Door open sensor --> Chime/Speaker in office setting?

The simplest way to do this in ST would be to get a:

  1. Door sensor (like a Monoprice or EcoLink door/window sensor) - these are Z-Wave devices
  2. Buy a bunch of devices that act like Chimes

Install the chimes next to the office you want, the ZooZ chime is loud, the keypads are relative softer, your choice.

Once this is done you have a couple of options, you can use CoRE or WebCoRE to create a simple rule, when the door opens, “chime” the chime devices.
If you have access to RBoy Apps you can use this app (if you have access it’s an easy setup):

The key thing to note for whichever device/solution you decide to do with you need to create a strong mesh. If you’re using Z-Wave device then add a Z-Wave repeater device (any mains powered device like a Monoproce/ZooZ plug/socket) every 30ft or so (2-3 should be good). If you’re using ZigBee devices then add a ZigBee repeater (any mains powered device like a Peanut or Iris or Samsung socket/plug) every 40ft or so (2-3 should be enough).

After installing reboot your hub and do a Z-Wave repair. Creating a strong mesh will go a very long way in determining the “response” time of your setup. 1-2 second is very doable with a low latency internet connection and a good mesh.

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