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  SKYDROP 8 Station Web Base Controller Bundle plus 8 Zone Expansion
SkyDrop WiFi Web Based Irrigation Smart Controller
 



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Skydrop WiFi Smart Irrigation Contorller
FEATURES
HOW IT WORKS
INSTALLATION
GALLERY
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Smart Sprinkler Controller

If you are frustrated with you current controller, tired of fighting with outdated user interfaces and confusing programming menus, the Skydrop WiFi controller will revolutionize the way you approach your home and garden irrigation.

Skydrop is more intelligent than other so-called "smart-controllers"; doing more than simply turning sprinkler zones on-and-off at programmed times the way most controllers do, built from the ground up to be an all-in-one solution for all your irrigation and conservation needs.

Not only is the Skydrop WiFi Smart controller the smartest piece of technology in your yard, it's also the most attractive! The contemporary design incorporates modern aesthetics with practical functionality. Skydrop's alloy metal wheel is actually the controllers input interface, making programming the device slick and intuitive to operate. Skydrop's utra-smooth motion of the wheel gliding underhand feels great reflecting the solid build quality and thoughtful design.

If you already have a sprinkler controller the Skydrop is a cinch to swap out. Anyone with a screwdriver and 30-minutes can have a Skydrop up and running in their yard, saving them time and money immediately.

What's in the box?

  • Skydrop smart sprinkler controller with 4.3" LCD screen
  • Wall Plate featuring tool free wiring
  • Installation Guide
  • 24 VAC power supply
  • Mounting screws for wood / drywall

Features & Benefits

  • 8 Station Smart Controller plus Master Valve / Pump
  • Expandable to 16 Stations with expansion unit (Coming Soon)
  • Makes adjustments to comply with regional watering restrictions
  • Connects to real time hyper-local weather reports and forecasts
  • Adapts the watering schedule based on variable inputs
  • Can be controlled from any web-enables device or computer
  • 2 Year Warranty

Technical Specs

  • 8 Station Smart Controller plus Master Valve / Pump
  • Expandable to 16 Stations with expansion unit (Coming Soon)
  • Makes adjustments to comply with regional watering restrictions
  • Connects to real time hyper-local weather reports and forecasts
  • Adapts the watering schedule based on variable inputs
  • Can be controlled from any web-enables device or computer

Networking

  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n (2.4 Ghz only)
 

8 Zone Expansion Module

Rain Sensor

Physical Weather Sensor

  • Shuts down any running zones or schedules zones when rain is present
  • Compatible with most "CLIK" style sensors
  • Easy Plug-n-play style interface

Flow Meter

High Flow Alert

  • Alerts by SMS Text Message
  • Alerts for high flow due to broken heads and pipes
  • System can determine faulty zone and deactivate
  • Consumer sets +/- margin of error

Low Flow Alerts

  • Faulty Valve impeding flow
  • Loss of main water supply
  • Flow blockage
  • Consumer sets +/- margin of error

Anywhere Access

ACCESS FROM ANY WEB-ENABLED DEVICE

You can manage your Skydrop smart controller using the controller itself, your preferred mobile device, or web browser. By connecting the Skydrop controller to your Wi-Fi network you can change settings or water at any time or any place.

WI-FI ENABLED

By connecting the Skydrop WiFi controller to your Wi-Fi network Skydrop WiFi Timer you can change settings or water your landscape or lawn at any time or from any place.

AUTOMATED WATERING

No one has time to be constantly adjusting and updating the water schedule for their lawn. Skydrops’ proprietary algorithm gathers a variety of hyper-local data points creating from them a comprehensive and efficient watering schedule – dynamically adapting schedules without any intervention on your part throughout the season.

BEAUTIFULLY SIMPLE

The beautifully simple user interface makes Skydrop easy to navigate and setup. Gone are the days of struggling to understand and setup your lawn's irrigation. Skydrop can help you take back control of your yard, once and for all.

is Environment Friendly

SKYDROP SAVES WATER & MONEY

Local weather changes can have drastic, daily implications on how much water is needed for any lawn or landscape. Skydrop automatically adjusts watering schedules to reduce wasteful watering, which will save you water and money.

NO MORE WASTEFUL WATERING

Nothing is more wasteful than having your sprinklers on while it's raining. It's bad for the environment, and it costs you money!

WATER SMARTER

The Skydrop WiFi Smart controller helps you determine how much water your lawn needs. It actually calculates how much moisture your lawn is losing each day, and sets watering times accordingly, making sure your grass always has the optimum amount of water it needs to stay green and healthy.

IMAGINE USING 50% LESS WATER

The EPA estimates that about 30% of a household's water is used for irrigation. Over 50% of that irrigation water is wasted through over watering and evaporation. With Skydrop, those inefficiencies will be reduced by up to 50% by watering only by need, rather than watering by a set weekly schedule.

Your Landscapes Meteorologist

SKYDROP + INTERNET = SAVINGS


Local weather changes can have drastic, daily implications on how much water is needed for any lawn or landscape. Skydrop automatically adjusts watering schedules to reduce wasteful watering, which will save you water and money.

CONSTANTLY MONITORING WEATHER


Skydrop's cloud service constantly monitors the weather and makes adjustments to your watering schedule so you don't have to.

INTERNET + SKYDROP = SAVINGS


While other weather adjusted timers require the purchase and installation of a rooftop weather system, the Skydrop WiFi Smart Controller only needs an Internet connection.

