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Offline allmoney.ws

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Fibaro Flood Sensor
« on: August 23, 2013, 09:09:38 am »
The most beautiful and functional flood sensor ever made

Fibaro Flood Sensor - futuristic design, compact size, and a wide variety of additional functions. Fibaro Flood Sensor is simply remarkable! This unique device can guard you and your family?s safety. With its advanced technology and precision, the Fibaro Flood Sensor will alert you of a threatening flood, or a rapid temperature rise or drop. All while being maintenance-free without the need for professional installation.

http://www.fibaro.com/en/the-fibaro-system/flood-sensor

Offline RexBeckett

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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 03:36:28 pm »
I am really impressed with the Fibaro products I have used. They put serious thought into the design and functionality and incorporate a lot of flexibility. I am definitely going to have to buy a few of these!

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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 07:26:08 pm »
I have to say, Fibaro has one heck of a marketing department.  They really know how to spin a story with their ads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JRxUoHbEN8


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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2013, 08:35:15 pm »
It's probably a fundamental requirement for entering the US market. ;D The clever bit is that their products usually work as well as they say they do. I really like the idea of a flood sensor that floats!  8)

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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2013, 07:57:49 am »
I like that it floats, has tamper sensors, can be subjected to the elements, etc.

This begs the question:

Why doesn't/can't anyone else design their products the same way?  I've seen the price for the devel kit (not too bad) and the compiler (highway robbery), but that still doesn't explain for the shoddiness of some of the products.

Then again, I am forgetting that they are all likely products of/from the same plant in China.  8)
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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 02:29:26 pm »
Anyone heard anything on price or when they will be available?

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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 12:05:39 am »
I Europe atleast m.nu and vesternet.com has them listed at aroud 60 EURO, but both sites say "Out of stock" so they are not available yet.

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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 01:05:00 pm »
This item became in stock on vesternet this morning. Have ordered 2 of them

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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 06:34:33 pm »
very frustrating that these Fibaro toys aren't available in the US yet :(

please let us know how well this device works with Vera..

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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2013, 07:35:30 pm »
The Fibaro guys continue to amaze :)  I've ordered one to stick under the washing machine.

I'm already using 2 Everspring flood detectors and I am well pleased with those, but I love the fact that Fibaro once again managed to pack a bunch of extra features into this thing. It's clever thinking: these days the cost of electronics is negligible, so adding features is cheap if you can spread the design and coding costs over enough units sold.

I am hoping Fibaro will at some point come up with a good lock, preferably a Euro cylinder replacement :)
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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2013, 12:42:27 pm »
Here are some pictures of the new sensor.

Vera recognizes it, but as usual (with fibaro temperature devices) you have to change the device_file from GenericIO to D_TemperatureSensor1.xml.

It seems to be really good build quality. Contains a beeper that sounds when triggering flood and when tilting the sensor. A small RGB led blinks in different colors depending on function (like built in z-wave range function).

You can let it run on 12/24VDC if you don't like to change the CR123A battery each two years (according to the manual).  Also possible to connect an external probe (guess you can use almost any cable) if you want to place the sensor on the wall.

Why the stupid size restriction on attached images in this forum?! Really annoying.
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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2013, 12:43:43 pm »
More images....

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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2013, 02:22:25 pm »
Now if Fibaro would only sell their stuff in the U.S.   :'(

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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2013, 05:06:30 pm »
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Now if Fibaro would only sell their stuff in the U.S.
I'm sure they will when the good folk at UL, CSA, FCC, ANSI and NRA give their blessing.  ;D

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Re: Fibaro Flood Sensor
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2013, 08:44:40 am »
Hi Guys,

I tested the Flood Sensor with VERA and so far no problems.

  • Installs as a motion sensor, using D_MotionSensor1.xml
  • As with all battery devices, wake it up (3 clicks on the TMP) when making configuration changes
  • After initial configuration has finished it works as a sensor - the VERA icon changes to red when water is detected
  • It can be used in a scene to activate other devices
  • Group 1 association activates associated device when water detected
  • Group 2 association sends an Alarm command to associated device when sensor is tilted

This all works fine.

From HEK's comments, it looks like the device file needs to be changed to enable temperature reading - I've not been able to get this to work and report a temperature.

Any ideas?

Also, this means the device in VERA can only operate as a flood sensor or temperature sensor?

« Last Edit: September 05, 2013, 09:31:38 am by monions »