I have a couple of questions that I didn’t see addressed in the FAQ.
Will the live view work if your phone isn’t connected to the same local network?
Does the device handler work by connecting to the local system directly or is it reliant upon the availability of Blink’s servers? Or is it a mix of both depending upon which feature is being utilized?
Thanks for the reply. So in order to trigger an action in SHM, do I need to purchase another set of motion detectors? I am a bit confused as I’ve read in the description that the Handler exposes their motion detection capabilities, it’s just looks like they can’t trigger an action, or at least I haven’t figured out how.
It does, but the Blink system brodcasts motion event after it uploads the video clip. Than you will receive the motion notification. This is also dependant on the latency between your Blink -> wifi router -> Internet Provider -> ST server/Your Cell Phone.
I installed the device handler and smartapp on my system, all seems to work except for arming of the cameras based upon mode. It does not arm or disarm the cameras as I have them setup. What could I be missing?
Edit: I just figured out it is simply arming / disarming indivual cameras even though I have the advanced option enabled to arm / disarm the entire sync module. That piece does not seem to be working properly for me. The cameras get disarmed in “Home” mode, but the sync module remains armed. Any fix for this?
That is by design, cameras and sync modules are controlled independently. The integration focusses on arming and disarming individual cameras instead of sync modules to give better control over the integration/setup. If the cameras are disarmed, leaving the sync module armed has no impact.