When you add smart Water Management to your Alarm.com system you can save flood damages from plumbing leaks by having a smart valve programmed to shut off the water flow.
Included in Alarm.com’s Interactive Gold platform, the Water Management system includes water sensor alerts and activity monitoring, Z-Wave water valve control and automation, and sump pump monitoring.
With Water Management, you can remotely open and close a water valve using the website and app, which can come in handy if you forgot to turn off the water before you left.
You can create a rule that shuts off a water valve when a water sensor goes into Alarm. This rule helps detect and stop leaks before they can cause any damage. You can also create a rule that shuts off the valve when the panel is armed or disarmed. This is useful, for example, when you leave a vacation home.
It is also possible to control the water flow to different wings of a home or business. For example, if an outdoor greenhouse is only used in the summer, you can close the valve and then re-open it in the spring.
Once created a water shut-off rule is stored locally on the panel. This ensures a faster response when a leak is detected and means only local communication is needed in order for the rule to run.
A Smart Water Valve, strategically placed along with flood sensors, adds that extra sense of year-round security to a vacation home.