A basic irrigation system consists of our ZigBee RainBee8 eight-zone controller connected wirelessly to our Harmony P2 gateway. Commonly available irrigation valves (zones) are wired directly to the controller via standard buried low-voltage cable. Our iOS or Android app connects to the gateway either directly when within the local premise, or through a cloud service from anywhere an Internet connection is available. The controller turns the valves on for preset times, or off, in response to commands from the gateway. Commands control specific valves, or trigger “programs” that activate a group of valves sequentially.
The system is expandable and integrates with the rules engine in the gateway. A flow meter can be added to the system to meter the water consumption for a given schedule, and rules can be established to control behavior based on water consumption. Additionally, the system accommodates rain sensors and information from weather stations and soil sensors.
A kit consisting of a RainBee8 a Harmony P2 gateway, and our mobile app is available for trying this an an out-of-the-box solution. Contact us for details.