Irrigation Systems Get Wireless Smarts Via New Moisture Sensors

If you are one of those who feels like going eco-postal on your neighbor when their irrigation system comes on in the rain (and you know who you are), fear not! An interesting new product hopes to end over-watering once and for all–the S.Sense Wireless Soil-Moisture Sensor Upgrade from Digital Sun.

Utilizing low-power wireless technology, the S. Sense makes use of special moisture sensors to let your irrigation system know when water is actually needed–and likewise, when it’s not. Sensors are simply inserted in the ground, and a receiver connects to your existing automatic sprinkler system controller. The best part? It’s an upgrade that can be applied to any existing irrigation system, so you won’t have to prevail on your lawn-loving neighbor to replace the one he or she already has.

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image via Digital Sun

This smart irrigation system seems like a win-win type product–not only for the conservation-minded, but for lawn-enthusiasts, as well. After all, a lawn that can actually communicate its moisture needs is bound to stay healthier and happier in the long run–and according to Digital Sun, the S. Sense is pretty easy to install.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.