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Offline Jamr

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New Whole House Water Flow Sensor and Valve
« on: March 18, 2019, 01:39:39 pm »
This new product is just what I am looking for for myself and my customers.
Any idea on how to integrate this product with Vera?
https://meetflo.com/
« Last Edit: March 18, 2019, 03:38:54 pm by Jamr »

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Re: New Whole House Water sensor and Valve
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 03:16:48 pm »
I think it would be easier to integrate the Fortrezz product, now that they are owned by the same company as Vera...

https://www.fortrezz.com/flow-meter
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Re: New Whole House Water sensor and Valve
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 03:37:48 pm »
I think it would be easier to integrate the Fortrezz product, now that they are owned by the same company as Vera...

https://www.fortrezz.com/flow-meter

Maybe but we like the additional features of the Flo system has over the Fortrezz model.
Also being a Wifi product, it has more range and can be used with a mobile device as a backup if the Z-Wave controller is down than a Z-Wave valve. If the unit has to be installed away from the WIFI source, a WAP can easily be installed at the valves location. This is very hard to do with Z-Wave.
I am thinking it can be integrated like the Nest protect thermostats are currently.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2019, 03:41:50 pm by Jamr »

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Re: New Whole House Water Flow Sensor and Valve
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 04:53:15 pm »
For $500 the flo is pricey but it?s pretty powerful. I like it closes the valve and does a pressure leak down test every day.

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Re: New Whole House Water Flow Sensor and Valve
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 05:26:38 pm »
Hi Jamr, thanks for your interest. I will check compatibility with this device and sent you an answer to your email. Have a nice day.
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Offline Jamr

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Re: New Whole House Water Flow Sensor and Valve
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 11:22:43 am »
For $500 the flo is pricey but it?s pretty powerful. I like it closes the valve and does a pressure leak down test every day.

I agree but when you do not have to buy water sensors at 30$-40$ each and place them all over the house and worry about batter replacement, I think the cost is competitive.
I also agree and think the pressure leak test is very important.

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Re: New Whole House Water Flow Sensor and Valve
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 11:24:13 am »
Hi Jamr, thanks for your interest. I will check compatibility with this device and sent you an answer to your email. Have a nice day.

Please post your findings here as I am sure other people would like to know also. Is that not the reason for this forum?