Our recommended system for detecting water leakage and automatic water supply shut-off in apartments with shared hot water systems.
Building regulation TEK17 §15-5 sets requirements for leak detection and automatic shut-off of water in rooms with a water installation without a drain.
Our recommended solution for leakage protection apartments and housing units with shared hot water systems is to install Waterguard+ on the home's main intake for cold and hot water. This provides a favorable and effective total security of the home with the possibility of additional functionality for monitoring temperature and humidity with wireless sensors. The solution also qualifies for discounted home insurance with your insurance company. Most homes built after July 2018 have leakage protection on the home's water intake.
2 valves are mounted on each the cold and hot water intake and is linked to the central unit (Linkbox+). Water is detected using sensor tape connected to the central unit and/or wireless sensors. The valves will automatically shut off the water supply at a signal and the system notifies the home owner immediately with sound, light and a push notification in the Abralife app.
The system also allows manual control of the valve (physically or via app) for easy water shut-off, e.g. in case of prolonged absence from home.
The valves from Waterguard are self-acting. This movement ensures that the valve does not become stuck over time.
Connecting the system
|WaterSensor+||The sensor (A) is mounted on a sensor bracket and installed in a suitable place in the kitchen, monitoring water leakage, temperature and density|
|Linkbox+ (Central Unit)||The Linkbox+ (B) is installed in a suitable place close to the valves using the included bracket and connected to power. The Linkbox+ and the valve cable splitter is connected using the included Cat6 cable.|
|Ball Valve (1/2" or 3/4")||The two valves (C) is installed by a authorized plumber on the hot and on the cold water intake. 2 Cat6 cables is used to connect the valves and the cable splitter.|
|Valve Cable Splitter||The cable splitter is mounted in a suitable place between the valves (C) and the Linkbox? (B). Three Cat6 cables is connected to the valves and the Linkbox+ respectively.|
|Sensor tape||The self-adhesive Sensor Tape is connected to the to the sensor (A) and fastened to the floor to monitor the piping system under the kitchen sink, dishwasher, refrigerator and other water-connected equipment. Make sure the surface is clean before the tape is fastened.|
For detailed instructions and use, see our Waterguard+ Installation & User Manual. You can also click on the NOBB numbers below for more information about our products and components.
The solution described above can be installed with the following article numbers:
1/2" Waterguard+ Wifi
3/4" Waterguard+ Wifi
1/2" Waterguard+ 4G
3/4" Waterguard+ 4G
The base kit chosen depends on the valve size (pipe dimension) and if cellular communication (4G/5G) is needed (besides Wifi/Ethernet)
PS! Only Linkbox+ 4G supports connection to ventilation systems (HVAC) via ModBUS Connector
Click the NOBB-numbers for details about components included in the kit
|Valve Cable Splitter||1||
Cable splitter for connecting two valves to a Linkbox+
1/2" (DN15) Ball Valve Waterguard+
3/4" (DN20) Ball Valve Waterguard+
The extra valve chosen depens on the valve size (pipe dimension)
Actuator for controlling valve number 2.
CAT6 Cable (2 meters)
CAT6 Cable (10 meters)
CAT6 Cable (20 meters)
|1||2 extra CAT6 Cables chosen dependig desired length|
Wireless sensor w/battery. Number of sensors is chosen based on number of rooms areas you need to monitor (in this example 1)
|5648922||WaterSensor+ Power Supply Bracket Kit||1||
The sensor bracket protects the sensor and enables connection of sensor tape for extended coverage
|5648923||Power Supply for sensor bracket (optional)||1||
If needed, the sensor may be powered with a separate power adapter instead of battery.
Additional products and options
The sketch above shows valves mounted on the cold water and hot water intake. From experience, this provides a satisfactory security on most apartments. If circumstances allow it (e.g. free space for 2 valves in the distributor cabinet) we recommend mounting the valves as close to the apartments main intake as possible. If this is not in the kitchen, the sensor must be mounted on a bracket in the kitchen, and the included Sensor Tape is connected to the sensor instead of connected to the Linkbox+.
Linkbox+ can control other smart products and solutions for the home. For more information, visit www.abralife.com