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Easiest way to get an alarm on my phone when sensor is tripped?


#10

No. I’m referring to the built in SMS app. Both of us are on Android. But if I remember correctly each person kids into the smart things app with there own account don’t they?

Just checked on her phone and my number is what there. Yeah I’d like to know if you can put multiple numbers here for sure.


(Eddy) #11

You can use tasker for that, so when you receive a notification (from smarthings with specific msg)

  • increase volume to max
  • play specific tone/music/whatever

#12

I wonder too. In the message app you can add another person to the conversation. I wonder if adding my wife to that would get her the notification that way.


(Mark) #13

Right but there must be a smartapp within SmartThings that’s sending the alerts, I mean. Within SmartThings you can’t send to multiple SMS #s unless you use a custom smartapp.

I don’t have any android phones but android apps like tasker and sharptools probably give you a lot of options about how to receive alerts. Maybe that’ll allow you to propagate an SMS alert to your wife’s phone too.


#14

Thanks for all your help. They should consider making that work.


(John) #15

You can use webCoRE to send an SMS to multiple contacts when an event happens.


#16

Hey. Just wanted to let you know. I was in a smart app for my door lock messing with notifications and found the following. Going to try it with the alarm notification and see if it works. I’ll report back this evening.


(Mark) #17

Which smartapp?


#18

Lock multi user code management with notifications and automatic relock.


(Mark) #19

That’s great. Not completely familiar with all the apps available for locks created by the community vs. officially published in the ST marketplace, since I don’t have a smart lock myself. But is that a community-developed smartapp?

That’s the nice thing about smartapps and device handlers created by community developers; they can add much needed functions to the built-in ST mobile app experience. But the downside is you have to know where to look, how to install, can be more complicated to troubleshoot, etc.


(Mark) #20

Also keep in mind, if I’m understanding you correctly. You’ll receive an SMS notification to multiple #s from that smartapp, but that may only be based on events sent by a smart lock. If your door opens in the middle of the night or when you’re not home and there’s no smart lock on that door, that smartapp probably won’t help. Again, it depends on what kinds of events that smartapp is able to detect and send notifications for.


#21

No. My point is, if the function is something available in smart things, the fact that it can be done in this app most likely means it will work in the security system as well. Will be trying it when I get home.


(Mark) #22

A function that is available in one smartapp is not necessarily available in another.

Try it out and let us know.

Also, I’m still unsure that we’re understanding each other re: the difference between officially published smartapps that you can tap to install from the marketplace tab in the ST mobile app, and community developed code that you must add by logging into the Integrated Development Environment from a web browser. Here is an FAQ post about custom code.


#23

Of course this is the case. But the fact that the smart app can do it means its at least doable within ST and thus should be tested. Of course I know the difference between custom code and code built by Samsung. Thanks. Ill report back this evening on if this works or not.


(Mark) #24

Still not really following your logic.

If you were to install a sophisticated rules engine like WebCoRE, there’s practically no limit to what’s “doable within ST.” But Smart Home Monitor still couldn’t do 99.9% of what CoRE can do.

I agree with you there’s certainly no harm in testing it out though. I would be as pleased to learn that SMS alerts can be sent to multiple #s from SHM as you would be.


#25

Sorry man. Today kicked my ass. I’ll follow up tomorrow.


#26

Well that was a big fat no. That’s really short sighted of Samsung. Who can we tag from ST staff to inquire about getting this added.


(Mark) #27

Bummer. Wish I could say I was surprised.

It’s hard to say how they prioritize what features to add (or not). They had no native iPad app until like a month ago. It’s still not possible to change the default push notification sound.

It’s hard to imagine they don’t know that this is a very basic feature that plenty of people want. It’s just not important enough to them.


#28

Well we know it’s possible through the system. Shouldn’t be hard to implement.


(Mark Abston) #29

I know this is old. In smart apps just add a new notify me when with the second number. For example, add smart app “notify me when”. When siren triggers text “husband”. Go back to smart apps and add smart app “notify me when”. When siren triggers text “wife”. Hope this helps even though im 2 years late.