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Keypad for my new Samsung Smartthings setup?

I am new to ST, moved over because Iris is shutting down. Is there a keypad that works with Samsung Smartthings ? Nothing fancy, just works ? Any ideas , thanks.

Nothing out of the box. If you do a search in this forum, you can get the Centralite/Xfinity/Iris model to work with some copying and pasting.

Another method is to get an old tablet and action tiles. Then you can create a tile-based tablet / keyboard to control defined devices. Some have taken old Amazon fire tablets and have made wall mounts for them. You just need to get power to the site.

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Welcome! :sunglasses:

As @prjct92eh2 mentioned, nothing that works out of the box, but there are several options that work with custom code

See the community FAQ (the thread title is a clickable link)

FAQ: Can I add a keypad to control my garage door?

SmartThings announced a new keypad device is in development in January, but no release date was given. So it could be a long time before we see that one, if at all, but at least it shows they’re thinking about it.

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Did you go with the ADT Smartthings or the non ADT Smartthings? The ADT panel has a keypad function in the touchscreen.

Failing that, yeah, if you have a 2nd generation Iris keypad, you can add the DTH and use it.

I should mention, many here aren’t super positive about adding on a keypad as it requires multiple setup steps to get it to work as you expect. Folks keep pointing to an app called ActionTiles on a wall mounted tablet, which of course presents its own set of problems, most notably providing consistent power for it meaning it must be mounted near a power outlet, many entryways do not have power close by. And you need to be creative enough to figure out how to attractively mount a tablet to a wall.

Each solution provides its own set of challenges, again which is why I opted for the ADT Smartthings setup with the integrated keypad in the touchscreen…

I am not sure what your concern you are trying to address is so please forgive my flailing to give you a workable answer here, but another thing to consider is a remote button keyfob assigned to the arm / disarm functions in Smart Home Monitor if you are using non ADT…

If you…

A. Have the Iris 2nd generation keypad.
B. Are willing to put the work into getting it running by following the directions and…
C. Aren’t intimidated by configuring custom code setups (it gets easier as you do it more…),

then I would suggest putting a little TLC into getting that Iris keypad going… It’s a good piece of equiment that really ought to be supported out of the box by Smartthings… Of course they don’t build em so…

Anyway here is a good writeup on the whole setup.

Best of luck to you and your project, and please let us know how it comes out!

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There are lots of keypads available, ZigBee, Z-Wave etc. Each keypad is a little unique in terms of what features it has (built in sirens, motion sensors, panic buttons etc). The SmartApps you want to use with the keypad must be build to support keypads and also depends a little again on what you’re trying to do with the keypad.

Here’s a short write up on the different types of ZigBee keypads and their features:

If you’re looking at Z-Wave keypads, then Popp is the only full keypad option in the market (EU markets) right now.
There some mini keypads available like the Zipato which has only 4 keys v/s the 10 keys on a full keypad. So if you’re looking do something on your keychain or portable it would be a nice option to check out.

You can check out the first post here for some ideas on what you can do with your keypad (e.g. controlling garage doors, using it for Classic SHM, using it for Patio doors, trigger custom actions etc). It also has links to where you can buy keypads to put them around your house.
E.g. you could install one for each garage door, another one for arming/disarming SHM, one installed as an secondary keypad lock your door lock etc.

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