Name: mcsSprinkler Plug-In for HomeSeer
Type: Plug-In
Provider: Michael McSharry
Cost: $49.95
Support Information: HomeSeer Message Board


mcsSprinklers is the premier integrated commercial / residential irrigation control package that provides water saving using weather information or measured soil conditions as well as traditional time-based methods. It provides maximum user flexibity in setup to handle many specialized situations.

Valve can be directly interfaces with Rain8 family, EtherRain, RPi relays, HS devices, MQTT and xAP targets. Sensor data can be via multiple internet sites such as WeatherUndergroun and AccuWeather, local via files, MQTT or xAP, and through HS devices.

mcsSprinklers goes beyond a hardware interface typical of most HS plugins to include the full management of the irrigation solution including robust monitoring, historical reports, innovative algorithms and preprogrmmed touch screen interface

Feature Highlights

User Documentation



Capability Levels:

mcsSprinklers an be configured in one of three levels of capabilty. This allows user to focus on specific needs while minimizing complexity when it is not needed.

The Basic level is designed to perform manual and automatic timed control of up to 24 valves for all of the Rain8
family of modules or Homeseer-controlled devices.

Itís capability are approximately equivalent to a 24 program timed irrigation controller with the added benefit of desktop and internet access to provide for easy viewing and alterations of the schedules.

It provides a rich user interface including graphical, touchscreen and
the ability for remote valve control with PDA or X10 palmpad.

The Standard level is designed to achieve water cost savings and provide a rich set of control options.

It takes into account weather conditions based upon internet data to both schedule when added moisture is needed and to not schedule due to wind and rainfall conditions.

It provides visibility into historical valve activity and other parameters related to irrigation scheduling as well as all the features of mcsSprinklers Basic

The Professional level is designed for maximum customization and options.

It supports active backup and email notification when attention is needed. 

Recordkeeping is enhanced with water use accounting and a more complete historical calendar. 

Additional control for fertigation, use of moisture probes, misting, syringing and more flexible zone sequence control.

Integration with other automation is provided with direct weather station interfaces, IP-based control, EtherRain, RPi relay and xAP or MQTT messaging.

Support for the non-typical setups is provided in a unified manner that makes the complexity transparent.  Includes all features available with the standard version.

Comparison of Features by Level