Frequently asked questions page

  1. What is GrowDirector?

    GrowDirector unique and scalable grow controller, that turns your plant cultivation into a fully interactive and automated process fully monitor, control, analyze and automate all the aspects of any agricultural grow.
    GrowDirector can handle a wide variety of operations, like lighting, climate regulation, irrigation, nutrients dosing, pH correction, tank management and security (like floods, droughts, smoke and motion detection).
    GrowDirector limits are sets by your imagination. It’s a very flexible and open source platform that limited only by your imagination only.
    GrowDirector architecture ensures the capability to work with any environment regardless of its size, type, growing medium or growing system.
    The system is fully configurable through an easy-to-use application as well as remote control, notifications, IP cameras support and analysis tools.
    One of main GrowDirector goals is to be a system that can be used by any kind of grower in any kind of grow.

  2. How does GrowDirector works?

    GrowDirector is a unique system all in one. No more buying multiple module, no more buying expansive dedicated sensors, you are the king now. With our all in one system you can use our device for all kinds of medium in all kind of environments. Lights, water, you name it, any sensor readings, easy configuration for any kind of device for any kind of use.
    GrowDirector the best part is that he can expand the system at any time in the future.

  3. How to install GrowDirector?

    GrowDirector was designed to be plug-n-grow system.
    Choose the preferred location of GrowDirector, plug the power supply cables, desired sensors/devices to the GrowDirector.
    Apart from that you just need a WiFi connection or mobile date Sim card, PC or mobile device or just use our touchscreen on the device immediately and easy.
    No need for installation of any software just log in.
    After those steps you are ready to fully use GrowDirector.

  4. What are the average GrowDirector system installation and configuration times?

    Approximately average times are: 15 minutes to install and 20 minutes to configure.

  5. What to do if I have questions or difficulties while installing/using GrowDirector?

    GrowDirector is specifically designed to be easy and intuitive in its installation and usage. But we know that every grower is different and have its own learning curve.
    However, we have a specialized support team that will gladly help. If you have any questions or need help do no hesitate on contact us for one of the following e-mail: [email protected]
    Our team assist each user in a completely individualized way, offering help in all aspects related with GrowDirector.

  6. Why choose GrowDirector instead of other grow controllers?

    GrowDirector system is capable to cover all the aspects of any agricultural grow.
    Climate regulation, lighting, air flow, fires and floods detection, irrigation, nutrients dosing, pH correction, tank management, IP camera surveillance, notifications and remote control are just some examples of the GrowDirector capabilities.
    Thanks to the GrowDirector all in one, it is possible to adapt GrowDirector to any environment regardless of its size, type, growing medium or growing system.
    GrowDirector system includes automatic updates feature, that allows the users to receive free updates. Giving access to new features without the need to buy the equipment again.
    GrowDirector never stops growing.

  7. Does GrowDirector works with my grow(s)?

    GrowDirector was designed to scale and adapt to any type of growing environment, whether it is a small grow-tent/room or an industrial one, with several areas and grows.
    Believe it or not, GrowDirector system can even be used to automate other areas outside the agricultural growing domain, like aquariums automation, animal agriculture.
    GrowDirector is a company that challenges the automation world, if you have a peculiar system that you think GrowDirector can’t fit in please challenge us back.
    If you have any questions or want to discuss how GrowDirector can help you, do no hesitate on contact us for one of the following e-mail addresses: [email protected]

  8. Is GrowDirector compatible with other manufacturers equipment?

    GrowDirector is a universal grow controller designed to not force the user to follow a fixed path or to use a specific equipment.
    In this way, for the electrical devices we guarantee full support for 230V/120V and full support for 12V/2A devices, regardless of the manufacturer.
    When talking about sensors, GrowDirector is fully compatible with any kind of switch sensor, it also supports any kind of pH and EC probes that uses our connection.

  9. How much power can I control with GrowDirector?

    GrowDirector has 4 universal outlets that supports up to 1,200KW for US/Canada and up to 2,300KW for EU (of outlets and in total). However, it is possible to extend its capacity by connecting of up to 7 independent external relays and converting them into 7 additional outlets with capacity limited only by relay that you decide to connect (potentially unlimited capacity).

  10. Do I need to have GrowDirector connected to the Internet?

    No. GrowDirector system can fully operate independently.
    Internet connection is completely irrelevant for GrowDirector core features, it is only required if you want to use remote control, e-mail notifications and/or cloud features.

