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What’s the difference between an Alarmed Waste Kit and a Bluetooth®Alarmed Waste Kit?

Alarmed Waste Kit B6 and T3 Cabinet Render

If you’re anything like myself, you probably thought the exact same question as me when I first heard the term ‘Alarmed Waste Kit’ – “What on earth is an ‘Alarmed’ Waste Kit?”

Well, on the surface, an Alarmed Waste Kit helps maintain the freshness of your drinking water system. With a deeper understanding, however, an Alarmed Waste Kit has the potential to save you time and resources when it comes to the maintenance of your water refreshment solution.

Here at Borg & Overström, we have 20 years of first hand experience on the value an Alarmed Waste Kit can provide. As design-led manufacturers of premium water solutions, we are constantly asked questions about all the problems that can occur in any and every water refreshment system found under the sun. As such, we have made it our goal to make your life easier by providing innovative and enhanced drinking water solutions by integrating state-of-the-art technology – enter the Bluetooth® Alarmed Waste Kit.

In this article, we’ll break down what an Alarmed Waste Kit is, how it works, how much it might cost, and take a look at the benefits you could have by adding the Bluetooth® feature. By the end, you will have a better understanding on whether an Alarmed Waste Kit, or Bluetooth® Alarmed Waste Kit, is the right choice for you.

What is an Alarmed Waste Kit?

The short answer: With a quick and easy installation, an Alarmed Waste Kit enables the safe collection of any excess or overflow of waste water.

The long answer: The Alarmed Waste Kit is a Borg and Overström custom product that provides a vessel for waste water that would otherwise accumulate in the drip tray. This means no mains waste connection is required and allows for longer periods of time before the usual drip tray needs emptying – a much needed feature for water refreshments found in high traffic environments.

By all accounts, the Alarmed Waste Kit is a practical product, designed specifically to prevent the accumulation of waste water to keep your water system fresh.

How does an Alarmed Waste Kit work?

Integrated in the design is a sensor level. This sensor will detect and audibly alert you whenever the waste water level reaches a point that is too high – a clear indication that the correlating maintenance is required and the waste tank needs emptying.

Once triggered, the alarm will audibly beep every second, for 30 seconds. Following this, there is a brief pause for 5 minutes, and then this process will repeat.

Don’t worry! Although the alarm is audibly distinguishable, it would not rival the sound of a fire alarm – it’s not that overpowering!

What is a Bluetooth® Alarmed Waste Kit?

So, what is the difference between an Alarmed Waste Kit and a Bluetooth® Alarmed Waste Kit?

Well, unsurprisingly, one has Bluetooth!

What is surprising, however, is all the added features you gain by adding Bluetooth®.

While both alarm kits operate similarly, with the integrated level sensor will detect when the waste water level is too high and emit an audible alert, the Bluetooth functionality goes beyond simply alerting you to the problem.

When using the Bluetooth® functionality, the Alarm Waste Kit will not only emit an audible alarm to alert you to the needed maintenance, but the Bluetooth® function will also deactivate the control panel and dispensing functionality, preventing the tank from overflowing.

Key Features and benefits of a Bluetooth® Waste Alarm Kit

Here you can find a clear outline of the features and benefits that a Bluetooth® Alarm Waste Kit will provide:


  • Collection tank: Vessel fits into the base cabinet of a floorstanding appliance, in the cupboard beneath a countertop, or beside the ProCore™ for taps.
  • Digital connectivity: Bluetooth® with automatic dispensing shut-off.
  • Error messaging: Visual and audible alarms.


  • Overflow prevention: Device emits an audible alarm at high water level and sends a signal via Bluetooth® to deactivate the control panel, preventing the tank from overflowing.
  • Versatile: There’s no need for a mains waste connection increasing the number of potential locations for your water dispenser.
  • Retro-fit or ship with new appliances: Compatible with all Borg & Overström floorstanding or countertop water dispensers and tap systems.

How much does an Alarmed Waste Kit cost?

If you’re not familiar with the Borg & Overström business custom, here’s a quick reminder that Borg & Overström sell through our distributors only: we do not provide water tap systems or dispensers to the consumer directly.

Instead, we can show you our list price to help give you a better understanding of how much an Alarmed Waste Kit, or Bluetooth® Alarmed Waste Kit might cost you.
One factor to note here is how the price for an Alarmed Waste Kit will change based on the required fitting for your current tap system or dispenser. For example:

An Alarmed Waste Kit for the B4 = £90.78

An Alarmed Waste Kit for the B3 = £85.30

When considering the Bluetooth® Alarmed Waste Kit, the newest model can be retro-fit or shipped with new appliances that make it compatible with all Borg & Overström floorstanding or countertop water dispensers and tap systems. Because of this, there is only a single list price:

A Bluetooth® Alarmed Waste Kit = £87.16

Please bear in mind that all prices listed above are correct at the date of publishing this article. Just like all prices, they are likely to change in line with the economic influence. Check our webstore to view the current pricing.

Note: Both an Alarmed Waste Kit and a Bluetooth® Alarmed Waste Kit are available as an option for either floorstanding and countertop water dispensers and tap systems. Be sure to check with your distributor on the correct fixing for your particular needs – please ask our customer service team if you need any help with this.

Which Alarmed Waste Kit do I need?

Both the Alarmed Waste Kit and Bluetooth® Alarmed Waste Kit are accessories, specifically designed to increase efficiency in maintenance to make your life easier. Only you know if you need one, we can only show you the benefits.

Deciding between the Bluetooth® functionality, and the standard Alarm Waste Kit, also comes down to your personal preference. As we have found, a quick comparison demonstrates the multiple features that Bluetooth® can provide, at only a small cost increase. But if you don’t need the benefits a Bluetooth® Alarm Waste Kit provides, then it really isn’t worth the added investment.

With our foundations set in the world of water refreshments, here at Borg & Overström, we have the resources and knowledge for you to use. So, if you have any questions surrounding an Alarmed Waste Kit or are curious about anything else – contact us – our experts are waiting to help you.

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