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Water leak sensor and water shutoff controller

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Water leak sensor and water shutoff controller

Hi- looking for a smart water leak detector for the bathrooms and remote water shutoff valve controller.

I have mostly zwave/SmartThings compatible smart devices but not finding anything and can live with a separate app for the (hopefully) rare times I need to access these devices.

Came across the following…any thoughts on these or alternatives?

$43 Gowfeel WiFi Smart Valve WiFi Control Water Valve Compatible with Alexa, Google and Application Program iOS/Android https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07SG48KSW/ref ... UTF8&psc=1

$121 Smart Leak Sensors, YoLink 1/4 Mile World's Longest Range Wireless Smart Water Leak Sensor Compatible with Alexa and IFTTT Leak Detector with App Alerts and Remote Monitor, 4 Pack, YoLink Hub Included https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B084WYB8PM/ref ... KK2BTV1RY7
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Jan 8, 2007
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Nice these look good. I have gate valves but I'd like an auto shutoff too
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Apr 2, 2016
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I use aqara sensors (zigbee) with my SmartThings hub. You need to get third party device handlers installed for them but there are plenty of guides to use. They run about 20 bucks a pop, I got mine from ******** on a “sale”.

As far as water valves zwave/zigbee ones are very expensive and probably not worth it, compared to the WiFi ones.

One thing you will need to consider is if you are OK with using hardware (sensors, valve) that’s using cloud execution instead of local. WiFi devices and anything in SmartThings with custom device handlers requires a network connection to work. If you don’t want to rely on that you’d need to look at other hub options like Hubitat or home assistant.
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briodan wrote: I use aqara sensors (zigbee) with my SmartThings hub. You need to get third party device handlers installed for them but there are plenty of guides to use. They run about 20 bucks a pop, I got mine from ******** on a “sale”.

As far as water valves zwave/zigbee ones are very expensive and probably not worth it, compared to the WiFi ones.

One thing you will need to consider is if you are OK with using hardware (sensors, valve) that’s using cloud execution instead of local. WiFi devices and anything in SmartThings with custom device handlers requires a network connection to work. If you don’t want to rely on that you’d need to look at other hub options like Hubitat or home assistant.
I got some aqara leak sensors but haven't got them to work with SmartThings.
Can you please provide some details on how you got them to work. Thanks in advance.
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Apr 14, 2009
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I've had amazing luck with the Dome valve and sensors. Seamless integration into my Wink environment.
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May 23, 2006
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The Dome leak sensor is $35 each....a large detached house would need ~10-15...which can be quite expensive.

Any cheaper alternatives?
coffeeguy wrote: I've had amazing luck with the Dome valve and sensors. Seamless integration into my Wink environment.

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