Easier, Greener

Skydrop is the brain your automatic sprinkler system has always needed. Replace your existing sprinkler box with Skydrop, and connect to your wifi network (you’ll need a strong signal), and it gathers weather data to optimize watering. Never again will your sprinklers waste water on a rainy day. Clark Endrizzi, one of Skydrop’s founders, is a programmer as well as an avid gardener. He put those skills to work to find a more efficient way to water his lawn. Experts advise watering lawns in less frequent but longer sessions, so Skydrop is programmed to do so, with healthier grass the happy result. Control Skydrop with its intuitive jog dial or by downloading the Skydrop app to manage multiple zones in your yard. With customizable settings for sprinkler type and factors like sun exposure, soil type, and ground slope, Skydrop maximizes green while minimizing water use and expense. A beautiful lawn has never been so smart and easy.

Skydrop

Smart Sprinkler Controller

Easier, Greener

Skydrop is the brain your automatic sprinkler system has always needed. Replace your existing sprinkler box with Skydrop, and connect to your wifi network (you’ll need a strong signal), and it gathers weather data to optimize watering. Never again will your sprinklers waste water on a rainy day. Clark Endrizzi, one of Skydrop’s founders, is a programmer as well as an avid gardener. He put those skills to work to find a more efficient way to water his lawn. Experts advise watering lawns in less frequent but longer sessions, so Skydrop is programmed to do so, with healthier grass the happy result. Control Skydrop with its intuitive jog dial or by downloading the Skydrop app to manage multiple zones in your yard. With customizable settings for sprinkler type and factors like sun exposure, soil type, and ground slope, Skydrop maximizes green while minimizing water use and expense. A beautiful lawn has never been so smart and easy.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy

    Hello, everyone! We're excited to launch Skydrop, the smarter sprinkler controller, on The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Susan
    Susan
    4/17/2015 12:41 PM

    How can one get more information regarding how to install and what kind of sprinkler system is necessary?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:02 PM

    @Susan, Hi Susan. We will make our Install Guide available here on the website. The Skydrop controller will work with most existing sprinkler systems.

  • Pete
    Pete
    4/17/2015 1:11 PM

    @Jeremy Your material suggests that you are furnishing for $299 a one zone system. To do a multi-zone system it will be necessary to download an App. To what? At additional cost? Does this require me to leave my computer on at all times?

    I have a six zone system already in the ground with a rain interruption ability. My controller permits additional zones but I neither want nor can use them.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:37 PM

    Hi @Pete, great questions. The Skydrop controller can manage a sprinkler system up to 8-zones. You don't need the app to use the controller but we recommend it for the convenience & features. You can download the app to any mobile device (tablet, smartphone, etc.). There is no cost for the app.

    You would not need to leave your computer on at all times, the controller will manage the watering according to your settings while you are away.

    The Skydrop controller can manage your six zone system for the $299 price.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/17/2015 1:44 PM

    Hi folks, here is the installation video!

  • Matthew
    Matthew
    4/17/2015 1:43 PM

    @Pete The controller supports 8 zones. With the expansion module, it will support up to 16 zones. The app is available for iOS and Android, phones and tablets. There is no cost for the app. The controller connects through your WiFi directly to the Skydrop Cloud, no need for a computer to be on or even connected to the same network. Through the app or web, you can control the device from anywhere in the world. Or, if you prefer a more hands-on approach, nearly all functions are available through the user interface on the device itself.

    A sensor input is available on the expansion module to which one could connect a rain or freeze or even a flow sensor.

    The purpose of the controller, however, is to manage your watering schedule for you, constantly adjusting the schedule to only water when necessary which, in turn, greatly reduces the average water usage.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/17/2015 1:49 PM

    And here is the PDF guide. Hope this helps!

  • David
    David
    4/17/2015 12:48 PM

    Can this be used with a moisture sensor of anytype to determine need for irrigation?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 12:57 PM

    @David, Hey David. The controller can be used with most standard rain and flow sensors. The beauty of Skydrop is you may not necessarily need the sensor as the controller will pull rainfall data by zip code for your area and determine watering needs.

