Water damage prevention solutions have been available for a long time, but most reliable solutions require a licensed installer to cut your pipes and install an inline device. Electronic devices have a much short life span than plumbing, and if they malfunction, it can be costly and stressful to fix.
Retrofit solution is an ideal way to circumvent these issues, however it’s tricky to find the right solution
Common problems from legacy designs
• Unreliable single sided mounting on pipe/valve
• Perpendicular movement only
• Fixed & limited torque
• Indoor use only
In legacy designs, the Handle Driver will apply force to the Valve Handle to conduct valve actuation, as a result the same amount of counter torque will also convey back to the Pipe Clamp through a leveraging path, by physic this stress is multiplied by the distance between Handle Driver and Pipe Clamp which equivalent to effect of Moment Arm.
Other challenges from real world
• Due to wear and tear not all valves handles turns perfect perpendicular
• Rusted/old valves needs big torque beyond legacy design’s ability
50% of US families have their water main outside the house….
Introducing the Custos Ball Valve Servo
The only retrofit valve actuator certified and chose by multiple tier-1 brands from home security, home automation and insurance industry
Custos offers a revolutionary retrofit solution that eliminates these headaches and is affordable for homeowners. Our patented design makes the Custos Valve Actuator easy to install and highly reliable. Unlike traditional solutions, our system can be installed by the average homeowner, and it can be easily removed and replaced within minutes, without the need for tools or a plumber. This can save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, as well as a lot of time and stress.
With Custos, you can have peace of mind knowing that your home is protected from water damage without the need for expensive and complex installations. Our system is an innovative solution that offers superior performance and convenience for homeowners.
Reasons why Custos BVS is Pro
Tool free bare hand install in 20 seconds
Build-in leak detection probe and temperature sensing
Smart torque control & self calibration
Elbow friendly, gentle to valves and pipes
Outdoor proof Can deploy anywhere needed
Power backup supports up to 1 day.
Custos BVS needs only 3.7” clearance from pipe - it’s the lowest profile amongst all rivals, giving the best chance to install in space constrained environment.
1:1 size comparison
|Max Drive force
|Smart adaptive torque up to 8N.m, MCU will determine the minimal needed force by advance control feedback & control algorithm with 1/2200 turn positioning precision
|Pipe/valve sizes to fit
|From 1/2 inch to 1-1/4 inch
|Yes (avoid direct sun light)
|Water & dust proof
|Yes, IP66 certified
|140 meters line of sight
|Inter clamp clearance
|2.5~4.9 inches user adjustable
|Calibration for valve handle Alignment
|Automatic alignment check and self calibration
Custos - Simple yet Sophisticated
Installation process is as simple as 1-2-3 and does not require any tools, making it accessible for everyone!
The Custos retrofit valve servo mechanism is considered by many to be the best in production. This second generation has been upgraded in every aspect and strikes a good balance between size and adaptability to fit various ball valve shapes and sizes.
Gone are the days where reliability and easy installation for retrofit valve servos were a dilemma; now, they are a reality.
Developing a retrofit valve servo that can effectively operate the diverse range of valves from various manufacturers, in different ages and conditions, is a notable challenge. The presence of rust on valves can make them incredibly difficult to manipulate, while others may require minimal effort.
Moreover, valves may not rotate at a perfect right angle, and their rotation distance may vary due to wear and tear. As a result, mechanics may struggle to determine the appropriate amount of torque needed to turn a stubborn valve without overloading the more manageable ones.
We have devised a solution to tackle these challenges, which represents a significant advancement in valve torque control systems.
Our patented micro-electro-mechanical powertrain, coupled with cutting-edge microprocessors and our proprietary control algorithm, has enabled self-adaptation for precise torque control and turning span required to manoeuvre any valve accurately to its desired position.
With our intelligent adaptive valve torque control system and control method, mechanics can now work more effectively and proficiently, without the frustration of struggling with stubborn valves or damaging the easier ones.
Big Brain Big Power in a Small Package with triple Fail Safe design
Internet Fail Safe
Wi-Fi Fail Safe
Power Fail Safe
This Wi-Fi Control Gateway (WCG) acts as the central control hub, equipped with full smart home capability (with other compatible devices becoming available soon). It continuously monitors the status and activity of your sensors and actuators, runs your defined rules, and provides remote access from anywhere in the world through your mobile device.
Additionally, it features an advanced weather proof 18Wh backup power system that can sustain operations for up to 24 hours, including the Ball Valve Servo, ensuring the safety of your home even during power outages.
Longevity and Reliability is prioritized
Both BVS and WCG are engineered to survive outdoor and hash environment with water proof design and UV proof material
When a li-ion battery is fully charged for an extended period, high energy stress causes it to decay quickly.
Hence multiple MCU algorithms & electronics to enhance battery life is incorporated in this compact package, such as dynamic recharge level to prevent overcharging and subsequent degradation of the li-ion chemical compound.
SPC ThermoPad ensures the Li-Ion battery works at the optimal temperature
Left: Temperature sensor Right: Heater