The Lazy Grounds Keeper system is a software package that automates nearly every aspect of watering a golf course. The Lazy Grounds Keeper software package can be installed to function with nearly all pre-existing sprinkler systems. For new golf courses or for those that do not already have the necessary hardware, Saarbrücken International will install a quality sprinkler system in conjunction with the Lazy Grounds Keeper software package. A weather sensor is a requirement. If a previous installation lacks a weather sensor, Saarbrücken International will provide its patented Lazy Weatherman weather sensor. This weather sensor has been designed to get the most out of the Lazy Grounds Keeper system.
Automatic valve and pump control with the ability to override the system manually if desired.
Three levels of system control for three different user types. These three levels are known as modes and they are: view mode, schedule mode, and setup mode.
- View mode shows a computer generated map of the system overlayed onto some graphical view of the golf course (either from a scanned aerial view or hand drawn) that can display current or past water flows through the system.
- Schedule mode provides the ability to create new water schedules based on either time intervals or water throughput.
- Setup mode provides a map of the system and allows new logical zone groupings to be made via drag and drop. In this mode new users can be added to the system.
- Security features to prevent unauthorized users from making changes in either schedule mode or setup mode.
- A database tracking system that keeps records of past weather histories, logs all instances of alterations to the normal schedule (such as a manual override), and stores all schedules and map layouts of the system.
- A report mechanism that allows the generation of detailed reports based on water usage.
- Smart weather sensoring that allows the system to alter schedules or shut down zones based on weather input from the weather sensor.
- A priority based system that allows the scheduler to shut down logical zones on a lowest-priority-first basis if the water pressure should drop too much or in some way become inadequate.
- A warning system that alerts the grounds keeper in case of malfunctions.
- A comprehensive manual that describes in detail all of the features of the system.