Automatic Water Shut off Valve Reviews [Choices for 2020]

Water leak increases your water utility bill as well sudden pipe bursts cause thousands of dollars. But purchasing of automatic water shut off valve also cost you some money. 

In this article, we will show you a comparative analysis between the purchase cost of a water shut off valve and the loss of water leak damage. So that you can understand whether investing in water shut off valve is right or not.

Then we will find out the best automatic water shutoff valve according to your needs.

From our experiences, we found that most of the reviews of smart water shut off valves based on which device has more versatile capabilities. But this approach is not good enough for selecting the best smart water shut off valve.

The more practical and convenient approach would be based on individual needs and user experiences because versatile capabilities make the device complex but unable to serve the proper cause.

WIFI WATER SHUT OFF VALVES…WORTH IT OR NOT?

Water and sewer service cost has increased much faster than inflation or the price of food according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—Consumer Price Index.  CBSNEWS reports on August 27, 2019, that Americans pay an average of $104 per month in water and wastewater bills, up more than 30% in less than a decade.

Now have a look at  the average water Damage repair and restoration costs:

Average Water Damage Repair and Restoration Costs

Area of the Home

National Average Cost

Roof

 $350-$1,400

Ceiling

 $325-$1,100

Basement

 $500-$85,000

Drywall

 $275-$785

Floors

 $200-$500

Bathroom (fixtures)

 $150-$350

Plumbing

 $1,000-$4,000

Sources: https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/disaster-recovery/repair-water-damage/

From the above statistics, it can be inferred that you could save a lot of money if we have a proper automatic water shut off valve system. Home automation water valve that stops Leaks and Water Damage is the best solution to fight the cause.

Understanding Your Expectation of Smart Water Shut Off Valve First...

Some of the Water Shutoff Valve serves a specific purpose only. Such as it can be installed to protect water leakage only for a particular utility room or an appliance like a washing machine/bathtub/kitchen room, which is slightly cheaper.

Some automatic water shut off valve can protect the whole house by installing it as the main valve and using several water leak sensors with each of the bathrooms, kitchen and utility rooms. But you will have to invest more in this.

If you are already a Smart Hub user, you do not need a total leak Leak Prevention System, but only water shut off valve and water leak sensors. So make sure your new water leakage detector and leak sensor compatible with your existing smart Hub.

 It is easy; you only have to make sure that your new kits communication protocol(like ZigBee or Z-wave) and existing Smart Hub communication protocol is the same. Do not worry; we discuss it elaborately when we review the product.

If you are not a user of a Smart Hub, you should purchase a total Leak Prevention System which can act as a whole unit. That is why we categorize all the water shut off valve according to your need.

If you want to control your Smart Water Shutoff Valve with Alexa or Google Home, then make sure that your water shut off valve is compatible with Alexa/ Google Home. We also specifically categorize which Kits compatible with Alexa/Google Home.

If you do not like the complexity of the Smart Home System, then you should use a Kit (eg. Guardian Leak Prevention System) that works as the whole unit independently. The water shut off valve electric kits are available as well. 

We also categorize that type of automatic water shut off valve and discuss all pros and cons.

Automatic Water Shut Off Valve Comparison Table

Before reviewing all individually, I like to put all Wi-Fi Water Shut Off Valve in a comparison table for your birds-eye view. Have a look at the table given below:

