Collection by Alexander George

Smart Detection System Prevents Home Water Damage


Wi-Fi and Bluetooth continue to spread to every household item, with safety monitoring systems getting particular attention. Wally is among the first devices to use that connectivity for moisture monitoring, which means it can help prevent potentially catastrophic water damage. It’s sensitive enough to even notice creeping mold. Available now for $300

The system has a main hub and comes with six sensors to install around the house.
Once activated, the sensors feed to a central information source, accessible through a web browser or on the Android...
For now, the sensors can only detect temperature changes, humidity fluctuations, and the presence of nearby water, so a...
The benefit of the Wally system is its price and dead-simple setup.
The Wally's price is especially competitive considering a one-time installation that will last over ten years—though,...

Get a Daily Dose of Design

Sign up for the Dwell Daily Newsletter and never miss our new features, photos, home tours, stories, and more.