How to connect Spruce Controller & Sensor to Smartthings Hub

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To set up your Spruce system with SmartThings

Note: Either the Controller or Sensor(s) can be connected first. Either component can also be connected at a later time; however, at least one Controller is required.

1. Connect the Spruce Controller with SmartThings

 

 

In the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. Tap Marketplace 
  2. Under Things, tap Connect New Device (iOS) / Start looking for Things (Android)
  3. The app will say, I’m looking for Things… and display a spinning circle
  4. While the Hub searches, touch the Function button (horizontal dots) on the Spruce Controller
    • The Spruce logo will light up blue
  5. Touch the Zone 9 button
    • The Spruce logo will flash red and blue, which indicates it is in pairing mode
  6. When the device is discovered, the message # Thing(s) Found! will increment and the device will list below
  7. Tap the device to configure it
  8. Follow the in-app prompts to configure the device
  9. When finished, tap Done

 

2. Connect your Spruce Sensor(s) with SmartThings

Note: Make sure the Sensor is not exposed to moisture during the connection process.

In the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. Tap Marketplace 
  2. Under Things, tap Connect New Device (iOS) / Start looking for Things (Android)
  3. The app will say, I’m looking for Things… and display a spinning circle
  4. While the Hub searches, pull the sensor’s battery tab* to initiate pairing mode
  5. When the device is discovered, the message # Thing(s) Found! will increment and the device will list below
  6. Tap the device to configure it
  7. Follow the in-app prompts to configure the device
  8. When finished, tap Done

 

* If the battery tab has already been pulled:

a. Open the top of the sensor by removing its two screws and sliding off the cover.
Be careful not to dislodge, damage, or lose the interior O-ring. Also, do not attempt to remove the bottom plastic plate. It must remain permanently attached to the sensor probe.

b. Remove the sensor’s battery.

c. In the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. Tap Marketplace 
  2. Under Things, tap Connect New Device (iOS) / Start looking for Things (Android)
  3. The app will say, I’m looking for Things… and display a spinning circle
  4. While the Hub searches, re-insert the sensor’s battery to initiate pairing mode
    • If the sensor does not connect after 30 seconds, press the Join/Leave button once
  5. When the device is discovered, the message # Thing(s) Found! will increment and the device will list below
  6. Tap the device to configure it
  7. Follow the in-app prompts to configure the device
  8. When finished, tap Done

 

 

d. Ensure that the O-ring is attached properly before reassembling the sensor.
The O-ring should be pushed down flat against the bottom of the plastic cap and hug the outside of the O-ring lip. This O-ring serves as the seal that prevents water from entering the device, so take care to install the O-ring correctly.

e. Slide the top cover back into place and reinstall the screws.

3. Install the Spruce SmartApp

In the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. Tap Marketplace 
  2. Tap the SmartApps tab
  3. Tap Energy Management
  4. Tap Spruce Scheduler
  5. Tap Install
  6. Follow the in-app prompts to configure the SmartApp
  7. When finished, tap Done

To remove the Spruce Sensor

If a Spruce Sensor is not performing as expected, you may need to reset the device and/or remove and reconnect it with the SmartThings Hub.

To remove the Sensor via the SmartThings app:

  1. Tap My Home 
  2. Tap Things
  3. Select the device
  4. Tap the gear icon  
  5. Tap Remove
  6. Confirm removal (this cannot be undone)

To physically reset the device:

  1. Open the top of the sensor by removing its two screws and sliding off the cover.
    Be careful not to dislodge, damage, or lose the interior O-ring. Also, do not attempt to remove the bottom plastic plate. It must remain permanently attached to the sensor probe.
  2. Hold down the sensor’s Join/Leave button for a few seconds, until the LED indicator turns blue
  3. Release the button as soon as the LED turns ON
    • Once the button is released, the LED should turn OFF
  4. Remove the battery
  5. Leave the battery out for at least 1 minute to ensure full reset

 

 

Once reset, the Spruce Sensor is then ready to be connected with the SmartThings Hub. Follow the instructions above to connect the sensor.

To remove the Spruce Controller

If the Spruce Controller is not performing as expected, you may need to remove the device from SmartThings, and then reconnect it with the SmartThings Hub.

To remove the Controller from the SmartThings app:

  1. Tap My Home 
  2. Tap Things
  3. Select the device
  4. Tap the gear icon  
  5. Tap Remove
  6. Confirm removal (this cannot be undone)
  7. Continue to the steps below
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