11 Oct 2017

Amazon Alexa is now compatible with the Hunter Hydrawise smart controller.  This season has been THE season for integrating your sprinkler system into your smart home.  Hunter Industries has produced an incredible smart controller for sprinkler systems.   The smart timer allows access to your system any time, any where.  Even contractors can sign in as well as the customer to make any changes that are needed to a particular zone.

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So now when you are having new plantings put in the time in that specific zone can be changed remotely.  It also comes in handy for times when you need a specific area or zone turned off for an event at your home or during a time you may have construction going on.

Take it a step further by installing the optional flow meter.  With this you can monitor that actual water usage of your sprinkler system.  You can be alerted to overwatering in a specific zone that may be a potential problem if left unnoticed.

By using the app on  a smart device you can monitor your sprinkler system 24 hours a day from any location.  During the summer when you may be on a long weekend or vacation, you can add watering times when it’s been especially dry.  But the great thing about the timer is that it syncs with local weather stations and will adjust accordingly if you choose that option.  So your sprinkler system now becomes “smart” by knowing whether it needs to water or not.

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Partnering with Amazon Alexa now allows you to use your voice to control specific areas of your sprinkler system.  So when you are relaxing sitting on the couch and remember that your new flowers could use some extra water, just add the Hunter Hydrawise to Alexa’s skills and you are set.  Just say, “Alexa, turn on the flower bed mists for 20 minutes” without even getting up.

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Sprinkler systems have come a long way from just attaching a hose to water your lawn.  They have now become part of the green movement and the smart home industry.  We are proud to be a part of this industry and keeping on track of all the innovations that are made in it.  For more on incorporating the smart controller with the Amazon Alexa watch this You Tube link.