New product request - smart stop cock value and water leak sensors

If you ask insurance companies they almost certainly would agree that the biggest cause of household insurance claims is down to water leaks. As such it would make sense to have a 'smart' stop cock valve which in conjunction with one or more leak detectors that would shut the water supply off and hence stop or reduce the effects of a leak.

There are a number of such products on the market but the overwhelming majority are US only products. Here is what I regard as the best by far - https://leaksmart.com/products/ as you can see they have a whole range of products including one specifically for isolating a washing machine.

There are a handful of Z-Wave based products like this one - https://www.fortrezz.com/water-valves

The problem with the above examples is they are designed for 110v power, in some cases US only wireless frequencies e.g. for Z-Wave and possibly US only plumbing dimensions.

I did find this one - https://www.grohe.co.uk/en_gb/smarthome/grohe-sense-guard/

This at least is a proper European product but has its own drawbacks. It has no integration to smart home platforms and is designed for horizontal mounting whereas in my experience most water supplies enter via a vertical pipe.

I would therefore request consideration of launching a new product more similar to the LeakSmart one but aimed at the European market with better support for the various smart home platforms including HomeKit, Alexa and Smartthings.

I would also suggest the need to support multiple leak sensors so one can cover bathrooms, kitchens, water tanks, etc. Some people might also want multiple perhaps different types of shut off valves to separately cover things like washing machines, dish washers, water thanks, etc.

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  • Can I please second this. A stopcock that is controlled by HomeKit etc would be my first purchase! The technology for each end is there and just needs someone to marry it up and market it. Take my £99 now!
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