Hey all -
New forum member who is considered purchasing both a SimpliSafe system for security and SmartThings system for home automation & control.
One of the use cases I would like to control is walking into the house and having the security system automatically disarm. I have an idea for how this could work, but I am not 100% sure if it is technically possible.
I was thinking I would purchase the SimpliSafe fob pictured below. This device allows you to arm & disarm your alarm.
Next, I would purchase a relay such as this (I believe this is what a lot of people are using for their garage hacks):
I was thinking if you were to crack the case on the security fob, you would be able to wire it to the relay to control it via SmartThings e.g. a SmartThings Presence Fob enters the house, the relay fires and simulates hitting the “home” button on the fob.
Is this possible? I am not an electronics specialist by any means, so I am not even sure if I understand correctly what a relay does.