Product Name
Premium Choice
EcoNet Controls EVC200-HCSML The Bulldog Valve Robot
Complete Leak Prevention System
Guardian Leak Prevention System
Overall best
Dome Home Automation Water Shut-Off Valve
Best Pick For High Risk Leak Appliances
Water Leak Detection Starter Kit by leakSMART
Best For Outdoor
WaterCop Z-Wave Smart Water Shut-Off Valve
Best Water Usage Monitor
Flume Water Monitor
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EcoNet Controls EVC200-HCSML The Bulldog Valve Robot, Z-Wave Water Valve, Smart Home Controller Required, Easy to Install and No Plumbing Required, for Valves up to 1.5"
Guardian Leak Prevention System - No tools/pipe cutting and works with copper, PEX, or PVC pipes from 1/2" to 1"
Dome Home Automation Water Shut-Off Valve - for Pipes up to 1 1/2", White (DMWV1)
Water Leak Detection Starter Kit by leakSMART includes 1” Automatic Water Shutoff Valve, Water Leak Sensor, and Smart Hub
WaterCop Z-Wave Smart Water Shut-Off Valve 1-1/4" Kit (Actuator and 1.25 In Valve) Leak Prevention
Flume Water Monitor: Smart Home Water Monitoring to Detect Leaks & Track Water Usage in Real Time. Compatible with Alexa.
Tube Sizes
1/2″, 3/4″,1″, 1.25″ & 1.5″
1/2" to 1"
Up to1"-1/2" and 1/4" valves
½”, ¾, “1″
1-1/4"
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Smart Hub Compatibility
Compatible With Alexa And Google Home
Range
30 meter
1000 ft
Depends on your smart hub/controller
75ft
100 feet
1000 ft
Plumber Requirement
Numbers of Water Leak Sensors
No leak sensor included, multiple sensors can be added with smart hub
2 remote sensor included, you can add more
You can add up to 32 sensors
(1) Valve, (1) Sensor, (1) Hub [included]
Sold separately
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Additional add-on
Premium Choice
Product Name
EcoNet Controls EVC200-HCSML The Bulldog Valve Robot
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EcoNet Controls EVC200-HCSML The Bulldog Valve Robot, Z-Wave Water Valve, Smart Home Controller Required, Easy to Install and No Plumbing Required, for Valves up to 1.5"
Tube Sizes
1/2″, 3/4″,1″, 1.25″ & 1.5″
Smart Hub Compatibility
Compatible With Alexa And Google Home
Range
30 meter
Plumber Requirement
Numbers of Water Leak Sensors
No leak sensor included, multiple sensors can be added with smart hub
Additional add-on
Complete Leak Prevention System
Product Name
Guardian Leak Prevention System
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Guardian Leak Prevention System - No tools/pipe cutting and works with copper, PEX, or PVC pipes from 1/2" to 1"
Tube Sizes
1/2" to 1"
Smart Hub Compatibility
Compatible With Alexa And Google Home
Range
1000 ft
Plumber Requirement
Numbers of Water Leak Sensors
2 remote sensor included, you can add more
Additional add-on
Overall best
Product Name
Dome Home Automation Water Shut-Off Valve
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Dome Home Automation Water Shut-Off Valve - for Pipes up to 1 1/2", White (DMWV1)
Tube Sizes
Up to1"-1/2" and 1/4" valves
Smart Hub Compatibility
Compatible With Alexa And Google Home
Range
Depends on your smart hub/controller
Plumber Requirement
Numbers of Water Leak Sensors
You can add up to 32 sensors
Additional add-on
Best Pick For High Risk Leak Appliances
Product Name
Water Leak Detection Starter Kit by leakSMART
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Water Leak Detection Starter Kit by leakSMART includes 1” Automatic Water Shutoff Valve, Water Leak Sensor, and Smart Hub
Tube Sizes
½”, ¾, “1″
Smart Hub Compatibility
Compatible With Alexa And Google Home
Range
75ft
Plumber Requirement
Numbers of Water Leak Sensors
(1) Valve, (1) Sensor, (1) Hub [included]
Additional add-on
Best For Outdoor
Product Name
WaterCop Z-Wave Smart Water Shut-Off Valve
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WaterCop Z-Wave Smart Water Shut-Off Valve 1-1/4" Kit (Actuator and 1.25 In Valve) Leak Prevention
Tube Sizes
1-1/4"
Smart Hub Compatibility
Compatible With Alexa And Google Home
Range
100 feet
Plumber Requirement
Numbers of Water Leak Sensors
Sold separately
Additional add-on
Best Water Usage Monitor
Product Name
Flume Water Monitor
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Flume Water Monitor: Smart Home Water Monitoring to Detect Leaks & Track Water Usage in Real Time. Compatible with Alexa.
Tube Sizes
-
Smart Hub Compatibility
Compatible With Alexa And Google Home
Range
1000 ft
Plumber Requirement
Numbers of Water Leak Sensors
-
Additional add-on

 Best Automatic Water Shut Off Valve  in 2020

Based on work capability, we do our review in the three following categories:

a) Water shut off valve, which works with SmartThings or z-wave enabled smart hub.

