Following our Smart City use case post series powered by Carriots. In this case we cover Smart Irrigation.
Agriculture sector and public gardens are demanding irrigation and watering optimization services due to raising prices and water scarcity in some places.
Depending on multiple environmental parameters, floor properties, localization and particular situations there is a high-specialized demand based on technology-based solutions.
In smart city context, there is a huge benefit in watering optimization solutions for large grass floors.
The solution proposes to install the following components:
- Land humidity sensors
- Weather station
- Electro valve controller
- Communication kit
- Carriots platform
- Frontend and Business Intelligence suite (optional)
A communication kit gathers all the information from humidity sensors as configured in Carriots platform (frequency, data structure, etc.) and then sends it to the cloud using GPRS or 3G communications. All the information is securely stored at Carriots.
Sensors use Zigbee wireless communication.
The weather station sends real-time data to Carriots that will be used with particular sensor information to calculate watering times per zone and interact with the electro valve scheduler.
The flowmeter will calculate water consumption and will detect possible water leaks.
Carriots combines all the data from humidity sensors, weather and flowmeter in a centralized database to optimize watering times. It will also push it to external IT systems, Business Intelligence suites, customized frontends like dashboards, control panels, etc.
Data is securely exposed through a REST API and all the business logic is built on Carriots platform, including:
- Watering scheduling
- Events tracking
- External IT communications
- Device communication
The Smart Irrigation solution enables remote management and monitoring of all the elements involved in a watering/irrigation system.
Main addressed points:
- Real-time humidity, consumption and weather data
- Data available to users or systems for automatic integration
- Observed watering optimization on public gardens of nearly 70% (on large grass )
- Garden quality optimization and better control
- Scheduling and event management
Other common benefits of using Carriots are:
- Reliable and scalable solution. The technology can suit pilot projects and scale up to massive deploys.
Carriots technology can be deployed in a public secure cloud or in a private cloud.