D-Link mydlink Wi-Fi Water Sensor (DCH-S160)

  • Model #: DCH-S160
  • Web Code: 10381201
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Ever come home to a wet mess due to a nasty water leak? Get total peace of mind with the mydlink WiFi water sensor. It sounds out an alarm when the sensor detects water, or notifies you remotely via your iOS or Android device. Easy to set up, it's great for monitoring leaks around your washing machine, sink, water heater, and more.

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Imagine this (or maybe you don't even have to imagine it because it's already happened to you): You come down to the kitchen for breakfast and discover a wide pool of water spreading across the floor. Great -- the dishwasher leaked overnight and created an impromptu swimming pool in your kitchen.

If you had the D-Link mydlink WiFi water sensor in place you would've been able to avoid the need to frantically mop up the floor, examine your cabinetry for water damage, and show up late for work. The mydlink water sensor would have alerted you once the leak started, so you could have leaped into action and stopped the dishwasher before the mess got too big.

Why you need this:

  • Detect water leaks: The mydlink WiFi water sensor includes a 50cm (1.64ft) sensor cord that you can place around your water heater, washing machine, sink, dishwasher, sump pump, or any spot there could be a potential water leak.
  • Stay informed wherever you are: The water sensor connects to your WiFi network and can send alerts to the mydlink app on your iOS or Android smartphone.
  • Siren alarm: The water sensor's 70dB siren blasts an alarm when it detects a leak, so you can jump out of bed and stop the leak before it gets too bad.
  • Easy setup: Just connect it to your existing WiFi network, download the app to your iOS or Android smartphone, and you're all set.

What's in the Box?

  • Quick Install Guide
  • Water Sensor Cable

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Alarm
  • Security Alarms
  • Alarm Type
  • Power Source
    Plug In
  • Connectivity
  • Connectivity
  • Control Type
    iOS; Android Mobile App
  • Apps
    mydlink Home
  • Wireless Standard
  • Number of Supported Wired Zones
  • Number of Supported Wireless Zones
  • Motion Detector Sense Input Type
    Not Applicable
  • Telephone Dialer
  • Celluar Alert Compatibility
    App Notification
  • Programmable Security Code
  • Operating environment
  • Device Compatibility
    DSP-W110; DSP-W215; DCH-S220; IFTTT
  • Certifications
    FCC Approved; UL Approved
  • Remote Control Included
  • Siren Included
  • Control Panel Included
  • System Requirements
    Not Applicable
  • Features
  • Motion Sensors
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Water Sensor
  • Door/Window Sensor
  • Smoke/CO2 Sensor
  • Dimension
  • Cable Length
    50 cm
  • Cable Length (ft)
    1.64 ft
  • Width
    6.5 cm
  • Height
    6.5 cm
  • Depth
    5.2 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    2.5 in
  • Height (Inches)
    2.5 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    2 in
  • Weight
    0.1 kg
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

3.0 / 5
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  • from Peace River, AB


Worse peace of crap ever!! Would not connect no how. Do not buy

  • from Sherwood Park, AB

Great device

Already bought another one for our sump pump. The first one saved quite the mess in our laundry room when the dishwasher drain hose decided to 'jump' out of the drain. Unfortunately my network wasn't working, but the audible beep was heard upstairs!

  • from Vancouver, BC

Outstanding Product

I purchased this six months ago. Easy set-up and easy to use. We had a flood by our washer. The sensor sent an phone alert and I set it up to activate a slump pump via IFTT and a wemo switch. Saved a potential serious water leak problem. Ny the time I got home there was now damage. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

  • from Victoria, BC

Good Product

Got on sale. Set-up was straight forward. Just follow the instructions exactly. No connection issues. Had to buy some extension phone wire as unless you have an outlet directly where you want to place device, the cord will not be long enough. Be aware this does not run on batteries - must have electrical outlet. You can send push and email notifications to your phone (android or iphone). I've set mine up to do both. Have set it up to detect water around hot water tank.

  • from Rosemere

Sump pump inactive pas de courant inutile????

Je trouvais le concept super mais en lisant les specification j'ai vite désanchantée... Ca prendrait une prise avec backup batterie et autre fonction car le preobleme a rosemere c est que lorsqu'il n'y a pas de courant, ni la sump pump, ni le wifi ne fonctionne... c est dans ces situations qu'on a le plus besoin de cette alerte... Alertez moi s'il y a du nouveau pour contrer cette situation qui est la plus probable d'arriver... merci!

  • from Ottawa

Not working so far

Got it connected to Wi-Fi and added it the app. I setup the notification and have the cable submerge and so far nothing. Not very reassuring. Needs Wink compatibility too.

  • from Garden Hill, Ontario

Great Product!

My kitchen floor is hardwood and the room directly below it has a large amount of expensive electrical devices and other equipment. I wanted to imporve my chances of catching a leak before signicant damage could occurr s I purchased this device. I downloaded the app, created an account, followed the discovery and pairing instructions. It did the pairing, found my network and immeadiately did a firmware upgrade that took maybe 10 minutes! It is. Now up and running on my iPad Pro and my iPhone. I set up IFTTT integration to be notified via home phone and email if a leak is detected. I stuck the probe in some water and the alarm went off immeadiately closely followed by a series of phone messages and emails. PERFECT! All of this in about 15 minutes duration. I bought a shallow baking sheet to slide under the dishwasher to catch any possible drips where I plan to place the probe.

