|Internet / Remote Access||Optional ( Not everyone has or wants 24/7 Interwebs ) With IP Forwarding||Requires PC and IP Forwarding||Optional With IP Forwarding||Required|
|Wireless||nRF lightweight Bluetooth / WiFi||ZigBee & WiFi||WiFi|
|Sensors Included||Wireless: Temp/Humidity / Light Level / Water Temp / Flow Rate / Float Sensor / Soil Moisture||Temp / Humidity / Light||Wireless: Temp/Humidit / Light||Embedded Sensor module Temp/Humidity/CO2|
|Customizable||Expansion via modules: hydroMazing Advanced/Pro Controller, Solar-Powered Modules||Expansion via modules: GC-Pro Control System||Expansion via modules: SmartBee Enabled, Bluelab Guardian Monitor||Expansion via modules: Hydropods Nutrient Controller|
|Control Devices||5 wireless, 15A ea.||1 wireless unit with 4 outlets||Wired outlets 12, 24V DC outputs||2 wireless, 15A ea.|
|Data / Analytics||Local Storage ( Raspberry Pi )||Require PC||Local Storage||Cloud-Based requires paying for data service|
|User Interface||Raspberry Pi Local Web Server||Web Interface||Native iOS / Android Apps & Web Interface|
|Support||24/7 Phone Service||90 days, $49/call|
|Warranty||2 years||3 years||1 year|
|Quality||comprised of pre-existing ubiquitous well-tested, open and community sourced hardware modules||Embedded, i.e. Disposable after the warranty expires.|
|Privacy||Don’t pay someone to use your data to make themselves money.|
|Security||Internet access increases the risk of a secuirty breach. hydroMazing limits access to IP addresses with permission.|
hydroMazing is built on a flexible and expandable platform that offers the ability to adapt to your gardening needs. hydroMazing can be configured to control and monitor your indoor potted-herb garden in the small bay window, or a small hydroponic farm in a spare room, a backyard aquaponic greenhouse, or even a mushroom garden in your basement. hydroMazing has alerts, notifications, or reminders that can be configured anytime and from anywhere you can check on the state of your beloved plants.
I am personally supporting this project. I assemble, customize, program, and test each hydroMazing system. Interested in more Technical Information? Contact me to let me know you are interested in a self-install kit.