Alarm.com ADC-SWM150 Smart Water Valve and Meter - User Guide



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Smart Water Valve+Meter
User Guide
ADC-SWM150 / ADC-SWM150-EU 1
Installation precautions
• Adhere to all relevant local codes and ordinances
as they pertain to the Smart Water Valve+Meter.
You are required to consult local plumbing codes
and have appropriate licensing for the installation
of this device.
• Water shutoff valves and leak detection

devices should never be installed on a fire

suppression system. If a fire suppression system

is present, ensure that the Smart Water
Valve+Meter is installed downstream of the
branch leading to the fire suppression system.
• Never insert fingers or any other item into

the valve. Inserting objects into the valve may
result in damage or injury.
• The Smart Water Valve+Meter should only

be powered using the supplied power adapter
(supports mains voltage: 100-240 VAC

~50/60 Hz).
Do not apply power to the Smart Water

Valve+Meter until the unit is fully assembled. 3
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In the box
Pipe sizing
For ADC-SWM150

Pipe size 1” - thread type MNPT
For ADC-SWM150-EU

Pipe size ¾” - thread type MBSPP
Additional parts requirements

Installation of the Smart Water Valve+Meter
requires additional fittings to connect the ends of
the valve+meter to the pipe. The type of fittings
needed depends on the pipe material, pipe size,
threading type, industry standards, and applicable
plumbing codes.

Control unit
(includes cable harness)
Valve+meter

(includes sensors and actuator)
Enclosure
Power adapter
Manual shutoff
handle
Cable ties (x5)
Wall bracket,

anchors and screws (x2) 5
LEDs


Network

On:
Added to a Z-Wave network

Blinking:
In Add mode

Off:
Not added to a Z-Wave network


Valve open

On:
Open

Blinking:
Opening


Off:
Closing or closed



Valve closed

On:
Closed

Blinking:
Closing


Off:
Opening or open


Flow

On:
Water is flowing

Blinking:
Hardware diagnostic code –

see the “Troubleshooting” section

Off:
Water is not flowing


Alert

Off:
No active events

Blinking:
Flow/temperature event active –

log in to the customer account for more details
If all LEDs are off, the device has no power.

Buttons



Network


Used for Z-Wave Add/Delete mode,

Communication Test, and Factory Reset


Open

Opens the valve



Close

Closes the valve
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Installation location





























NOTE:
Water shutoff valves and leak detection
devices should never be installed on a fire
suppression system. If a fire suppression system
is present, ensure the Smart Water Valve+Meter
is installed downstream of the branch leading to
the fire suppression system.


The Smart Water Valve+Meter

must be installed:
• In a dry, indoor location.
• Downstream from the main shutoff valve and,

if present, the pressure reducing valve.































• As close to the main shut-off valve as possible.
The Smart Water Valve+Meter only monitors
water activity downstream of the device.

• On a straight run of pipe approximately 14 inches
(35 cm) long. The Smart Water Valve+Meter

can be installed in smaller spaces by rerouting

the plumbing.

• In compliance with all local plumbing and
electrical codes.
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• Within 20 feet of a wall outlet. It is recommended
to use an outlet with a ground fault circuit
interrupter (GFCI).
• On water main distribution pipes 1 inch or less
(ADC-SWM150) or ¾ inch or less (ADC-

SWM150-EU). For installation on larger pipe
diameters, please review local plumbing codes,
water demand, and hydraulic performance to
ensure varying pipe sizes are compatible.
• With the control unit located above the
valve+meter. Use drip loops wherever possible

to avoid damaging the electronics in the

event of a leak.
• So that it is easily visible and accessible.

NOTE:
The Smart Water Valve+Meter features

a backflow preventer. Ensure that there is
adequate distance between the Smart Water
Valve+Meter and the home’s hot water heater

to allow for the expansion caused by the hot
water heater. Additionally, consider installing

an expansion tank downstream of the Smart
Water Valve+Meter. It is not recommended to
install the Smart Water Valve+Meter directly

on the water heater supply line.
Installation

Installing the Smart Water Valve+Meter



Shut off the water supply line and drain all water
from the plumbing system.


Install the valve+meter in the water supply

line using the appropriate fittings.See the
“Installation location” section for more
information on choosing a location.
IMPORTANT:
Ensure that the device is installed
in the correct orientation. An arrow embossed on
the valve+meter indicates the correct direction

of water flow.
NOTE:
If soldering fittings or adapters, use
caution to ensure that the valve+meter is not
damaged by excess heat. Remove the valve+meter
from the fittings prior to soldering, if possible.


