Smart Home Monitor - Feature Requests

The problem with custom rules is they have no visual identity in the interface. If you miss the notification, you’re hosed. I see no value provided by SHM for custom rules, but maybe I am missing something.


Agreed and that is one of my feature requests listed above. The old Damage and Danger dashboard had the visual so I have no idea why they took this functionality away.

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I believe we will see more aggregate apps like SHM… they just weren’t ready for the release date.

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LOCKs. Locks. locks…


Yes, locks!

Ability for the lock to arm and disarm the system when locked and unlocked (with code).


All the features of Smart Alarm. I will not uninstall Smart Alarm until Smart Home Monitor is equally as capable.

  • Entry/Exit Delay is a must!

Maybe I’m just not understanding how to do this, but I can’t figure out how to get what I want.

I have a couple of contact sensors. They’re not part of the burglar alarm system and I don’t want any big red “intruder alert” Star Trek klaxxons going off. But I do want to be able to quickly glance at one screen and see if any of these have been left open. Is the gate open? Is the closet open? Is the window open?

I have all of the set up to notify me as custom alerts under SMH. But I’m only getting some notifications, and nothing is showing up on the dashboard.

If I drill down, I can see the status of the device being open.

Note that these are in different rooms: the gate is in the yard, windows in the guestroom, the closet is in the laundry room.

If there’s a way to quickly see which contact sensors are open other than adding them to the security category I’d appreciate knowing.

If there isn’t, then that’s my feature request. I want to see status for devices which I have said I important for alerts, but which are not “intruder alert” devices.

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Add proximity sensors capability. So I can add both cell phones and the system can “Arm” and “Disarm” according to our location. I don’t want to pull up the app and push a button. With the Smart App I utilize to current set my security system I can also turn on and off stuff, please add this functionality as well.

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You can do this with routines. If your mode changes when you come home via routine, you can modify that routine to disarm the alarm.

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Thanks, that worked.

Having trouble with adding my Dropcam and Nestcam cameras. Any idea why?

Not supported 1234567

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What brand is? Is this an upgrade in the future?

I just discovered that if you accidentally set off an alarm with SHM and then run either a routine or press disarm in SHM it doesn’t silence sirens. you have to navigate to things to silence the siren.

I think that is an oversight and should be fixed ASAP to preserve xAF


Currently these models compatible
D-Links models 5222L, 5029L, DCS-2330L, DCS-2310L, and DCS-2132L and the Samsung SmartCam SNH-P6410BN

Unfortunately, this is STILL not ideal for folks that have more than one ‘home’ mode such as ‘home day’ and ‘home evening’ (which I would assume is a lot of users).

The built in routines need a time filter so that the proper mode is set depending on what time the presence sensor returns. This has been asked for numerous times and it is unfortunate that it has not been implemented.

You should be able to get this with doors and locks, is that not working for you in 2.0?

You don’t have doors and locks in 2.0, at least not yet. The only thing on the dashboard is the smart home monitor. And it doesn’t include any locks. And I can’t get the contact sensors to show up unless they’re part of the “intruder alert” security group.

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There is a fundamental flaw in SHM with respect to the smoke detector section. In the county where I live, hard-wired smoke detectors are required by law. Since I am aware of no “connected” hard-wired detectors, my system needs to be connected to SmartThings via a relay and contact closure device.

The ‘flaw’ is that only conventional, ‘connected’ smoke detectors are recognized as a device that can be added to the smoke section.

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I just went through this with my electrician as I am adding a new bedroom and now I am required to have hardwired, interconnected Smoke/CO alarms in every bedroom and on every floor. I elected to go with the hardwired Nest Protects which do have wireless interconnected capabilities (which from my understanding is ok in NY as they even promote it on their web page).

Granted, ST doesn’t officially support the Nest Protects, but I am using a community device type and they all show up properly in SHM.