Xiaomi has added another member to its crowdfunded product portfolio, known as MIJIA. The latest product is called Aqara Flood Sensor. As the name suggests, the device comes with a sensor that alerts users in the case of flooding. The device is priced at Rs CNY 70, which is approximately Rs 750. It will be available for purchase from August 3 in China. And as expected, there’s no word on availability of the device in India.
The purpose behind a dedicated device appears to be the common incidents in homes like when you forget to turn the tap off and your entire house is flooded. Or there is a massive water leak in your house. The sensor could come in handy in these cases. The sensor can be used in a variety of places inside the house such as the kitchen or the bathroom. Do note that the MIJIA Aqara Flood sensor does not prevent the house from getting flooded, but just alerts you like a regular alarm.
The Aqara Flood Sensor has a diameter of 50mm and density of 15mm. The device alerts with light and sound when the water level reaches above 0.5mm. Once the alarm goes off, the sensor sends you a notification directly to your smartphone. The sensor, if placed within a certain distance to a water outlet in the house, can turn it off as well, however, the catch is the outlet has to be an electromagnetic one, GizmoChina reports. ALSO READ: WeLoop Hey S3, an Apple Watch-clone, launched on Xiaomi’s MIJIA platform, priced at $78
The Aqara Flood Sensor comes with an IP67 rating for water resistance and is designed operate in temperatures ranging from -10°Celsius to 55°Celsius. It is a low power consumption device with a replaceable battery which the company claims, can last for around two years.