Rental Lock Automater (RLA): FAQs
Migration to New SmartThings Platform

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will existing SmartApps keep running?
Installed groovy SmartApps will continue to run until SmartThings shuts down the groovy platform (the date has been extended to Dec 31st).

  • Will I need to re-install my SmartApps on the new platform?
Most likely the SmartApps will need to be re-installed on the new platform.

  • Will existing SmartApps be able to use devices running custom drivers?
At this time groovy SmartApps are still able to work with devices running custom drivers.

  • What happens to existing custom device handlers?
Existing custom groovy device handlers will continue to work until SmartThings shuts down the groovy platform (the date has been extended till Oct 15th). SmartThings will automatically transition most devices over to the default edge drivers and they should continue working. Once custom drivers are available you should be able to switch from the default to the custom drivers remotely.
  
  • Will I need to pair my devices again with the new platform?
SmartThings will automatically transition most devices over to the default edge drivers and they should continue working. Some devices may need to be re-paired with the hub. Once custom drivers are available you should be able to switch from the default to the custom drivers remotely.
  
  • Will all the SmartApps and Device Handlers be migrated to the new platform? 
Our goal is to migrate as many SmartApps and Device Handlers as possible to the new platform starting with the most popular apps and devices. We are working with SmartThings regarding the migration to the new platfom and are waiting on them to implement the planned/missing features/API's.

  • NOTES for rental/commercial hosts using RLA/LUM
In preparation of the migration:
  1. Create a few "Permament" backup manual user codes that can be used by guests if  the lock device migration process is not seamless.
  2. If your lock shows up as "Thing" after the device migration try to exclude and pair your lock again.

  • What will happen to my licenses?
We are working on migrating existing licenses to the new platform. Once the migration is complete you will receive an email from us with the details and next steps.

  • How long will it take to complete the migration?
Please watch this page for future updates and for details on how to participate in beta releases.


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