The water defense water-sensing alarm detects leaks near major appliances around the home or office.
The water-sensing cable detects dampness along its entire 4-foot length and can be easily tucked away near appliances or hidden under baseboards around carpet. A separate RWD41-compatible 8-foot extension cable (the RWD80) is available for an even more comprehensive range. The base unit (powered by a 9-volt battery, not included) can be mounted on a wall or another flat surface and comes with a 6-foot leader cable. Installation is a cinch thanks to plug-and-play features built into the system: Just add batteries, plug in the leader cable and the water-sensing cable, and mount the base unit with two-sided tape (which the securing clips also employ to hold the water-sensing cable in place). An 80-decible alert sounds when water is detected, permitting for early discovery and intervention of leaks, and can be turned off by wiping the sensor cable with a dry cloth.
Leak Detection and Protection
Water damage is the second-leading cause of home insurance claims nationwide, and 80 percent of all home water claims are caused by plumbing and major appliances. A surprisingly large amount of water can escape from the smallest of cracks--a 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can release up to 250 gallons of water a day. Insurance companies recommend the installation of water-detection systems like the RWD41 as the best protection against the potentially expensive and stressful damage caused by leaks.
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that can trace its roots back to 1885, when inventor Albert Butz patented the furnace regulator and alarm. Today, Honeywell continues to innovate and manufacture technologies that address challenges linked to global macrotrends such as safety, security, and energy.
What's in the Box
Water sensor alarm, mounting tape, 4 feet (1.2 m) of leak-detection cable, 6 feet (1.8 m) of leader cable, and five cable-securing clips.
|The water-sensing cable alerts the base unit to sound an alarm when there’s a leak. (Click each to enlarge)|