  1. Dome Home Automation Water Shut-Off Valve
  2. WaterCop Z-Wave
  3. EcoNet Controls EVC200-HCSML The Bulldog Valve Robot

b) Water shut off valve Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant

  1.  LeakSmart Automatic Leak Detection and Water Shut Off Kits
  2. StreamLabs Smart Home Water Monitor Leak Detector
  3. Flume Water Monitor

c) Water-shut-off-valve capable as an individual unit:

  1. Guardian Leak Prevention System

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Dome Home Automation Water Shut-Off Valve: Best Water Shut off Valve for House 

Do you worry about a burst pipe or leaky toilet? Now you can turn off your water valve automatically when leaks are detected or when you travel out of town by taking advantage of Dome home automation dmwv1 water shut-off valve

It can even automate your water heater or anything related to your water supply system. Also, you don't need any extra controlling hub because it will be compatible with your existing smart hub. So let's have a look inside the Dome Home Automation Water Shut Off Valve.

Dome Home Automation Water Shut-Off Valve review

What makes it different from other wifi water shut off valve? Compatibility of Dome Home Automation Water Shut Off Valve is reliable than any other smart water shut off valve as well as easy to setup.

You don't need to be worry if you forget to shut your water valve because you shut it from anywhere in the world by simply using the mobile app. Let us assume that you also forget to check your mobile app. 

Still, you never find yourself in a flooded sweet home. Because Dome automatic water shut off  valve will automatically shut off the water supply line of your utility room if any leak is detected.

Now we check all aspects of the Dome Home Automation Water Shut Off Valve categorically.

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This Water shut off valve work with SmartThings and z-wave enabled smart hubs like Wink, Home Seer, Nexia, and other hubs.

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Any Quarter-Turn Ball Valve up to 1-1/2 - Works with 1/4-turn ball valves as well as PVC, PEX, water heaters, and radiant heat systems.

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It sends you a notification when water leaks detected and shut off the valve automatically. This gives it the potential to be your main water shut off valve

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You can shut off the valve by Z-Wave Mobile App from anywhere.

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No plumber is needed.

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Very competitive price compared to other automatic shut off valves.

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  • It lacks torque: So for the sake of greater safety, if possible you should shut off the valve manually when you get the notification/alarm.
  • Additional add-on: It can not work as an individual unit. So you should have a Smart Hub and water leak sensor.
  • But the good news is it supports all kinds of the z-wave enabled smart hub and water leak sensor of any brand.
  • It is not compatible with Alexa or Google Home directly, but if you are a user of SmartThing, you can connect it to Alexa via the SmartThing hub.

You can see installation process below(Thanks to Gross Technology)


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Guardian Leak Prevention System: Best Water Shut off Valve for Kitchen Sink

If you are not a smart home system user or you don't like the complexity of the smart home system then Guardian Leak Prevention System is made for you. It has got all the components that you need for a complete leak prevention system for your sweet home.

It is one of the best whole house automatic water shut off valves on the market!

Guardian Leak Prevention System Review

It is a complete system that can work as a stand-alone system. You do not need any additional Smart Hub or sensors. But you can add extra sensors if required.

If you are not a user of other smart home hubs or you only want wifi water shut off valve that is simple to use, need not any integration along with other smart home devices, then Guardian leak protection System is right for you. It includes all of the following items:

  • 1 Valve Controller
  • 3 Leak Detectors
  • 2 Remote Sensor Probes
  • AC adapter with 10’ cord
  • Setup Guide
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty.

Now we check all aspects of the Guardian Leak Prevention System categorically.

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Valve Controller works with copper, PEX, or PVC pipes from 1/2" to 1"

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Leak Detector’s network covers a huge area as much as  1000 feet away from the Valve Controller.

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It sends you a notification when water leaks detected and shut off the valve automatically.

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It will still protect your home from water leakage by shutting down the valve automatically.

