When You Arm Away, Keep Water Away

Each year, water causes billions of dollars in  property damage.  One of the leading causes of water damage is the failure of appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, ice makers, toilets, etc.  If a leak occurs, water can ruin floors, walls, furniture and other items, some of which cannot be replaced, like pictures, scrapbooks, etc. Damp wood and sheetrock provide excellent conditions for  harmful mold. That is just one reason early leak detection is so important for all property owners, especially those with second homes or vacations home.


Lack of early detection of water leaks may reduce your ability to collect from your insurance company. Insurance claims for water damage are frequently denied if the cause of the damage has existed for more than 24 hours.  With water detection sensors and an electrically operated water cutoff valve, the M1 Cross Platform Control can cut the water off and notify you, if a leak is detected.

The ELK-WSV2 is a new and improved model of our highly popular electric water shutoff valve. It’s designed for residential and light commercial use, and now includes a manual override handle. This valve can be used with virtually any automation or security controller. It can also be used with a simple on/off latching push button switch. In just under 2 seconds the WSV2 can conveniently shut off the main water supply to the building.

The ELK-WSV2 features a 1” full bore stainless steel ball valve with commercial grade seats and seals. This valve does not restrict water flow and meets the NSF and NEMA approvals of state and municipal water authorities. The motorized actuator has a permanently lubricated gear drive with sufficient torque to open or close the valve under high pressure or after long periods of inactivity.

The ELK-WSV2 requires a 12VDC voltage source (not included). Operation may be done using a single pole, double throw (SPDT) relay triggered from a security or automation control such as the ELK-M1G or M1EZ8. It can also be operated by a very simple SPDT Emergency “Easy” button.

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