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This is always one of the first questions a potential client wants to know when they reach out to us. While the question of “how much does a commercial leak detection cost?” is a very challenging one to answer, we will try our best to explain some general pricing guidelines.


The purchase of a Water Risk Mitigation System is much like the purchase of a vehicle or even a home. With so many options available, price ranges can vary significantly.

Just as a car can start around the $20,000 range with just a basic package, that same car can often exceed the $40,000 range if you start to add all the bells and whistles.

Given that most people change cars every 5 years or so, why do people still choose to purchase the extras when purchasing a car? It’s because in general, people understand the value of doing things right the first time and not having to redo things later down the road. People want to make sure their vehicle will provide them quality, longevity, and ease of use and those same principals apply to a Water Risk Mitigation System.

You are going to rely on your Water Risk Mitigation System to provide valuable insight of your water risk every minute of every day for as long as you can foresee. It is therefore critical to ensure you receive maximum value and minimum maintenance from your investment.

However, some companies choose to focus on the initial price of the system with the goal to find the cheapest vendor therefore sacrificing low-maintenance, quality, and warranty which more often than not leads to regrets – especially considering that unlike cars, you cannot trade in your Water Risk Mitigation System.

To simplify the system architecture, we have segmented the project types into 3 main categories: Retro-fit Market, New Buildings & Construction Phase. Under each of these segments we have created sub categories labelled as: Good, Better & Best Option to help our clients understand what and where we perceive value. 

How much does a commercial leak detection system cost
Average Commercial Leak Detection System cost based on a 100 unit Multi-Residential Property over a 5 year period of time:
How much does a commercial leak detection system cost

How the installation affects the cost:

When someone inquires what is our Commercial Leak Detection System cost, the extent of installation is also a key factor. What we mean by this is that as a company, we have four different packages we offer our customers. Unlike most companies, we will do as much or as little as our customers would have us do. This flexibility leads to less stress and more savings for the customer. 

 

The installation packages are as follows with their corresponding price ranges:

1. Self-Install (DIY):

This package includes the system and features to be shipped directly to the property. With our self-install program the property manager or building owner  is responsible for all labor involved with the project, including deployment of the sensors, setting up the gateways, commissioning of the sensors on the platform, installation of electrical outlets as required, installation of valves as required, etc.

Although the concept of installing a Water Risk Mitigation System is not very complex, it does require some attention to detail and there is a small margin for error. We recommend self-install for larger companies with facility managers and/or subject matter experts on staff that can be dedicated to the install of such solutions. 

The average company can expect to spend between 5 -10% of the value of the system on a self-install, based on the scope of the project and the options that come with it.

2. Pre-Configured Install:


This package includes the system and features to be shipped directly to the property, the sensors to be pre-configured on top of our dashboard, and the valve & actuator locations to be labelled and ready for your mechanical contractor to price and install. 

The property manager or building owner is responsible for the labor involved with the project, including deployment of the sensors and gateways, contracting out the installation of electrical outlets as required, installation of valves as required, etc.

The average company can expect to spend between 10 – 15% of the value of the system on a Pre-Configured Install, based on the scope of the project and the options that comes with it.

3. Connected Sensors Tech Install:


This package includes the system and features to be shipped directly to the property, the sensors to be pre-configured on top of our dashboard, the valve & actuators locations to be labelled and ready for your mechanical contractor to install, and the sensors, gateways and actuators (if applicable) to be installed by our team of experts or contractors. 

The property manager or building owner is responsible for the labor and parts cost of 3rd party contractors, such as the electricians and the plumber for outlets and valves etc.

The average company can expect to spend between 15 – 20% of the value of the system on a Connected Sensors Tech install, based on the scope of the project and the options that comes with it.

4. Turn-Key Install:


Many Property Managers would rather work with one company instead of many. We at Connected Sensors are one of the few companies that will offer our clients true “turn-key” installations. This package includes everything found in package #3 as well as the electrical and mechanical costs associated with the project.

The average company can expect to spend between 20 – 30% of the value of the system on a Turn-Key install, based on the scope of the project and the options that comes with it.

We hope that this article has helped you gain insight on the commercial leak detection system cost. You can visit our pricing page for further details or simply reach out to us using the “Request for Information” feature on our website.
 
Thank you,
The Connected Sensors Team
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