PumpSpy is a sump pump battery backup system that also offers a built-in Internet connection, so it monitors, records, and analyzes data to make sure everything is working properly.
Introduced by PumpSpy Technology, each unit includes a backup pump, the company says. If the main sump pump has a problem, PumpSpy automatically activates the backup and will send alerts via text message and email that describes the problem. The backup pump will take over until the main unit is repaired or replaced.
PumpSpy keeps track of the house’s main sump pump cycles, running time, amp draw, and other parameters. The company says that in a typical installation, the backup system will cycle 2,000 times with a fully charged, 75 amp/hour 12-volt battery, which translates into roughly 13,000 gallons of water.
“If the backup pump never shuts off during a power outage, the battery will last 5 1/2 to 6 hours,” the company says. “If the backup pump runs once every minute, the battery will last 2 days. Every home is a little different.”