  • Chari
    Chari
    4/17/2015 12:50 PM

    I'd like complete info on this also!

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:04 PM

    Hi @Chari, we will make that information available here on the website for you. The Skydrop controller can replace most standard sprinkler systems and will replace the existing timer box. The controller is designed to connect to your home WiFi, it then pulls local weather data to determine the best watering schedule to maintain a healthy lawn.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/17/2015 1:48 PM

    Hi Chari, Here is the guide for SkyDrop!

  • Dan
    Dan
    4/17/2015 12:51 PM

    does it have a timer function - we can only water between 8PM & 6AM one day per week?

    and is there an Ethernet option instead of WiFi?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:08 PM

    Hello @Dan, Yes it does have a watering restrictions option. So you could set up a schedule that allows for watering on the days and during any times you need. There is not an Ethernet option at this point. The controller does not require WiFi to function, it can be set up as a normal sprinkler timer.

    I hope that helps :)

  • Steve
    Steve
    4/17/2015 1:00 PM

    Does it have a way to deal with limited water resource? I'm on a well, and later in the summer, the system can easily run out of water. I need something that can manage that.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:18 PM

    Hello @Steve. Do you have a simple float or something to monitor when the well will be pumping dry? If you do, we may have a solution that is compatible with our system. Otherwise it is just an on and off system. But the on/off can be done remotely via a smartphone or web browser.

  • Richard
    Richard
    4/17/2015 1:07 PM

    My zoned sprinkler system is operated by a Rain-Bird controller. How do I replace it with the sky drop controller?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:23 PM

    Hi @Richard. The old Rain-Bird system is one that we commonly replace. The swap is very simple, you would loosen the valve wires (and common wire) from your existing system. Then you attach those same valve wires to the Skydrop valve posts.

    It typically takes under 10 minutes to remove the wires from your old system and seat them in the Skydrop controller.

  • Robert
    Robert
    4/17/2015 1:22 PM

    Will a neighbor's Wi-FI affect my sprinkler operation?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:26 PM

    Hi @Robert, great question! A neighbors WiFi will not affect your sprinkler operation. The controller connects to your home WiFi using your SSID (network name) and password just like a laptop or mobile device.

  • Mark
    Mark
    4/17/2015 1:53 PM

    Very cool product. I live in CA and it only rains during the winter and is dry all summer. Is rain by zip code the only thing the Skydrop tracks to determine appropriate watering levels? We are in a drought and I'd love figure out a way to still have a lawn while saving as much water as possible. Are there soil moisture sensors that you'd recommend that work seamlessly with this product?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 2:19 PM

    Thank you @Mark, we're very excited about the controller as well. The controller is compatible with a rain sensor (with our expansion module) to help determine watering levels. We recommend any 2-wire, ground interrupt-style rain sensors for use with the controller (Hunter, Toro or Rain-Bird all make them).

    Thanks again Mark, we've been following the news about the drought in CA and we hope the Skydrop controller can help residents manage a healthy lawn while conserving water.

  • Matthew
    Matthew
    4/17/2015 3:21 PM

    @Mark - The Skydrop Cloud service does much more than just collect rain data. Along with precipitation, the service collects temperature, wind speed, solar radiation, humidity, barometric pressure, etc. All this data, along with information about the user's landscape, is used to calculate how quickly moisture is dissipating from the soil.

    The key to efficient watering is determining how much water the soil can hold, turning the sprinklers on to fill up that soil "bucket", then not to water again until the bucket is near empty. Skydrop calculates the duration (number of minutes) and the frequency (how many days per week) for each zone then constantly adjusts the calculation for frequency so that the soil "bucket" is being refilled only when necessary. Once the correct duration is set, it shouldn't change. For example, soil can only hold so much water. Increase the duration too far and water just runs off the soil and is wasted.

