One important element of home and business security is the use of an environmental security system. And one of the most important security alarms in the environmental area is a flood alarm warning system.
If you’re residing in an area that is prone to flooding, or in a climate that varies in temperature from hot to cold which can adversely effect water pipes and plumbing, investing in a flood security alarm system is a prudent idea.
All flood alarms have sensors which trigger an alarm system designed to alert you to potential floods and leaks. The sound these alarms generate alert home or business owners if there is a leak or if water reaches the sensors for any reason. Obviously, utilizing such a system is important for the safety of you and your family, and equally important in terms of minimizing damages to possessions and property.
Flood alarms function in a very simple fashion. Set the flood sensor at whatever level is appropriate – floor level or perhaps several feet up to alert you if a pond, ornamental fountain, pool, or other water producing unit is about to over flow or crests a safe level. Most flood alarms are manufactured using heavy, water proof plastic, with screws binding the device to prevent any water from damaging the actual alarm system. Most such alarms also utilize battery rather than electric power with battery components water tight to prevent shorting. Continue reading