I use ST to monitor a holiday home. It tells me when guests are in my property (in case the agent forgets) and lets me kill the aircon if the doors are left open or prevent the pool heat from being used without payment
I know ST is not ideal as an intruder alarm, and that most methods of activating/deactivating are not fast enough through the ST cloud, but in my case I would like to use the sensors as a basic “alarm” which can send push notifications
I don’t want to use buttons or codes as cleaners etc sometimes need to go in and as I run my own email server I wondered if this would work
Agent/Cleaner etc email AlarmSet@XXX.com - my server can check the sender’s domain and a pass code in the subject line and then email IFTTT
IFTTT can control devices but the channel doesn’t seem to allow settings to be changed in dashboard (eg swap from Disarmed to Armed (away).
If I had a switch (not connected to anything) would IFTTT be able to switch it On & Off and then ST detect the change and alter the status from Home to Away?
It’s a bit involved but I can’t see any other way to achieve it - also is there any advantage to SmartAlarm over SHM since I don’t need entry/exit delays. This set up would also allow my agent to activate/deactivate from anywhere
Any advice appreciated!