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No plumber is needed.

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With this kit, you can not only monitor the utility room but also monitor your entire home for leaks or water damage.
It comes with three water leak detectors, which offer you more flexibility.

Because you can easily monitor all water pipes and exits e.g., toilets, sump pumps, water heaters, sinks, drains, and almost everywhere in your house.

It also combined with two sensors which give you as much as 1000 feets area coverage.

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The quality of sensors that comes with the Guardian Leak Prevention System is simply unmatched because it not only detects the water Leak but also Keeps your water supply line safe in a situation of freezing temperatures and earthquakes.

So it ensures total safety of water damage in all cases. You may want to consider it if you want the best automatic water shutoff valve. 

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Very competitive price as a whole system.

Drawback::

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Guardian Leak Prevention System is a standalone product. You can not integrate it with any smart home hub.


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StreamLabs Smart Home Water Monitor Leak Detector: Best Water Shut off Valve for Washing Machine

Real-Time Leak Protection...24/7 Peace of mind

Is your water bill increase day by day, and you are very much worried about it? Because it cost you a lot of money! If you want to control your water bill. First, you have to understand your water consumption patterns so that you can prevent water wastage.

To do all these works, you just have to have a streamlabs smart home water monitor leak detector with wi-fi. Because it can monitor your water consumption patterns, and detect water leak anywhere in your house and alert you in real-time.

Also alert you about appliance failures, freezing conditions, and running toilets.

StreamLabs Smart Home Water Monitor Leak Detector Review

The unique feature of StreamLabs Smart Home Water Monitor Leak Detector is advanced ultrasonic sensor technology.

It can detect not only water leak and appliance failures but also monitor the pattern of water consumption. 

StreamLabs Water Monitor Leak Detector integrates with your existing smart home hub, as well as Amazon's Alexa. Only using voice commands, you can adjust your monitor's home or away mode.

You would need a different Wifi valve in line to remotely shut off the water.

Now we will discuss all aspects of StreamLabs Smart Home Water Monitor Leak Detector categorically.

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It fits with the 3/4" pipe and 1" pipe. Different smart hub

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It is compatible with all kinds of z-wave/Zigbee smart hubs, such as SmartThings.

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It is compatible with Amazon Alexa. That means you can control the Kits by voice command through Alexa.

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It is capable of monitoring your water usage as well as send you a report with proper accuracy. And that makes it the best automatic water shutoff valve contender. 

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It detects water leaks and immediately sends you alert in real-time. Of course, You would need a different Wifi valve in line to remotely shut off the water. It is capable of detect extreme cold weather and earthquake situations. So it will save you from a pipe burst.

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You can monitor water usage and shut off the water valve from anywhere through the SteamLab Water Monitor app.

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It is easy to install.

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The app comes with StreamLab Water Leak Monitor is not updated. You have to change the sensor mode from abroad mode to home mode if you want to detect less than 0.3 GPM and vice versa.

But from the streamlabs smart home water monitor review, you'll see that all the features stack up nicely to offer the best possible experience. 

Installation Video:

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WaterCop Z-Wave Smart Water Shut-Off Valve: Best Smart Water Shut off Valve 

WaterCop Z-Wave leak detection and automatic water shut-off system is 24/7 indoor and outdoor protection

If you are looking for not only indoor water leak protection but also outdoor water leak protection, or you are looking for an automatic water shutoff valve, which is compatible with a large pipe.

Then it is good news for you that the WaterCop Z-wave Smart Water Shut-Off valve has three types of configuration available in the market from October 2019.

WaterCop Z-Wave leak detection and automatic water shut-off system Review:

It is one of the best automatic water shutoff valve options which is compatible with a large vale. So you can easily set it with large water Tank. It is also capable of protecting your outdoor water supply system from the water leak. 

It is complete protection and 24/7 peace of mind. If you are already a user of a Z-wave smart hub, you do not need to buy an extra hub because it is compatible with most of the Z-wave smart hub.

Now we will discuss all aspects of the WaterCop Z-wave Smart Water Shut-Off valve categorically.

