Finally there it is - the ability to have just one sensor in a garden area. No automatic watering, just control. Thanks to the latest integrations is MIYO now also via Loxone and Google Home controllable. This makes gardening easier for millions of users and, thanks to sensible use of resources, is a further step towards climate protection.
New Smart Garden function
As is well known, the intelligent smart garden innovation MIYO supplies green areas fully automatically, environmentally friendly and according to requirements. In order to keep full control over the soil moisture in raised beds and potted plants, there is now a new function that only allows sensors to be connected to the MIYO app and the corresponding data to be determined. This way you always know exactly when the soil is dry. In this way, manual watering is possible without unnecessarily consuming the valuable resource of water.
From now on, MIYO offers four combination options and functions. The cube, the “brain” of the MIYO garden irrigation system, always acts as the central interfaces:
- A sensor measures data such as soil moisture, temperature and brightness and forwards them to the valve for fully automatic irrigation.
- A sensormeasures the relevant data and several valves control the needs-based irrigation of several water pipes and garden areas.
- Just a valve (without sensor) can be controlled and operated remotely with the MIYO app.
- Just an energy self-sufficient sensortransmits its measurement data to the MIYO app. The respective plants and areas are then watered manually according to need or the status of the soil moisture.
The MIYO plugin for LOXONE
In our home and garden, an average of 150 home automation and consumer electronics devices are controlled today. None of the devices know exactly what that meanswhat someone else is doing or what the resident wants.
With Loxone Smart Home On the other hand, everything is controlled by a central core, a small mini server. The system behind Loxone handles most of the tasks related to safety, comfort and energy efficiency by itself and has done so millions of times for many years. A MIYO fan and technology-savvy customer has programmed a plugin for easy operation and integration with Loxone and made it available as open source for all MIYO owners. Also one detailed instructions for installation is available online here. The plugin, programmed and documented in detail by our customer, sets up a web socket interface to the MIYO cube and sends the messages received via it to the Loxone mini server in a format that is easy for Loxone to process. These messages for the MIYO irrigation system that arrive at the miniserver via UDP (minimal, connectionless network protocols) are received by the plugin and in turn forwarded to the cube via web socket.
This means that not only can the data from the MIYO system (such as temperature or soil moisture, or the status of the valves) be visualized or further processed in Loxone, but the irrigation valves can also be controlled using your own logic within Loxone.
MIYO conquers Google Home
It is above all our express wishesr customers are now able to switch MIYO or irrigation on and off via the Google Home voice control assistant. Once activated by saying the words “Ok Google” or “Hey Google”, you can use your voice to transmit a corresponding command to the assistant. We want to make life a little easier for our customers and make their smart home even more efficient.
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