Water damage from burst pipes, drips, and leaky appliances costs homeowners and insurers billions of dollars every year. Like many home security problems, it happens quickly, unexpectedly, and out of sight. From collapsed ceilings to mold-blackened basements, water damage is disruptive, destructive, and often dangerous. Is there a solution?
Meet Alarm.com's Smart Water Valve+Meter, unveiled this week at CES 2020.
Designed and developed by the engineering team at Building36, it uses cutting-edge connected technology to detect leaks and shut them off automatically. As part of our whole-home Water Management solution, it can respond intelligently to drips and leaks in different areas of your home, and helps you use water more efficiently with monitoring and insights.
Automatic Flood Shutdown
When a pipe or hose fails suddenly, your sole priority is: turn off the water. If you're home and scramble to the water supply in time once you spot the leak, you'll avert disaster. If not, you're soaked.
Our Smart Water Valve+Meter changes everything. Installed at your home's main water supply, its high-tech internal meter quickly detects large leaks and alerts your smart home security system. The system then activates the device's onboard actuator, closing the valve and shutting off your water to minimize damage.
By the time an Alarm.com alert reaches your phone, the most important thing is already taken care of, likely saving you from hundreds to thousands of dollars in damage repairs and sparing your possessions from being ruined.
Whole-Home Water Protection
Because your home's plumbing is hidden, leaks and drips rarely emerge in plain sight. Alarm.com's integrated Water Management technology spots problems that you can't, with wireless sensors that alert your security system to leaks behind washers, sinks, water heaters, and other appliances.
Our Smart Water Valve+Meter also detects a range of other issues that cost you money. Its smart meter will help you detect persistent leaks or running toilets that cause water bills to skyrocket over time. It can alert you to excessive water consumption at home or at a rental property. It can even alert you to low water temperatures if your pipes are at risk of freezing in winter.
Intelligent Responses, Easy Controls
Powered by smart home security technology, our Smart Water Valve+Meter responds intelligently when it matters.
Because it's integrated with your security system, it knows when you're home or away and responds accordingly. For example, if someone is taking a long shower and your system knows you're home, you'll get an alert but the water will stay on. However, if you're away and one of your toilets is constantly running, the water will shut off to help save up to 200 gallons of wasted water per day. It takes whole-home intelligence to know and respond correctly.
Using the Smart Water Valve+Meter yourself, however, couldn't be simpler. Once your Alarm.com service provider has directed its installation, you'll find the controls right there in your Alarm.com app—next to your security system, smart locks, smart thermostat, security camera feeds and everything else.
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