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Last updated July 10, 2017

Yardian - Your Yard Guardian (Canceled)

Yardian saves up to 50% of outdoor watering, avoid fines, and monitor activities in your garage or yard!

Yardian - Your Yard Guardian (Canceled)

Yardian saves up to 50% of outdoor watering, avoid fines, and monitor activities in your garage or yard!

$35,302
pledged of $70,000pledged of $70,000 goal
81
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 29 2016
Last updated July 10, 2017

About

KEY FEATURES

  • Save money $$$ on your water bill - Only water when it is strictly necessary! 
  • Smart algorithms adjust watering schedule - Avoid municipal fines for overuse
  • Monitor activities in your backyard - Keep house and garden safe!
  • Conveniently app controlled - Provides detailed water use data 
  • Same device works indoor and outdoors - Can be installed anywhere you like

Did you know that plants need a different amount of water depending on the season and weather? Have you ever seen water run-off when sprinklers are running? Your traditional timer may get the basic job done, but this can lead to inefficient and wasteful watering practices. You are wasting money!    

Yardian is the solution  

Yardian is designed to replace your traditional timer. It uses local weather data to calculate the amount of water your lawn and plants need, same technology that has been used in agriculture but now promoted by the US Environmental Protection Agency to save water. It also has access to the municipal water restrictions database, so that you don’t have to worry about overuse and possible fines. Precipitation forecasts and rain sensor activities in your neighborhood are used to skip watering whenever possible.  

No more unnecessary watering and fines!  

That’s not all. We wanted to bring as much useful functionality as we could to Yardian. This is why we’ve added a camera. It's always on and streaming live video to your phone. You can position it anywhere to monitor what's going on in your garage or backyard.  

Things the camera can do:  

  • Take near infrared images to examine plant health  
  • Free live video streaming anywhere you go 
  • Notify you when someone opens your garage door 
  • Time-lapse video to record plant growth 
  • Time-lapse video to record a memorable event in backyard 
  • Record footage of animals trespassing 
  • Check if you forgot to close the garage door 
  • Check what the gardener is up to while you aren’t watching

Yardian. Greener gardens and safer homes! 

 


Ideal Positioning

If you don’t have a good location for the security camera function of Yardian, don’t worry. Yardian comes with a Terminal Box (Tbox), which will have a 3.6-foot extension cable. You’ll be free to move your Yardian to an ideal location, from side yard to back yard, and even from garage to outdoor!

 


Yardian is perfect for your garage

Currently, there are 4 burglaries per minute in the United States, and it only takes 6 seconds to open a garage door. Yardian is perfect to be installed in your garage for the spot that you missed!

 


Water Conservation

Exactly how much water do your plants need? Figuring out the perfect amount of water to keep your garden just right in any season can be stressful, time-consuming, and, above all, inaccurate.


Water Restrictions Database for Yardian

Throw in the fact that more and more cities are adding water restrictions, and it becomes incredibly difficult to keep your garden green while avoiding penalty fees. No need to pore over your local government’s water restrictions – Yardian keeps a database and automatically changes your watering schedule to adhere to any restriction changes. 

Our water restrictions database currently covers:

California, Oregon, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico,Oklahoma Kansas, Idaho, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Washington Georgia, North Carolina, South Dakota, Illinois, Michigan, New York New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Connecticut – and the list is still growing!

Please see Yardian.com/watr.

 

Warranty

We understand it's a big step to bring your old timer into the smart living era. We are confident in our products, so we offer a 30-day money back guarantee and 2 year limited warranty for all Backers. No questions asked!


Future Proof

We want to deliver Yardian to you ASAP to save water. We will also have APIs to integrate with other services, such as, IFTTT, Amazon Alexa and more. Through automatic software update, Yardian will evolve into the future of smart living.

 

 

You no longer need to worry about maintaining your perfect garden – Yardian will do the heavy lifting for you with its robust set of features:

Smart Irrigation Controller 

Yardian uses a 12-zone weather-based “smart program” to calculate your watering schedule based on zone profile, local weather (to calculate evapotranspiration, or ETo), and local weather restrictions on our cloud servers. No manual programming needed – everything is ready to go from the start.

Smart Adjustment to Weather Forecast

Watering tasks will be skipped If it's going to rain.

Weatherproof Design

Yardian is designed to withstand the seasons, so no need to pay extra for an outdoor enclosure.

Direct Control without Internet Connection

New house or temporarily out of internet service? No problem.

Soaking Cycles

By using the cycle-soak method, Yardian helps prevent water run-off and makes your sprinklers more efficient.

Seasonal Adjustment

Even if you decide to use the manual program, you only need to set this up once and Yardian will take care of the rest by automatically adjusting your watering schedule every month.

Seamless Integration 

Need more than 12 zones? No problem. Yardian will work seamlessly with multiple devices to provide full coverage for your garden.  

Rain Sensor Integration  

Yardian can collect data from other rain sensor devices and share that information with other Yardians (opt-in) for even more accurate weather information.

Yardian is not just a smart sprinkler – it also features a built-in security system to keep your lawn green and your home safe!

Live Streaming

Yardian leverages its prime location to transmit real-time video streaming of your garage or backyard. With its always-on Internet connection, you can view the security streams anytime and anywhere.

Motion Detection

Yardian features motion detection, and you can set up instant notifications to know when someone’s approaching your door.

