EcoNet Controls of Clearwater Florida, a manufacturer of "Unique Home Automation Devices & Solutions", has released its Smart Home Water Shut Off Kit. The LSK or Leak Sensor Kit includes the EBV105-UMK water shut off controller and 1 or more leak sensors. The wireless leak sensor/s have been preconfigured to communicate directly to the shut off the water in the case of a water leak. A separate Smart Home controller or HUB is not required. Installation is a simple matter of positioning the leak sensors and installing the valve controller over top of a standard ball valve. Installing EcoNet's LSK solution into a home or business can prevent water damage and the frustration and cost that come with an insurance claim.
The mechanics of the EBV105 unit have also been updated with an improved open/close stroke and the addition of a Universal Mounting Kit (UMK). The UMK supports simplified mounting of the unit over existing ball valve sizes of ½", ¾" and 1"; no plumbing is required.
Although the LSK does not require a controller or HUB, both the EBV105 motor controller and the leak sensors are Z-Wave Certified and compatible with popular Smart Home controllers/HUBs.
The motor control unit has been mechanically geared with high torque and power to easily manage standard levered ball valves. The close and open cycle is a 90 degree turn that takes about 10 seconds. A clutch release allows hand operation of the valve in case of a power loss. The open/close stoke can also be controlled manually with the power/pairing button. A blue LED acts as a status and "condition" indicator.
The EBV105-UMK package comes complete with the valve controller/motor, AC Adapter, the Universal Mounting Kit, 1-6 wireless battery powered leak sensors and an installation guide. Installation takes about 10 minutes and no special tools or skills are required. The EBV105-UMK-LSK is available now with prices starting at $195.0 U.S.
EcoNet Controls, a division of ICI Controls, Inc., was formed in 1993. EcoNet designs and manufactures products with a focus on Unique Home Automaton Devices & Solutions.