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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.

    Expandable
    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
    Warranty 2 years, limited
    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 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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    Review of 2852-222 Review by TERRY
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

    Review of 2852-222 Review by HENRY
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    The activation was not easy.
    Customer service spent some time with us over the phone. The abc should be much easier.

    Posted on 5/1/2014

    Review of 2852-222 Review by DAVID
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    Provides peace of mind. Easily connected to hub network.

    Posted on 4/20/2014

    Review of 2852-222 Review by Bill
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    This sensor seems to be working as designed. I say seems to be only because to see it act in the wild is to have a problem, which I have not. I tested this on a wet sponge and it worked fine.

    I use an ISY-994i automation system. In order to use this sensor, I had to upgrade my ISY-26 to this newer model. I also had to upgrade my PLM at the same time.

    Once I had the new ISY installed, the water sensor was a breeze to set up. I created a program to monitor its heartbeat once per night. And I set up a program that emails me if water is sensed. I plan on getting a insteon-aware shut-off valve and a few more of these water sensors now that I have things working.

    Posted on 3/31/2014

    Review of 2852-222 Review by Jason
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    Got it, tested it, it worked. Hope I never have to actually use it. Another great product from Smarthome. Plan on ordering a few more of these for other locations in the house.

    Posted on 3/4/2014

    Review of 2852-222 Review by Another
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    Was reading some of the past reviews on the Insteon Leak Sensor. I like the idea that Bendrix came up with to tie it to a board with wire contacts touching the floor.
    You would think that SmartHome would come up with an idea like the ones that GE or Skylink have with the probes at the end of a line. I'm sure that you could mount it behind the commode with the probes on the floor, it would never be seen. Or next to a water heater with the probes on the floor. The idea of having the whole unit exposed to water; the bottom, which is not sealed, battery and battery contacts exposed to water doesn't make any sense...

    Posted on 3/2/2014

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