Switchbot introduces leak detector for smart homes

  • June 18, 2024
  • Michael Nadeau

The SwitchBot Water Leak Detector is designed to protect against water damage at home. It allows users to remotely monitor water leaks from anywhere with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, offering accessibility for real-time alerts and detailed records of water leakage. Whether at home or away, users can stay informed about leakage situations via the SwitchBot app. SwitchBot, a provider of smart home retrofitting and automation solutions, said that Matter support will be enabled for the SwitchBot Water Leak Detector later this year.

SwitchBot Water Leak Detector has four sensors on the top and bottom to provide 3-in-1 functionality for water drip, water immersion, and water level detection. These sensors can detect water levels as low as 0.5mm. Used with a 1-meter sensor cable, SwitchBot Water Leak Detector allows detection in areas that are hard to reach such as under refrigerators and behind washing machines.

The system has four alarm methods:

  • Sound: A 100dB alarm alerts users at home, which can be muted.
  • Notifications: The SwitchBot app receives push notifications.
  • Email: Select up to 10 email addresses to receive notifications.
  • Voice: The SwitchBot Water Leak Detector integrates with Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, IFTTT, and SmartThings for voice notifications.

The suggested retail price of the SwitchBot Water Leak Detector $17.99 USD, £17.99, or €21.99. An enhanced version with a sensor cable is also available for $19.99 USD, £19.99, or €23.99.