So recently our garage flooded due to a broken pipe deep behind the wall. This was not going to be resolved right away and the garage kept flooding! The water was soaking through the block and filling up the lower empty blocks and then out on to the floor.
Even though we turned off the water I found that every 5 minutes or so it will fill up and spill out. The ground was so saturated behind the wall that it kept filtering down.
I was NOT about to wake up every 5 minutes to turn on a pump or vacuum out the water and I didn’t want to deal with another flood the next morning.
Wyze to the rescue!
I got my v3 cam and set it up in front of the block that was spilling out to the garage. I used my Wyze outdoor plug and connected a small pump that could run dry and not get damaged.
I then set up the detection zone on the v3 cam to detect movement in a specific zone.
I pointed it at the area that was filling up quick and placed a fishing bobber on a weight with some line in the middle. I setup a routine that when the v3 cam detected movement in that zone (the bobber coming into view due to the water filling up the cavity) it would trigger the outdoor plug to turn on for 3 minutes. This was just enough time for the water to drain and the bobber to go out of view of the cam and the detection zone.
I then ran a hose to the pump and placed it outside of the garage.
It worked GREAT! I was able to monitor it remotely and it never flooded again.
Thanks Wyze for making so many great, simple products that just WORK!!