SOURCE: GreenIQ

GreenIQ

May 12, 2016 09:05 ET

"Alexa, stop irrigation": GreenIQ Adds Amazon Echo Integration

Via Alexa, Homeowners Can Control Irrigation Scheduling and Be Informed of Water Savings With the Simple Use of Their Voice

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) - IoT startup and smart irrigation controller, GreenIQ, announced today that its Smart Garden Hub is now compatible with Amazon Echo. The newly-established integration that leverages Amazon's cloud-based voice assistant called Alexa allows homeowners to control their GreenIQ irrigation system hands-free. For example, if you're about to step out to check the mail and the sprinkler system is running, avoid getting wet by saying, "Alexa, stop irrigation."

Whether it's signaling Alexa through voice command to start or stop irrigation cycles, turn on or off outdoor lighting, or read back water savings and water consumption, the integration offers homeowners an added layer of convenience while also creating the ultimate smart home experience by connecting the inside of the home to the outdoors.

"We're excited to offer homeowners this next level of convenience through Amazon Echo," said Odi Dahan, founder and CEO of GreenIQ. "Our goal is to make gardening as seamless and efficient as possible and with the Alexa voice assistance, users can control their outdoor space from the comfort of their couch or bed."

As a hub providing the most robust connected garden ecosystem available, GreenIQ offers customers the ability to enhance the health and efficiency of their yard or garden through soil moisture sensor data from Parrot's Flower Power and PlantLink, while also providing greater visibility into water consumption and easier detection of faults and anomalies via GreenIQ's Flow Meter accessory. With the help of GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub, homeowners can save up to 50% on water consumption in their yard or gardens.

Retailing at MSRP $199.00, the Smart Garden Hub, 6-Zone, Wi-Fi irrigation controller is available online at The Home Depot or directly through GreenIQ.

About GreenIQ
Founded in 2013, GreenIQ is an Internet of Things (IoT) startup that is leading the smart garden revolution. Ideal for home owners, professional gardeners, irrigation companies, commercial real estate and municipalities, GreenIQ's Smart Garden Hub allows garden lovers and professionals to better control irrigation scheduling based on hyper-local weather information, saving up to 50% on outdoor water consumption. Easy to install, the Hub connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi or 3G, allowing it to be remotely controlled anywhere at any time via GreenIQ's app -- available on Android and iOS. The Hub provides a full ecosystem for the outdoors, connecting to a wide variety of smart devices and sensors, including soil moisture sensors from Parrot's Flower Power, PlantLink as well as Netatmo's Weather Station and Rain Gauge, to determine ideal watering conditions. GreenIQ also works with IFTTT, allowing iOS and Android customers to set rules using GreenIQ IFTTT Recipes or personalize their own recipes to create automated triggers and commands to control their entire connected garden domain. GreenIQ is backed by Entree Capital and Gigi Levy among other investors, and its Hub was recognized for the Best of CES 2015 award.