Model # BWD-HWA

Internet #100038838

Store SKU #854911

Store SO SKU #1000895681

Basement Watchdog Battery-Operated Water Alarm
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Basement Watchdog

Battery-Operated Water Alarm

  • Use to detect leaks before costly water damage is caused
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Requires a 9-volt alkaline battery (not included)
$ 11 97 /each
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Product Overview

  • Use to detect leaks before costly water damage is caused
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Requires a 9-volt alkaline battery (not included)
Use the Basement Watchdog Battery-Operated Water Alarm to detect leaks before costly water damage occurs. This alarm can detect as little as 1/32 in. of water and produces a loud 110 dB alarm that can be heard throughout the house to provide an effective early warning system. The water alarm can be placed directly on floors or mounted for installation in a variety of locations: in a sump pit, near water heaters, refrigerators or dishwashers, next to washing machines, under sinks, close to air conditioner drain tubes or wherever there is a risk of water damage. The sensor with 6 ft. of wire offers installation versatility and can accommodate the addition of more than 100 ft. of wire. The water alarm operates using a single 9V alkaline battery and has a battery-saver feature that only uses energy when the alarm is sounding.
  • Detects as little as 1/32 in. of water to offer an effective early warning system
  • Solid-state circuitry is extremely sensitive and reliable
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Sensor has a 6 ft. wire so it can be extended into a sump pit, or mounted on a wall
  • Accommodates the addition of more than 100 ft. of wire (additional 24-Gauge wire not included)
  • Battery will last approximately 2-4 years or as long as stated on the battery packaging
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Use to detect leaks before costly water damage is caused
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Requires a 9-volt alkaline battery (not included)
Model #: BWD-HWA
Sku #: 854911
Internet #: 100038838

Use the Basement Watchdog Battery-Operated Water Alarm to detect leaks before costly water damage occurs. This alarm can detect as little as 1/32 in. of water and produces a loud 110 dB alarm that can be heard throughout the house to provide an effective early warning system. The water alarm can be placed directly on floors or mounted for installation in a variety of locations: in a sump pit, near water heaters, refrigerators or dishwashers, next to washing machines, under sinks, close to air conditioner drain tubes or wherever there is a risk of water damage. The sensor with 6 ft. of wire offers installation versatility and can accommodate the addition of more than 100 ft. of wire. The water alarm operates using a single 9V alkaline battery and has a battery-saver feature that only uses energy when the alarm is sounding.

  • Detects as little as 1/32 in. of water to offer an effective early warning system
  • Solid-state circuitry is extremely sensitive and reliable
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Sensor has a 6 ft. wire so it can be extended into a sump pit, or mounted on a wall
  • Accommodates the addition of more than 100 ft. of wire (additional 24-Gauge wire not included)
  • Battery will last approximately 2-4 years or as long as stated on the battery packaging
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.25
Product Height (in.)
4.25
Product Width (in.)
3.25

Details

Brand Compatibility
Various
Product Weight (lb.)
0.29 lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 Years

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.25
Product Height (in.)
4.25
Product Width (in.)
3.25

Details

Brand Compatibility
Various
Product Weight (lb.)
0.29 lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 Years

Questions & Answers

Does the wire and sensor have to stay out of the box

Asked by: Nick
Yes. You place the sensor on the floor wherever you think water might accumulate. It is connected by a wire to the alarm box. When water is present, the alarm goes off. Remove the sensor from the water source to silence the alarm.
Answered by: MaryV
Date published: 2018-06-29

Does it detect slab leaks Does watchdog detect slab leaks

Asked by: Oz
to your question I'm not sure, however if you place your finger on the two contact points the alarm will go off, seems to be very sensitive to any moisture.
Answered by: Heyyou
Date published: 2018-09-11

DOES THIS UNIT HAVE A LOW BATTERY WARNING? BOB

DOES THIS UNIT HAVE A LOW BATTERY WARNING? BOB
Asked by: SOUD
Not that I am aware of, I put a reminder on my calendar to check every 6 months.
Answered by: Heyyou
Date published: 2018-09-11

if the alarm goes off and you repair the leak, will the alarm reset when dry so that it can be use again or is it just for one use ??

