A natural disaster is devastating and costly. Regardless of where you’re located in the country, there’s always a possibility; whether it’s hurricane, flood, tornado, or earthquake.

The Protect America Disaster Sensor is a three in one approach that gives families a heads up on what sort of natural events could be coming their way. Detection includes rising water, dropping temperatures, and high heat.

It works by relaying an alarm signal to your security system. Each specific condition has its own designated wireless ID, so monitoring professionals will be notified of specific problems in the home.

The sensor features tamper detection technology, which means that accidental damage from a child or even intentional sabotage will not go unnoticed. The sensor also has strong reliable RF signal, low-battery indication, and around a 8-10 year battery life.

The sensor works by being programmed to coordinate with the Protect America system. In the event of an emergency, it will send a specific panic signal to your control panel (depending on what kind of problem is detected) using unique wireless ID’s. 

The sensor can also be accessed via your phone. If you have cellular or broadband monitoring, the home disaster sensor will send event notifications to your phone using smart connect app.

One of the most important aspects of the sensor is its protection against furnace failure, furnace runway, and bursting pipes. These are common hazards that pose a threat to the home every year. The home disaster sensor will notify of an emergency and give time to save the home from costly damage. It works by sensing temperatures between 0°F and 120°F to alert you and a monitoring facility of extreme conditions and also detect the presence of water.

The home disaster sensor is a convenient fail safe in case of a major problem, and can give you precious time in emergency situations.

How Do You Install the Sensor?

Since the device has such an important impact on the safety of the home, it’s important to ensure that it has been properly installed and placed in an appropriate area. Here’s a short instructional and visual rundown on installation. 

Disaster-Install1Package Contents:

(1) Freeze / Overheat Sensor (A)

(1) Moisture / Flood Element (B)

(1) Magnet (C)

(8) Screws (D)

(8) Plastic anchors (E)

 

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Assembly: 

Moisture Flood: 

1.) On the Moisture / Flood Element, remove plastic coating from pre-stripped wires.

 


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Assembly: 

Moisture / Flood

2.) On the Freeze / Overheat Sensor pressing with thumb, remove the sensor cover

 

 

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Assembly: 

Moisture/Flood

3.) Feed each wire through the back of the Freeze/Overheat Sensor

 

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Assembly:

Moisture/Flood

4.) Insert each wire into screw terminals shown (Small Phillips head screw driver needed) pull plastic tab and insert the battery.

5.) Install sensor cover

Testing:

Put the account on test at CMS

Moisture / Flood – Place the Moisture / Flood Element flat in a household sink
disaster_test_1Be sure not to expose the Freeze / Overheat Sensor to water, fill up the sink until the water rises 0.040 inches above the flat mounting bracket. Water must reach titanium contacts to activate.

Freeze – Place Freeze / Overheat Sensor in the freezer. Must reach 40°F to activate

Overheat – Place Freeze / Overheat sensor near a heat source i.e. Blow dryer, Space heater (portable heater) etc. Temperature element must reach 100°F to activate.

If you need further help, a Protect America security expert can instruct you on how to complete the setup. You’ll simply need to call the installation department at 1-900-951-5111.