2012-2016, water damage was the second most common damage claim. Some insurance companies offer a discount for implementing leak detection systems, which can more than pay for itself over time. Be sure to check with your insurance carrier for specifics.