What if a sump pump could send the home owner a text message in the event of high water or power outage? Using M2M cellular technology, there is now a simple, reliable way for the home owner to receive a text message alert, which allows them to take action before flooding occurs.
With a traditional high water alarm, the home owner has to be at home to hear the audible alarm, and if you’re asleep on the 2nd floor, it is sometimes difficult hear. The next evolution in notification was for pump manufactureres to offer a land line auto dialer feature, that calls any telephone number to give an automated voice alert. As long as the home owner has a telephone jack in the basement near the sump, this option works great. Today, however, fewer and fewer households have traditional landline service, or it may be inconvenient to extend a phone jack to the basement area.
M2M (mobile-to-mobile) technology provides the solution to notify any cellular phone that has texting capability with a real-time text message alert. A float sensor is strapped to the discharge pipe of the sump, and positioned just above the primary sump pump. Should the primary pump fail, or if it is unable to keep up with the inflow of water, or if the power goes out, the float sensor is triggered and the device sends a text message alert from the basement, to a cell phone tower, (ie., the cellular network), to your mobile phone. Likewise, the home owner can send a text message to the unit at anytime to check on its status, offering further reassurance that all is well.
Plumbing professionals can now be among the first to offer this innovative new technology, that adds another layer of protection for the homeowner’s basement. Brought to you by Blue Angel Pumps, the Advanced Text Notification cellular alarm works with any brand of sump pump on the market.