Additional Smart Home Monitor Leak style SmartApp?


(Kirk Hilzinger) #1

Normally, I can pretty much find whatever I need so I apologize if this is not correctly entered.

I am looking for another Smart App that mimics the leak detector in the Smart Home Monitor, which I love. I also posted the question to support as maybe a feature request for the SMH in the custom section. It seems that Samsung could easily fix this by adding moisture sensors on their custom portion of the SMH, but have not for some reason.

I recently just had a leak detector set up on my water heater with a sensor near it so if a leak was detected, it would close off the water valve supplying it, shut off its power (it is a gas water heater but shutting off the power keeps it from coming on), turns on the lights in the area, texts me, and then turns the hall light I have a specific color to indicate a problem.

I now have Dome water valve controllers controlling each floor’s water supply, hot or cold with various sensors under sinks, the dishwasher, etc. I wanted to do the same thing with the water heater but more custom tuned to that device if water was detected.

The SMH leak app is an all or nothing app meaning I really think it was designed to shut off the main water if an number of leak sensors go off. In most homes, that may not be necessary, depending on the leak.

For instance, if the dishwasher springs a leak, shut off the hot water to the main floor that supplies the kitchen, and do the text, and lights. If the refrigerator springs a leak, shut off the cold water to the main floor, text and do the affected lights. If the bathroom sink springs a leak, shut off both hot and cold water supplying that bathroom’s floor, text, lights, etc.

Does anyone know if a SmartApp has been created that mimics the SMH leak app so I can have separate leak actions based on what sensor goes off?


(Greg) #2

I feel your pain and agree that it is a silly oversight that should be fixed.


You can use the “notify me when app” that I mentioned in that thread. Or you can use a webcore piston. I have one that I can share with you if you need it.


(Kirk Hilzinger) #3

Yeah, and there is also a not as advanced “close the valve” app (no offense to whoever wrote it).

I posed on that first link you sent but it was untouched for 2 years.


(Greg) #4

ahh - missed that sorry. I would recommend webcore if you want to do the lighting options you mentioned in the other thread.


(Kirk Hilzinger) #5

Yeah, trying to avoid Webcore if at all possible. I have not needed it, yet.


(Lee Florack) #6

To each their own of course, but webCoRE is very powerful tool that offers a lot of flexibility when needed but is fairly simple when complexity is not needed. Personally, I cannot imagine using SmartThings without it.

Is your concern is local vs cloud processing? If so, all third-party apps and DTH’s also run in the cloud anyway. So, unless you can keep everything absolutely native, you’re in the cloud anyway. Again, to each their own.