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INSTEON 2852-222 Water Leak Sensor

Instant Water Leak Detection and Alerts
  • Just set on the floor - no screws, no tape, no wires!
  • Receive leak alerts via texts and/or emails when used with INSTEON compatible software
  • Simply tap/tap link to lights to be visually alerted
  • Daily "heartbeat" signal allows monitoring systems to ensure leak sensor continues to function and communications are OK
  • Save $1,000's in undetected water damage (not to mention the hassle)
  • 10+ year battery life (battery included)
  • Fantastic when on vacation, for rental properties and 2nd homes

Item #: 2852-222

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  • The risk of water damage in a home is high. In fact, it is one of the most common home insurance claims. Every year millions of homeowners suffer billions of dollars in losses. But these losses can be reduced or even avoided altogether with the new INSTEON Leak Sensor.

    Leak Sensor alerts you so you can stop the leak before damage to your home occurs. Simply add as many sensors as you'd like to the INSTEON Hub (sold separately) and get instant alerts delivered via text/email to your smartphone. The INSTEON Hub also allows you to add cameras for remote monitoring, motion sensors, door/window sensors and of course control over lighting and appliances in your home.

    For more advanced applications, consider HouseLinc or ISY-994i. Together with a leak sensor you can use a INSTEON I/O Linc Low Voltage / Contact Closure Interface to activate a whole-home water shutoff valve. When the leak sensor detects water, it can trigger the I/O Linc to automatically activate and instantly close the valve to prevent any further water leakage and damage. By adding multiple sensors, you can monitor leaks throughout your home and immediately shut off the main water supply should water be detected. These solutions also provide text/email alerts as well as more advanced conditional programming.

    This easy to use, battery powered leak sensor can provide the early detection necessary to prevent leaks from creating major damage to your home.

    The INSTEON Leak Sensor installs quickly and easily - no need to run wires or drill holes. Simply place the sensor near where water leaks may occur. Some common places are:
    • Washing machines
    • Toilets
    • Water heaters
    • Sinks
    • Refrigerators (water filters)
    • Dishwashers
    • Basements
    • Water Softeners

    Simple Design
    Other leak sensors on the market require running wires or drilling holes, the INSTEON Leak Sensor is an all-in-one design. This makes it super simple to install and ideal for placing in tight areas.

    Long Lasting Battery Life
    A lithium battery comes included with the INSTEON Leak Sensor and will provide over 10 years of operation. To add a level of security, the sensor also features a "heartbeat" signal which is sent daily. This can be used by central controllers and/or cloud services to notify you that the sensor is still functioning or in the absence of the signal that there is a problem.

    Start with one, grow to dozens if you wish. INSTEON also offers motion and open/close (door/window) sensors.

  • General
    Brand INSTEON
    Manufacturer product no. 2852-222, INSTEON Leak Sensor
    UPC 813922013078
    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)
    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

    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)
    Battery One (1) AA lithium 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

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    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

    Other thoughts:
    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

    Review of 2852-222 Review by Gman62
    Review of 2852-222

    Very slick! Compact, simple, links quickly to my ISY-99i, simple to add to ISY programs to control my Smarthome Select Electronic Water Shutoff Valve. Responds instantly to water on the electrical contacts on the base, sends signal immediately through my home's Insteon network and changes state in the ISY. Shutoff valve actuates within one second of water hitting the contacts. Very impressed, will likely pick up a few more of these for my other bathrooms and basement.

    Posted on 8/9/2014

    Review of 2852-222 Review by ErnieLee
    Review of 2852-222

    This is a quick and easy device for my home. I also have the AQUO from, which has email alerts that I got because I travel a lot. This way, I and maintenance folks can get alerts even If I am away. Wish they had that feature on this one. :

    Posted on 7/30/2014

    Review of 2852-222 Review by JOHN
    Review of 2852-222

    Inconsistent functionality in these things. I have 8 of these things and at least half of them don't trigger a Wet Detected broadcast which is required to activate an event. Direct linking works fine but I want an alert when there is a leak!

    Posted on 7/14/2014

    Review of 2852-222 Review by TERRY
    Review of 2852-222

    Bought six of these to put throughout the house after a neighbor suffered over $100K in losses due to a busted pipe in his upstairs. Next step is to fully automate and put in the main water shutoff valve to automatically control via these sensors. For now, they text me when there is a problem.

    Posted on 6/27/2014

    Review of 2852-222 Review by CHRIS
    Review of 2852-222

    Very disappointed. Spent money on product based on description. Now, I find out that I need additional equipment for it to work as intended or I can lose the shipping $$$ both ways to return it. Lesson learned. I'll cut my losses.

    Posted on 6/26/2014

    Review of 2852-222 Review by Terry
    Review of 2852-222

    I would like to comment on the 10 year battery life advertised. I bought 6 of these at the same time and all of the batteries lasted approximately 15 months. All of the 6 units indicated low battery within about a 24 hour period of each other.

    Posted on 6/7/2014

    Review of 2852-222 Review by KEITH
    Review of 2852-222

    Took minutes to send an email when triggered. Often showed it was wet after it had been dried. Was unreliable in communicating with the hub even when an Access point was within 10 feet of it.

    Posted on 5/13/2014

    Review of 2852-222 Review by Mr
    Review of 2852-222

    Bought two of these as open box items. One pairs with HouseLinc properly but the other pairs as an unknown device. Kind of useless as an unknown device as it doesn't allow you to use the wet or dry detect features. Last time I buy open box. I was also disappointed that although the leak sensor sends a 'heartbeat' signal once a day, HouseLinc doesn't allow you to setup an alert if it doesn't receive the heartbeat. This would be useful to know if the battery needed to be replaced. I can't complain too much as HouseLine is a free download. I'm sure other software packages could be setup for this purpose.

    Posted on 5/9/2014

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