- What's Included
Protect your home from evil water pipes
Simply place the water leak sensor near a potential water leak and avoid one of the most common home insurance claims that leaves homeowners suffering millions of dollars in losses every year. When used with the Insteon Hub, you will receive instant alerts the instant a water leak is detected.
One of the sensors you hope you never have to use in your home, Leak Sensor's function is simple: it detects water leaks. Place one by your water heater, under every sink, by your clothes and dish washers and behind the toilet for total protection. When used in conjunction with an IO Module and electronic water shutoff valve, it can automatically stop a water leak as it happens.
If a sink starts leaking or a pipe bursts in your basement, let Leak Sensor be your ever present watch dog with instant alerts on your smartphone or tablet.
Sinks Toilets Water Heaters Dish Washers
Washing Machines Refrigerators Water Softners
Multi-Packs Also Available:
Insteon Water Leak Sensor (2 Pack) Insteon Water Leak Sensor (4 Pack) Insteon Water Leak Sensor (6 Pack)
General Brand Insteon Manufacturer product no. 2852-222, Insteon Leak Sensor UPC 813922013078 Insteon Insteon powerline mesh repeater No Insteon RF mesh repeater No Insteon controller Yes Insteon responder No Maximum links/scenes 400 Commands supported as responder On Group 1 (Dry) On Group 2 (Wet) Heartbeat (Group 4) Software configurable Yes RF range Up to 150 feet (open air) Phase bridge detect beacon No Insteon device category 0x10 Insteon device subcategory 0x08 (915MHz RF frequency) Mechanical Mounting Place on flat surface where leak will occur Case color White Buttons 1, Set Plastic Polycarbonate Rubber Polyethylene rubber Conductive Feet Corrosion resistant nickel plated bronze Beeper No Setup LED Yes, green Dimensions
Excluding antenna: 0.9" H x 3.6" W x 1.4 D (23mm H x 92mm W x 36mm D)
With antenna: 3.7" H x 3.6" W x 1.4" D (93mm H x 92mm W x 36mm D)
Weight 3 oz (0.2 lb, 90g) Operating environment Indoors Operating temperature range 32-104°F (0-40°C) Operating humidity range 0-90% relative humidity Storage temperature range -4-158°F (-20-70°C) Electrical Battery One (1) AA battery included Voltage 1.5VDC Retains all settings without power Yes, saved in non-volatile EEPROM Mean battery life 10 years Certifications FCC, IC Canada
- Very Poor Product Review by Mark
Very Poor Product
The one I ordered never worked at all. It was recognized as a sensor on my Insteon network, but never signal a 'leak' even when the base was complete immersed in water. Shorting the two sensors pins with a wire didn't even cause it to signal. I've been quite happy with Insteon products -- most all of my home automation devices are Insteon products -- but this one sucks.
Posted on 1/15/2017
- bad design Review by FL_cloudly
as previous reviewer commented: once water hits one of these sensor's they are toast. Who designs a non-waterproof leak sensor.
I bought a 6 pack. 2 are toast. One never signaled, and I don't know how the "heartbeat" feature works, because both died and I never got anything. The water flow was so big it was causing damage already; that was my alert. One was found submerged and the other got wet.
Right now the insteon app says they are dry even though they are dead.
another design flaw is if it does signal a leak it will hammer your phone every 60 seconds or less. They should allow to be able to dial up and down the frequency.
Posted on 6/24/2016
- Helpful Review by jmight
I have four of these in various locations in the facility that I manage, they are all tied in with remote valves, they respond well to wet situations.
Posted on 4/22/2016
- Leak Detected! Review by TominNH
Easter morning I was greeted wit a leak alert. Sure enough, we have a pin hole leak in our fresh water line. No damage is done due to the quick alert of this device. Well worth the investment!
Posted on 3/27/2016
- one big flaw Review by skywatcher
one big flaw
I got 6 of these. They pair with the Hub fine, and can be queried using the iOS app without problem. They have also signaled leaks as expected. However, when I had a leak, water got into the leak sensor and destroyed it -- rather a bad design flaw, in my opinion.
Posted on 2/12/2016
- Works Great Review by Scott
These work as advertised. A week after I installed on in my laundy room, I received an alert. I had a leaking hot water connector. This save me a disaster as my laundry is on the second floor.
Posted on 1/17/2016
- Some changes Review by Patrick
I received a few of these Leak Sensors a few weeks ago. Information on the forum indicates that the latest firmware requires the user to press on the set button to restore the wet state to dry.
Previous versions of this sensor upon a wet condition would return the sensor to a dry state once the area was clear of any standing water. Having used both sensors with the two different behaviors I could go either way.
What is shocking is none of this information was shared with the public, tech support, or sales. If your company intends on changing how a product operates, behaves, or reacts. You need to publish this information so its not going to be a complete shock and surprise to the end user!
Over all its still a great product which includes the heart beat feature which is really a must. Comes with a 10 year lithium battery so that offers lots of value too. This sensor needs to be adjusted in price though because when it first came out it was listed as $26.XX.
Last years X-MAS sale had them going for less than $18.XX a piece! Costco also had them in 4 packs which came out to be $25.XX a piece. Lets pass along some of the saving to the customers who have supported the brand.
Posted on 7/20/2015
- Saved the day! Review by Edgarvb6
Saved the day!
Well, I just finished installing a new water softener in the house. During the installation as you know, the water needs to be turned off. Well I did that, forgetting that the HVAC humidifier (located in the attic) was still active. Long story short, on startup the system fills up and traps air, our city water pressure is 75psi. You do the math, at around 2:30am the night after the softener was installed, the compression tubing for the humidifier popped off the fitting and started to leak. Remember, the humidifier feed the system in the attic. With the water pressure, the tubing was pushed back into the house and started leaking freely in the laundry room. Guess what, that's where the Insteon leak sensor was placed. This little unit saved the day!!! I realized that we had a leak when I tried to brush my teeth this morning with no water. I interface this unit with my home automation PLC and with this combination, when there's a leak Insteon shuts the valve and my home PLC turns off the hot water heaters, softener, and humidifier.
This is a no brainer, I have three installed and I need three more...
Posted on 4/12/2015
- Works well for me; wish it provided battery status Review by Luke
Works well for me; wish it provided battery status
Overall, I like these. Here are some thoughts:
The device includes a battery that is supposed to last ten years
The device doesn't seem to report battery status
I originally had the hub at the corner of the second story of my house. The sensors struggled to communicate with the hub until I moved it to the second floor. They now communicate reliably.
Posted on 9/28/2014
- Best product ever! Review by JamesBond
Best product ever!
This product saved tons of headache, expense, and awkward explanations for a person house-sitting for us while we were on vacation. We received an alert that there was a leak in the guest bathroom, and it turned out to be a miss-used shower-curtain. A few weeks of water soaking into the base boards and drywall daily would have been a mess, and probably not caught until after there was mold in the walls. Luckily a quick call and short conversation cleared it up, and no damage.
Awesome product, great system. We love our INSTEON setup and have expanded to other products throughout the house; lights, thermostat, door sensors, motion sensors, over 50 devices and counting...
Posted on 9/10/2014
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