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ICI Controls, Inc. was established in 1993.

EcoNet Controls was formed as a division of ICI in 2012 to provide home and small business automation products and systems with a focus on Energy management and security solutions.

Our quality products come complete with a strong customer service and support policy backed by a satisfaction guarantee. It is important to us, and to our continued success, that our customers are satisfied with our products and service.

Our mission is to exceed our customer's expectations providing reliable and effective products and systems that assist in making a home or business comfortable, safe and efficient.


Smart Home devices and systems for energy & security management and control. All of our products and systems include real support from real people. Custom and semi-custom solutions are available.


We are proud of our products and service and we strive to meet our customers expectations. If for some reason our product does not meet your expectations, you can return it for a credit or refund. See our guarantee policy for complete details.


All of our products have a 1 year parts and labour warranty. See our warranty policy for complete details.)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can the Bulldog be used outdoors?

Although the Bulldog is resistant to dirt, dust and rain, for outdoor installations, the Bulldog and valve installation should be covered with a utility enclosure or similar box.

What controllers and HUB's are compatible with Bulldog?

The Bulldog works with Vera, SmartThings, Homeseer, Wink, Nexia and several other DIY type controllers. The Bulldog also works with most professional category controllers that include a Z-Wave radio.

What valve sizes are supported by the Bulldog?

The standard mounting kit (model EVC200-HCSML) supports 1/2", 3/4" and 1" valves. The extra large mounting kit (EVC200-HCXL) supports 1.25" and 1.5" valves. Contact us about support for a 2" valve.

Will the Bulldog still operate in the case of a power failure?

No. The Bulldog requires power to operate. It is possible to add a battery back up to the Bulldog to support operation in the case of a power loss.

Will the Bulldog still operate if your internet connection is down?

Yes, depending on your choice of controller/HUB. Some controllers require an internet connection to complete there pre-programmed settings/routines. Check with your controller/HUB supplier for more details on operation without an internet connection.

Is the Bulldog available for EU and other Z-Wave controller/country frequencies?

The Bulldog is currently available in Z-Wave frequency 908.40 for the USA, Canada, Mexico, most of South and Central America, others.

A second version for Z-Wave Frequency 868.40, EU, UK, Indonesia, China, others is expected later this year.

What is the power rating of the Bulldog?

The Bulldog includes a 12V, 1amp AC Adapter. Peak power required by the Bulldog is 700ma at 12V DC. Standby power is 80ma at 12V DC

Can the Bulldog be used with a water sensor but without a controller/HUB?

Yes, but a special configuration is required. Please contact us for more details.

Are special tools or a plumber required to install the Bulldog?

No special tools are required to install the Bulldog over a standard ball valve. No plumbing is required to install the Bulldog over a standard ball valve.

Can the Bulldog be installed over a PVC/Plastic type butterfly ball valve?

No, not yet, but we are working on a solution.

Can the Bulldog be installed on a ball valve for a gas system?


Has the Bulldog been tested for high stroke cycles?

Yes. We simulated a 10 year twice a day operation test over a 10 day period, opening and closing a ¾” valve every 100 seconds. The ball valve was wearing a bit but the Bulldog was still going strong after 17,000+ strokes.

What is the operational temperature range of the Bulldog?

0 C to 50C (32F to 122F)

My valve position is backwards showing open when closed and closed when open. How can I fix this?

To activate the flip-flop setting, hold down the control module button when connecting the AC Adapter. A second after the power is applied you can release the button. The Bulldog stroke control should now be set to reverse. (off = open and on = closed) You can repeat the flip-flop setting process to reverse or change the setting back to On = open and Off = closed.

Pairs as Z-Wave Switch and not as a “Z-Wave Valve” with SmartThings. How can I fix this?

The Bulldog, using SmartThings as the controller, pairs as a "Z-Wave Switch". The device type can be changed to a "Valve" using the SmartThings controller web device handler interface, but we recommend it is left as a Z-Wave Switch. As a Z-Wave Switch it is a "local" device and supports automation even if the internet is disconnected from the SmartThings HUB

Does the Valve Robot support a valve with a backwards stroke?

No and Yes: The standard for ball valves is clockwise to close and counter-clockwise to open. We have come across a few installations with a valve that has the stoke for open/close backwards. (clockwise to open/counter-clock wise to close). In some cases, it is possible to remove the valve handle, mount it 180 degrees (facing the opposite direction) to correct the direction of the stroke for open/close. You will likely also have to remove the mechanical stop tab (use a dremel or hacksaw.)

Does the Valve Robot work with the Wink controller?

Yes. From the Wink application, click the three dot menu in the top left hand corner of the screen. Then scroll down and tap Z-Wave Controls. From the Z-Wave Controls Menu, tap Exclusion Mode. With the Valve Robot connected to power, rapidly press the button on the Valve Robot 5 or 6 times. You will see the LED on wink hub turn green, then turn back to blue. Once the valve robot has been successfully Excluded, from the same Z-Wave Controls Menu, tap the Inclusion Mode button. Again, rapidly press the button on the Valve Robot 5 or 6 times. The LED on the wink controller will cycle through green and blue again, then the Inclusion Mode notification should disappear. The Valve Robot will appear as “Light” on the home menu. For more information, see this short video here: https://youtu.be/ZxPJlXN9kSQ


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