Water Leak Detection Systems for Schools, Colleges and Universities

Aqualeak – Protecting important centres of education against the risk of costly and inconvenient disruption

Aqualeak designs and supplies university, college and school leak detection systems which quickly and effectively detect the presence of any unwanted water in all types of educational property, including teaching rooms, scientific laboratories, IT suites, libraries, kitchens, shower and toilet blocks and administration areas, among others. For more information on protecting student accommodation, please see our multi-apartment block systems.

Our college, university and school leak detection systems offer a range of flexible functionality to meet a customer’s specific requirements. This includes a multi zone leak detection system monitoring for leaks across 625 distinct zones across a large building, through to a single-zone system suitable for small applications such as tea points.

Our water leak detectors will alert you to an issue, enabling quick and decisive resolution and avoid any areas being unnecessarily out of action.

We are highly experienced at working with customers at all stages of a project; from early stage design and specification advice on new build developments, through to system installation and commissioning as part of refurbishment works. This approach means that the right system is selected and ensures consistency of quality and service.

Our most suitable university, college and school leak detection systems are outlined below:

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EMS-5x & 10x

expandable MULTI-ZONE water leak detectors
  • New, sophisticated multi-zone water leak monitoring system

  • EMS multizone alarm panels are available in 5-zone, 10-zone and multi-zone configurations, expandable to simultaneously monitor up to 625 zones; ideal for commercial buildings of all sizes, industrial facilities and large, high-value residential property

  • Fully addressable system, including master panel, outstations and individual zones

  • Greater adaptability than many multi-zone systems on the market and configurable to provide a fully bespoke leak detection system

  • Offers an extensive level of functionality, on a zone-by-zone basis, and clear alert reporting

  • Touch screen graphical user interface, giving access to a range of live, real-time and historic system data

  • Modular design makes EMS is an ideal and cost-effective solution across a range of applications

  • Compatible with all Aqualeak water leak sensor cables and probes, as well as infrared, temperature and humidity sensors

EMS-5 & 10

MULTI ZONE water leak detectors
  • The EMS-5 and 10 water leak alarms are designed to detect water leaks in sensitive areas where high value equipment and/or data is present
  • Ideal for monitoring up to 10 individual zones
  • When the leak detector is triggered, an audio-visual alarm is initiated and the water leak alarm panel shows you where it is
  • Can connect to water leak sensor cables, probes and pads; users are alerted to any faults with sensor equipment, including cable damage and broken connections
  • A signal to a BMS can also be triggered via a relay
  • Can connect to a solenoid valve, enabling automatic water shut off in the event of a leak
  • Additional relays are also available, allowing for extra functionality tailored to specific zones


Single Zone Water Leak Detection alarm System
  • Designed to continuously monitor for water leaks in single-zone, at-risk areas

  • When the sensor detects water, a localised audio alarm is activated and an LED is illuminated; other actions, such as sending a SMS notification, are also available

  • Can connect to a solenoid valve, enabling automatic water shut off in the event of a leak Monitors distances of up to 100m from the panel

  • A signal to a BMS can also be sent via a relay

  • This leak detection alarm can connect to a range of sensing technologies such as cables and probes; users are also alerted to any faults with water leak sensor equipment, including cable damage and broken connections

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AquaGuard Dual

  • A cost-effective, hybrid water leak monitoring and protection device
  • Monitors the volume and time water passes through a pipe, comparing against adjustable thresholds to identify excessive and unexpected flow
  • Simultaneously monitors multiple sensing devices (cable and/or probes) to detect the unwanted presence of water in at-risk areas
  • When a leak is detected by either method, a valve automatically and immediately closes and shuts off the water supply, minimising damage
  • Audible and visual alarm
  • ‘Holiday’ mode where water is automatically shut off after a pre-set period of time if no flow is detected
  • Most suitable for monitoring in new build residential property, ranging from individual houses through to multi-apartment blocks (typically one device per apartment)
  • Can be connected to a central BMS or send notifications of a leak when paired with an SMS unit
  • Can be surface or flush-mounted
  • Suitable for multiple pipe sizes
  • WRAS-approved

Contact us Today

To speak to a water leak detection specialist about protecting your educational establishment, or find out about our comprehensive services, please either visit the contact page to send an enquiry or call on 01249 715698


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To understand the difference between the different technologies, how they work and where they are commonly used see our water leak detector overview page.