    This approach to watering also strengthens the plants and grass by forcing the roots to grow deep into the soil, making them much more drought resistant. Unfortunately, many homeowners water their lawn far too often, always topping off the soil "bucket". Under these conditions, the roots never grow deep and therefore need constant watering to stay green.

    As for soil moisture sensors, none are needed. The moisture levels are all calculated by the Skydrop Cloud. Skydrop uses what is known as Evapotranspiration (ET), a detailed algorithm and established method of calculating moisture loss and usage.

  • Kelly
    Kelly
    4/17/2015 2:29 PM

    I live in an extremely windy area which has deterred me from getting a sprinkler system. Is there any technology you are developing to help with this problem? The Raindrop sounds like it will take care of one of my problems. But wind is a larger issue.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 2:40 PM

    Thanks for your question @Kelly.

    The Skydrop controller does take into account the wind as part of the formula to determine how much water your lawn needs (along with temperature, solar radiation, etc.).

    We are planning to add a feature which will shut off your system during high winds. It will be part of a software release later this year, but is not quite ready yet.

  • Anne
    Anne
    4/17/2015 2:47 PM

    @Jeremy I live In Arizona. Part of our system is a drip system and part regular sprinkler system. Is Skydrop a good idea for a system like mine?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 2:57 PM

    Hi @Anne. Absolutely! Skydrop can easily manage a combination of a drip-system with regular sprinklers.

    During the set up, you can specify your plant type within the drip system and the controller will even give you a suggested amount of time to water. :)

  • Melvin
    Melvin
    4/17/2015 6:00 PM

    In order to get a rebate from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California the controller needs to be listed on the SoCal WaterSmart rebate website. I do see that it is on the EPA Water sense website. Can you get the list updated?

  • Matthew
    Matthew
    4/17/2015 6:26 PM

    @Melvin Skydrop received the EPA WaterSense certification within the last month or so. Sometimes it takes a bit to get that information passed on to the hundreds of watering districts. Thank you for notifying us on this. We will contact the Metropolitan District right away to notify them of Skydrop's new certification.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 6:27 PM

    @Melvin, thanks for your question.

    We are currently in the process of being added to that list. We have been in contact with water districts all over CA to ensure our customers can take advantage of the money saving rebates available.

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    4/17/2015 6:16 PM

    Jeremy,

    I have a system with 24 stations. It doesn't sound like this would be compatible. Can it expand to accommodate that many?

    Thanks

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 6:31 PM

    @Cynthia- The Skydrop controller can handle up to 8-zones. There will be an expansion module available shortly on The Grommet which will allow the addition of another 8-zones, for a total of 16-zones.

    In the future we plan to have a controller setup that will be equipped to handle larger systems such as yours.

    Thanks for your question

  • Peter
    Peter
    4/17/2015 6:22 PM

    Hi Jeremy: Can your system take account of the makeup of the soil, e.g., how sandy it is (and, therefore, how much water it can hold)?

  • Matthew
    Matthew
    4/17/2015 6:37 PM

    @Peter Yes, that is one of the parameters that is used in the calculation of the schedule. You can set the soil type for the whole yard or on a zone by zone basis. Along with soil type, other important parameters, such as sprinkler head type, the slope of the zone, how shady the zone is, and type of plant, are used to customize and optimize the schedule.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 6:44 PM

    Hi @Peter. The Skydrop controller does take into account the makeup of your soil. During the setup process, the controller will ask you specific questions about your lawn, soil type, sprinkler type, etc.

    Based on the information you input, the controller will suggest a frequency and duration for watering your lawn.

    I hope this helps and thanks for your question.