Time-Lapse

You can view a quick 30-second time-lapse video recap for the day, or even set up a monthly, seasonal, or yearly time-lapse video to record the changes in your garden. 

Viewing the time-lapse video is absolutely free, but there might be a fee if you choose to download and keep the video.

Cloud Storage

Save your security or time-lapse videos on your own cloud platform or on ours, with an additional fee, then replay them via the Yardian App anytime.

 

 

In addition to WiFi, Yardian is equipped with power-line communication module. Yardian and its adapter are paired with the 128-bit AES Link Encryption security key. This guarantees the easiest and most secure way to connect to Yardian’s Cloud service.

 

 

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1. Replace your old controller

2. Install the Yardian App

Yardian APP showcases the most intuitive user interface. The auto zone detection will sort out the zones used in the yard for you. The only input required is to choose the type of plants and sprinkler heads in the yard.

 "Smart program" is designed to cover all zones by default. Yardian can be up and running without any setup or tuning.

 

 

 

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3. That's it!

Seriously! The Yardian App features an intuitive user interface – the only input required is choosing the type of plants and sprinkler heads in the yard. From there, the auto zone detection will sort out the zones used in the yard and no additional setup or tuning is needed. 


Specifications Summary


Certifications

Yardian has passed EMC and Conduction exams and received FCC certification. We also put Yardian in S.G.S lab for stress test including humidity and temperature chamber test from -22F to 122F.

FCC Radiated Emissions Test
FCC Radiated Emissions Test

 

 

 

 

We currently assemble each Yardian by hand (and we’re very good at it now!). As a result, we’ve only prepared the materials for the first 1,000 Yardians for this campaign. We need your help and support to move Yardian to mass production (and give our hands a break)!

Many Kickstarter projects take months or even years to deliver (if they ever deliver at all). We’re delivering Yardian to you with smart watering features and live video streaming in place, so together we can save water and money in no time at all.

We will deliver camera features through upcoming firmware/software updates, such as the time-lapse video, cloud storage, or even facial recognition (should you, the backers, think this is something you’d like to see implemented).

 

 

 

Aeon Matrix is a team of smart and driven people from the San Francisco Bay Area and Taiwan with experience from Ambarella, HTC, Cadence, Trend Micro, and more. Bringing years of expertise in different areas together, we take pride in our agility and creativity. We are young enough to be bold and adventurous, yet old enough to be down to earth and to cope with limitations. This is a team you can count on to pull everything together and make Yardian the best guardian for your yard.

Thank You

Your support and feedback are priceless to us. 

Press  

Please email to press@aeonmatrix.com for more information.

 

Risks and challenges

We guarantee that we will deliver this project 100%. 
We’ve carefully designed Yardian into a beautiful machine. We’ve made Yardian your other eye to watch over your lawn and house.

Yardian just passed FCC lab tests and is now under UL inspection. 
We are also an EPA WaterSense partner and are preparing for the lab test. However, the process for EPA WaterSense labeling takes months to complete. By the time you receive your Yardian, we might not receive the WaterSense label in time. But never fear – your Yardian is smart enough to automatically update with the latest software we release. We guarantee your Yardian will meet WaterSense standards.

There’s no one single source to collect all the Water Restriction laws; they change from time to time. But we are working around the clock to get the most updated Water Restriction rules to you.

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    A BIG THANK YOU

    A BIG THANK YOU for showing us your love! We truly appreciate your interest in Yardian and believing in the innovation we proudly infused into our creation !

    We will put your name on our website to thank you forever and keep you informed with all the Yardian updates.

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    EARLY EARLY BIRD

    EARLY EARLY BIRD enjoys the privilege to try out the world’s very first shipment of Yardian at nearly 47% off MSRP ($299).

    1 Yardian in White.

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    EARLY BIRD

    EARLY BIRD also enjoys the privilege to try out the world’s very first shipment of Yardian at 40% off MSRP.

    1 Yardian with your choice of White or Dark Grey.

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    SUPPORTER

    SUPPORTER level still ensures that you are amongst the first group of lucky users to enjoy a total garden management solution at 33% off MSRP.

    1 Yardian with your choice of White or Dark Grey.

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    DOUBLE BUNDLE

    DOUBLE BUNDLE is perfect for large yards. Multiple Yardians work seamlessly together to provide the best vantage points. OR get one for yourself and one for a friend or loved one!

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    GROUP PACKAGE

    GROUP PACKAGE - 5 Yardians

    Love to share? Look no further! This prices gives you an unbeatable price per unit for the ultimate lawn coverage or the ultimate gift.

    5 Yardians with your choice of White or Dark Grey.

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    MEET FOR THE FUTURE

    Spend a day with the founder and team in San Francisco Bay Area or Taipei to learn about how the idea came up, the laughs and tears in developing the product, the innovations and the next steps. 1-night accommodation and dinner are included. (Flight and expenses are not included).

    You also get 2 Yardians, each at custom color and signed by the team.

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    PIONEER

    PIONEER is the special group of people who are brave enough to step into the unknown territory. We have hand-assembled a few Yardians for those that fit in this category. You not only get to participate in the trial run of the world’s first Yardians, but you get to communicate directly with us for all feedback.

    1 hand-assembled Yardian with unique label.
    Same warranty and safety standard as final product.

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