Hurricane season is a nightmare for homeowners for many reasons, one of the most obvious being costly flood damage. This is because our homes are so much more than one of our greatest investments; these are the customized hubs we use to grow our families and build memories. To have all of that washed away within a matter of days by a storm can be devastating.

Stay ahead of the curve using the Trident Sensor, one of Protect America’s life safety tools. The Trident Sensor is a super-smart, easy-to-install device that keeps your family safe by detecting water or extreme temperatures. Keep in mind the Trident must be pre-programmed to begin sending alerts to your security alarm panel or smartphone.

Trident Sensor: Flood water surrounding houses in a neighborhood

How Can I Install The Trident Sensor?

Learning a hurricane is heading your way can send you into a tailspin. Suddenly you become consumed with figuring out what immediate safety precautions your family needs to complete before the storm’s landfall.

While this is all very important, so is taking steps to protect and monitor your home. This is when you can pull out your Trident Sensor, mount it to the wall and begin to secure your home. However, it makes little use finding the perfect location for your sensor if you don’t know how to properly install the device to the wall’s surface.

Here are some easy-to-follow steps to a quick installation:

  1. Pull the wall mounting clip off of your sensor  
  2. Choose a location on your wall to place wall mounting clip
  3. Affix the wall mounting clip to surface
  4. Place the Trident sensor on top of mounting clip

Trident Sensor: Trident sensor under a kitchen sink next to pipes

Where Should I Place The Sensor In My Home?

The Trident Sensor is small enough to fit just about anywhere. This compact size is why many homeowners slip the device under sinks and refrigerators or beside toilets. However, if you’re trying to keep an eye on flood damage we recommend placing the sensor a couple of inches below your wall’s electrical outlets. Once your sensor goes off, your family will know it’s time to start budgeting for new walls and sourcing trustworthy and local drywall installers.

What Other Cool Things Can The Sensor Do?

The Trident Sensor is a jack of all trades. While it can alert you of rising water levels in your home, it can also watch for other costly hazards. This includes detecting broken pipes under the kitchen sink or monitoring leaks beneath a refrigerator.

Travelers with vacation homes can find peace of mind after installing the Trident Sensor in vulnerable locations. Using the device in a secondary home while you’re away means you will receive alerts if questionable activity occurs. Ready to take the next steps toward guarding your home from costly damage? Speak to one of our security experts today to learn how you can get a Trident Sensor and monitor your home.