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9 Wireless Applications That Improve Campus Security and Life-Safety Systems

2. Water Detection
In the United States, the material cost to repair water damage ranges from $12 to $24 per square foot, with an additional labor variance depending on the location. If the damage occurs in a multistory building, for instance, multiply the figure by the number of floors, ceilings and walls impacted. If water damage alone isn’t enough to warrant early detection, once material like drywall or wood gets wet it can create the ideal conditions for mold.

With mitigation costs similar to that of water damage, total repair costs can quickly double. There are many potential culprits that can cause water damage. There is the human factor allowing a sink to overflow, a slow leak from a pipe, a faulty toilet or leaking appliances and water heaters. Pipes can freeze and burst. A wireless water detection transmitter can be integrated into almost any security panel to send an alarm as soon as water is detected, allowing the issue to be fixed before serious damage is incurred.

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