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Model: BWD-HWA
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Extremely Sensitive
Detects water only 1/32" deep when the alarm is placed on floor

6-Foot Sensor
Install it into sump pump pits to warn of potential problems

Wall Mountable
Attach to wall near hot water heaters, sinks or other areas

110-Decibel Alarm
Loud alarm can be heard throughout the house

Battery Saver
Keeps 9-volt battery fresh longer


Overview
Weight
1 Pound
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
UPC
717301121302
Model
BWD-HWA
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  2 Questions
Q: What is the best sump pump alarm?
by Eric from Minnesota on May 15, 2012

A: Well, that can be a matter of opinion. Our best selling sump pump alarm right now is the Basement Watchdog model BWD-HWA, which is a basic alarm with a sensor. The Superior Pump Universal Sump & Sewage Pump Alarm System model 92060 is a little different style of alarm and can be used in both sump & sewage pump applications and is our #2 best selling alarm. If you are looking for a little more in an alarm system, the Protected Home Deluxe FreezeAlarm & Dialer model FA-D2 coupled with the Protected Home WaterSiren Plus model WS-04 will give you protection with extreme high or low temperatures and potential flooding by sounding an alarm AND calling up to 3 different phone numbers with a pre-recorded alert message. This system also has other capabilities when coupled with optional equipment such as a special second thermostat in your home. Please note that this system does require a land based phone system to carry out the call alerts.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Jim, are there any sensors that can detect water or moisture in the surrounding area? Like a five foot radius?
by Tom Spendlove from Michigan on April 07, 2011

A: The basement Watchdog model BWD-HWA will detect water only 1/32" deep when the alarm is placed on floor. Most of our other ALARM SYSTEMS can either be placed on the floor or the sensors can be on the floor to provide an alert system for any flood prone area. As you can see, we also have systems that can be connected to a phone dialer to call any programed phone number to alert you of a possible flooding problem. As far as being able to detect water that is, say 5 feet away from a sensor, however, I don't believe there is anything available at this time.
by Jim, Product Expert
Basement Watchdog BWD-HWA Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (5)
Price (4)
Exceeded Expectations (3)
Reliable (2)
Easy To Store (1)
Cons
Dependability (1)
Unreliable (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Lawrence C.
Webster, NY
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/16/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Avoided Basement Flooding
Works great 4 days after I installed it my sump pump failed again. Received warning well ahead of time
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight, Reliable
Lawrence Recommends This Basement Watchdog Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Lawrence,
Thank you for purchasing our product. If you ever need assistance with our products please call our service team at 800-991-0466 option 3 for technical assistance.
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Lawrence's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
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5/5

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5/5

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5/5
"Was easy to find on the internet. Easy to order and install. Received it in a short time"
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John A.
Hanover, MA
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 1/23/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth It
The alarm went off and we were able to hear it from the basement to the bedroom on the second floor.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Price
John Recommends This Basement Watchdog Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
Thank you for purchasing our product and we are glad to hear you had a positive experience. If you ever need assistance with our products please call our service team at 800-991-0466 option 3 for technical assistance.
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John's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
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5/5

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5/5

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5/5
"Always excellent service and top quality products."
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Mark
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Water Alarm Worth Every Penny
I had some water issues and resolved them all with rain gutter cleaning, grading and sump pump replacement. As a precaution I purchased three competitor water alarms from another website. They worked but were almost inaudible unless in the same room. I tried the Basement Watchdog and was extremely impressed! Very loud, almost as loud as a smoke detector. I have several of these around the home and have purchased several for friends. Highly, highly recommended and no I don't have stock in this... more
Manufacturer Response
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Mark,
Thanks for your consideration of our products. We really appreciate your feedback.
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Ray
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Woke Me Up!
The alarm worked, and was loud enough to wake me up when water reached the top of the crock due to power failure from "SANDY".

The only problem was trying to keep up with bailing the water in the candle light. DIDN'T WORK. I just ordered a Basement Watchdog Special Backup. I'm planning to get a backup for my primary pump and possibly a small gas generator as well.

My wife and I sat on the stairs and watched the water rise as our personal items floated by. Don't take the... more
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Ray,
We thank you for your review. We know that once you order your backup you will have lots of relief in knowing that we will help keep your basement dry.
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Robert M.
Kirkersville, OH
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 12/15/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sump Pump Alarm
Tested it, and it works fine. Will do what I need it to do, very good.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Robert Recommends This Basement Watchdog Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Robert,
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback.
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Tim S.
New Wilmington, PA
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/18/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Performance Plus
I installed this pump with ease and it has worked great! The only complaint would be that the housing corroded after a little more than 1 year and the pump did not draw the water down to the limit depth. This was remedied very quickly with a phone call and a free replacement pump was on it's way.
I have the total watchdog system with battery backup and alarm.
Manufacturer Response
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Tim,
Thank you for your 5 star review
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Ryan
Fort Wayne, IN
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/24/13
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Upgraded Pump System
I upgraded from a HydroMatic 1/4 HP to this 1/2 HP Liberty Pump. This pump is heavy and extremely quiet. After installing the controller, I was adding water to my sump well to adjust the pump ON time. While waiting for the pump to turn on and still adding water, the water level started to drop rapidly. I didn't even hear the pump kick on and that was the purpose of adding water to the well. So, I had to try again. This time I held onto the pipe to "feel" when the pump kicked on.more
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Ryan,
We know that you will be satisfied with this water alarm. Thank you for your review.
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Sam
Lowell, IN
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 12/18/11
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Basement Watchdog
I'm very disappointed with this purchase. In testing the unit I find that the alarm is barely audible, and can probably be heard only if I am within a couple of feet of the unit.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Sam,
We are sorry that you are not satisfied with the alarm on this unit. This alarm should is sound at 110 Decibels, so if you cannot hear it please call us directly so that we can help you. You can reach us at 800-991-0466 Ext 3 For Technical Support.
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Edward B.
Fisherville, KY
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 12/25/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Watchdog Alarm
The alarm went off two weeks ago when the sump pump was unplugged by accident. It saved me a lot of money. It is very loud and well worth the money. Easy to install.
Edward Recommends This Basement Watchdog Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Edward,
Awesome testimonial! This is great to hear. Thank you so much for your feedback.
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Michael C.
Danville, IL
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 1/7/16
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
27
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Seems To Be A Good Device
Seems to be very loud like a smoke alarm. Haven't used it other then test , install was easy. Only thing is wish there was better way to secure the sensor ,secured it wit zip ties through the secure holes in sensor but when securing it to pipe kind of smashes the sensor wire.
Michael Recommends This Basement Watchdog Product
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Michael,
You could try mounting the sensor on a bracket/pipe clamp.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Michael,
Thank you for your review. If this does not work for you please give us a call and one of our customer support staff can walk you through some other options. We are available M-F 9-5 CST AT 800.991.0466 EXT 3
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Robert M.
Cumming, GA
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/30/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
I placed this on the lid of the ejector pit. If the pump fails or loses power I'll know it!
Robert Recommends This Basement Watchdog Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Robert,
We thank you for your review of our product and appreciate your business.
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