Flow Meter (FMI) manual for Z-Wave

The following is an overview of the user manual for the Z-Wave product Flow Meter (FMI)from FortrezZ LLC. To view other Z-Wave products and manuals from FortrezZ follow that link.

  1. Overview
  2. Security
  3. Features
  4. Installation instructions


Flow Meter
SKU Code
Information is power! With flow meter, you have the power to automate and manage water consumption and leak detection in your home or building. This is an integral part to a complete water management solution! Flow meter tracks water usage and reports in gallons. Track your households water usage! Drill into reports and find out where your peak consumption is and make changes to reduce your water bills. Flow meter also tells you if water is flowing or not. It knows if the flow is small (like a toilet running) or large (a garden hose left on). This can be used to detect leaks, faulty appliances, or fixtures left on. To add to it's capabilities, flow meter checks the temperature of the nearby surroundings to make sure the pipes don't freeze by sending you temperature reports. There's also a backup battery just in case power is interrupted. You wont have to worry about lost data or a lack of leak monitoring. Plumbed on the water main, flow meter is sure to be a valuable part of your home automation & leak prevention system.
Version #
HW: 5 FW: 1.16 was the version certified
Certification #
Z-Wave Version


As a Z-Wave Plus certified product, Flow Meter supports Z-Wave S2 security. The following security modes are directly supported:


    FortrezZ describes Flow Meter as having the following features:

    • FLiRS capable
    • Supports Network Wide Inclusion
    • Supports Z-Wave Explorer Frames
    • Supports Z-Wave SmartStart allowing you to setup the product simply by scanning its QR code via

    Installation instructions

    1) Set up the inclusion mode at the controller; 2) Briefly press the switch once and the controller will indicate the unit has been included in the network. Also, the LED will blink when the inclusion completes.

    1) Set up the exclusion mode at the controller; 2) Briefly press the switch once and then release. The controller will indicate the unit has been removed from the network. The LED will blink when the exclusion completes.

    Factory reset Flow Meter

    Device Reset to Factory Defaults – Press and hold the button for 15 or more seconds and then release. This can be done while the device is either in or out of a network, but not while in NWI mode. CAUTION – When a reset is done in-network, the device will no longer be in the network. All configurations and associations will be set to default.

    The FMI will send the Node information frame when the switch is briefly pressed. This is primarily used for inclusion; however, status information is also sent after a button press.

    Enter Over-the-Air (OTA) Firmware Update mode – Quickly press the program button three times while in-network. Warning – This should not be done unless a firmware update will be immediately started at the controller. Do not allow the OTA mode to continue indefinitely without starting the firmware update at your controller; otherwise, the potential for your FMI to be hacked is increased. Refer to your controller’s manual for update procedures. Press the button once to exit the OTA mode.

    Please note that this is a user manual Flow Meter from FortrezZ LLC is provided as is and without warranty; all information contained herein is provided by the manufacturer or the certifying body. The information provided is for reference only and is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional advice. ZWaveProducts.com only warrants and is only able to support products purchased directly from us. If you have Flow Meter and have not purchased it from us, please contact the manufacturer directly with any further questions you may have.