The ‘internet of things’, often referred to as the IoT, is exactly that; a network interconnecting all of the ‘things’ in your life. In reference to your irrigation system the IoT is where all of your data and irrigation information is stored and lives.
We love IoT connected devices especially when it comes to water management and application. For a start, it makes tracking and controlling your water system possible without ever needing to step foot on site. Which for a lot of users is great, whether you are a landscape developer or a farm manager these tools will simplify your life.
Companies like Ranch Systems and Rainbird are really pushing this type of control system. With these Cloud Based systems, you are capable of gathering data about your system or farm and even have the capacity for two-way communication and valve control; all from the comfort of wherever you are in that moment.
Technology is created in order to make your life as a user simpler. So why are so many people waiting to get this integrated into their water systems? Not only are these technologies made to simplify your life, but they also function to enhance your water use. For example, if you are on a farm you can have access to sensors that will give you information to help increase yields. If you are a landscape developer you can access soil moisture and flow sensors to let you know that the water you are putting down is the right amount. Most of these systems also come with or are linked to weather stations to ensure that your data is calibrated to the local weather in the area or the microclimate on your farm.
It is our firm belief that there is a smart cloud-based technology that will help you use water in a more precise manner. If you are looking at a technology to manage your water and are unsure if it is the right thing for you, please reach out to us.