So I thought I’d share a little experience today, my house is full of automation’s across the board and as a full time ST developer/enthusiast me and my team are constantly working on new ideas and apps.
However the power of a simple app really hit home today when the simplest of uses cases made me realize how thankful me and my family are to SmartThings.
I get a push notification follow up a text notification that there was water detected in the basement. Apparently our 2+ decade old water heater finally decided to give away while we were away from home. It would have literally flooded the basement if it weren’t for the two simple devices I had installed in our basement
- Utilitech Water leak sensor
- ZooZ Water Valve
Not only did the ST platform inform me that our basement was about to be flooded while we were far away from home and couldn’t do anything about it, it went ahead and activated the water valve on our main line and turned off the water supply.
In all an investment of about $100 ended up saving us $$$$$$$ today in extensive damage to other systems, floors etc not to mention an avoided insurance claim and peace of mind! (Now I really wish insurance companies would give us a break for installing these systems - we saved them $$$$$$)
While we use all kinds of apps every day to make our lives simpler, easier and safer this one really hit home for us today, SmartThings is our butler!
Thank you SmartThings!