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Sensors 2018, 18(11), 3817; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18113817

Low-Power Low-Cost Wireless Flood Sensor for Smart Home Systems

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OnTech Security LLC, C/Hispano Aviación, 7–9, 41300 La Rinconada, Spain
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Department Electronic Engineering, Computers, and Automatic, University of Huelva, Avda de las Artes, s/n, 21007 Huelva, Spain
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Received: 26 September 2018 / Revised: 5 November 2018 / Accepted: 5 November 2018 / Published: 7 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain 2018)
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This paper presents the design of a wireless flood sensor to detect the presence of water on home floors, providing early warning of water leaks. A wireless sensor network has been deployed to gather the measurements from the sensor nodes. A control central coordinates the network and processes the data. Users can remotely inquire for the presence of water, status of the batteries for a specific node, the type of liquid and information about its functionality and alarms, thanks to a proprietary software application. The alerts are also communicated to the user within the home through an audible siren. The designed device is optimized in terms of costs, ease of deployment and maintenance, thus making it widely acceptable to end users. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart homes; flood detection; wireless sensor network; low power consumption; IEEE 802.15.4 smart homes; flood detection; wireless sensor network; low power consumption; IEEE 802.15.4
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Teixidó, P.; Gómez-Galán, J.A.; Gómez-Bravo, F.; Sánchez-Rodríguez, T.; Alcina, J.; Aponte, J. Low-Power Low-Cost Wireless Flood Sensor for Smart Home Systems. Sensors 2018, 18, 3817.

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