I have a property which is a holiday rental. I have ST sensors on doors & ST PIRs but only really use it to kill my Aircon if doors are left open and see how long the cleaners spend in each room!
I would like to create a basic alarm but need some way to arm/disarm it. Eventually I could link to a keyless lock. I don't want to use presence sensors and as renters change weekly using phones with the app is also out
One thought was to use a separate RFID reader inside and out to activate a switch which ST could then detect and arm/disarm but I wondered if it would be possible to use the lock for this too.
The manual isn't clear if ST can detect the difference between a keypad entry vs closing the deadlock from the inside. Clearly I don't want the system armed (as away) when the deadlock is thrown from the inside, but if I could set to HOME when the code is entered and the lock unlocks, and AWAY when the code is entered and the lock locks, then I could avoid RFID completely
Second question (for those of your using locks) - does ST get the identity of the keypad code? so by giving different codes to my agent, cleaner and guests, can ST tell who has entered the code and unlocked the door?
Any alternative suggestions (eg a Zwave keypad etc) welcome
Thanks for any help!