First Automation and the great Siren shutoff query

Greetings Folks I’ll try to make this a short story.
I’ve created my first automation (Yay!) and it seems to work almost 100% as intended. When the automation is on, and one of the sensors opens (a lot of or’s) turn on the siren and send me a notification!

That part works just fine. What I didn’t realize was that simply turning off the automation wouldn’t turn off the siren. I have to go into the app and open the siren up and turn it off… Is there a way to set an automation so that when I turn it off it kills or resets the siren? or is there a better way I should be doing this?

I am using the SmartThings app, with a SmartHub 3, and the sensors are the smartthings multipurpose sensors. The siren is the Aeotec Gen 5.

I appreciate any help you all can give. I am truly a noob at this.


What do you mean by “turning off the automation”, and why is the preferable to turning off the siren when you want the siren to turn off?

HI Tony

Turning off the automation I mean going into Automations and turning the one that is active off, with teh slider… is there another way I should be doing this?

I don’t know that it is preferable to turning off the siren. I guess I had not really thought about doing it a different way.

Is there a reason you are not using Smart Home Monitor?

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Greetings Mavrrick58

I wasn’t aware that it was a thing. Thank you for asking me about it, as I am configuring it now and will test the functionality momentarily.


Thanks Mavrrick58 that is much better.
Now I just need to figure out how to lower the default siren time from 15 seconds to 3

When I look at SHM in the new app I only see options for the siren to be on between 1 and 10 minutes. 15 seconds is not an option. Why do you need it set so short. Maybe this isn’t the right option.

No I’m looking to set the trigger delay from 15 seconds to 3.

The lowest delay I can see is 15 seconds, so I wonder if I can customize it?

15 seconds is way too long from a breach to the siren triggering.