Honeywell’s RWD41 water defense water-sensing alarm offers superior protection against leaks and water damage near potential trouble spots close to plumbing around the home or office. Place it in hard-to-see areas around toilet bases; under sinks; behind dishwashers, refrigerators and laundry machines; and by water heaters and sump pumps.
|RWD41 Water Defense|
Water Sensing Alarm
At a Glance:
- Effective way to beat the high cost of water damage
- Water leaks occur most frequently in the kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom
- Plug-and-play features make for easy installation
- Low-battery chirp alert
- Dimensions: 9.5 inches by 7.375 inches by 1.5 inches
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)|
From the Manufacturer
Patented 4-foot cable solution extends the detection zone offered by traditional spot detectors by 3100%; Water Sensing Cable detects water along entire length of cable; Place the cable in spots where you do not usually observe leaks from water heaters, sump pumps, behind washing machines and dishwashers, under sinks, around toilets; 4 feet of sensing cable is included which can be expanded to 250 feet; Base unit is powered by 9 volt Battery (not included); 6 feet of Leader Cable allows alarm unit to be mounted on walls or another room; Cable is expandable up to 250 feet - the only system that can run around the entire perimeter of a room or basement; Low Battery Chirp Alert