Simple to Setup

SIMPLE TO SETUP, SIMPLE TO USE


Mount Skydrop to the wall (drywall or stud) with the 4 universal screws included and easily slide the valve wires into the push button connectors. Snap the main unit onto the wall plate, plug it in and your Skydrop WiFi controller is ready to setup.

SKYDROP'S FIRST START

Once you start the Skydrop WiFi controller for the first time, you will be given the option to connect to the Skydrop cloud service via a Wi-Fi connection.

SIMPLE TO SETUP, SIMPLE TO USE

Once connected to the cloud, the full potential of the Skydrop smart controller can be realized. You can now access your Skydrop controller from a web browser or mobile device via the Skydrop mobile app. In addition, it enables Skydrop to interpret hyperlocal, real-time weather data to intelligently water your landscape.

Beautifully Simple


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many zones can the Skydrop Controller manage?

    The standard Skydrop Controller is able to manage up to 8-zones.  We will be releasing an expansion module at the beginning of 2015 which will allow the addition of 8-zones for a total of 16-zones.

  • Where does the Skydrop Controller get its weather data?

    Skydrop utilizes your Wifi connection to the Skydrop cloud and our network of weather stations. The Skydrop cloud service constantly monitors real-time weather in your specific location and determines the optimal watering schedule based on what the weather conditions.

  • How is the Skydrop Controller installed?

    Skydrop is very simple to install. It replaces your existing sprinkler timer, and the existing valve wires will plug directly into your new Skydrop Controller. Once you power up the controller for the first time, it will guide you through a WiFi connection setup process. Once connected to WiFi, it will gather weather data from the cloud, and also allows you to manage your system from a smartphone or computer. *see quick install guide

  • Can I manage settings differently for each zone?

    Each controller valve wire corresponds to a different zone.  When you first setup your zones, Skydrop will ask detailed questions regarding that particular zone. These questions consist of: soil, sprinkler and plant type, slope, shade, etc.

  • Which mobile devices are currently compatible with Skydrop?

    Apple iOS 6.0 or newer & Android 4.0 (ice cream sandwich)

  • How can I download or update my Skydrop App?

    The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play store, by searching "Skydrop". The app will prompt for regular updates as with any 3rd party app on your smartphone or tablet.

  • Do I need a mobile device, smartphone or browser to use Skydrop?

    No. Skydrop can be controlled using the jog-dial & LED on the face of the device itself. Control can be accessed additionally from a computer, smartphone or tablet.

    *Some advanced settings are available only via a browser or the app.

  • Are there any additional fees or costs associated with the Skydrop Controller?

    There are no additional fees or costs associated with the purchase or use of the controller.

  • Am I able to integrate my own personal weather station into the Skydrop Controller?

    Unfortunately the controller cannot integrate with personal weather stations. We've designed the controller so that it is unnecessary, Skydrop pulls weather data for your controller from several local weather stations near you.

  • How do I set up my Skydrop Controller account?

    You can go to my.skydrop.com and you will be able to create a new account or login to an existing Skydrop account. Creating & accessing a personal Skydrop account will give you the ability to manage your sprinkler system remotely.

  • What type of power supply does Skydrop use?

    The controller uses a 24V power supply.

  • Does the controller add to my existing system or does it replace what I have?

    The Skydrop controller will replace your existing sprinkler control system.

  • Can the Skydrop Controller be installed outside?

    The device is built for indoor installation, but can be installed outdoors with use of an outdoor housing.

    **Skydrop will be releasing an outdoor housing, which will be available in Dec. 2014. But in the meantime we recommend the following which can be purchased at Sprinkler Warehouse.
    -- Orbit Outdoor Enclosure (Model 57095)

     

  • Is the Controller heat & cold resistant?

    The Skydrop controller is designed for indoor use (including the garage). Temperature resistance is the following: *maximum 85C to -20C

  • Can I set specific watering instructions on my Controller?

    Yes, skydrop's smart-watering system allows you to set specific schedules based on day, time, duration or local watering restrictions. This can be set by day & time. See the article "How Do I Create Custom Schedules?" for how-to create a customized watering plan.

  • How does Skydrop make water conservation better than other “smart” controllers?

    The Skydrop controller will anticipate watering needs based on future weather predictions. These weather updates are analyzed several times per day to ensure the greatest accuracy for your lawns watering needs.  In addition, after the initial setup, the Skydrop controller enters a learning period where it will send notifications requesting feedback. With this information, Skydrop fine tunes the schedule and maximizes efficiency.

     

  • Does Skydrop help conserve water?

    The EPA estimates that about 30% of a household’s water is used for irrigation.  Over 50% of that irrigation water is wasted through overwatering and evaporation. With Skydrop, those inefficiencies will be reduced by up to 50% by watering only by need, rather than watering by a set weekly schedule.

  • Why is water conservation so important?

    With water use in the United States increasing every year, many regions are starting to feel the pressure. In the last five years, nearly every region of the country has experienced a water shortage. At least 36 states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide water shortages by 2013, even under non-drought conditions. Most of these municipalities are placing restrictions on watering to combat drought conditions.

  • What happens if Skydrop loses its internet connection?

    If you have been connected to the Skydrop cloud service at any time, the controller will use a backup watering schedule based on the device’s history. This schedule lacks the day-to-day smart watering intelligence, but will still operate using seasonal adjustments provided by historical data. If Skydrop does not have an active Internet connection, you will not be able to access your controller using a mobile device or web browser.

    *The controller light will turn yellow to alert of a lost WiFi connection.



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