Smart home devices can protect your home.

6 Smart Home Devices Can Save Your Home From Property Damage

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Even with utmost caution, homeowners may face the threat of fire or flooding damage. Fortunately, recent advancements in smart home devices have significantly reduced the risk of such incidents. These devices can identify potential dangers before they evolve into destructive events within your home.

But how do these devices achieve this feat? By seamlessly connecting to your Wi-Fi network, they can swiftly transmit alerts to your smartphone upon detecting potential hazards. The list below outlines some noteworthy smart home devices that offer a distinct advantage in protecting your property against potential damage.

1. Smart Home Water Leak Detectors

  • These compact battery-operated devices are placed near plumbing fixtures and appliances, such as sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and water heaters.
  • You can set them up to immediately sound an alarm or alert your smartphone (or both) if a leak occurs. This allows you to act fast, whether you’re at home or away.
  • Some smart leak detectors have automatic shut-off valves that you can control remotely.
  • Install a complete flood monitoring system to connect to your smart home security system for more protection and control.

2. Smart Home Smoke and CO Alarms

  • These devices send an alert to your smartphone if they detect smoke or carbon monoxide (CO) or if the device has a low battery.
  • If you connect them to your smart home security system, it can send alerts to your smartphone and the fire department in an emergency.
  • Some smart smoke detectors can shut down your HVAC system if it detects smoke. This prevents smoke from spreading to other areas of the home.
  • Use them along with fire/heat detectors for the best protection against fire.

3. Smart Home Fire Detectors

  • Smart fire detectors send an alert to your smartphone when there’s a rapid temperature rise or the temperature reaches a fixed point.
  • You can opt for combination heat detectors that provide fixed and rate-of-rise detection.
  • They can also be connected to your central security system for better control and protection.

4. Smart Batteries

  • If you don’t want to replace regular smoke alarms with smart ones, equip them with smart batteries.
  • Smart batteries send instant smartphone updates if one of the smoke detectors goes off or when the battery is low.
  • These batteries are compatible with smoke and CO detectors, as well as fire detectors.

Install smart batteries (L) into your smart home fire and smoke detectors (R) for the best combination of security.

5. Smart Oven Shut-Off Devices

  • Unattended cooking is the leading cause of house fires, so an automatic oven shut-off device can help prevent kitchen fires.
  • They come as oven knobs or as devices installed in a kitchen cabinet.
  • A smart oven shut-off device automatically turns off the stovetop or oven when cooking is left unattended. It uses a motion sensor that detects if you are in the kitchen. When you leave the kitchen, the device starts a timer; if you’re not back by the end of the countdown, it will shut off the oven.

6. Smart Outlets

  • These are electrical outlets that you can turn off remotely via an app on your smartphone. That helps if you’ve left home and are worried you forgot to shut off an appliance or even your lights.
  • Smart outlets can be voice-controlled if you connect them to smart devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo.

Contact PuroClean for Your Property Restoration Needs Today!

Despite taking all required precautions, unforeseen emergencies resulting in property damage can still occur. During such crises, trust in proficient professionals who can promptly restore your home and provide peace of mind. Contact PuroClean today at (813) 703-8686 for outstanding fire and water damage restoration services.

Last edited on 5th of April 2024