What are some good smart main water shutoff valve?


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Old 07-06-24, 07:20 AM
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What are some good smart main water shutoff valve?

There are several kinds of smart main water shutoff valve available. What are some of the better ones? Some of the features I'm looking for are:
  • The ability to shutoff/on via remote mobile app.
  • Sensing water leaks and auto shutoff
  • Keeping track or records of how much water I used.
  • The ability to bypass or override the system in the case of power or WiFi outage. This means the unit needs to be able to connect to an AC outlet not battery operated.
  • Send alerts/notifications
  • Possible leak detector add-ons

Some of the smart main water shutoff systems I've seen online are:
  1. YoLink DIY Automatic Water Leak Detection & Shut-Off Starter Kit
  2. Moen Flo Smart Water Monitor & Shutoff
  3. Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant + Shutoff
  4. Wasserstein Aqua Pal Smart Leak Detector
  5. Flume 2 Smart Home Water Monitor & Water Leak Detector
  6. Guardian Leak Prevention System
  7. Smart Ball Valve (Wifi)
  8. Bulldog Water Valve Manipulator

If you have experienced or know of a good brand/model, I would like to try it out. Thank you.
 
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Old 07-08-24, 09:59 AM
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I don't have experience with any of them. The concept is fine, but I've heard lukewarm reviews about them. If there's a catastrophic leak, it typically detects and shuts off the water. But slower leaks tend to not get caught, and higher-than-normal water usage (outside sprinklers) can be turned off as a 'leak'.

If I were going to buy one, I'd lean towards a brand name. Moen makes high quality plumbing fixtures, so I would generally trust them. I haven't heard of any of the other brands, so I would hesitate trusting them, but that's my inherent untrust of no-name brands.
 
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Old 07-10-24, 04:58 AM
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Thank you for the input. Yes, I'm leaning towards Moen as well. If there's any issue, I can always contact them.
 
 

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