Help with alarm system - new to ST


(Greg) #1

Hi Everyone,

I am new to ST. I have spent the last 3 days looking at what I want to do with my house. We just had our first little boy and the wife and I agreed on getting an alarm system. I have looked through many options and I found ST. I think the idea is great!!!

Can someone point me in the right direction for a pannel? I really like the look for the 2 gig panel. I have been trying to to figure out if it will work with ST.

My goal is fairly simple.

I want to monitor open \ close of windows and doors
Get an alert on my phone
Turn off alarm via a pannel \ phone.

Thank you in advance.


(Im Brian) #2

Hey @di6it - I’d written up a pretty detailed response to another user interested in wiring up SmartThings as a security system. It’s probably worth looking over that thread and see if any of the points resonate with you:

http://build.smartthings.com/forums/topic/questions-about-using-st-as-a-basic-security-and-monitoring-system/

Hope this helps!


#3

What is the fastest way to turn off the Alarm when triggered by accident?

My wife was called into work early this morning and set off the Alarm, myself in a sleepy daze grabbed my phone and toggled through a few screens before turning off the siren before the kid’s woke up.

Could the + sign on the main screen be used as an Alarm reset button as well in future app releases? or an “Off or All-Safe” button when the alarm is triggered flashes in the app…?

Thanks