Model # SK642

Internet #203446032

IDEAL Security Wireless Water & Flood Detector with Telephone Dialer
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IDEAL Security

Wireless Water & Flood Detector with Telephone Dialer

$74.57 /each

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The IDEAL Security Wireless Water & Flood Detector system eliminates the need for costly and recurring monthly monitoring fees. With this detector, the system calls you. A water detector connected to a telephone system may be able to provide advance notice of a problem and may help reduce the damage that water can do. The sensor detects water and sends a wireless signal to the telephone dialer for quick notification, while the dialer stores and calls up to five different telephone numbers to alert (land line and electricity are required for the dialer). The receiver of the alarm call will hear a series of beeps indicating which zone has had an alarm. Both local and long-distance calls can be made to land phones, mobile phones or pagers, and up to 22 additional wireless devices and eight remote controls can be added to the system for further security. Other sensors include motion, temperature and door and window contacts.

  • Wireless sensor detects water, sounds alarm and sends signal to the dialer, which can store and call five phone numbers up to five times
  • Receivers of alarm calls will hear beep sounds (four styles) indicating a problem; call display on receiver's phone is recommended to determine from where call is originating
  • 22 IDEAL sensors, sirens and eight remote controls can be linked to the dialer
  • Dialer can store sensors in up to four zones and beeps will identify zones
  • Backup battery provides limited service during a power failure, which may provide early notice to help prevent serious damage to your home
  • Maximum range from sensor to telephone dialer is 40 meters (130 ft.); sensor wire is 6 ft. (2 meters)
  • Batteries and connections included (operates on 9-volt battery)
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Do you have to have a land line

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April 4, 2016
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Yes, the SK642 needs a land line (PSTN) for dialing out the pre-programmed telephone numbers. It can be used as a siren or door chime as well if you don't want it to dial out when linked sensors were triggered. It is recommended to use the included AC adapter to power up the dialer.
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April 1, 2016
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Land line and electricity is required for the dialer.
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Says dialer needs electricity but has battery backup. Will it work in a power outage? If so, for how long?

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May 12, 2015
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The "back-up" battery in the Ideal dialer is meant to maintain protection during a power failure. The length of time that the battery will last will depend on the quality of the battery used as well as the age of the battery. We recommend using a good quality battery and changing them twice per year, as smoke detector batteries are changed. Following this recommendation, the battery will continue to Read More
The "back-up" battery in the Ideal dialer is meant to maintain protection during a power failure. The length of time that the battery will last will depend on the quality of the battery used as well as the age of the battery. We recommend using a good quality battery and changing them twice per year, as smoke detector batteries are changed. Following this recommendation, the battery will continue to power the dialer for at least 24 hours. Read Less
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I can't believe you won't ship to Alaska. I'd like an expanation!

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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. We are unable to ship internationally at this time. We are only able to ship to the 48 contiguous states and a limited selection of products can be shipped to Alaska and Hawaii. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ideal security wireless water & floo detector with tele dialer Easy to install an add set up a good less expensive means of flood alert and property protection. June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peace of MInd After two sump pump failures and a flooded basement as a result, this product is exactly what we needed for our peace of mind. Set-up was fairly simple of you take your time and read the directions. Our landline is on the second floor, opposite end of the house from the sump pump and I was pleased that the signal was able to go that far. I tested the phone call option and that also works. So, if we are away fro the house we can just contact someone close to home and they can hopefully correct the issue. Both times the sump pump failed, we were home so this would have save us a lot of headaches. April 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thank you, thank you, saved me a lot of grief! Works great! I have sensors installed in my basement in case I have a problem with my sump pumps. We just had a lot of rain and one of my pumps worked properly but couldn't keep up with all the water.The other pump failed to work because of a defective switch and because the the first pump couldn't handle all the water, I started to get water coming up through the basement slab. Just got a very small amount and it set off the alarm. I was sleeping, but believe me, it woke me up! I plugged the non-working pump directly into an outlet and the water level went down very quickly. I would have had a big mess and a lot of damage, so I,m very glad I installed this alarm system. Thanks for a great product! February 25, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ordered two units, one was DOA I like this device. I ordered two after we experienced a water supply rupture which put a couple inches of water in our lower level. Unfortunately, the first unit failed right out of the box. The second unit worked and continues to work. I'm a bit concerned that there may be a defect that could show up on the working unit at some time in the future. I have returned the failed unit and will replace it. Monthly testing and the passage of time will make me feel more comfortable that these units are stable. I agree with an earlier review that these units are a bit cumbersome to setup, but once you understand the procedures, it's easy to navigate the menu and setup phone alerts, etc. September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Happy with the Purchase Programmed the units and tested them - all OK. Very good value for the money. My water sensor is positioned by the sump pump, in case of pump failure. My only disappointment is that the telephone dialer is supposed to tell you which sensor (I have both water and temperature), and I can't tell by the "beeps" which sensor has set off the alarm, but this is a minimal concern to me, as all I really have to know is that something is wrong, and I need to call a friend to look in on my house. November 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excelent product Works perfectly. Loud siren that can be heard all over the house. The call feature works perfectly. No false alarms. Instruction booklet is a little complicated but with all its features this is understandable. If you follow instructions you won't have any trouble. I have added a second remote alarm and plan to add a third in the near future. The only recommendation I would make to the manufacturer is to have the alarm or the chime continue until it is acknowledged. Currently the alarm siren only cycles twice for 30 to 40 seconds each but the siren is very very loud. If you happen to be out of the house without your phone and come back home and don't look at the auto dialer you might not know that you have a leak. Having the dialer dialing several numbers when a leak occurs does limit this shortcoming. All things considered I am very pleased with this product. August 5, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Just installed Easy set up but have to wait for a water leak to see how well it works. Hopefully after the last one we never have to find out how well this works. April 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wish I'd bought it before the flood. Sensitive endpoints, auto dialer worked like a charm and audible alarm make this a no brainer if you've got no basement and living space mixed among your utilities. October 3, 2014
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