The best water protection systems

Espe­cial­ly for you, we have pre­pared an overview of mod­ern water leak­age pro­tec­tion sys­tems that will save your mon­ey, nerves and rela­tion­ships with neigh­bors.
The best water protection systems
The best water pro­tec­tion sys­tems. Pho­to: globallookpress.com

You can not talk about the con­se­quences of flood­ing an apart­ment with cold or, even worse, hot water for a long time — every­one knows about it. Every­thing suf­fers: ceil­ings, walls, floors, fur­ni­ture, electrics, house­hold appli­ances and, of course, your nerves. And if, in addi­tion to your liv­ing space, the neighbor’s also suf­fered, stress and expens­es increase many times over.

Is it pos­si­ble to avoid such trou­bles? One of the most effec­tive ways (in addi­tion to con­stant atten­tion to the con­di­tion of pipes and plumb­ing) is to install a mod­ern water leak­age pro­tec­tion sys­tem.

There are dif­fer­ent vari­ants of such sys­tems on the Russ­ian mar­ket: cheap­er and more expen­sive, more tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced and sim­pler. But in gen­er­al, the main prin­ci­ple of their work is as fol­lows: in the event that “unau­tho­rized” mois­ture gets on spe­cial sen­sors, the leak­age pro­tec­tion sys­tem blocks the water sup­ply for two to ten sec­onds and helps to avoid an acci­dent.



In our rank­ing of the best water leak­age pro­tec­tion sys­tems, we have col­lect­ed mod­els with the best com­bi­na­tion of price and qual­i­ty.

Rating of the top 5 best water leakage protection systems according to KP

1.Neptun Profi Smart+

Nep­tun Profi Smart+. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

A very tech­no­log­i­cal solu­tion from a Russ­ian brand: designed to detect and local­ize water leaks in water sup­ply sys­tems. It belongs to the so-called smart sys­tems. The bot­tom line is that the cen­tral con­troller reads the indi­ca­tors from the rest of the com­po­nents. There­fore, the sit­u­a­tion with leaks is mon­i­tored by automa­tion, and all data is dis­played on the smart­phone of the own­er of the premis­es. This is imple­ment­ed through the TUYA Smart Home appli­ca­tion.

The whole sys­tem works via Wi-Fi. It is impos­si­ble not to praise the man­u­fac­tur­er: he took care of those who have prob­lems with wire­less Inter­net. Option­al­ly, the con­troller is con­nect­ed via Eth­er­net — this is a clas­sic cable for con­nect­ing, like com­put­ers.

In addi­tion to leak con­trol, Nep­tun Profi Smart+ auto­mat­i­cal­ly blocks the water sup­ply when any sen­sor is trig­gered. The acci­dent will be sig­naled by light and sound alarms. The smart device will remem­ber in which of the nodes it made a breach and save the data in his­to­ry. The sys­tem also pro­tects the ball valve from sour­ing. To do this, once or twice a month, she rotates it and returns it to its pre­vi­ous posi­tion. The meter read­ings are also read and trans­mit­ted to the smart­phone. The user can remote­ly con­trol the water sup­ply through the appli­ca­tion.

Pros and cons

Pos­si­bil­i­ty of inde­pen­dent con­trol of two ris­ers of water sup­ply. With a leak in one zone, the sec­ond remains oper­a­tional; Increase the range of the radio chan­nel (up to 500 meters); Fast and con­ve­nient instal­la­tion. Use of clamp ter­mi­nals; The pos­si­bil­i­ty of orga­niz­ing dis­patch­ing (hotels, apart­ment build­ings, busi­ness cen­ters) using an RS-485 expan­sion mod­ule or an Eth­er­net expan­sion mod­ule; Inte­grat­ed solu­tion: pro­tec­tion, mon­i­tor­ing and man­u­fac­tura­bil­i­ty; Back­up pow­er from an exter­nal bat­tery, not bat­ter­ies (option­al); Con­trol­ling Nep­tun cranes from a smart­phone via the TUYA Smart Home app
Clos­ing taps could be faster (21 sec­onds)
Edi­tor’s Choice
Nep­tun Profi Smart+
Anti-water sys­tem with Wi-Fi con­trol
The con­trol is car­ried out auto­mat­i­cal­ly, and also allows the user to mon­i­tor the sys­tem using the appli­ca­tion
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2. Neptun Bugatti Smart

Nep­tun Bugat­ti Smart. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Anoth­er devel­op­ment of a domes­tic com­pa­ny. The leader of our rat­ing of the best leak pro­tec­tion sys­tems is a top-end device with a max­i­mum set of func­tions, and this is infe­ri­or in a cou­ple of nuances. Specif­i­cal­ly: Bugat­ti Smart is wired, and Profi uses radio com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

Nep­tun Bugat­ti Smart also belongs to the class of smart sys­tems. Detects and local­izes a leak in the sys­tem, and sends the data to its own­er in the smart­phone. For this, there is a Wi-Fi mod­ule inside. But if for some rea­son there is no router in the room, then use a stan­dard Eth­er­net cable — sold at any hard­ware store.

