I installed the expensive FortrezZ water valve a while ago and realized I didn’t put in a rule to turn off the water when water sensors are triggered. I couldn’t find it built into the dashboard interface and recall others with this issue.
Has anyone done this yet who wants to share what they have?
But then I started thinking of one of those unforeseen consequences…
I have an electric water heater. If you leave the hot water tank empty, you can burn out the heating coils (I’ve done it before). Thus you also need to have SmartThings shut off the water heater.
But more importantly what if the water sensor is tripped by water attempting to put out a fire. In this case you do NOT want to shut off the water.
I chose the FortrezZ model because it handled other issues such as power outage, safety (you could cut off a finger with a valve mechanism) and convenience. What seems like a simple home automation solution turns out to be much more complicated.
Has anyone thought of a comprehensive smart water valve app? What other issues do we have to consider?