You want to press a button on a minimote or other button controller and change the alarm status of smart home monitor.
Fortunately, that one’s doable, although like many features in SmartThings, it’s not intuitive.
- create a routine that sets the alarm status the way you want it. You will probably need two routines, one for arming and one for disarming, but that’s up to you.
Two) create a virtual switch. here’s the FAQ.
Three) there is a smart app in the marketplace section of the official mobile app that can tie a routine to a switch. This has been around for a long time and is very popular. It Uses the old terminology of “hello home phrase” instead of “routine”, but they mean the same thing.
So open the mobile app,
a) choose the marketplace section (asterisk icon in the lower right)
b) choose smart apps at the top of the screen,
c) choose “lights and switches”
and d) scroll down until you see “switch activates home phrase.” Install it.
If I recall correctly, you’ll have to install it twice, once for the switch going on and once for the switch going off.
Now you have a switch that can change the SHM alarm status. It will appear on your list of switches in the smart lighting feature or just on the things list. So you can toggle it in the mobile app, or you can tie it to a button on a minimote (using SmartLights) or even turn it on and off with Alexa. Anything you can do with a switch in SmartThings, you can do with a virtual switch.
And for those who have never used the official SmartLights feature before, here are the instructions for that: