If you have an existing irrigation system you can save many thousands of litres of water each year by upgrading to a
smart irrigation controller. For areas such as schools, sports fields, and large commercial sites the savings can be in the thousands of dollars each year.
"Smart" controllers allow your controller to be programmed and operated online using your phone, tablet or PC. They use wifi to retrieve data from nearby weather stations and will then adjust programming based on the weather forecast, and also recent weather. Our pick of all the smart controllers is the
Hunter Hydrawise controller. To summarise its features it skips watering if rain is forecast, increases run times when it's hot, and decreases when its cool. This ensures your turf is receiving just the right amount of water each cycle, and in the case of sports fields as it prevents watering prior to a rain event, you are not only saving somewhere around 20-30,000 litres of water, but also minimising the time the field is out of action due to saturation from the irrigation coming on at say 2am and then 20mm of rain falling later that day!
Hydrawise is the complete smart controller available for both commercial and residential projects. With stacks of features it is the most precise smart controller that can be fine tuned using multiple weather stations to give the most accurate weather data. It is a cloud based controller meaning if you lose your phone, your controller doesn't lose all it's information. It also has a built in multi meter and the ability to add a flow meter to ensure you are alerted in the event of a high or low flow event- we will know immediately if you have a blocked or broken nozzle, leaking pipe or jammed solenoid valve. On commercial or isolated sites where wifi may not be readily available, we can install a USB port inside the controller and then install a wifi dongle meaning the controller has its very own wifi connection.
If you need to replace yourirrigation controller in the Sydney metropolitanarea simply txt us a photo of your existing sprinkler system controller along with how many zones you have, and your name and address and we will give you a price to replace it. We can usually replace controllers within 48 hours.
If wifi is unavailable for areas such as schools, large commercial sites and acreage properties, an external USB port and wifi dongle with 12 months data can be installed.
Monitoring of systems is also available for a small monthly subscription. This allows us to be alerted in the event of an electrical fault, make programming changes for you, and takes the hassle out of learning about the many advanced features of Hydrawise. You also have access to local weather station data instead of just B.O.M. weather stations.
More information can be found at our Hydrawise website.