Smart Sump Pump
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When was the last time you thought about your sump pump? Well, not you. Obviously, you are thinking about it, but most property owners do not. Unless, you've experienced a basement flood, particularly one that might have been prevented.
The YoLink Smart Sump Pump is about doing some (simple) things in advance, so that you will always be aware of the status of your sump pump area, and that you have taken steps to ensure the pump will work, when needed.
New to YoLink?
If you are starting your first YoLink system, you will need a hub. YoLink devices do not connect to your WiFi or even directly connect to your network. Your YoLink devices communicate directly with your Hub, which is the only device that connects to your network.
You have two Hubs to choose from, our original YoLink Hub or our new SpeakerHub. SpeakerHub is an audio hub, capable of playing custom tones/sounds and messages. Spoken messages, in clear text-to-speech-based phrases of your choice.
SpeakerHub is recommended for your smart sump solution, as it can audibly give you very specific information about the status of your sump pump.
Step 1: Select Your Hub (SpeakerHub or Original Hub)
Step 2: Select Your Supplemental Notification Alarms (Optional)
Step 3: Select Your (Optional) Power Monitoring Devices
Step 4: Select Your (Optional) Pump-Running Sensor
The Vibration Sensor can be used to detect the operation of your sump pump. The most common method is to the affix or attach the sensor to the outlet pipe of your sump pump. If you have any questions about this application, please email Eric by using the link near the bottom of this page.
Step 5: Select Your Input Sensor (For Alarms or Control Panels)
The most popular use of the Outdoor Contact Sensor is as a position sensor (using the included magnetic contacts), most commonly for outdoor environments, on gates and doors and lids of all kinds, where one of our (indoor) Door & Window Sensors would not be appropriate. But, if the contacts are removed, the OCS can be directly "wired" to a set of dry contacts on a relay or, in this case, an alarm panel or control panel (depending on your sump pump configuration). Once connected to an alarm controller or panel, the status of the panel or equipment can now be monitored from the YoLink app. If the control panel or equipment does not already have adequate connectivity (e.g. weak WiFi), letting your YoLink system, which is battery-powered and not reliant on WiFi, etcetera, supervise that system is smart.
Step 6: Select Your Water Sensors
Refer to the Smart Sump Pump video for a good overview of leak sensor placement. The Water Leak Sensor 1 is our most popular and best-selling model. While our Water Leak Sensor 2 is not waterproof, the Water Leak Sensor 1 is, which means it can be placed in more locations. The WLS1 has water-sensing electrodes on the top and bottom, meaning it can detect water as it drips on to the top of the sensor, as well as pooling up below it. The Water Leak Sensor 2 has a removable and extendable water-sensitive cable. This cable can be used to either reach a more confined space or multiple cables (add optional additional cables to the end) can be used to create a specific water-detecting region or area.
As shown in the video, you may elect to encircle the sump pump with these cables. Or, you may suspend the cable into the sump pump. It is worth noting that our Water Leak Sensor 2 can be connected to a float switch (customer-furnished).
CONTROL Your Risks!
Our unique and patented Control-D2D device-to-device pairing allows for some continued functionality with the loss of WiFi, internet, even with the loss of AC power! Once paired together, for example, our battery-powered Power Fail Alarm can activate a remote Siren Alarm. Our water sensors can be paired to a Siren Alarm and to a Valve Controller, activating the siren and shutting off water, automatically!
Watch the videos, to learn more: