I was wondering if there was a way to set SmartThings to sound the alarm, not after one motion sensor detection but after two detections within a 30 second or 1 minute time period. For me, this would prevent a false alarm. For some reason I have false alarms with no one at home. I have no pets, and no one else can enter the home. The door sensors have not been triggered so I had no intruders. Any suggestions??
what phone OS are you using? There may be some additional options, but they will vary depending on the OS.
Hi JD, thanks for all your help. The app by
Hi JD, thanks for all your help. I would like to try the app by Mike Maxwell. How do I install it on an Android device?
Start with this.
So you’re new to SmartThings, you asked a question, and someone suggested “custom code” as an answer.
Or you were browsing the forums, and you found something that sounded like it would be perfect for what you wanted, but again, “uses custom code.”
What does that mean, how hard is it to do, and what’s the difference between a “SmartApp” and a “Device Type Handler”?
(Note: the official terminology has changed a couple of times. “device type handler,” “device handler,” “DTH,” and “device type” all mean the same thing, and you will find all these terms used in the forums.)
SECTION I: SMARTAPPS AND DEVICE HANDLERS: WHAT THEY ARE
SmartAPPS: Tiny Programs to decide what a specific device should do when, or to collect the information from a specific device
SmartApps, including the various f…
Then if you have anymore questions, ask in the thread on that app.
I built this to solve a number of motion related issues.
–Reduction of false motion events in exterior applications (False Motion Reduction)
–Represent a group of detectors with a single virtual detector (Motion Aggregation)
–Enable a Motion Aggregation zone from various devices, switches, contacts ect (Triggered Activation)
This is a parent/child application (like Smart Lighting) where the motion zones are created and edited from the parent application.
When a new virtual zone is created, a virtual motion sensor is created for that zone. This virtual motion detector represents the states of the physical motion detectors that you configured for that zone.
You can then use that virtual zone device in any applications that accept motion devices.