After installing the valve+meter, slowly turn

on the main water supply and ensure there are
no leaks originating from the valve+meter,
connections, or surrounding pipes.

Connect the cable harness to the valve+meter.
a) Connect the black VALVE cable to the actuator
and tighten the screw connector to ensure a
secure connection.


b) Connect the green GROUND cable to the ground
cable connection on the valve+meter.


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c) Connect the black HIGH cable to the

high flow sensor and ensure that the tabs on

the connector are fully engaged on the

flow sensor.
d) Connect the red LOW cable to the low flow
sensor and tighten the screw connector to ensure
a secure connection.





NOTE:
The blue AUX cable is reserved for

future use. It is recommended to leave this

cable disconnected.

Install the enclosure (space permitting).
a) Attach SIDE A of the enclosure onto the
valve+meter by clipping the valve+meter

into the clips.









































b) Secure the cable harness by inserting it into the
cable harness holder on SIDE A of the enclosure.
Ensure that all cables are inside the enclosure
and connected properly.

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9 c) Attach SIDE B of the enclosure to SIDE A.

When properly aligned, the two sides of the
enclosure snap together using the integrated
magnetic clasps.




Use the included wall bracket and anchors (if
applicable) to mount the control unit above the
valve+meter, making sure the LEDs and buttons
are visible and easily accessible.

Connect the power supply to the power supply
connection on the control unit. Tighten the lock
screw to secure the connection.


Plug the power supply into the nearest non-
switched wall outlet. Verify that the Smart
Water Valve+Meter is powered by checking that
either the Valve Open or Valve Closed LED is
illuminated on the control unit. If no LEDs are
illuminated, try a different power outlet.

Test the Smart Water Valve+Meter to make sure
it opens, closes, and detects flow (see the “Test
the Smart Water Valve+Meter” section).

Add the Smart Water Valve+Meter to the
network (see the “Adding the Smart Water
Valve+Meter to the Z-Wave network” section).

Test the Smart Water Valve+Meter

Fully open a tap or faucet downstream of the
Smart Water Valve+Meter.

Press the
Close button
and wait for the Valve
Closed LED to turn solid.

Check that the valve has closed by verifying

that no water is flowing from the fixture

opened in step 1.

Verify that the Flow LED is not illuminated,
indicating water has stopped flowing.

Press the Open button and wait for the Valve
Open LED to turn solid.

Check that the valve has opened by verifying
that water is flowing from the fixture

opened in step 1.

Verify that the Flow LED is illuminated when
water is flowing.

Close the tap or faucet opened in step 1.

Verify that the Flow LED is not illuminated,
indicating water has stopped flowing.
Adding the Smart Water Valve+Meter

to the Z-Wave network
For best results, we recommend bringing the
Z-Wave controller into the area where the Smart
Water Valve+Meter is installed.

Put the Z-Wave controller in Add mode.

Refer to the controller’s documentation for

more information.

Press the
Network button

on the side of the
Smart Water Valve+Meter control unit to begin
the Add process. The Network LED on the control
unit will begin blinking.

After the Smart Water Valve+Meter is
successfully added to the Z-Wave network,

the Network LED on the control unit will

turn solid. If the Network LED is not illuminated
after the Add process, repeat steps 1 and 2.

Troubleshooting


The Flow LED is blinking


The Flow LED is used to indicate a system
hardware failure or other operation that may
impact the performance of the Smart Water
Valve+Meter. The number of blinks and blink
patterns can be used to diagnose the failure

or operation.

2 blinks:
High flow sensor failure

3 blinks:
Low flow sensor failure

4 blinks:
Actuator failure

Steady blink:
Low flow calibration in progress
The Smart Water Valve+Meter is

sounding an alarm


The Smart Water Valve+Meter is equipped with

a buzzer that can be configured to sound an
alarm when a flow or temperature event is
detected. To manually silence the alarm, press
and hold the
Close button
for 5 seconds.

This action does not close the valve. To close the
valve, quickly press the
Close button
once.
IMPORTANT:
The alarm is designed to inform the
homeowner of a flow or temperature event in the
plumbing system. It is extremely important to
inspect the plumbing for any leaks before
considering the alert resolved.


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The Smart Water Valve+Meter is not
communicating with the Z-Wave controller

Perform a network communication test by
quickly pressing the
Network button
.
The Network LED will blink slowly for up to one
minute while the Smart Water Valve+Meter
attempts to communicate with the Z-Wave
controller. If the test is successful, the device

will sound one long tone and the Network LED
will turn solid. If the test is unsuccessful, the

device will sound three short tones and the
Network LED will begin blinking intermittently
until communication is restored.