  • James
    James
    4/17/2015 9:52 PM

    There is more and more concern on wifi devices in the home and how easily they are being hacked. Hackers are now gaining access to home wifi networks through anything that connects to your home wifi - TV, game console, Blu-ray/dvd players, devices to control indoor heat/cool just to name a few. How are you preventing this issue?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/20/2015 1:40 PM

    Hi James, here is the answer straight from Skydrop:

    We understand the concern about connected devices allowing an entry point into the home network of our users. Skydrop leverages the latest 256-bit secure technology for encrypted communication between the Skydrop Controller and the Skydrop Cloud. Skydrop only communicates to the Skydrop Cloud. No other channel of communication is needed and no additional ports are required to open on your router.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Skydrop

Smart Sprinkler Controller

Easier, Greener

Skydrop is the brain your automatic sprinkler system has always needed. Replace your existing sprinkler box with Skydrop, and connect to your wifi network (you’ll need a strong signal), and it gathers weather data to optimize watering. Never again will your sprinklers waste water on a rainy day.

Clark Endrizzi, one of Skydrop’s
founders, is a programmer as well as an avid gardener. He put those skills to work to find a more efficient way to water his lawn. Experts advise watering lawns in less frequent but longer sessions, so Skydrop is programmed to do so, with healthier grass the happy result.

Control Skydrop with its intuitive jog dial or by downloading the Skydrop app to manage multiple zones in your yard. With customizable settings for sprinkler type and factors like sun exposure, soil type, and ground slope, Skydrop maximizes green while minimizing water use and expense. A beautiful lawn has never been so smart and easy.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy

    Hello, everyone! We're excited to launch Skydrop, the smarter sprinkler controller, on The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Susan
    Susan
    4/17/2015 12:41 PM

    How can one get more information regarding how to install and what kind of sprinkler system is necessary?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:02 PM

    @Susan, Hi Susan. We will make our Install Guide available here on the website. The Skydrop controller will work with most existing sprinkler systems.

  • Pete
    Pete
    4/17/2015 1:11 PM

    @Jeremy Your material suggests that you are furnishing for $299 a one zone system. To do a multi-zone system it will be necessary to download an App. To what? At additional cost? Does this require me to leave my computer on at all times?

    I have a six zone system already in the ground with a rain interruption ability. My controller permits additional zones but I neither want nor can use them.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:37 PM

    Hi @Pete, great questions. The Skydrop controller can manage a sprinkler system up to 8-zones. You don't need the app to use the controller but we recommend it for the convenience & features. You can download the app to any mobile device (tablet, smartphone, etc.). There is no cost for the app.

    You would not need to leave your computer on at all times, the controller will manage the watering according to your settings while you are away.

    The Skydrop controller can manage your six zone system for the $299 price.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/17/2015 1:44 PM

    Hi folks, here is the installation video!

  • Matthew
    Matthew
    4/17/2015 1:43 PM

    @Pete The controller supports 8 zones. With the expansion module, it will support up to 16 zones. The app is available for iOS and Android, phones and tablets. There is no cost for the app. The controller connects through your WiFi directly to the Skydrop Cloud, no need for a computer to be on or even connected to the same network. Through the app or web, you can control the device from anywhere in the world. Or, if you prefer a more hands-on approach, nearly all functions are available through the user interface on the device itself.

    A sensor input is available on the expansion module to which one could connect a rain or freeze or even a flow sensor.

    The purpose of the controller, however, is to manage your watering schedule for you, constantly adjusting the schedule to only water when necessary which, in turn, greatly reduces the average water usage.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/17/2015 1:49 PM

    And here is the PDF guide. Hope this helps!

  • David
    David
    4/17/2015 12:48 PM

    Can this be used with a moisture sensor of anytype to determine need for irrigation?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 12:57 PM

    @David, Hey David. The controller can be used with most standard rain and flow sensors. The beauty of Skydrop is you may not necessarily need the sensor as the controller will pull rainfall data by zip code for your area and determine watering needs.

  • Chari
    Chari
    4/17/2015 12:50 PM

    I'd like complete info on this also!

