Please note that Smart Alarm is provided as is and is no longer supported by the developer. Smart Alarm users are advised to switch to Smart Home Monitor (SHM), the native home security application developed and supported by SmartThings.
Update 07/16/2015: Smart Alarm is now official! It’s available in the Safety & Security section in the SmartThings mobile app.
Hello fellow SmartThings users! I’m pleased to announce Smart Alarm version 2.4.0.
Improved remote control button handling (Issues #25 and #27). Button numbers are no longer limited to 1…4. You can also use both “Push” and “Hold” button actions.
Support “strobe” alarm mode (Issue #28). Alarms can now be turned on in “siren”, “strobe” or “both” modes.
Added Sonos support (Issue #30). Smart Alarm now uses “Audio Player” device type instead of “Speech Synthesis” for voice notifications.
“Entrance” zones are no longer used. Instead, entry and exit delays can now be disabled for each individual zone.
Smart Alarm version 2.4.0 is not backward compatible with previous versions (2.2.x and below). If you’re upgrading from the previous version, please uninstall it first, then re-install Smart Alarm from the Dashboard. Sorry for the inconvenience.
I’m not sure how this would work. SmartThings provides a limited number of sounds like “barking dogs”, “light sword”, etc. Otherwise you’d have to host MP3’s somewhere on the web and enter the URL in the smart app.
As I envision it, since you have a ‘consistent’ location on GitHub where you app is located, the application would have some built in ‘alarm’ sound locations that you could publish with the app. There could also be a place where the user could designate their own alarm (as a previously played track) …this could be sound or even a music track and a place to set the volume setting. The user would have to do a bit more set up with playing these sounds first so they are in the recently used song list, but that isn’t too difficult.
While I am by no means a professional coder, I have harvested some of the code from the Sonos apps provided by SmartThings, and either of these options are very viable with just a bit of code.
Let me know if you’d like to discuss this further. I have a Sonos speaker and feel that with these already in place they could be used for this purpose.
Also, regarding using the Sonos speakers as notification, I did notice that even though there is a delay between a mode change and when the alarm actually arms, the notification comes through immediately at the trigger instead of the delay. I would think it would be delayed and announce when the alarm actually arms.
I was thrilled to learn about your app. But as new person to smartthings, I haven’t a clue how to find your app to download. And I will happily send you a PayPal donation for your efforts on this app. Can you give me instructions on finding and installing your app?
I just updated to the latest version and noticed the Speech synthesis option was replaced by Audio. Problem is it no longer shows my Ubi’s as options. Any chance of getting them added back in or the Speech synthesis option added back in.
Also where can I find 2.2.6 version? That was workin and leaving on Vaca Sun and would like to have the voice working?