If step 1 is unsuccessful, verify that the Z-Wave
controller is powered on and connected. If it is
not, restore power and connectivity to the
Z-Wave controller and repeat step 1.

If step 2 does not resolve the issue, try deleting
the device from the network (see “Deleting the
Smart Water Valve+Meter from the Z-Wave
network”) and re-adding it.

If step 3 does not resolve the issue, install a
Z-Wave repeater nearby and perform a Z-Wave
network rediscovery. Repeat step 1 to verify the
effectiveness of the repeater.

NOTE:
Any wall-powered Z-Wave device acts as

a repeater and improves the communication
between the Z-Wave controller and the Z-Wave
device you are installing.


The actuator is moving, but no command

was sent to close the valve
The actuator has two built in features to extend
the life of the actuator and ball valve. The actuator
will perform a small movement periodically to
ensure that the valve is fully open or fully closed,
based on the state of the device. Additionally, the
actuator performs a 15 second valve check daily to
ensure there are no restrictions in the motion of the
ball valve. Both of these operations are expected
behavior and will not restrict the flow of water.
Deleting the Smart Water Valve+Meter from

the Z-Wave network

For best results, we recommend bringing the
Z-Wave controller into the area where the

Smart Water Valve+Meter is installed.

Put the Z-Wave controller in Delete mode.

Refer to the controller’s documentation for

more information.

Press the
Network button

on the side of the
Smart Water Valve+Meter control unit to begin
the Delete process. The Network LED on the
control unit will begin blinking.

After the Smart Water Valve+Meter is successfully
deleted from the network, the Network LED on
the control unit will turn off. If the Network LED is
still illuminated after completing the Delete
process, repeat steps 1 and 2.


Resetting the Smart Water Valve+Meter to

factory default settings

CAUTION:
Resetting the Smart Water
Valve+Meter to its factory default settings will
delete the device from the Z-Wave network and
restore all settings to their default values.
Press and hold the
Network button

for 10
seconds. All five LEDs will blink until the factory
reset is complete. When the reset is complete,
the LEDs turn off and only the Valve Open or
Valve Closed LED is illuminated.

Manual valve actuation
In the event of power loss or system failure,

the Smart Water Valve+Meter can be manually
actuated using the following procedure:

Remove the enclosure (if present).




Remove the actuator from the valve by pulling
the actuator away from the valve+meter, keeping
the actuator parallel to the valve+meter.

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Use the valve wrench provided (attached to

the inside of side B of the enclosure), a pair

of pliers, adjustable crescent wrench, or flat head
screwdriver to move the valve stem to the

desired position, as shown below.
Notices


Federal Communication Commission


interference statement


This device (ADC-SWM150) complies with part 15 of the

FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following

two conditions:
(1)
This device may not cause harmful interference.
(2)
This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.


NOTE: Changes and Modifications not expressly approved by

Building 36 can void your authority to operate this equipment

under Federal Communications Commissions rules.


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with

the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a

residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a

particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV

technician for help.

IC statement


This device (ADC-SWM150) complies with Industry Canada
license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the

following two conditions:
(1)
this device may not cause interference, and
(2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference
that may cause undesired operation of the device.


Le présent appareil (ADC-SWM150) est conforme aux CNR
d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts

de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux

conditions suivantes :
(1)
l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et
(2)
l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage
radioélectrique subi, même si lebrouillage est susceptible d’en
compromettre le fonctionnement.


FCC/ISED radiation exposure statement


Hereby, Alarm.com declares that the radio equipment type

The device has been found to be compliant to the
requirements set forth in CFR 47 Sections 2.1091 and Industry
Canada RSS-102 for an uncontrolled environment.

The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to
provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all
persons and must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.


Le dispositif a été jugé conforme aux exigences énoncées dans les
articles 47 CFR 2.1091 et Industrie Canada RSS-102 pour un
environnement non contrôle’. L’antenne(s) utilisée pour ce
transmetteur doit etre installé pour fournir une distance de
séparation d’au moins 20 cm de toutes les personnes et ne doit
pas être co-localisés ou fonctionner en conjunction avec une autre
antenne ou transmetteur.

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Valve open
Valve closed 16
CE notice
Hereby, Alarm.com declares that the radio equipment type
ADC-SWM150-EU is in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU.
The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the
following internet address: https://www.alarm.com/about/
international/eu-red
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