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[Deprecated]Keypad Delay Talker (deprecated Jul 02, 2018)

(Arn B) #1


This function is now part of smartapp SHM Delay (Section 18. Using Sounds and Text to Speach)


Issue speech information during a (Centralite/Iris/Xfinity/Iris) Keypad’s exitdelay and entrydelay time periods. Currently, @rayzurbock’s Big Talker does not have an option to monitor the keypad’s alarm state.


  • Supports multiple keypads, LanNouncer devices, and speakers
  • User configurable Exit text message.
    Default: Smart Home Monitor is arming in 30 seconds. Please exit the facility
  • Optional User configurable Entry delay text message.
    Default: Please enter your pin on the keypad
  • For LanNouncer Devices: Chime, text message, Chime
  • For speakers (such as Sonos): text message


There is one module associated with this app: Keypad_ExitDelay_Talker

To install via the repository, add the following to the IDE Settings
Owner: arnbme (in upper case that is ARNBME)
Name: SmartThingsPublic
Branch: Master

You may manually install by going to then copy the module and installing 'from code" You may also copy the source from the code links below.


The keypad’s DTH must issue command sendEvent with name: “armMode”. The Centralite Keypad DTH by Mitch Pond and Zack Cornelius is suggested.

A smartapp issuing commands that execute the command in the DTH suchas: EThayer’s Lock Manager
or Smart Alarm. Usually this is done with command SetExitDelay. If your supported keypad device beeps at Exit / Entry delay this should work.

Source Code

Android as a Speech/Alarm Device released! And Updated!
Need help subscribing to user defined attribute or command
[OBSOLETE 1.1.12 3/13/2017] Big Talker - Talk when events occur
[RELEASE] Lock Manager
[Deprecated as of Apr 8, 2018] Smart Home Monitor Exit and Entry Delays (Version1)
[Deprecated as of Apr 8, 2018] Smart Home Monitor Exit and Entry Delays (Version1)
[Release] SHM Delay Version 2.0
(Joel W) #2

Thanks for this. I will test with my 3 speakers. 2 Samsung and one Fabriq.

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[Deprecated as of Apr 8, 2018] Smart Home Monitor Exit and Entry Delays (Version1)
(Arn B) #3

Released updated version with an optional Entry Delay message.

How to install:
Update from Github or code. Edit “entry message” if desired. Save.

Why this was needed:
While testing the SHM Delay with a delay profile exit time coded, and Lannouncer is set to issue “enter your pin” message when door contact opens in Away Mode: the contact opens during SHM Delay exit delay. Lannouncer will issues the “enter your pin” message". Very confusing.

(Arn B) #4

This module is deprecated and is now part of SHM Delay