Sensor Saved Me!

Thanks to SmartThings! This weekend I was taking a shower when I noticed all my Hue lights go blue. I thought at first someone was messing with me because I always get made fun of for my setup. After a few moments I remembered I set all my Hue lights to go blue if the water sensor in the basement detected moisture!! I immediately flew down the steps into the basement and noticed sewage backing up the main drain. I was able to stop all water usage and not lose anything until I could get a plumber out! Without the sensor it would have been days until I went downstairs and it could have been awful!!! No one teases me about my “fortress” now!


That is awesome. Perhaps we could feature your story on the blog?

Sure that would be awesome! Would love to share

That’s awesome. I setup the same app a few weeks ago because we had 2 floods. Like you, I bet I would forget why my lights changed blue if this happens. I think I need to use this feature for other types of alerts to become more accustomed to it.

Good Job! Glad it saved you!

I get made fun of too - and I encourage some of it, LOL - for my automation and security stuff. Your story is exactly the reason why my first projects are safety sensors. I am considering a whole house water shutoff once I get my washing machine and water heater valves in place.