I need a panic button

AOtec announced a full revision of their line for 2015 that would use Z wave plus chips instead of the previous generation, and they’ve been releasing the products little by little.

The new panic button is announced, but not yet released. Meanwhile, most online retailers have sold out of their stock of the previous generation.

You might still be able to find one of the older ones somewhere, or if you can wait a couple of months, the new one should certainly be out before the end of the year.

The following topic discusses some of the other alternatives, although most of them are more than one button, like the 4 button Securifi keyfob.

Samsung just last month released a one button zwave panic button, but so far it’s only available in the South Korean version. No idea how long before it’s available for the US frequency. But at least it shows there is increasing demand for this type of device.

It is possible to use the jawbone up fitness band button to trigger any of your smartthings-controlled devices, but I personally would hesitate to use this as a siren control because the integration is a little tricky. Most notably, you must have the up app open in the foreground on your phone before the button press is sent to SmartThings, and even then it’s not always reliable. So while good in theory, I don’t find it works in practice.

So it just depends on exactly what you need, and how quickly you need it. You could use one of the less satisfactory options for a few months, and then get the Aeotec once the new generation is available for purchase.