  • from Peterborough, ON

Water sensor

Just bought this sensor for our cottage. I can monitor our furnace room water pump and sump pump when not there. It was setup in less than 5 minutes. I tested it with a few drops of water and received a notification on my iPhone in about 5 seconds. It seems to work great for me.

  • from Vancouver

Worked for three months and quit

Paid cash and Dlink agreed it was defective but would not honour warranty because I had lost the receipt. Serial number should tell them what they need. Very disappointed with short lived product that was very expensive.

  • from Surrey, BC

Defective product

Bought the sensor and had nothing but problems with WiFi connection and set-up. Took it back for refund. Product not ready for market. Mission failure.

  • from Montréal, QC

Does the job very well and offers peace of mind

Pretty simple setup even though i had to go through the process twice as it did not work correctly the first time. My router did not accept the one-button connection so I had to go through the manual process. No biggie. Works well I like the flexibility and possibility of lengthening the sensor cable. Works very well with IFTTT. I wish the alarm was much loader, its impossible to hear from the basement. Hence 4 stars

  • from Québec, QC

Impossible connection

I did try to connect to 2 differents routers in 2 differents houses and manuel or wps installation procedure did not connect at all.

  • from Toronto

Easy setup

Downloaded app and installed within 10 minutes. Plugged to the closest power outlet. The cable length is a bit too short but added an RJ-11 extension. Tested with some water, siren went on and notification received. Does what its suppose to do.

  • from Markham

Great product

This is such a great product and so easy to connect. I'm not sure what issues the people below were having. It has a siren too if you are home which I like. Great peace of mind since we have a cottage and are away.

  • from Thunder Bay, ON

less than one star

I purchased this D-Link water sensor and spent a day and a half trying to get it working. Called in techs and now have returned.

  • from Stratford, ON

wifi glitch

I have installed D-Link water sensor in sump area about a foot from the top of the pit on the pipe. The only issue is that it has disconnected 2 times from wifi since it was installed three weeks ago, but connects right away. The unit sends me a message it has disconnected.If it would send another message when the unit connection is back would be good then I wouldnt have to check to make sure it was up and working again.

  • from Calgary, AB

Massively disappointing

I've had this unit for almost a year. I am about to give up on it and throw it out. I purchased it for my basement to put near the hot water tank and floor drain. The set up is a nightmare. Plan to spend a good hour fighting with the unit and resetting it to start all over again. When you do finally get it to connect the connection is not dependable. Note; the unit is only about 4 feet from the wireless router i connected it to and it still can't maintain a steady signal. I get several notifications per day on my iphone indicating that the signal was lost. I'm not convinced that if a water leak were to occur that i could depend on this unit to alert me. overall i regret the purchase as it does not live up to expectations. I expected better from D-Link. Unfortunately i also purchased one of their smart plugs which is even less reliable than the water sensor. Lesson learned - never buy D-Link again.

  • from Delta, BC

D-Link Water Sensor

I bought one each for my dishwasher and fridge after a significant water leak. Set up was a bit of a headache with my Linksys Router. I had to do it manually. The sensor worked fine but I never got consistent PUSH notifications on my iPhone 6. I wish the main hub was smaller so I did not have to make some room for the other plug in the outlet. I also wish it would send email notifications like the Belkin Wemo products. The alarm is loud enough to hear. Overall, I sleep better knowing my dishwasher and fridge have water sensors now.

  • from Vancouver, BC

It works, but

Installed 2 weeks ago by the hot water heater in the basement. Set up took a bit of time because the WIFI signal was weak on the other side of the house. So I moved the dlink wifi extender I already had from upstairs, down. Sensor works, but every 2-3 days I get a message on my android phone that the sensor has disconnected. I go down and get a glass of water, stick the sensor cord in and so far it has sent a leak message every time. Would be nice to get a message when the sensor reconnects, not just on disconnects.

  • from Montréal, QC

sort of works

I am on hold with Dlink tech support somewhere on the Indian subcontinent. Set up worked on my Samsung tablet. Plugged it in and tested it with water. There is a subdued beep and a red light flashed but nothing else happens. I can see it on my network but that's it. Another poor Dlink product

  • from Toronto, ON


Easy to install with my D-Link router. Software kept giving error codes and instructed me to log off - Android phone. Upon testing the unit I couldn'r get it to stop alarming. Took it back.

  • from Mississauga, ON

It works!

I just set this up in my laundry room, where my hot water tank also lives. Set up was simple, my outlet is quite high on the wall, so was happy the cord supplied was long enough to reach the floor. Tested it by putting it in some water and it sent a notification to my phone. Works as advertised.

  • from Woodbridge, ON


I finally have peace of mind knowing my basement is protected. We have had issues with our sump pump. I put this baby right beside it and now I can leave my house worry free! Pretty easy to set too.

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