Z-Wave Water Shut-off Valve Saves Flooded Homes

Z-Wave Water Shut-off Vavle

The new WV-01 from Fortrezz aims to save some of the one million homes ruined by burst water pipes each year.  The valve can be controlledautonomously with the included water sensor, or manual say as part of an irrigation system too.  Check out the video after the jump.

“WV-01 is a new professional grade, electrically operated wireless water valve introduced by FortrezZ, LLC.  Used in a wireless Z-Wave home automation network in conjunction with any Z-Wave water alarm sensor (ex. WWA-0X), the WV-01 can reduce or eliminate damages caused by leaky plumbing or appliances.  Every year nearly over 1 million families have their homes ruined and their lives overturned by water damage and the subsequent repairs.  These incidents are always unexpected and the cost of repairs can run into the tens of thousands of dollars. This Patented wireless water detection and automatic water shutoff system can easily be installed on any home’s water supply live by a professional, certified plumber.

  • WV-01 uses a motorized ball valve that automatically turns off the main water supply when a leak or overflow is detected.
  • Contains a brass valve with commercial grade seats and seals
  • Comes in standard pipe sizes (1/2″ , 3/4″,  1″ , and 1 1/4″)
  • Can be used as an irrigation device
  • Multiple WV-01 Valves can be used and programmed in a Z-wave Network.
  • Certified with the latest Z-wave ZDK 4.51
  • Meets the standards of state and municipal authorities
  • Will qualify for insurance premium discounts for flood protection insurance. (ask your insurance company for specific details)
  • Three indicator lights- RED – The valve is closed – YELLOW – Mode: Z-Wave network status – GREEN – The valve is open
  • Has two tactile switches to manually activate the valve
  • When a water event occurs the system automatically sends you an email, text message, or phone call depending on your Z-wave home controller settings
  • Can be remotely operated (internet, phone)
  • If a leak is detected by any Z-wave compatible Water Alarm Sensors the WV-01 will shut off the water supply. It can automatically trigger a wired or wireless alarm system.
  • Battery backup can be installed by a professional electrician.”


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