Be alerted to water leaks before the damage gets out of control. Water damage is the most common cause of insurance claim in North America, and can often cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair. This easy-to-use water detector can give you peace of mind by alerting you to leaks, even when you're not home. Avoid or minimize damage from faulty appliances, burst pipes, sewer backups, leaky roofs, heavy rainfall, overland flooding, and more. When the sensor makes contact with water, a loud 105dB alarm is triggered. If paired with an Ideal Security telephone dialer systems (SK633, SK642, SK662) the control panel immediately starts dialing. The panel can be programmed to redial up to 5 times, with multiple phone numbers. The local alarm will turn off after 45 seconds. It is also compatible with Ideal Security's starter kits (SK618 and SK698) and wireless alarms (SK623, SK626 & SK635). Installation is easy: Simply install a 9-volt battery, place the sensor on the floor, set the switch to alarm and/or pair it with a dialer. With the long 6-foot sensor wire, you can keep the alarm unit easily accessible while placing the sensor in hard-to-reach but vulnerable locations such as a sump pump pit. The built-in suction cup on the sensor lets you stick it to the inside lip of a bathtub or sink, for warning alerts before an overflow. Use it wherever leaks might occur: Near hot water tanks, dishwashers, washing machines, sinks and drains. It's especially useful where they are hard to detect, like slow drips behind appliances or under a hidden drain pipe. The SK616 has a low battery warning.