Rachio Iro Smart Irrigation Controller Integration

Still here. It’s on our roadmap for next year, will let you know when we make progress again :wink:



Add me to the list of those interested. I have a 16 station Rachio Iro and really want to be able to automate it.

For example, I’d love to figure out how to turn on the sprinklers via motion sensor to keep the deer from eating my shrubs.

But I’d settle for the basic stuff for now. Anything is better than nothing.


IFTTT can do this for you right now easily using ST as trigger.

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Ditto, just purchased a Rachio 8 zone. Would love for smartthings integration.

How do you use IFTT with smartthings as a trigger?

I would like to use motion to trigger sprinklers to try and scare some deer at night who eat everything!!

Enough wait, guess we all should move on from Rachio and build Arduino and a smarthingshield based project as described by @Stan Smart Sprinkler System

Rainmachine 12 already does IFTTT and SmartThings for $30 more. Thinking I may go that route. Looks like this has been in the pipeline forever.

This may work for me as I have a Windows Phone. Thanks for the tip.

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Our ST integration is on the road map for this year. This will get done, even if I have to build it myself :wink:

Our native Echo/Alexa integration will be announced in the next day or so, believe me it’s pretty amazing.

We will also be having a new hardware announcement in the next few days that will provide some new capabilities for integrations and some other exciting features.

tl;dr, lots of integrations and features, coming out this year.



Do you have any kind of timeline, I am going to be running pipe in my yard as soon as the ground thaws out and have my amazon cart full of what I will need. Rain machine is currently in the cart however that could change if you have smartthings integration. If it is 2 months away I can wait any longer may not cut it.


Thanks for all the work. I gotta say that my Rachio is one of the best home automation things I have purchased and just does it’s thing.


Okay, I just experimented with IFTT and I am able to setup a “recipe” that would use motion from a motion sensor in Smartthings to trigger a zone in Rachio to go on for a set amount of time.

The goal would be to scare off some deer from eating my vegetables in the summer at night.

I can’t commit to any dates as of yet. As soon as we start doing that things slip. :wink: I do know the integration will happen this year.

Thanks for that. We continue to listen and will be doing a large Spring release with some major enhancements to schedules. Making them much simpler (i.e. the best of flex and fixed schedules), but with many more features.

Hope the community likes it :sunny:

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The only integration that anyone has truly made a case for is pausing with motion sensing, door opening, windows open etc. my understanding is that this is possible with the existing iftt channel.

I’ll chime in and say that Rachio is one of the very few Internet of things products I have that works as expected and is reliable.

The one thing that would be nice is a seamless soil monitor.

I would not hold back on getting one of these because of ST direct integration. IFTTT works perfectly and the device has been completely set and forget for me.


Hi Franz,

Want see if Windows Universal App is on your roadmap. Thanks.

I’m sorry that is not on the Rachio roadmap. We do have a full featured, responsive web app though :wink:


The reason I would like this to be officially supported is because i’m using plant link moisture sensors in my garden and would like for the sprinklers to automatically come on when the soil is dry.

Looks like Rachio have released the 2nd Gen Iro unit: