Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WiFi Control Your Sprinklers with the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Control System Called Iro

We're rapidly approaching the age of the "smart home".  Heck many of us are already using things like wifi controlled lights & thermostats.  It's very cool, can help with energy efficiency, and can save money too.

So... I was more than a little impressed when I came across the company called Rachio that makes an intelligent sprinkler system control for your home that is called Iro.

This device is wifi enabled which allows it to access the Internet to see weather reports for your area.  Many sprinkler systems come with a rain sensor that will shut off your system if it is raining, but can it know *when* it's going to rain or what the humidity is?

From the website:
Rachio sets a schedule for you the second you connect the Iro. It customizes the schedule based on your location, taking into account regional characteristics and possible restrictions.

Up to 50% of residential irrigation water is wasted. Quick Conserver instantly helps you save water and money on your next statement.

Whether you’re out testing sprinkler heads in your yard or vacationing in the mountains, Rachio lets you control your sprinkler system from anywhere.

Weather can be unpredictable. Rachio has your back and adjusts the Iro accordingly so that your system is optimized around rain, wind, and humidity.
Soils vary by region and require different watering patterns. Smart-Cycle schedules best practice watering cycles for your unique location.
See how much water you saved month-to-month with personalized water reports. Track your usage and become an eco-hero.

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