The Orbit 12-Station Indoor/Outdoor Irrigation Timer is a tool for those who forget to turn the sprinklers on or off.
The system works with the IRIS wireless smartphone system that has add-ons to control alarms, security cameras, thermostats and even electric pet doors. Each must be connected to the wireless IRIS Smart Hub (sold separately $99).
The hub connects to your home router with the included Ethernet cable. You must have an in-ground sprinkler system. Orbit works remotely on the Z-Wave system, a protocol for smartphone remote control systems. Control is done through the IRIS app on smartphones and tablets. $129 at www.lowes.com.
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