[RELEASE] Security System: Intruder Alert with Actions

@RBoy I just installed the Smartapp and I have a question (request maybe?). Is there a way to “link” the simulated (dummy) contact sensor and motion sensor I am using in the STHM to your app?

The way I am thinking about it is:

  1. I select both simulated devices in your app
  2. Select both simulated devices in STHM
  3. While your app is monitoring my location, if it “triggers” an alert, it will change the status of the simulated device and “trigger” STHM too

That way we “close” the loop between your app and STHM. It will also help us see at a quick glance of STHM if we had an intrusion alert. If you see one, the user can dig into the notification/sms to see what the intrusion was.

Let me know what do you think or if you have any questions.

Thanks in advance.


Hi Maddie, why do I not have the screen (IMG_0038) in my SmartApp? I have the other ones, but that screen shot is not part of the app.

@maddie, this is a (very) basic question I am guessing (sorry): I have created virtual switches in smartthings so as to be able to Arm (home and away) and Disarm the IA smartapp. In the Automation logic (for instance "if the virtual switch is ‘on’), what’s the “Then” logic to turn on or off the IA smartapp? I a missing how/what to do in the automation rule to get the App to turn on or off.

Hey there. if you want to arm/disarm the IA app using a virtual switch, open the IA app click on Arm/disarm Settings -> Any of these switches are on -> Select your virtual switch. Now when the virtual switch is on, IA will arm and when it’s off IA will disarm. Hope this helps.

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Very helpful! Sorry I missed that very simple solution! Thanks for the quick response.


Intruder Alert with Actions - Version 04.07.00

  • (New) Added support for monitoring Garage doors (Meross WiFi, MyQ, Z-Wave, ZigBee etc)
  • (Fix) Don’t announce Disarmed on Ring Keypad multiple times when multiple instances of IA are being used
  • (Enhancement) Put limits on entry/exit delays
  • (Enhancement) Improve compatibility with new ST app
  • (Enhancement) Allow only supported arming devices to be selected under Beep keypad. This feature requires Ring Keypad device handler v02.00.00 or higher and ZigBee Keypad device handlers v02.00.00 or higher.

I’m loving this app! Nice work, @RBoy.

Wondering, is it possible to have the system not arm (and let you know why) if a door is open (for instance)? Essentially, it would be nice to have the system tell you it can’t arm b/c one of the sensors is not in the right state (doors open, etc.)?

I am hoping that there can be logic or a check to ensure doors aren’t open, there’s motion happening, etc. when arming the system.



Where can I find the Security System Intruder Alert with Actions in the new Smartthings? I’m able to find it in the classic app.


It doesn’t appear you have “installed” it. Tap the “+” to left of the hamburger icon in the top right.p and find the correct smart app.

It’s in Classic and shows in SmartApp IDE.

From the screenshot you have in classic, you are in the “add a smart app” section (My Apps portion, which is your code in the IDE). Even though you have the code in the IDE, you still have to install an instance of it. This is when you’ll be able to configure it, etc.

Ahhhh, thanks. Still learning on how to navigate the new app.

I wonder if @maddie or someone from @RBoy might comment on this post?

Currently using STHM with Konnected and Actiontiles on tablets for Kiosks.

Will this app override the STHM issue where the intruder alert has to be manually dismissed in the ST app to avoid the siren going off when the system is disarmed after a door/windows sensor is triggered? Unfortunately, I cannot get ST notiications on my fire tablet Kiosk, so anyone disarming would still have to take out their phone to disable the siren, which is not ideal.

Also, I saw some questions about using the Konnected piezo buzzer to beep the entry/exit countdown beeps. Has anyone got that successfully working?

Has anyone successfully used their Tablet Kiosk to make the countdown notification instead of using an external speaker?

This is a OPTIONAL update which requires you to UNINSTALL the existing app instances BEFORE updating the code. The settings will not be carried over and needs to be recreated after this update.

Intruder Alert with Actions - Version 05.00.00

  • (New) Create and manage multiple monitoring rules from within a single installed instance of the app

This update is to make it easier for users using keypads (Ring / ZigBee) to create arming conditions for different modes (Away, Stay, Night etc) and for those installing the app multiple times with different arming conditions to be managed through a single instance of the app using child monitoring rules.

NOTE: This update SHOULD NOT be applied without first uninstalling existing instances of the app. Updating the code without uninstalling the installed instances of the app can lead to unpredictable results. Please make a note of all settings in your existing installed instances (e.g. take screenshots), uninstall the existing app instances, update the code, install the app and re-create your rules.

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I’ve found using exit delays to be very unreliable and nonfunctional for the most part on my Ring Gen 2 Keypad. Some of what I’ve been experiencing below:

  • Confusion regarding the exit delay when multiple instances are installed, what happens if I set different exit delays for all installs? Do I set the same exit delays between all of them? Just one?
  • How do I specify exit delays to only happen on Armed Away? Exit delays are 99% only needed for Away Mode.
  • General bugs where I’m not getting an exit delay at all, or there’s clipping followed by silence, then it switching to the correct mode after the exit delay.
  • If I arm the keypad, disarm the keypad (within the exit delay) it will automatically arm once the exit delay ends – This is not good!

@maddie and @RBoy, I have been using two Ring gen 2 Keypads, one in the mudroom entry and one in the master bedroom where my existing keypads were. I was finally able to get them set up in STHM using the LUM and some guidance on another thread. I simply want to use intruder alert for:

  1. Setting an exit delay on the Mudroom keypad when someone Arms Away the system and needs to walk out
  2. To have an entry beeping or flashing delay when someone opens the doors when the system is in armed stay or armed away and then having the alarm go off at 1 minute if someone does not disarm the system

Are you able to show me the screenshots or instruct me on how to do that

I am running into the same issue with the last point. I think I was able to set up configurations of both my armed and stay mode but similar to you if I arm and disarm within the exit period it goes back to arming. I have noonlight as a virtual alarm and I keep getting security calls from noonlight since my alarm goes off. I use STHM to trigger Noonlight by delaying the alert by 1 minute and delaying the response delay time to 1 minute. I believe that means that even if an intrusion is detected within a minute of arming the system it is fine.

I can’t seem to configure IA to make sure I can disarm the system within the entry delay. Any suggestions @RBoy and @maddie

I have attached my screen grab for what my setup looks like here. If you are able to help troubleshoot that would be great thank you.

and you got this working? i installed all the apps and device handlers…included the ring gen 2 keypad into my ecosystem…added users, added virtual buttons for STHM, and can’t even get the keypad to allow me to enter the code and change modes or anything…its absolutely useless right now. and not one person has been able to help…i agree on the screenshots…are you able to help us?