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:04 PM

    Hi @Chari, we will make that information available here on the website for you. The Skydrop controller can replace most standard sprinkler systems and will replace the existing timer box. The controller is designed to connect to your home WiFi, it then pulls local weather data to determine the best watering schedule to maintain a healthy lawn.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/17/2015 1:48 PM

    Hi Chari, Here is the guide for SkyDrop!

  • Dan
    Dan
    4/17/2015 12:51 PM

    does it have a timer function - we can only water between 8PM & 6AM one day per week?

    and is there an Ethernet option instead of WiFi?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:08 PM

    Hello @Dan, Yes it does have a watering restrictions option. So you could set up a schedule that allows for watering on the days and during any times you need. There is not an Ethernet option at this point. The controller does not require WiFi to function, it can be set up as a normal sprinkler timer.

    I hope that helps :)

  • Steve
    Steve
    4/17/2015 1:00 PM

    Does it have a way to deal with limited water resource? I'm on a well, and later in the summer, the system can easily run out of water. I need something that can manage that.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:18 PM

    Hello @Steve. Do you have a simple float or something to monitor when the well will be pumping dry? If you do, we may have a solution that is compatible with our system. Otherwise it is just an on and off system. But the on/off can be done remotely via a smartphone or web browser.

  • Richard
    Richard
    4/17/2015 1:07 PM

    My zoned sprinkler system is operated by a Rain-Bird controller. How do I replace it with the sky drop controller?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:23 PM

    Hi @Richard. The old Rain-Bird system is one that we commonly replace. The swap is very simple, you would loosen the valve wires (and common wire) from your existing system. Then you attach those same valve wires to the Skydrop valve posts.

    It typically takes under 10 minutes to remove the wires from your old system and seat them in the Skydrop controller.

  • Robert
    Robert
    4/17/2015 1:22 PM

    Will a neighbor's Wi-FI affect my sprinkler operation?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 1:26 PM

    Hi @Robert, great question! A neighbors WiFi will not affect your sprinkler operation. The controller connects to your home WiFi using your SSID (network name) and password just like a laptop or mobile device.

  • Mark
    Mark
    4/17/2015 1:53 PM

    Very cool product. I live in CA and it only rains during the winter and is dry all summer. Is rain by zip code the only thing the Skydrop tracks to determine appropriate watering levels? We are in a drought and I'd love figure out a way to still have a lawn while saving as much water as possible. Are there soil moisture sensors that you'd recommend that work seamlessly with this product?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 2:19 PM

    Thank you @Mark, we're very excited about the controller as well. The controller is compatible with a rain sensor (with our expansion module) to help determine watering levels. We recommend any 2-wire, ground interrupt-style rain sensors for use with the controller (Hunter, Toro or Rain-Bird all make them).

    Thanks again Mark, we've been following the news about the drought in CA and we hope the Skydrop controller can help residents manage a healthy lawn while conserving water.

  • Matthew
    Matthew
    4/17/2015 3:21 PM

    @Mark - The Skydrop Cloud service does much more than just collect rain data. Along with precipitation, the service collects temperature, wind speed, solar radiation, humidity, barometric pressure, etc. All this data, along with information about the user's landscape, is used to calculate how quickly moisture is dissipating from the soil.

    The key to efficient watering is determining how much water the soil can hold, turning the sprinklers on to fill up that soil "bucket", then not to water again until the bucket is near empty. Skydrop calculates the duration (number of minutes) and the frequency (how many days per week) for each zone then constantly adjusts the calculation for frequency so that the soil "bucket" is being refilled only when necessary. Once the correct duration is set, it shouldn't change. For example, soil can only hold so much water. Increase the duration too far and water just runs off the soil and is wasted.

    This approach to watering also strengthens the plants and grass by forcing the roots to grow deep into the soil, making them much more drought resistant. Unfortunately, many homeowners water their lawn far too often, always topping off the soil "bucket". Under these conditions, the roots never grow deep and therefore need constant watering to stay green.

    As for soil moisture sensors, none are needed. The moisture levels are all calculated by the Skydrop Cloud. Skydrop uses what is known as Evapotranspiration (ET), a detailed algorithm and established method of calculating moisture loss and usage.

