D-Link DCH-S160 Wi-Fi Water Sensor Review

By   March 10, 2017

A water leak can occur without a moment’s notice, leaving the furniture, heirlooms and family photos in ruin. This would be a catastrophic event that could cost thousands to repair. Plus, it could potentially mean that some of the non-replaceable, damaged items would be gone for good. Instead of taking these risks, homeowners, tenants and business owners should consider investing in the D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor.


D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor

Audible Alarm & Push Notifications 

When the D-Link Sensor detects a water leak, an audible 70 dB alarm will be initiated instantly, followed by a push notification and a blinking red LED light. There is no doubt that users will receive at least one or all three of the notifications. The faster the alert is received, the faster the water leak can be fixed, eliminating the potential of an escalating problem, with massive water damage.

Sensing And Non-Sensing Cables

Unlike other water sensors, the D-Link comes with a 3.3’ extension and 1.6’ sensor cables. The extension cable is utilized to extend the area that is to be monitored. The sensor cable is capable of detecting a small amount of water. The non-sensor cable connects directly into the water sensor and the sensor cable plugs into the extension cable. This extends the length to 5 foot from the sensor to the end of the water probe.


The IFTTT integration allows users to connect the D-Link Water Sensor to other IFTTT-enabled products and apps. IFTTT recipes allow users to switch their connected lights on/off, create time schedules and lighting scenes. The sensor also supports other D-Link and third-party connected devices. For those that do not own a smartphone, you can utilize the companion app to program sensor to send email alerts, instead of push notifications.

The companion app will support multiple sensors, plus you can assign the sensors to individual locations.

Overall Assessment

The installation and setup processes are simple. Just download the app on your iOS or Android device, create a user account and add the water sensor, by scanning the Qcode that can be found on the enclosed card. Once these processes are complete, you can test the sensor with a spray bottle or bowl of water.

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