You can also turn your zones on and off from your phone meaning you can use your phone as a remote control. Smart controllers can easily replace your existing controller and are very affordable. Contact us to discuss the different options and we will come up with the controller best suited to you.
The Hunter Hydrawise controller uses cloud based software and has "triggers" (See above images) which are temperature and rainfall points for your system to make adjustments, or pause watering if sufficient rainfall has fallen. This means run times can be set lower than normal, but as the weather changes the run times will adjust accordingly. You don't need to set your system for the worst case scenario in Summer anymore.
The Rainbird ESP me, and ESP RZXe with LNK module uses an app to access the controller from any internet connection (images below). The app allows you to very easily make programming changes, and you can use your phone as a remote control, take images and give zones a description, and it adjusts run times using historical weather data.