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Waterall: Smart Watering for All

Let's talk about SMART watering done right. Let's talk about reliable AUTOMATED watering. Let's talk about the WATERALL!

Waterall: Smart Watering for All

Let's talk about SMART watering done right. Let's talk about reliable AUTOMATED watering. Let's talk about the WATERALL!

$27,854
pledged of $65,000pledged of $65,000 goal
154
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 30 2013 7:31 PM UTC +00:00

About

The World's Smartest Irrigation Controller

The Waterall is a WiFi-enabled irrigation system that uses the resources of the cloud to find and tailor a custom and optimal watering solution for your lawn or garden. But it doesn't stop there! The Waterall continues to monitor for weather alerts and other variables that can impact your watering schedule so that it can autonomously modify your irrigation controller's operation without the need for ANY manual interaction! This system offers unparalleled globally accessible control capabilities, conserves water (saving money on every water bill), and truly brings gardening into the twenty-first century.

The Waterall Brings Smart Technology to Every Home

The Waterall boasts a multitude of features that brings your home into the era of smart homes:

  • The Waterall is completely automated; just plug in your device, enter your garden information online, and let our servers do the rest
  • This system is coupled with smart watering technologies that guarantees a greener garden which conserves water and promises savings
  • Because the Waterall is a smart device with Wi-Fi integration, you can monitor your garden, or control your irrigation system, from anywhere in the world 
  • Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. 
  • We are well on our way to making this technology less expensive than most traditional manual irrigation controllers

The Simplest Setup

The Waterall makes it easy to connect your beautiful garden to the Internet. The system was designed to work right out of the box; it is ready to replace your existing irrigation controller without any additional changes in wiring. Without having to download any software, simply plug in your Waterall, just as you would do with your old irrigation controller, and let it do the rest!

How It Works

Just plug it in and enter your password and the Waterall will automatically connect to your wireless network.  The system is now wirelessly connected to your router, without the need of a middle-man adapter.  Now that your Waterall is able to communicate with our servers, just log in and enter your specific garden information as prompted.

For example, select from a palette of plants that reflect the layout of your garden-- from all sorts of lawns and trees, to petunias and peppers, to thyme and tomatoes-- and let the Waterall do the rest. 

We have consulted with gardening pros, extension services, landscape architects, books and nurseries to continuously apply the most effective watering patterns for your location and local weather information.  

Many innovative features will be added to our servers as the project progresses.

The Guts (Hardware)

The Waterall had the best in-house team to build the hardware-- which was built completely from scratch. 

We have been running prototypes of this hardware since May of 2012 with absolutely no problems. The Waterall has been tested so extensively that we're confident enough to say that its reliability is proven. The device is able to hold its own in any weather and can be used outside in the open, or inside a garage. Bottom line? The tough shell and inner workings aren't going to give up on your garden.

The Waterall is:

  • 8-16 channel compatible
  • It works with any installed 24v standard sprinkler solenoids
  • Our team is working to bring additional game changing technologies to your waterall 
  • Changing from your existing irrigation controller to the Waterall takes less than five minutes.

Why Wi-Fi?

There are some smart home irrigation controllers out there that use alternatives to Wi-Fi (such as Bluetooth or bulky three-point systems where the irrigation controller talks to a hub which can then talk to the Router, and then finally the cloud). These are all viable band-aids, but non-viable solutions. 

The Waterall integrates Wi-Fi that evolves the irrigation controller itself, granting it direct access to the Cloud after linking with your home router-- no middle-man hub, accessories, or adapters needed! In other words, Wi-Fi connectivity allows your Waterall to connect to the internet without a smartphone or laptop, or any other device or third-party website. You can control or adjust your Waterall timings from any smartphone or any web-enabled appliance – at any time and from anywhere.

With Wi-Fi integration, we check the weather for you so your timings are automatically adjusted for the day.You don’t have to do anything. Also the Waterall can be set up to slowly change base timings as the seasons progress-- this is very effective for conserving water with little effort.

Wireless internet connectivity in the Waterall gives the device full and persistent access to other important information that may affect your garden. There is no longer a need to worry. If you need to tend to your plants, the Waterall will let you know. So, go on vacation, go grab a drink by the pool or just sit and relax knowing that our Wi-Fi system will be the answer to so many worries and backaches.  Just let the Waterall water-it-all, automatically.

It’s always sunny with the Waterall.

Control the Waterall from anywhere in the World!

Because the Waterall is connected to our servers via Wi-Fi, your irrigation controller becomes accessible from anywhere in the world! Might you wish to override the autonomous operation of the Waterall whilst you're out of town? Absolutely NO PROBLEM! Use ANY internet-connected device to log in to your web-based controller and view the status of your system, manually adjust its controls, and while you're there, check out your water-use statistics and see just how much water each plant zone is consuming. Or, if you'd like, take a look at what other gardeners in your area are talking about via our Green Thumb Network (a social networking hub for Waterall gardeners to exchange tips and tricks or even custom configured watering schedules)!

