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Extend the boundaries of your smart home to your yard with the Rachio Smart Sprinkler and SmartThings. Automate watering when moisture drops below a certain threshold, add delays based on your daily activity, or keep the neighbor's dog off your lawn when motion is detected.
To setup your Rachio controller with SmartThings, follow the steps below
1) Find Rachio in SmartThings
Open the SmartThings App on your phone and tap on Marketplace
Under Things, tap Irrigation
2) Connect Rachio
You’ll need to login with your Rachio account so that SmartThings can control your Rachio
Tap Connect Now
Click to enter your Rachio Credentials
Enter your Rachio credentials, then Login
3) Allow Access
Tap Allow Access for SmartThings to work with your Rachio controller
4) Setup your sprinklers
Tap Select your Sprinkler. Select the Rachio controller and zones you'd like to add to SmartThings; at this time, only one Rachio controller can be paired to SmartThings at a time.
Select the zone(s) you wish to control, then tap Done
If desired, tap Default Zone Runtime to adjust the runtime SmartThings waters each zone; the default is 10 minutes
Tap Done to complete setup
5) Confirm Success
Test watering a zone from your SmartThings app!
Please provide feedback on the integration via our community.
Use & Automate
How do I access my controller in SmartThings?
Access your device from the Things view within the SmartThings mobile app; My Home > Things > select controller
How do I automate my controller in SmartThings?
You can also automate your Rachio with other SmartApps, such as turning on lights when the sprinklers are running: Marketplace > SmartApps > Select the SmartApp you wish to connect with your controller and follow the instructions in the app.
Is your controller not responding?
The Rachio device must be online for the SmartThings integration to work.
If the Rachio is online, but not operating as normal, you may need to remove and reconnect the controller to reset it with your SmartThings setup: My Home > Things > Select Controller > Tap on the gear/cog icon > Edit Device > Remove > Confirm (this CANNOT be undone)
Still having trouble? Please contact SmartThings support.
Need to remove your controller from SmartThings
Remove the Rachio SmartApp to disconnect all of your Rachio devices: Automations > SmartApps > Rachio > Remove > Confirm (this CANNOT be undone)