Door Open Chime or Voice?


(Brett) #1

Hi, I am new and just starting to look into a smart home system. Is there something on the system that would give a chime or say "back door open" without having to find my phone. I turn phone notifications off when I sleep or charge in a different room but need security during the night.


(Brian Diehl) #2

You can do this with LANdroid if you have a speaker you can hook up an Android to (I do this on my Kindle Fire HD10 tablet hooked to my Amazon Echo)

http://www.keybounce.com/LANdroidHowTo/LANdroid.html


(Never Trust @bamarayne) #3

Options I am aware of:

1) Sonos
2) Cheap Android Tablet and Android Speech: https://community.smartthings.com/t/android-as-a-speech-alarm-device-released/30282/26
3) Hopeful - Aeon Doorbell - https://community.smartthings.com/t/aeon-doorbell-type-beta/28889/161

Sonos is expensive if all you are using it for is announcements, plus I have heard it can be slow to load the MP3s, I don't have first hand experience with this.

I like the android option, but it is complex and with complexity I expect upkeep and failures.

I have the Aeon Doorbell, but I am not a coder so I am waiting on the charity of the devs to create a device type that can call upon arbitrary sounds loaded on it so it can be queued to tie those sounds to arbitrary events.


(Never Trust @bamarayne) #4

FYI there is an update to the Aeon Doorbell and I have chimes and custom announcements now working.

Still could use some polishing.


(Phil Panfili) #5

Can u utilize the speaker for other announcements around the house? Like door and window openings? Or does it work strictly with the doorbell button?


(Never Trust @bamarayne) #6

Yes, you can use it to make arbitrary announcements.

Read the Aeon thread. It's all in there.


(Phil Panfili) #7

Can you link me... I seen a few threads but didn't see mention of using it as a door announcer.


(Never Trust @bamarayne) #8

See my post above about the Aeon Doorbell where there is a link for the same. Follow that link, read that thread.