The Waterall watches over your garden whenever you can't!

Because the Waterall is connected directly to the cloud, it is able to manipulate its watering schedule based on any unforeseen events, like weather alerts.

Here's an Example: Let's say our servers were just alerted that rainfall has been spotted in your area.

The Waterall will adjust its schedule accordingly to both 1) conserve water while the alert is in progress and 2) modify the watering schedule for the rest of the week to account for how much water your yard received from the rain.

And another Example: Let's say a light frost is expected to hit your area. Watering your plants at this point is dangerous, as you could lose them from the freeze.

Well, with the Waterall, there's no problem! The Waterall will automatically adjust its schedule to water at a more efficient time, without sacrificing any plant-specific watering needs!

There are countless other scenarios that the Waterall is capable of watching out for; and it's going to do whatever it takes to keep your garden the healthiest it’s ever been while also lowering your water bill and conserving water! Other conditions that the Waterall could monitor include: wind speeds, sunlight, broken or abnormally functioning sprinklers, temperature and many more!

How is it so Cheap?!

The Waterall will be sold in stores for low margins, or equivalent pricing on our website. Our business model is to provide very useful services to customers through our website, while inspiring others to join our movement!

The hardware itself can be made for a relatively inexpensive price and any firmware can be easily updated directly from our website. We have a deep knowledge of electronic parts and board design-- and as such, we know how to reduce costs. Additionally, the market is big enough that when the Waterall becomes broadly accepted, the board costs will go down in price substantially.  Soon, we will be able to sell the Waterall for way less than the most basic irrigation controllers out there! 

That's right! Even with Wi-Fi the Waterall is on track to be in the same price range as many modern manual irrigation controllers!

More Wateralls means more water savings, more fiscal savings and above all, a greener world that’s better from every angle. The Waterall is the answer to many lawn and garden issues, but the best part is that we will always be working to improve the Waterall and make our world more green!

Meet the Team

About us: Symp1e, LLC is a company bent on straightening out the complexities of everyday issues. Our cloud-based systems streamline everyday products bringing them into the digital age and giving them a mind of their own.  As a company we take pride in the quality, efficiency, simplicity and value our products provide our customers everyday, every year and for generations to come!

Arthur Steingart: CEO and President

Jaycen Horton: President of Software Development

J. Karl Waterman: President of Hardware Development

Howard Cohen: Chief Financial Officer

http://symp1e.com/team/

Risks and challenges

Software Development Risks:
Although we possess extensive knowledge and experience, no one at Symp1e llc has ever taken a vast web social-networking project all the way through the complete development cycle. Due to this, there is some potential that we may not meet our software development deadlines to have all functionalities of the Waterall working by August. We are actively working to avoid this by giving ourselves extra time in our delivery estimate and by seeking out the advice of professionals with decades of experience in this field.
Hardware Manufacturing Risks:
Manufacturing a new product and dealing with factories requires time and care. A lot of companies run into problems securing suppliers and manufacturing services. Thankfully, our team has a lot of experience with this. We have been in touch with fabrication and assembly contractors that will be more than capable of producing the quantities of systems that we expect to need once we reach our fundraising goal. Nevertheless, there is always the possibility that our manufacturing and consumer safety certification process could hit a road bump or two and cause us to miss our anticipated shipping date.
24Vac Adapter:
In the even of unforeseen circumstances manufacturing costs may come out to be more than expected which might require you to provide your own 24v adaptor. Don’t worry though! They’re easy to find at any home improvement store and are very inexpensive!
Antenna:
If for any reason your Waterall range is not large enough for the size of your property then we have an optional antenna, which we can provide for an additional $15.

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    EARLY BIRD+PLUS BUNDLE PACK: This 8 channel timer will water your plants, garden and lawn using smart technology. +PLUS a CUSTOM colored Waterall specified during your order. The peace of mind of automated watering, worth every penny and a customized Waterall to match your garden perfectly for years to come!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL 16 CHANNEL OPTION- The same great size and low weight as the 8 channel option! Grab this Waterall with 16 CHANNELS for every line in your sprawling garden. Thats a whole lot of automated watering with a real low price. Grab this opportunity before it runs out!

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    16 CHANNEL WATERALL is here! The Waterall takes care of it all for you. The most powerful Waterall to date with the great smart technology of automated, prescribed watering-just what your garden's always needed to live to its potential. Be the envy of the neighborhood and let the Waterall take care of the hardest part: perfect watering, everytime, for everything. This is an amazing deal.

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