Asked by: Geo
yes. The alarm is really just a switch that turns on the speaker. If water completes the electrical circuit, the batteries will send power to the alarm speaker. You can test it whenever you want by touching the two contacts with your fingers.
Answered by: Moho
Date published: 2018-05-07
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Customer Reviews

Battery-Operated Water Alarm is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 411.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We usually have someone check our house when we a gone for several days or more. To be able to h... We usually have someone check our house when we a gone for several days or more. To be able to hear the alarm when opening the door is required. So we were looking for a unit with an alarm with enough volume to be heard throughout the house. This unit wasn't quite loud enough, but the directions indicated with additional wire the sensor and alarm could be located up to 100 ft apart. We tested the alarm at several locations, we didn't need 100 ft but about 25 would place the alarm at a better location to be heard from the living spaces and door. The problem was how to match the existing wire and make the connections easily. There were no directions. The second issue is securing the sensor to the concrete floor. The directions state to use the holes in the sensor, that may work on wood, but not concrete. No recommendations or directions were provided. I will figure something out, but I have the technical knowledge and "know how", others may not.
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheap Insurance for Basement and Garage Flooding After having the horror of a floor drain backing up in the basement, I wasn't about to take another chance in not knowing when water was coming up onto the floor. I bought this water alarm after seeing that I could install the sensor wherever I wanted and have the alarm itself high and dry, closer to where we'd hear it easily. It can detect water as shallow as 1/32nd of an inch deep. Giving you plenty of time to take action before it's a full on flood. It requires a 9V battery (not included) to operate. The manual says it can last up to five years on one battery, since it only turns on when the sensor gets wet. You can place the alarm right on the floor, or you can detach the sensor and place the alarm up to six feet away with the included wire. You may extend the wire up to 100 feet if you need to. This alarm would also work great to detect leaks from things like spring thaw through the foundation, sump pump failure, hot tub leaks or even an aquarium leak. Given that it has a five year warranty and it's so inexpensive, there is no reason not to have at least one of these in your home. It's far less expensive than an insurance claim or paying to repair and clean up water damage.
Date published: 2014-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought three of these. Two for detecting water in my basement and one as a house-breaking tool... I bought three of these. Two for detecting water in my basement and one as a house-breaking tool for a stubborn beagle. The alarm works great! It is loud enough to be heard anywhere in the house and blares until it is removed from the water source. Unfortunately, my beagle is not only stubborn, but smart and quickly leaned not to wet where the alarm is. Now she just wets somewhere else. Great for the basement. Not so much for dog training.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impossible to give a review when all you do with this alarm is set it on the floor and hope it ne... Impossible to give a review when all you do with this alarm is set it on the floor and hope it never goes off to notify of water leaks; however, be sure to read the instructions with the paper diagram that's in the box.I did not see the diagram at first and had to go on utube to see how to work the alarm. Easy to set up, of course, but I needed to be sure.Small item, easy to place anywhere and an inexpensive "watchdog." So far, so good.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plug in a 9 volt battery, then set the unit... Plug in a 9 volt battery, then set the unit on the floor or, stretch out the alarm trigger wire and mount it near the top of the sink into which your washing machine empties and mount the alarm box on the wall. Loud enough to hear upstairs, if you can hear high frequencies.
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unless you choose to mount the unit on a wall, don't depend on it to stand upright on its own on ... Unless you choose to mount the unit on a wall, don't depend on it to stand upright on its own on the floor over the long term. I had TWO of these alarms in my basement -- one near a drain, the other at the sump crock yards away -- and my basement flooded shin-high without a peep from either unit as they submerged, apparently on their backs, which is how I found them. I faithfully replaced batteries once a year. It took a $30K+ insurance claim, hundreds of phone calls to the insurance adjuster, the contractor, my mortgage company and their third-party releaser of funds -- over the period of an entire year to be made whole again. Then my homeowner's insurance rates went up from $2400 to over $3200 a year, so I had to change insurance companies. Neither alarm unit was the solution for me. If you insist on buying this alarm, mount it up high on the wall and glue the sensor to the floor. Buying two and standing them on the floor is clearly not the solution.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from can save thousands this is the 3rd ive purchased. they last a long time on one battery, are pretty care free and can save thousands in damage. i have one under kitchen sink another in basement near a fish tank, both have alerted me to leaks hours before i would have ever noticed.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an outstanding water alarm! It has saved us... This is an outstanding water alarm! It has saved us from water damage several times and is certainly worth just the peace of mind. The alarm is so loud that you can hear it anywhere in an average size home. It is activated as soon as water touches it!
Date published: 2018-08-14
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