  11. Is GrowDirector a secure system?

    GrowDirector has several layers to protect your data, in addition to the credentials needed to access GrowDirector cloud.
    E-mail notifications are also secured, GrowDirector uses a private server as a redirection point to send notifications.
    Remember that GrowDirector can operate without Internet connection, using it that way entirely hides it from the world.

  12. Can GrowDirector be used with grow tents?

    Yes, GrowDirector can be used with grow tents regardless of their size.

  13. Can GrowDirector be used for grow rooms?

    Yes, GrowDirector can be used with grow rooms.
    1. What to do when the units isn't powered up by the switch: a. Check power cable is connected to wall outlet b. Ask "Contact GrowDirector" support
    2. What to do if there is no AC out a.Check the dashboard socket is suet to auto rather than manual b.Check the power cord is connected to the AC power socket in the device c. Verify the correct AC socket is set in the rule
    3.What to do if Dashboard doesn't show the sensor that was connected to one of the 7 ports a. Check the sensor cables were connected correctly according to the Manual (GND, IN, +5V) b. Check that the connected cable are inserted into to the connecter c. Define again the sensor through the wizard, TOOLS>WIZARD, verify the correct Pin is set in [Select Pin Number]

  14. Can GrowDirector be used with greenhouses?

    Yes, GrowDirector can be used with greenhouses. GrowDirector provides a huge amount of tools to monitor, analysis, control and automate the environmental conditions, enabling to achieve unprecedented quality and productivity. Even if you don’t need GrowDirector to take care of the lighting, you can use it to perform the climate regulation (ventilation/heating/humidifying or even open/close the vents), smart irrigation (from drip irrigation to hydroponics), nutrients dosing, pH correction, tank management (refill/drain) and security procedures/protocols to prevent floods, fires and intrusions. The best part is that you only need to configure the system once, then you can relax and watch your plants growing, even if you are not there, after all, GrowDirector allows you to keep tracking your grow(s) progress in real-time, from anywhere thanks to the remote control functionalities. You don’t even need to constantly check it because GrowDirector also offers e-mail notifications, that will keep you up-to-date about what’s going on and even warn you if something is not right! As if that were not enough, you will still have access to all the extra features that all GrowDirector systems offer, this means: IP cameras integration, deep data analysis, data logging (from seed to harvest), free software, free updates (for all GrowDirector modules and software) and free support!

  15. Can GrowDirector be used with shipping container farms?

    Yes, GrowDirector can be used with shipping container farms. GrowDirector was designed to be a “plug-n-grow” system, one of the many benefits is that you only need to configure the system once, then you can relax and watch your plants growing, even if you are not there, after all, GrowDirector allows you to keep tracking your grow(s) progress in real-time, from anywhere thanks to the remote control functionalities. You don’t even need to constantly check it because GrowDirector also offers e-mail notifications, that will keep you up-to-date about what’s going on and even warn you if something is not right! This makes GrowDirector a perfect solution for container farms, because after configuring the system once, you can move the container or restart the grow(s) processes without the need to reconfigure everything again, creating a self-sustained container farm. GrowDirector also offers a complete control of all the growing variables, meaning you will be able to precisely automate the lighting, climate regulation (ventilation/heating/humidifying), smart irrigation (from drip irrigation to hydroponics), nutrients dosing, pH correction, tank management (refill/drain) and security procedures/protocols to prevent floods, fires and intrusions (for example if someone gets closer to the containers). As if that were not enough, you will still have access to all the extra features that all GrowDirector systems offer, this means: IP cameras integration, deep data analysis, data logging (from seed to harvest), free software, free updates (for all GrowDirector modules and software) and free support! If you still believe that GrowDirector does not work with your shipping container farms, please challenge us, we are here to help and we will be more than happy to make GrowDirector fit your needs.

  16. Can GrowDirector be used for industrial agriculture?

    Yes, GrowDirector can be used for industrial agriculture. It was designed to provide industrial technology with an easy-to-use interface, which means that any grower can use this system regardless of their knowledge about computers and electronics.

  17. Can I use GrowDirector to grow clones, or only seeds?

    You can use for both! GrowDirector can adapts to any kind of grow, environment, plant species, growing system, medium and grow stage. Anyway, feel free to contact us to know more about how GrowDirector can help you.

  18. Is there any additional costs associated with the GrowDirector Cloud Software or is it completely free?

    GrowDirector Cloud Software is free.

  19. What platforms does GrowDirector Software supports?

    We are working on a multi-platform application compatible with Android, PC and Mac OS.
    And of course you have a touchscreen table on the device it self.

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