I didn’t have any intentions of adding indoor cameras but after a false alarm on our smoke detector Friday night I’m looking at options now. We were about 45 minutes from home when Smartthings alerted us that the smoke detector detected smoke. I have a Ring doorbell that continued to work and I still could access all of our smartthings devices so I was fairly confident that it was a false alarm. We called our local police and they went to the house and didn’t see anything unusual. We ended our night early and headed home, my girlfriend was very upset as she’s the 3rd generation in her family to own the house. It was in fact a false alarm, no indication that it had gone off.
After this event I see the benefit of having at least 1 indoor camera on each floor. The one requirement is that it be as close to turned off as possible when we are home. Is there anything like that available that recognizes Home and Away modes?
P.S. I do plan to report the false alarm to Smartthings.