Protect your Smart Home from Flooding with Z-Wave!November 24, 2021
Smart Home automation offers a wide variety of useful and unique solutions for improving the convenience, comfort and safety of your home. While some may be more popular than others, protecting your family and home is important, this includes from flooding!Z-Wave technology offers a variety of Smart Home devices and solutions, including automated protection from leaks and flooding. In this article we’ll cover how you can protect your home from flooding and water damage with two simple Z-Wave devices.
Z-Wave Flood Sensors
Dome Z-Wave Water Sensor
The Dome Z-Wave Water Sensor helps you cap leaks before they turn into gushes, so you can keep a lid on the amount of money you spend on water-related repairs. Use this battery-powered, water sensor anywhere you need to monitor water lines for potential problems.
Its low-profile design allows you to hook it up underneath appliances and a 4-foot range remote sensor probe makes it easier to monitor water activity in hard-to-reach places like sump pumps. Toilets, refrigerators, water heaters, and other appliances and fixtures that require water lines can generate costly bills from ongoing small leaks and unexpected major breaks.
The Dome Water Sensor keeps you up to date on the health of water lines leading in and out of these systems, and it sends you customized alerts via your connected Z-Wave Hub. When paired with a Z-Wave Smart Valve Actuator it also allows you to shut off main valves and take action when required!
Z-Wave Smart Valve Actuator
The next step is to set up and connect a Z-Wave Smart Valve Actuator device onto your water valve. This device is also available on our online store today!
The Z-Wave Smart Valve Actuator allows you to remotely turn ON/OFF a water valve using Z-Wave wireless protocol and Z-Wave Gateway. Pair it with a flood sensor and it can also automatically turn off your water valve when it detects a leak. This means you never have to deal with flood damage from pipe bursts or leaks again!
The Smart Valve Actuator is easily installed over existing valves without needing a plumber. All you need is a screwdriver, to take control of your own plumbing! Some key benefits include:
- Works on quarter-turn ball valves up to 1-1/4″
- Z-Wave Chip 700
- Installs on top of your existing water valve (no plumber necessary)
- Z-Wave Plus certified
- Built-in Z-Wave Range Extender
- Single tool installation
Best of all, you can use it to automate your water boiler, irrigation system, radiant heat system or anything else that uses a quarter-turn ball valve.