So the big hurdle for me switching to SmartThings Smart Home Monitor for my home security system is the lack of a warning beep or grace period before full on activating the siren when someone enters the home. I thought one way around this would be to tell SmartThings to turn on a light or switch for X minutes if the security system is tripped (ideally a zwave plug that didn’t actually connect to anything). If you disarm the alarm, the switch turns off and there’s no problem. But if the switch stays on for 1 or 2 minutes, then a separate smartapp sees that and activates the siren. It’s a poor man’s way around this limitation (how they haven’t addressed this by now is beyond me, but whatever).
Anyhow, what are your thoughts? Does this seem like a reasonable workaround, or do you have a better workaround that my Google-fu failed to reveal? I know there’s another smartapp alarm (Smart Alarm, I think) that allows for this functionality, but I really like the integration with my D-Link and Samsung cameras by using SmartThings smart home monitor setup.