As we have previously promoted, Pacific Landscape Management has become a Weathermatic Premiere Partner, allowing us to offer their
SmartLink Wireless Landscape Network Weather Based Irrigation Control
as a subscription; saving our customers the previously required capital expenditure. For a small increase in the monthly fee, you will avoid the capital installation cost.
We have proposed this to most properties as a part of your 2020 Landscape Budget. We will be contacting our customers soon to seek their approval to allow us to install them beginning this fall and winter as our Irrigation Staff finalizes irrigation system winterization. There is a lot of work to be prepared for next year's irrigation season and we hope to get a jump on these installations to allow us to have them all installed and programmed.
Previously, conversion to Weather Based control came with a $2,000-4,000 per controller capital cost for the hardware; then a $20 per month communication fee. WeatherMatic is offering the upgrade to their hardware included in their monthly fee which ranges from only $40-$60 per month. And for this fee, they guarantee a lifetime warranty and hardware upgrades as long as the service is maintained. A small $600-800 one-time installation cost is required.
As with many technologies today, their innovative new program is 'Subscription-Based' and comes with the hardware with no upfront capital cost. This makes conversion to weather based control, which we have been promoting for a decade now, a