Smart home technology is continuously evolving, making homes more efficient, secure, and comfortable. It gives you more control over utilities and different devices within your home from anywhere. Fire and water disasters can cause death, injuries, property damage, and loss of possessions, which can lead to physical and emotional health problems.
Thankfully, with smart home technology, you can protect your home from disasters that can cause severe damages, eliminating the need for costly renovations. While technology can’t stop disasters from happening, it can help lower its effects. Here’s how smart home innovations can help you prevent fire and water disasters.
1. Water leak detectors
Prolonged, hidden water leaks can increase the risk of structural damage and mold growth if left unchecked. However, you can quickly catch these occurrences with intelligent water leak detectors before the damage gets out of control. These detectors are usually placed near appliances and plumbing fixtures at a greater leak risk. Depending on how you’ve set your water leak detector, it alerts you or sounds an alarm in case a water leak occurs, allowing you to take action before the leak spreads and causes damage.
Alternatively, you can fit in a flood monitoring system with multiple water leak detectors and automatic shut-off valves that you can remotely control. If, without your knowledge, the leak spreads, consider seeking help from Restoration experts.
2. Smart fire detectors
Smart fire detectors send an alert to your smartphone whenever they detect high heat. You can also incorporate them into your security system with other heat and smoke detectors. You can set the fire detectors to alert you when the temperature goes above the pre-set level or when there’s a quick temperature rise, allowing you to act on time.
3. Advanced Waterflow analytics
Frozen and broken water pipes can cause leaks. While a flow meter solution can observe flow differences that can often indicate a leaking pipe, advanced Waterflow analytics allows you to monitor water usage round the clock then alert you of any potential leaks. This helps take preventive measures that help you save on water bills.
4. Smart smoke detectors
Although smoke detectors have been in use for a long time, continuous technology updates have made them more effective. They are meant to notify you whenever they sense any smoke. Incorporating smart smoke detectors into your home security system allows for notifications to be sent to the fire department so they can act on time in case of a fire outbreak. You can also integrate them into your security camera system to determine fire causes.
5. Smart outlets
Smart outlets or plugs are Wi-Fi-enabled electrical outlets that can be turned off anywhere using a smartphone application. If you’re away from home and are afraid that you left an electrical device on, you can shut off the smart outlet using your phone, eliminating potential disaster risks.
6. Smart stovetop devices
If you leave cooking food unattended, it may cause a house fire. A smart stovetop device prevents such fires by automatically turning off the stove if left unattended. It works with motion-sensing technology that detects whether you’re in the kitchen or not.
Fire and water disasters can have severe health and financial consequences. Consider investing in the above smart home devices to prevent these disasters.