What’s this Thing on my Valve?
If your outdoor backflow preventer or valve just arrived, you’re probably wondering about the sensor attached at the test cock. DON’T REMOVE IT! A backflow preventer that's frozen and cracked can’t be repaired. This small piece of technology, when connected, will provide you with advance warnings of freezing conditions, letting you prepare your equipment before damage can occur.
The sensor remains off and does not transmit data until you’ve activated and connected it via an add-on Connection Kit (sold separately). The addition of the sensor to your valve does not change its certification, function, or specification.
Reliable Freeze Alerts at your Fingertips.
By purchasing your Connection Kit and activating the sensor on your valve, you’ll receive freeze notifications via your Building or Irrigation Management System (BMS/IMS), keeping you aware and ahead of costly freeze damage.
Talk to any facility manager and they’ll tell you that avoiding water damage is a top priority. With smart and connected flood detection enabled on your backflow preventer, you can catch water discharge when it’s a drip, not a deluge.
Monitor Backflow Preventer 24/7
Prevent Freeze Damage
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Add Freeze Detection to Any Install
Ready to connect? Your new valve arrives with a connection-capable sensor. This sensor is turned on with the purchase of an add-on Connection Kit. Once you’ve purchased, installed, and activated your Connection Kit, you’ll receive real-time alerts that keep you ahead of flooding and water damage. Have an older-model valve? The same Connection Kit will also arrive with a connection-capable sensor to install and activate with your existing install.
How it Works
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I upgrade any existing backflow preventer with a freeze sensor?Most small diameter pressure vacuum breaker (PVB) backflow preventers can be retrofitted with a Connection Kit. Contact your rep to determine which options are right for you.
Where does my data go?When activated with an add-on Connection Kit, your freeze sensor will integrate with your building management or irrigation management (BMS/IMS) system. Your data will populate to that system.
Does the backflow preventer with sensor need a Connection Kit to work?Yes, to activate your smart sensor, you will need to look up, purchase, and install the correct Connection Kit for your valve.
Who do I contact for technical support?Contact your local rep or Watts Technical Support should you have any questions or require assistance.
Activate your Device with this Connection Kit
Activated through the add-on Connection Kit, the sensor triggers the alert system, sending notification of freeze conditions to facility personnel.
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