Stop Water Damage With Smart Shutoff Valve

Oct. 5, 2017

According to the Insurance Information Institute, water damage is the most common type of claim for insurance companies with the average repair costing nearly $8,000. Wally Labs is putting a big dent in that number with the launch of the smart, whole home Shutoff Valve for water lines. When a Wally Sensor detects a leak, the Shutoff Valve averts potential disaster by automatically turning the water off in the home or building.

Wirelessly connecting to the Wally Hub, the Shutoff Valve allows users to turn their main water supply on and off from a mobile device using the Wally mobile app. Users can also pair the Shutoff Valve with Wally's existing Wally Sensor. The Sensor, which detects leaks and monitors temperature and humidity, can automatically turn off the Shutoff Valve when water is detected.

"While many homeowners will face major water damage at some point, the threat looms for every homeowner. Water damage may fall outside a homeowner's insurance policy. And some items, like photo albums and children's memorabilia are irreplaceable. The good news is that a lot of this can be prevented," said Ryan Ciovacco, president of Wally Labs and Connected Living at Sears Holdings. "With the Shutoff Valve, homeowners can have peace of mind, because Wally goes beyond simply alerting the homeowner to a potential hazard by helping to stop small issues from becoming larger disasters."

The Wally system is designed to be simple and intuitive, providing users with peace-of-mind and features that can help save time, energy and money.

Action/Reaction: The Shutoff Valve can be paired with the Wally Sensor and will shut the water off within seconds of detecting a leak. Users can also turn the valve off manually by pressing the button on the valve or remotely through the Wally mobile app.

No Power Necessary: There is no need to install a new power outlet or run a long extension cord. The Wally Shutoff Valve operates on four CR123 lithium batteries that can last for two years before needing to be changed.

No Wi-Fi, No Problem:When paired with a Wally Sensor, the Wally Shutoff Valve will still operate even if the power or Wi-Fi is lost during a power outage or storm. This is a major advantage over the "hubless" WiFi-only solutions.

Indoor/Outdoor: The Shutoff Valve operates in temperatures ranging from minus20 degrees F to 140 degrees F and is water and dust proof.

Not Just Water: The Shutoff Valve also can be used on gas lines. See wallyhome.com for more information.

Rapid Response: Wally offers an optional centralized monitoring service for its users. If the Wally Sensor detects a leak or extreme temperature, Wally Rapid Response will notify the user and help triage and diagnose the issue. If further assistance is needed, the Wally expert can dispatch a certified plumber from its network of professionals.

Wally Pro: The Wally products are currently used by many commercial enterprises for food spoilage reduction in restaurants and mold and water damage prevention in multi-unit living and office buildings. Wally Pro offers monitoring through Wally Rapid Response, as well as a dashboard for real-time monitoring of multiple units. See more at www.wallyhome.com/Pro.

Simple Setup: While the Wally Hub and Wally Sensor are easy to set up in a few minutes, we do recommend a professional plumber install the Wally Shutoff Valve.

MSRP: Starting at $249.99 for the 3/4-inch valve, which is the most common size in residential homes. Also available in 1-inch and 1 ¼-inch valves.

Read more about water saving devices.

 


Topics: Appliances, Bathroom, Maintenance & Repair, Plumbing & Fixtures, Remodeling, Sinks & Toilets, Sustainable Products, Water Heaters, Water Saving Devices, WaterSense


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