The best WIFI controller has now been purchased by Hunter who believe the future of the irrigation industry includes smart connected controllers offering flexibility and ease of use. With that goal in mind, Hunter is proud to announce the acquisition of Hydrawise, a manufacturer of Wi-Fi enabled irrigation controllers and web-based software.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR IRRIGATION SYSTEM
Control and monitor your sprinkler system from anywhere in the world using your web browser or our iPhone and Android apps.
Unlike others, you don’t need to perform any complicated port forwarding on your router and expose your system to security risks to control your system from anywhere in the world.
A Hunter Hydrawise system is expandable to 36 zones, each of which can be assigned an individual name and tailored watering schedule based on the weather. Managing your garden’s watering has never been so simple and fun.
SIMPLY BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED
From start to finish we’ve designed this controller to be elegant and simple to use.
A full color touchscreen on the controller combined with a simple wizard gets you up and connected to your wireless router in no time. From that point, all configuration is done in the Hunter Hydrawise app which you can trial online.
Do you want to see what’s happening with your controller from the touchscreen as well as the Hydrawise app? No problem – we’ve got that covered too with an elegant and simple touchscreen interface that even your mom could use.
SAVE UP TO 50% ON YOUR WATER BILLS
Hunter Hydrawise uses your wireless internet (wifi) to access a live stream from weather stations close to you.
So with Hydrawise your garden’s watering is based on the best available, up-to-date information on the weather conditions in your area without any need for you to install your own weather station or rain sensor.
Save water by automatically suspend watering based on temperature, predicted rainfall or actual rainfall. In addition to saving you water we’ll also save your plants by watering extra when hot weather is forecast!
See what weather stations are available in your area using our interactive map.
FIND OUT HOW MUCH WATER YOU USE
Hydrawise’s flow meters allow you to detect broken pipes, spray heads and faulty wiring or valves. The Hydrawise interface allows you to view the water usage for each watering cycle and set up email or SMS alerts when a zone’s water usage is abnormal.
Don’t lose plants or get massive water bills just because your irrigation system failed you!
REPLACE YOUR EXISTING CONTROLLER WITH NO EXTRA WIRES
The Hunter Hydrawise controller uses your wifi network to access the internet directly through your router – no need to leave your computer on or make any network changes. Simply enter your wireless password into the unit and you’re done!
Hydrawise is fully compatible with traditional 24V AC irrigation controllers so you can rip and replace in no time!
No wireless? No problem. You can fully configure the controller using the touchscreen or we can guide you through different WiFi options.
DETECT FAULTY WIRING OR SOLENOIDS WHEN IT HAPPENS
Normally the way to find out about a wiring or valve issue is when you notice your plants have died or you get a large water bill.
Hunter Hydrawise monitors the state of your wiring and valves and alerts you when abnormal current is detected – this could indicate a wiring short, a broken wire, or a faulty solenoid.
Don’t lose plants just because your irrigation system failed you!
GET BEAUTIFUL REPORTS
Find out exactly when your controller is going to water next, how much rainfall you’ve had, how much water you’ve saved and how much watering you’ve done.
Our reports are interactive so you can zoom down to the minute to find out what’s been happening in your garden!
HOW IT WORKS
When creating the controller we also wanted to make it the easiest controller in the world to use. So with Hunter Hydrawise there’s no need to understand wireless networking and no need for you configure your router to use your controller from anywhere in the world (other web controllers require you to configure your home wireless router with ‘port forwarding’ to allow remote control of your controller). If you’ve ever connected your computer to the internet by typing in your wireless password then you can install and use Hydrawise.
There’s also no need to install your own weather station – with over 33,000 weather stations in our system there’s bound to be one near you.
Configuration of your HydraWise Controller is easy and is done using a standard web browser. You can control it from your computer or even a smart phone such as an iPhone or Android phone.
The best way to see how it all works is to try it out for yourself but for those in a hurry here’s a brief video tour on the features of the HydraWise controller portal –
Check out the new Hunter Hydrawise WI-FI Controller in our ONLINE SHOP