When one of the sen­sors is trig­gered, the entire water sup­ply sys­tem in the room will be blocked. A noti­fi­ca­tion will be sent to the smart­phone about the acci­dent, and the device will start flash­ing and sig­nal­ing. It’s nice that the man­u­fac­tur­er left the oppor­tu­ni­ty to open and close the water sup­ply — all by a but­ton in the smart­phone. The ball valve also rotates auto­mat­i­cal­ly a cou­ple of times a month so as not to rust. Mon­i­tor­ing of water con­sump­tion indi­ca­tors through the appli­ca­tion is pos­si­ble, but for this you will have to pur­chase meters.

Pros and cons

Pos­si­bil­i­ty of inde­pen­dent con­trol of two ris­ers of water sup­ply. With a leak in one zone, the sec­ond remains oper­a­tional; Ital­ian cranes Bugat­ti; Six years war­ran­ty; Work via Wi-Fi or cable; Auto­mat­ic block­ing of water sup­ply in case of an acci­dent and alarm + Nep­tun faucet con­trol from a smart­phone via the TUYA Smart Home app
The appli­ca­tion does not work on smart­phones released before 2014
Edi­tor’s Choice
Nep­tun Bugat­ti Smart
Anti-leak sys­tem with extend­ed func­tion­al­i­ty
Com­po­nents are con­nect­ed and inter­act with each oth­er through a cen­tral con­troller
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Step-by-step instruc­tions on how to avoid seri­ous con­se­quences

3. ARMA Control

ARMA­Con­trol. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

If you want to pro­tect your apart­ment from water leaks, but are lim­it­ed in mon­ey, you can opt for the ARMA­Con­trol sys­tem. Its main advan­tage is low cost. There are no expen­sive ele­ments in the sys­tem (hence the afford­able price), but it per­forms its func­tion well — it pro­tects against leaks. True, only 8 sen­sors can be con­nect­ed at the same time.

Pros and cons

Low price, easy to use
No SMS alert

4. “Rainbow”


This sys­tem will pro­tect against a bay of any scale — in the bath­room, in the kitchen, in the base­ment. Its main fea­ture is wire­less sen­sors. Due to their high pow­er, they remain oper­a­tional even at a dis­tance of 20 meters, which is very con­ve­nient for large rooms and coun­try hous­es. The “Rain­bow” leak­age pro­tec­tion sys­tem includes a stop valve sole­noid valve, 4 sen­sors, as well as a con­trol unit and detailed oper­at­ing instruc­tions.

Pros and cons

Suit­able for large rooms, long bat­tery life
Trip dura­tion

5. Aquastop


This sys­tem is as sim­ple as it is effec­tive. The design is com­plete­ly mechan­i­cal. It was first used in Bosch wash­ing machines. In fact, Aquastop is a spe­cial valve, the struc­ture of which allows you to block the water sup­ply if the dif­fer­ence between the sup­ply and out­put pres­sure increas­es sharply. That is, when an emer­gency leak occurs, the sys­tem instant­ly reacts, com­press­ing the spring of the device and not pass­ing water fur­ther along the pipe. Dur­ing a sharp rup­ture of the hose, Aquastop reacts in a sec­ond.



Pros and cons

Low price, auton­o­my and inde­pen­dence from the elec­tri­cal net­work
Can be used only in local areas — in wash­ing machines, dish­wash­ers, plumb­ing

How to choose a water leak protection system

First of all, a leak pro­tec­tion sys­tem should be as safe as pos­si­ble, as well as reli­able. When choos­ing such a sys­tem, rely on the main fac­tors that guar­an­tee the reli­a­bil­i­ty of your pro­tec­tion. The first is the con­stant main­te­nance of the oper­at­ing mode of the leak­age pro­tec­tion sys­tem, so back­up pow­er is a manda­to­ry com­po­nent. Today, almost all mod­ern pro­tec­tion sys­tems have their own bat­tery. The sec­ond fac­tor is the speed at which the sys­tem oper­ates from the moment water hits the sen­sor until it is com­plete­ly cov­ered. And, final­ly, the qual­i­ty of all com­po­nents and their long-term oper­a­tion in the sys­tem are impor­tant. When buy­ing, be sure to con­sid­er the peri­od of oper­a­tion or war­ran­ty, which is report­ed by the man­u­fac­tur­er.