I know that there’s a way to do this in the Smartthings Classic App using the Smart Monitor app, but it seems like a glaring omission from the new app. It’s basically there, almost…inside Automation. Right now I can select “When Front Door Opens”, but the only options I have under the Time condition don’t work for this, at all. I’m not sure how much code would be required to add a condition that is simply “Period of time”, not to be confused with the Time/Period of Time condition, that would show, for example, “Period of Time” and then when selected, has just a duration in it like, saying For xx sec or xx mins or xx hours. I think many, many, many people, including me! would appreciate this. Then I can set up “When Front Door Opens ‘for 5m’, Notify Me…etc”. After this, I’ll just need to figure out how to get Alexa to announce it and I’m all set.
Why not just do it in Smarthings Classic? I do. But I don’t like having both apps on my phone (it’s a weird almost OCD-ish thing). I plan on getting rid of the classic app as soon as items add easily through the new app. Right now I’m mentally not tripping out because I use Smartthings (new) on my phone and I use Smartthings Classic on my tablet.
What’s interesting is that Wyze little contact sensors have this functionality now built right into the app. They just released their sensor kit in like, March of this year and they already added this request. Smartthings has been out for nearly 2 years (the new app) and this feature, which is doable in classic is STILL not in the new app. Please, please get it done. This is an important homesec. feature.
If there IS a way to get this done inside the new Smartthings app, I do apologize in that case for this message. Please advise me how. I’ll be a happy camper!
Thanks so much for all your hard work.