Is there such a device I can integrate with ST that will output a recording? Like a Siren but with a recorded sound or voice instead? At my place crooks don’t seem to mind motion lights or beeping noises but a voice might make them think some one is actually there.
If you just want your house to ‘talk’ when there is an intrusion the have a look at Big Talker
I believe it will also play .mp3 so you can record yout own messages or use text to speech.
The aeotec doorbell can be triggered by pretty much any event you want (not just pushing the doorbell button), and you can upload your own mp3s to it.
This is a device handler for the Aeon Labs Aoetec Doorbell (ZW056-A).
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
If the doorbell button isn’t working, try pressing the up and down volume buttons on the device at the same time.
Pressing the Physical Doorbell Button executes the “on()” command, but due to the way the hardware functions, the sound will play before the events are raised in ST.
When the device turns on, it automatically plays track 1. Some users have reported the doorbell randomly ringing without the button being pushed, but using a couple of seconds of silence as the first track appears to eliminate that problem.
Example of empty sound file:
The doorbell button doesn’t work if you’re holding it, but it works most of the time if you have it on a hard surface.
The speaker isn’t as loud as most sirens though.