Now that we have all our windows with contact sensors, and a neighborhood stalker type running around, I am looking to go beyond the “notification if window is open, notification if it will rain soon if window open, or shut off AC if window open” scenarios.
I don’t want to have it text me everytime a window opens, just in night mode. ADT has interior motion and glass breaks, but my wife would really like that those sensors could text and I might put a little aotec siren in.
Now, snark aside about whether I should or should not rely on ST for security :), (ADT remember), I am wondering what others have done or would recommend that worked/did not work. Maybe an app only configured for when open in certain mode then text? Is Smart Alarm still viable even with SHM out as SHM doesn’t seem to do this type of thing.
This is actually what she hopes it could do, since the side of the house we found the table under the guest bath window, there is no outside power: turn on lights in those rooms when motion detected as a prewarning. I experimented with motion sensor pointing through window, but doesn’t seem to work. Is that correct, they usually won’t? )
Seems like paranoia or overkill perhaps, but she is keen to feel good about something else ST can do for peace of mind for her. She brags about ST all over, so this would be cherry on top!!