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Smart water sensors use wireless to detect dryness levels

So, you might have heard that it's a bit wet here in New Jersey. So, as I was pursuing the green blogs this evening, this item jumped out at me from EarthTechling: an article about new sensors that use wireless to detect when the soil is wet and keep from overwatering.
Written by Heather Clancy, Contributor

So, you might have heard that it's a bit wet here in New Jersey. So, as I was pursuing the green blogs this evening, this item jumped out at me from EarthTechling: an article about new sensors that use wireless to detect when the soil is wet and keep from overwatering.

The technology, which is called the S.Sense Wireless Soil-Moisture Sensor Upgrade, is from a company called Digital Sun. The gadgets work with your existing irrigation system, which means that you can retrofit what you have rather than digging up your lawn to be a little more sensible about water usage. It's not exactly cheap, though. The starter kit with 1 receiver, 1 sensor and 1 sensor install tool costs $199 if you buy it online. Additional sensors are $129 and additional receivers are $149.

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