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Valves available in ½”, ¾ ", 1″, 1 ¼”; large valves available in 1½” and 2″ 2″. Be sure to measure before you purchase.

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The watercop z-wave shut-off valve is compatible with Fibaro Home Center Lite, HomeSeer, Samsung SmartThings Hub, VeraEdge, VeraPlus, VeraSecure, Z-Wave Me, Zipato ZipaTile.

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It has three types of configuration, such as WaterCop Z-Wave, WaterCop Z-Wave Outdoor, WaterCop Z-Wave Large Valve. So if you are looking for the best outdoor water shut off valve, it is the best one. It also has a configuration for the large valve.

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It detects water leaks and immediately sends you alert in real-time. Of course, it shuts off the water valve automatically in case of water leaks.

It will protect your indoor and outdoor water leak. And that, makes it one of the best options for the best water cut off valve. 

Note: for outdoor protection, make sure that you buy a WaterCop Z-Wave Outdoor. Please do not mix up with outdoor and indoor configuration.

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Voice control available through a Z-Wave compatible hub like SmartThings or Vera. But it is not compatible with Alexa.

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You can monitor water usage and shut off the water valve from anywhere through the Z-Wave smart home app.

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A professional plumber is recommended.

Area Coverage:

Detector’s network covers  100 feet away from the Valve Controller.

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It is a very much recommended product but makes sure that you have the right configuration of three different variations. A professional plumber is recommended. if you want to know how to replace a water shut off valve outside?


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LeakSmart Water Leak Detection and Shut off Kit:Best Water Shut off Valve for Kitchen Sink

It has two variations:

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Detects and stops leak in 5 seconds or less...

If you are looking for a water shut off kit to Protect Your Home from High Leak Risk Appliances like dishwasher, laundry, Laundry, Icemaker, sink, etc. then the leaksmart water leak detection kit  is specially designed exclusively for your purpose.

LeakSmart Water Leak Detection and Shut off Kit Review

Water pipe burst or leaking Dishwasher, Laundry, Icemaker, Water Heater, sink hosses are one of the most common causes of residential water damage.

LeakSmart Automatic Leak Detection and Water Shut Off Kits is a stand-alone best automatic water leak detection and shut-off system. Its hardware unit will shut off the water supply line to your dishwasher prevent devasting water damage.


The uniqueness of this kit is - it is capable of working without wifi and power supply as it automatic water shut off battery-powered kit. It is integrable with leading smart home system as well as it works with Alexa.


It has two variations one is specially designed for high leak risk home appliances, and another variation is complete water leak protection for your home. All two variations of the leaksmart water leak sensor are capable of working without wifi connection and in the situation of electricity failure.

But you can control this kit remotely through the Z-Wave smart home app. If you are already a user of a Z-wave smart hub, you do not need to buy an extra hub because it is compatible with most of the Z-wave smart hub.

Now we will discuss all aspects of the LeakSmart Water Leak Detection and Shut off Kit categorically.

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Valves available in ½”, ¾, "1″. Be sure to measure before you purchase.

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It is compatible with Fibaro Home Center Lite, HomeSeer, Samsung SmartThings Hub, VeraEdge, VeraPlus, VeraSecure, Z-Wave Me, Zipato ZipaTile.

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It has two types of configuration, such as LeakSmart Automatic Leak Detection and Water Shut Off Kits- Protect Your Home from High Leak Risk Appliances, Water Leak Detection Starter Kit by leakSMART includes 1” Automatic Water Shutoff Valve, Water Leak Sensor, and Smart Hub.

So if you are looking for automatic water shut off valve for washing machine and High Leak Risk Appliances, it is the most suitable one. It also has a configuration for complete residential water leak protection.

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Automatic water shut off valve alarm system detects water leaks and immediately sends you alert in real-time. Of course, it shuts off the water valve automatically in case of water leaks.

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Voice control available through a Z-Wave compatible hub like SmartThings or Vera. It is also compatible with Alexa.

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You can monitor water usage and shut off the water valve from anywhere through the Z-Wave smart home app.

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It's not hard to install, but the professional plumber is recommended.

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Detector’s network covers 100 feet away from the Valve Controller.

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