My SmartThings Hub went offline this evening. The hub must have been working because as soon as I opened the door, the alarm siren went off. The problem is that both my wife and I had arrived with our SmartThings Presence Sensors. For whatever reason the system failed to disarm based on those.
With the hub offline from the internet, I couldn’t disarm from my phone. So, I had to go into the house with the siren blaring and remove the battery and unplug it to at least be able to re-enter the house.
I am looking for options for a foolproof way to disarm the system in this situation.
I would love to use a Centralite keypad but I’m guessing that won’t work offline and doesn’t use local processing.
Ideas I can think of include a push button remote to disarm (I presume these can work without the cloud) which I’d just hide somewhere in the garage.
Another thought is if I could get some kind of input into the system I could just wire a key switch up to that and use it to disarm.
Open to ideas!