OK, SO I’ve not ordered the system yet, and frankly this forum is making my head hurt. I started looking for a DIY self monitoring system just before Christmas and have well over 20 hours of research into it so far. I’ve Studied, Ismartalarm, Iris, Canary, and a few others along with SmartThings.
But here is my issue, the more I read in these forums the more concerned I become about if its the right direction for me to go. I’ve tried to find similar jokes as me who use the system as a simple turn on alarm when I leave and turn off alarm when I get home, but haven’t found those threads yet.
I admit, I’d love to do some of the things I’ve learned you can do from these forums, YOU GUYS ARE SMART!, and I could see moving toward more automation some day, but for now I am just trying to get a very simple question answered:
Will SmartThings work reliably enough to depend on as a home alarm system to notify my of intrusion and sound an alarm.
If so, I buy in and get that started, then I look to delve into the challenging area of all the automation.
Please, Please, Please oh wise ones, what say yee