D-Link Now Shipping DCH-S160 Wi-Fi Water Sensor

If you’ve ever had a pipe burst or your basement flooded, you know that finding out ASAP is critical. The sooner you know, the greater the ability to pull things out, or turn the water off and start dealing with the problem. Once you’ve made the jump to home automation (HA), adding water detection sensors is a no brainer, but can be a hard sell if you don’t already have a hub on premises – which is one of the key differentiators between most HA sensors and a Wi-Fi sensor like the $60 DCH-S160. It doesn’t require a hub, linking to your smartphone and/or to D-Link’s companion DCH-S220 ($50) siren. Assuming it does what it says on the tin it is money well spent IMO.

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D-Link Now Shipping Industry’s First Wi-Fi Water Sensor 

Device Can Save Customers’ Thousands of Dollars by Detecting Water and Alerting Users Before Serious Problems Occur

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Aug. 6, 2015 – D-Link today announced immediate availability of its Wi-Fi Water Sensor (DCH-S160), a compact device that plugs into an open power outlet and alerts users with a loud siren whenever it comes in contact with water. In addition to the audible siren with six different customizable tones, customers will also get push notifications with the free mydlink Home app on their smartphones or tablet to ensure they’re aware of a water leak no matter their location.

The Wi-Fi Water Sensor can be placed near washing machines, sump pumps, water heaters, sinks, dishwashers, refrigerators, or anywhere in the home where a water leak may occur. The Water Sensor comes with two cables: a 3.3 feet extension cable and a specially designed 1.6 feet sensing cable that detects water along its entire length. When water is detected, a 70dB alarm will sound and an LED will flash to give users audio and visual warnings.

D-Link® today also announced the launch of a companion product, the Wi-Fi Siren (DCH-S220). The siren can be paired to work with the Wi-Fi Water Sensor (or other D-Link compatible devices1) to generate an additional audio alarm from another room or even another location.

“Anyone who’s ever experienced a flood in their home knows how costly and inconvenient they can be, and our new Wi-Fi Water Sensor is a great solution to give homeowners and renters a quick way to catch a leak before it turns into a disaster,” said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. “The Wi-Fi Water Sensor connects to an existing home network so they can easily be placed near any appliance or in the home where a water disaster might occur. As an additional option, users can get additional sirens going by pairing the new Wi-Fi Siren with the Wi-Fi Water Sensor.”

With the high cost of home water damage these days, D-Link’s Wi-Fi Water Sensor is the ideal solution for the DIY user. It will give customers peace of mind and could save them thousands of dollars in costly water damage repairs.

D-Link’s Connected Home solutions truly simplify home automation and security. The mydlink Home app features an intuitive design that is easy to navigate and fun to use, and both the Wi-Fi Water Sensor and the Wi-Fi Siren use a simple one-button installation – simply press the WPS button on the Water Sensor, on the Siren and on the existing router to connect to a home network in minutes.

More about the Wi-Fi Water Sensor (DCH-S160):

•        Push Notifications – Receive an alert on your mobile device and sound an audible alarm when a water leak is detected

•        Simple Setup – Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button and mydlink Home mobile app offers quick and easy setup to connect to connect to your existing Wi-Fi network.

•        Local and Remote Control – Controlled by the free mydlink® Home mobile app

•        Versatile Placement – Extendable water sensing cable, with standard RJ-11 cable, allows for water sensing far from an outlet

•        Pairs with other mydlink Devices – Works with other mydlink-enabled devices such as the Wi-Fi Siren, Wi-Fi Smart Plugs and Wi-Fi Cameras2

•        Compact Design One-piece wall-plug design is compact and portable

•        Watch the mydlink Wi-Fi Water Sensor video here

More about the Wi-Fi Siren (DCH-S220):

•        Pairs with other mydlink Devices – Use with the mydlink Water Sensor, Motion Sensor and other devices to trigger siren based on leak or motion detection

•        Simple Setup – Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button and mydlink Home mobile app offers quick and easy setup to connect to connect to your existing Wi-Fi network.

•        Uses mydlink Home app – Controlled by free mydlink® Home mobile app, with push notifications sent to phone or tablet

•        Multiple Alarms – Six different alarm sounds

•        Adjustable Volume – Using the mobile app (up to 110 decibels)

•        Compact Design – Wall plug design (AC powered); no additional power cables required

•        Watch the mydlink Wi-Fi Siren video here

Availability and Pricing

The mydlink Wi-Fi Water Sensor (DCH-S160) is available for $59.99 and the mydlink Wi-Fi Siren (DCH-S220) is available for $49.99 at Amazon.com, Bestbuy.com, and throughout D-Link’s vast network of retail and e-tail outlets. Detailed specifications are available online at http://us.dlink.com/DCH-S160 and http://us.dlink.com/DCH-S220.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit us.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink) or D-Link’s blog (http://blog.dlink.com/).

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1 The DCH-S220 is compatible with the DCH-S150, DSP-W110, DSP-W110, DSP-W215, and DCS-935L

2 The DCH-S160 works with the DSP-W110, DSP-W215, DCS-935L, DCH-S150, and DCH-S220.

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  • This looks like a home

    This looks like a home automation product I can really use.  I’ve got issues with leaves and debris plugging up the drain in my basement stairwell.  The result is the stairwell filling with water and coming in around my door frame.  I discovered that the lower edge of the door frame had rotted out so there was a rather large hole in the frame.  We’ve had a lot of rain here this spring and early in the summer that have resulted in multiple floods in my basement.  The ones this year have been especially bad since water infiltrated the room where my home theater resides.  I’m probably going to have to rip out the carpet and a lot of the drywall since it’s starting to get moldy and mildewed.  I’m not sure if this device would have helped me all that much, but at least it would have given us a heads-up when the water was starting to come in.

    • Totally agree. Helps that the

      Totally agree. Helps that the price is quite reasonable. It would be great if they opened it up to other HA systems as well, but that’s probably too much to ask :).