The Overflow Senses Early Water Damage to Minimize Destruction

By: Amelia Roblin - Dec 30, 2015
References: quirky
Rarely used basements are at risk of flooding with little indication of it happening, unless a gadget like this flood detection device is installed.

Called the Overflow, this product comprises a round, wall-mountable hub, a 6-foot cable and a sensor at the end of it. You want this sensitive component to dangle just at floor level in order to recognize even the beginnings of a puddle of water. If this should occur, a signal would be sent via Wi-Fi to an app on the user's smartphone, indicating a rising water level and suggesting immediate action.

What's more, this sensor can pick up the temperature of the space, it can log instances of illumination and, in addition to flood detection, it can sense motion and vibration. Michael Taylor's invention is an extensive mobile home monitoring system.