I’ve been a proud user of ‘SmartThings’ for a whole one month now and I’m loving it! With a little trial and error, I’ve pretty much perfect my intruder alarm setup. The only thing I am now lacking is some kind of entry delay (for example, to give me chance to disable my LOUD siren on a false positive).
I’ve searched on here and ‘entry delays’ seem to be a common topic and is apparently even being looked into internally - I can’t imagine it would be too tricky to implement so it’s surprising it isn’t already a default feature.
I’m really impressed with the flexibility and the ‘open-ness’ of the SmartThings system but I’m trying my best to resist temptation and just stick to as much of a ‘standard’ setup as possible. I know this may be frowned upon by the community in general but I just feel that if I ‘hack this here’ and install this ‘3rd party plug-in’ there… something is going to break in the future! And the system generally will be more difficult to maintain and troubleshoot.
For example, I recently went through the procedure of installing ‘NST Manager’ to integrate my thermostat… and although it worked perfectly… I swiftly removed it because it just didn’t feel ‘right’! (daft I know!). And I pictured, down the line, Google changing something with Nest which breaks the implementation and etc etc.
So with that in mind I’d like to try and implement an ‘entry delay’ by keeping it as simple as possible. I know the obvious answer would be to “wait for SmartThings to release it as an official feature”. But obviously this may never happen.
Now what looks pretty cool is webCoRE… and it looks like it would be perfect for setting up an entry delay. But… is it likely to be an integration that I need to keep up-to-date separately from the SmartThings system? I suspect because it doesn’t rely on a third party system (like Google’s Nest), it is less likely to ‘break’ in the future.
I guess my question is… is anyone using a webCoRE rule to create an ‘entry delay’ and how do you find it? Or can someone recommend another method to achieve my aim?
Thanks in advance