I am new to the openHAB system and I like what I’m seeing so far! I have the software installed on one of my linux servers at home (the most lightweight one).
My reason for getting in to looking at this is the worry about water leaks. Nearly a year ago (on my wife’s birthday, no less!) I had an under-sink water filter blow out and it caused a fair amount of water pouring in to the (thankfully unfinished) basement and a lot of effort in sorting it out. Not much by way of damgage per-se but there’s always the worry. If there had been an alarm I would have noticed sooner. I have just this week installed a water softener so as I’m thinking about the potential for water in different parts of the house to cause major issues I’m wondering how to protect things. I have wondered about an automatic shut off and then set about learning about z-wave water sensors and valves. I found some things but I’m curious what anyone else in this community has learned and used.
I’m wondering about getting this USB dongle to talk to Z-wave things:
Aeotec Z-Stick Gen5+
… this water sensor:
Ecolink Zwave Plus Flood & Freeze Sensor, White (FLF-ZWAVE5-ECO)
… and if everything works as intended and can talk to the sensor, I will likely get more of them and go for this z-wave controlled shut off:
EcoNet Controls EVC200-HCSML The Bulldog Valve Robot, Z-Wave Water Valve
Wondering if anyone has experience, hints, tips on what I’m trying to accomplish before I go crazy getting stuff.
(could not include links because I’m a new user and apparently that’s a thing… lol)