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1 hour ago, eggzlot said:

Cloud dependent ones have a fault if you lose power or internet access.  Alarm panels usually have battery back up so they just flat out work 

This is our preferred method.  But you can also use something like GRI 2600 (either 2 wire or 4 wire conductor) if you have an open Contact/power on your processor.  You will need a dealer to add/bind.

Regardless of what option you choose, I also highly recommend @Cinegration Water Agent, click here for driver details

 

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I use water sensors tied into my DSC Alarm.  I then have a Water Cop that is tied into my controller via a relay.  When alarm sensors detect water, water cop shuts off.  I do like the cloud based ones because they can monitor even smaller drips but I’d still keep hardwired alarm sensors in most fault prone areas to be safe.  

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4 minutes ago, prabeau said:

Loss of power is a big one.

No lights, no AV, no using thousands of $ of automation, no sump pump , 12V alarm battery dies... it's a question of priorities.

Went the generator route. 

Generator, 2 120v sump pumps/wells, auto water shutoff and a water powered backup sump pump. Really don't want my basement flooded lol.

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13 hours ago, Neo1738 said:

Generator, 2 120v sump pumps/wells, auto water shutoff and a water powered backup sump pump. Really don't want my basement flooded lol.

Same boat here.  Though I did water back ups before I added an automatic whole home generator.  Though still peace of mind if the main pump just breaks.  That said I have wireless tag sensors attached to the pipe in the pit so if it gets wet because water levels creep up I’ll know before it overflows. 

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We have Honeywell water sensors at all likely sources for overflow (washer, fridge, HVAC, etc) so those are monitored by alarm company which is a nice peace of mind - and they're integrated into C4 for programming and automatic shut off.  We also have Flo shutoff valve which is integrated into C4 for shutoff if Flo doesn't decide to shut things off on its own.  So hopefully between the Flo AI and the alarm company we'll never have a serious flood.....really don't want that either 😃

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