The short answer is no. BlueSpray can work in "Stand alone" mode without internet. In this mode, you can access BlueSpray with your computer, tablet or phone to configure, change or monitor it. Once set, BlueSpray can run on its own. However with internet access, you can enjoy all the great features that BlueSpray offers.
BlueSpray supports all major browsers. For best results, we recommend Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer verion 9 or later. Also, if you use Internet Explorer, please make sure that the browser is set to use Document mode 9 or later.
Note: For Surface tablet, drag and drop does not work on touch screen. Please use other browsers or mousepad for best result.
Register your controller, log onto your account from the "Account" tab on our web page and access your controller from anywhere.
No. Other web-enabled controllers run in the cloud, which requires monthly fees, and if the cloud goes away, the controller is useless. BlueSpray can run completely on its own without the cloud, without monthly fees.
You can access the controller in either HTTP or HTTPS protocol. In HTTPS, the data is sent encrypted (SSL).
NOTE: When access your controller from the internet, it is best to use HTTPS protocol to protect your data.
There are many levels of security that you can implement:
- Secure your wireless network
- Set login password to the controller
- Use HTTPS protocol
- Keep the reset switch in the up position
We use NOAA weather forecast. One hour before a scheduled run, the controller checks for the forecast weather. If any weather condition meets or exceeds the configured threshold at the start of the run, that run is cancelled. For the rain forecast, you can configure the controller to look for up to 24 hours ahead.
We design BlueSpray to keep you out of the garage or not having to stand in the rain to turn the sprinklers off. You can do everything with the controller without being in front of it.
BlueSpray has a "Discovery" mode. When you schedule a technician to come out and service your system, just slide the reset switch to the down position. BlueSpray will enter Discovery mode in 30 seconds after the switch is down. The technician can access BlueSpray via "bluespray" hotspot, IP adrress 192.168.123.1 with a phone or tablet. After servicing, he can just slide the reset switch back.
It is hard to believe that a person conducting business doesn't have a smart phone nowadays. But even if he doesn't, you can control your system from work, or vacation. Consider the advantage of having a BlueSpray controller: you don't have to let anyone into your garage.
Yes, you can. You can use one of many pictures from our lawn collection or any picture of your property that you wish. Or you can use Google Earth satellite picture of your property. The picture must be in the 4:3 aspect ratio, at least 800x600 pixels. You must host it from a web site on the internet, then enter the full URL of the picture. There ae many web sites which you can host your pictures for free, including Facebook, Google, photobucket, tumblr, etc.
The green light on the top is power on status. The blue in the middle is data i.e. when there is data in the wireless packet. The amber light is warning. If solid, the controller is booting. When flashing, the controller needs attention, mainly because it cannot get the system time. In normal operation, it should be off.
Yes. Our API is simple to use, all HTTP POST based. You can access/control the controller entirly via our API. In fact, our UI is built on it. For more information, please contact our support team.