So I have SmartThings integrated with my alarm. If the alarm is armed away, SHM changes to away, if it is armed stay, SHM changes to stay. I liked SHM because many things were just built in, like if a leak is detected send me a notification, vs using CoRE to write it out “If leak is detected, and mode is away, then send notification” etc.
What I really don’t get though is if I’m armed stay or away and I open the door (since you obviously have to open the front door before you can type your code into the keypad) it freaks out saying intrusion alert on my phone vs say waiting 10 seconds or something like with the alarm.
Because of this I don’t see SHM being overly useful. I just also hate to note use it, and then have something sitting there that doesn’t work, as the Dashboard seems like a big feature of SmartThings. There’s a Thing for my alarm, which has Arm Stay, Arm Away, Disarm etc, so I can use CoRE and instead just say “If alarm is armed away and the time is 5pm turn on the lamp” or whatever if necessary. I’m just wondering if people actually use SHM or if it’s better to do all your own monitoring events via CoRE, or if it’s good to use SHM but instead not track doors for intrusion at all and instead use it more for leak sensors etc.