I apologize in advance for this novice question, but I need a little clarification regarding keypads (I have bought one IRIS so far). Currently, I have ActionTiles and some old tablets, which are having issues with batteries, need cleanup, etc. In a nutshell, they aren’t reliable to stay on/behave in time to disarm the alarm, so I am just using my phone at the moment and via the ST classic app I’m just doing ARMED (AWAY), ARMED (STAY), and DISARMED via the dashboard for SHM. All that works and my entry and exit delays are working as expected.
For the IRIS, I am assuming that ON = ARMED (AWAY), PARTIAL = ARMED (STAY) and OFF = DISARMED respectively. But, I see things in notes related to the Routines like Good Night! etc. I’m unclear how that ties together with the device and smart app handlers related to the keypads. Can you clarify?
Right now, I have the device handler “michpond: Centralite Keypad” published (from repo) in my SmartThings IDE (also what does DTH stand for? Device Thing Handler? The acronym confused me).
In my SmartApps, I added from the repo both that were available (not sure what was needed), so I have “ethayer: User Lock Manager” and “statusbits: Smart Alarm” but I think maybe I don’t need either of those since I have SHM Delay already. In any case, since it was in the repo, I added it.
I’m a little unclear where I go from here as far as pairing/associating to app.
Also, for user PINs, I am not sure what to choose? Essentially I want the armed away, armed stay, and off to work from user PINs, but I’m new to SmartThings and have no idea what applies as far as Routines and Pistons that I need or may need? I would like to get to having the announcements on entry/exit with LanNouncer and if there’s a way to get things to announce on Alexa devices, that would be the actual goal, since I’ve now got those scattered about in most parts of the house.