Smart Controllers: More Than a Fair-Weather Friend
Irrigation control technologies can significantly reduce overwatering by applying water only when plants need it.
Remember when irrigation was as simple as an on-off timer? While the days of “set it and forget it” are long gone, today’s irrigation systems offer a superior level of automation. Sure, we still can’t control the weather, but now smart controllers can control our irrigation system. See why smart controllers are a smart addition to your system:
Change Plans in Real-Time, Automatically
Smart controllers are able to synthesize internet-based weather data and soil moisture data to adjust your watering schedule in real-time. Instead of manually adjusting your watering schedule once per quarter, your smart controller can automatically do it daily. This will prevent overwatering, shallow root depth, mold, root rot and fungus. It also helps during hot, dry periods by adjusting run times, cycle, and soak programs.
Put Control in the Palm of Your Hand
With a smart controller, your irrigation can be managed from anywhere. From a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you—or your landscape contractor—can monitor and make adjustments to your irrigation system through a user-friendly interface. You can also access simple, real-time reporting on demand.
Technology changes about as quickly as the weather. With a smart controller, you won’t get left in the cold. Your smart controller can auto-update software and firmware as new versions become available. So as technology advances, so too can your irrigation system, in real-time.
Guard Against Leaks
What you can’t see actually can hurt you. But thankfully, a smart controller has eyes on leaks. Smart controllers manage flow, which is helpful for regular reporting, but also in the event unusually high flow is detected. When this happens, a smart controller will send an alert advising of a potential problem and shut down water in the affected zone.