Next week I will become a new ST user as I will be picking up a hub, a few sensors and a siren. My goal is to initially setup ST as a means for security for my house and eventually automate other things. I’ve been doing a lot of reading on the forums and initially I thought the Smart Home Monitor App was the way to go with the new Hub and App. But seems according to users posting on the forums it’s not that stable yet.
My concern is my mother-in-law, who’s quite old and not that tech savy, is living with us and I’d rather her not have to worry about troubleshooting the alarm when she’s home. She’s use to typical ADT type alarm - with a set away/stay home keypad - so I plan to setup an ipad on a wall in my house where she can arm / disarm. Looking at the Smart Alarm smartapp it looks kind of similar to that where a user can just set a status to home to disarm the alarm. I also like the fact it has an audible delay countdown. I’m not sure how the Smart Home Monitor works, if it’s similar to this or based on presence.
I just wanted to get some user’s thoughts and experiences as when I do set things up, I’d rather do it once with one smartapp as opposed to testing which one is better. If you have a moment and can share your experience, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
Very excited about ST and the possibilities.