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First Z-Wave shut-off controller for Europe

10.08.2015

As of now Z-Wave Europe extends its product portfolio with the Z-Wave Flow Stop, an automatic shut-off controller for pipelines (e.g. gas, water). While similar devices are already sold succefully in North America the Flow Stop will be the first shut-off controller equipped with Z-Wave wireless technology for the European market. Flow Stop is a product provided by manufacturer Popp & Co.

Please read our current press release to the Flow Stop shut-off controller’s launch in Europe.

Popp provides Flow Stop shut-off controller for Smart Homes

  • Automatic gas- and water shut-off controller for European market
  • Integrated Z-Wave wireless technology enables integration in home automation network
  • Automatic control prevents higher damages in case of leaking devices and pipelines

Hohenstein-Ernstthal, 08.10.2015 – Z-Wave Europe – the leading Value Added Distributor for Z-Wave based wireless home automation – introduces an automatic gas and water shut-off controller to the European market.

The „Flow Stop“ supplied by the manufacturer Popp & Co. is a motor operated shut-off controller for automatic flow stop of gas, water and other liquid pipes. It is equipped with Z-Wave technology. This means it is particularly suitable for use in smart homes. Thanks to the „Flow Stop“ the water supply can be stopped automatically in the event of overflowing bathtubs, leaking washing machines or defects at water pipelines. This also refers to a gas leak. As a result the Flow Stop is protecting against direct and resulting damages reliably.

While in North America similar devices are already for sale with great success, not a single comparable device for the intelligent home (smart home) is available in Europe.

The Popp Flow Stop is delivered completely including valve control/motor, power supply and mounting. It is easy to assembly on the existing ball stop valve. Thereby all usual pipe standards including 1⁄2” and 3⁄4“ are possible. While the 5-10 minutes long installation no pipes must be dismounted or water must be drained.

The Flow Stop is driven by a motor and closes the ball valve mechanically. Even though the Motor requires only 12 Volt (1A), it has a powerful performance as well as a high torque, which reliably closes the ball valve in just 10 seconds. Also a manual closing of valve is possible in case of power failure – thanks to the clutch release bearing.

Once the Flow Stop is added to a smart home gateway via Z-Wave, the stop valve can be operated via any PC, notebook, smartphone or tablet. Additionally in the event of leaking gas or water the smart home gateway – when combined with sensors – is able to stop a further inflow automatically and thus protects against more extensive damage and further danger.

The Popp Flow Stop expands the extensive Z-Wave product portfolio to an outstanding innovation. Once more it proves the enormous variety of the Z-Wave ecosystem and the innovational strength of the Popp & Co company.

The Z-Wave Europe GmbH is the exclusive launch and roll-out partner for Popp & Co.

About Z-Wave Europe GmbH Z-Wave Europe based in Hohenstein-Ernstthal pioneered in importing the first Z-Wave products to Europe as a Value Added Reseller in 2008. Since then Z-Wave Europe has been the leading Value Added Distributor for Z-Wave based wireless home automation controls facing high and steady growth in its business. Under its motto “We make life easier” the company provides products and services to transform houses, apartments and offices into smart homes. The company sells exclusively Z-Wave certified devices to wholesalers and distributors.

In close cooperation with the Z-Wave Alliance, Z-Wave Europe promotes the dissemination of Z-Wave technology as the largest existing ecosystem for wireless home automation. Together with Z-Wave.Me, a Swiss-German-Russian company, Z-Wave Europe develops software for various applications including “Z-Way”, the first certified Z-Wave controller software.

Further information can be found on the company’s website at www.zwave.eu.

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