On March 22nd we celebrate World Water Day to draw attention to the importance of water as the basis of life for humanity. Additionally, the MIYO smart irrigation system has another big success to announce!
As global water consumption has increased tenfold over the last 100 years, water shortages and unequal distribution of drinking water are ever-present issues. Therefore, in 1993, UNESCO established the world water day was launched - with the aim of drawing attention to the importance of water for us humans. Because water is a valuable resource that should be used responsibly.
MIYO irrigates sustainably and conserves resources
Currently, many automatic irrigation systems are programmed regardless of the weather. This means that they always water at fixed times and unfortunately regardless of whether it is raining or the sun is shining. In addition, garden irrigation controls traditionally only know two measures: water, or no water. This means that garden watering cannot be stopped in places where no water is needed or you can no longer water where plants actually need more water.
It is precisely with these problems that it comes into play MIYO at. With its highly developed sensors, the smart irrigation system can precisely measure the moisture in the soil and therefore knows exactly whether and in which areas of the garden more water is needed. This means the system can pour out the perfect amount of water and use this vital resource for us as efficiently as possible. So that MIYO only irrigates when it is necessary, a sophisticated sensor control is used. In contrast to the time-controlled competition, the MIYO system does not simply skip irrigation times: In addition to soil moisture, the condition of the soil and the weather forecast also influence the duration of irrigation. The irrigation itself is also started based on these measured values and not when the time dictates. So garden irrigation and saving water don't have to be a contradiction.
“On the one hand, our MIYO reduces water consumption and, on the other hand, you can defend yourself against the battery madness by using solar power. In Austria it is estimated that half a million batteries are used every year in electronics for gardens. That results in well over 100 kilograms of CO2 equivalent,” explains the management. In addition to batteries, MIYO also does without wiring thanks to the radio connection. In contrast to many other smart irrigation systems, the entire garden does not need to be connected to WLAN for ongoing operation. Internet access is only required for installation. MIYO also offers its owners the opportunity to access the smart irrigation system worldwide via a cloud connection. And hobby meteorologists also get their money's worth, because with the extensive statistics function of the MIYO app, all values of the ground sensor can be graphically displayed and evaluated in a progression diagram. In this respect, too, MIYO is ahead of the competition.
Patent office confirms: MIYO is a technological pioneer in the field of smart gardens
It's been official since the beginning of March: After the long waiting period of almost 18 months, two patent applications were approved by the German Patent and Trademark Office. The MIYO system is thus officially a technological pioneer in the smart garden sector and can shine with the most sophisticated inventions for intelligent irrigation.
The technology currently used in MIYO is the only one of its kind. To put it simply, MIYO controls several areas fully automatically in a row with one supply line (a water tap). The newly patented pipe system has its own valve for each of these flow paths, which can be blocked or released to keep the water pressure stable. MIYO decides independently about this safety circuit and staggers the valve opening fully automatically.
The second, approved and already published patent will be reflected in the next generation of products from MIYO. We listened carefully to our customers and realized the following: Our current sensor protrudes from the ground, which is very good for beds of all kinds, but not so good for the lawn, as you cannot mow unrestrictedly there. This requirement will be met in the future with a new, floor-flush sensor. Its solar surface will be perfectly flush with the turf thanks to an incline of only 5 to 10 degrees, giving the lawnmower a free path and still cleaning itself, since the water can drain away optimally.