  • Kelly
    Kelly
    4/17/2015 2:29 PM

    I live in an extremely windy area which has deterred me from getting a sprinkler system. Is there any technology you are developing to help with this problem? The Raindrop sounds like it will take care of one of my problems. But wind is a larger issue.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 2:40 PM

    Thanks for your question @Kelly.

    The Skydrop controller does take into account the wind as part of the formula to determine how much water your lawn needs (along with temperature, solar radiation, etc.).

    We are planning to add a feature which will shut off your system during high winds. It will be part of a software release later this year, but is not quite ready yet.

  • Anne
    Anne
    4/17/2015 2:47 PM

    @Jeremy I live In Arizona. Part of our system is a drip system and part regular sprinkler system. Is Skydrop a good idea for a system like mine?

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 2:57 PM

    Hi @Anne. Absolutely! Skydrop can easily manage a combination of a drip-system with regular sprinklers.

    During the set up, you can specify your plant type within the drip system and the controller will even give you a suggested amount of time to water. :)

  • Melvin
    Melvin
    4/17/2015 6:00 PM

    In order to get a rebate from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California the controller needs to be listed on the SoCal WaterSmart rebate website. I do see that it is on the EPA Water sense website. Can you get the list updated?

  • Matthew
    Matthew
    4/17/2015 6:26 PM

    @Melvin Skydrop received the EPA WaterSense certification within the last month or so. Sometimes it takes a bit to get that information passed on to the hundreds of watering districts. Thank you for notifying us on this. We will contact the Metropolitan District right away to notify them of Skydrop's new certification.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 6:27 PM

    @Melvin, thanks for your question.

    We are currently in the process of being added to that list. We have been in contact with water districts all over CA to ensure our customers can take advantage of the money saving rebates available.

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    4/17/2015 6:16 PM

    Jeremy,

    I have a system with 24 stations. It doesn't sound like this would be compatible. Can it expand to accommodate that many?

    Thanks

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 6:31 PM

    @Cynthia- The Skydrop controller can handle up to 8-zones. There will be an expansion module available shortly on The Grommet which will allow the addition of another 8-zones, for a total of 16-zones.

    In the future we plan to have a controller setup that will be equipped to handle larger systems such as yours.

    Thanks for your question

  • Peter
    Peter
    4/17/2015 6:22 PM

    Hi Jeremy: Can your system take account of the makeup of the soil, e.g., how sandy it is (and, therefore, how much water it can hold)?

  • Matthew
    Matthew
    4/17/2015 6:37 PM

    @Peter Yes, that is one of the parameters that is used in the calculation of the schedule. You can set the soil type for the whole yard or on a zone by zone basis. Along with soil type, other important parameters, such as sprinkler head type, the slope of the zone, how shady the zone is, and type of plant, are used to customize and optimize the schedule.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy – Special Guest
    4/17/2015 6:44 PM

    Hi @Peter. The Skydrop controller does take into account the makeup of your soil. During the setup process, the controller will ask you specific questions about your lawn, soil type, sprinkler type, etc.

    Based on the information you input, the controller will suggest a frequency and duration for watering your lawn.

    I hope this helps and thanks for your question.

  • James
    James
    4/17/2015 9:52 PM

    There is more and more concern on wifi devices in the home and how easily they are being hacked. Hackers are now gaining access to home wifi networks through anything that connects to your home wifi - TV, game console, Blu-ray/dvd players, devices to control indoor heat/cool just to name a few. How are you preventing this issue?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/20/2015 1:40 PM

    Hi James, here is the answer straight from Skydrop:

    We understand the concern about connected devices allowing an entry point into the home network of our users. Skydrop leverages the latest 256-bit secure technology for encrypted communication between the Skydrop Controller and the Skydrop Cloud. Skydrop only communicates to the Skydrop Cloud. No other channel of communication is needed and no additional ports are required to open on your router.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.