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There's a Smarter Way to Irrigate Your Lawn

May 15 2018
How smart is your yard? If you're an Alarm.com-powered homeowner, you can already use your smart home security app to light your yard, see what's happening in it, and even prevent your family accidentally cooling it with your AC.

Now, you can use Alarm.com to control and monitor your water sprinklers too.

Connected irrigation controllers are a smart home improvement, giving you better control of your water use and automated water savings on rainy days. We've integrated connected controllers from two top manufacturers—Rain Bird and Rachio—into our smart home platform and device ecosystem, enabling you to remotely control and monitor your irrigation alongside your security, HVAC, lights, locks and other devices, with your Alarm.com app.

With a Rain Bird or Rachio controller connected to your Alarm.com-powered security system and app, you can:

Quickly check your irrigation status

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When you're away from home, you can incorporate your lawn into your regular Alarm.com check-ins. Your Alarm.com app will clearly show you the status of your irrigation system alongside your security system, locks, lights and other devices.

Take control from anywhere

If you need to take your irrigation off-schedule, you can use your Alarm.com app to start or stop watering in real time, or to pause a schedule. If part of your yard needs extra water, Alarm.com gives you the option to turn on any sprinkler zone for a specified additional period of watering.

Avoid water waste when it rains

If it's raining at home, you can use your Alarm.com app to put your sprinkler system in "Rain Delay": an automatic savings mode that saves you watering an already-watered lawn.

Want a smarter lawn this summer?

To find out more about Alarm.com-powered irrigation for your home, contact your Alarm.com service provider.

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