Fibaro is launching three new HomeKit-compatible smart accessories including the first flood sensor that works with Apple’s new Home app alerts. Fibaro Flood Sensor joins Motion Sensor and Door/Window Sensor which are all expected to be available by the end of the year.
iOS 10.2 which was released this week includes “notification support for HomeKit accessories including window coverings, occupancy, motion, door/window, smoke, carbon monoxide, and water leak sensors.”
Fibaro Flood Sensor takes advantage of this new iOS 10 feature by sending you alerts when water is detected to notify you about leaks or flooding. Here’s how it works:
The Flood Sensor is equipped with gold telescopic probes that detect water as soon as it appears and allows the device to function on uneven surfaces. Featuring an LED indicator along with an acoustic alarm signal to alert users of flooding or tampering, the wireless device can also trigger a smart home scene and notify a user of a problem through the Fibaro app or Apple’s Home app.
In addition to water detection, Flood Sensor also monitors temperature as well.
The Flood Sensor also does act as a temperature sensor, making it perfect for areas like a garage or basement. In the cold weather months, ask Siri to check the temp in an unheated area where a Flood Sensor is placed and stay ahead of burst pipes and potential problems.
Fibaro plans to launch Flood Sensor in the United States for $69.99 by the end of the year.
Motion Sensor is visually unique as it includes “an eye-shaped LED indicator changes colors to signal motion, temperature level, tampering and light.” A built-in accelerometer that can trigger an alarm also makes it tamper proof.
Door/Window Sensor is a HomeKit compatible accessory that can measure temperature plus act as a trigger when detecting activity.
Fibaro plans to demo all three HomeKit accessories at CES 2017 next month so stay tuned for more on the latest connected home hardware.