SmartAlert Siren


(Heath Reed) #1

Sometimes my smart siren alarm doesn’t activate when it should. I can manually activate it and it works. After I manually activate the alarm it will then activate when the app calls it.

I am using The Smart Security App. I am also using the Fortrezz SSA2USR Siren Strobe Alarm Wireless Z-wave Red Lense. It almost seems like the alarm goes to “sleep” and needs woken up manually.

I have also noticed that the app has a hard time activating the alarm and the strobe at the same time. When I just have it turn on the strobe it works great.

On http://graph.api.smartthings.com/ the status of this device is Inactive. What does that mean?

Thanks for the help.


(David Escobar) #2

I’m having the exact same issue. I’ll keep troubleshooting, and I’ll post an answer if I find one.


(Greg) #3

I recently had the same thing happen.

I use the smart security app but the utilitech siren. I have it on my list to do some testing. My initial thought is that I have too many apps tied to one event. It seems whenever I do that at least one of them doesn’t trigger. Example - on motion my sonos states the police are en route, my siren is supposed to go off and lights should come one. But since it takes mulitple apps to accomplish that I think that might be part of it.


(David Escobar) #4

Ok, this will sound silly. But I uninstalled the alarm smartapp and the siren device, then reinstalled both… the first time I un/reinstalled all the alarm would do is chirp, but then the second time I un/reinstalled it worked. I do not know why. The Fortrezz siren isn’t eardrum shattering, but its loud.


(Greg) #5

today my wife tripped the smart security app and the siren didn’t fire. Going to try to mess with it tomorrow. In the activity log it shows it turning the siren off, but never on?


(Eric Allen) #6

I have the same problem with my alarm not sounding when it should. Sometimes its works and sometimes not. Also, a couple of times, I was unable to turn it off by the SmartThings App. I had to unplug it and take out the battery. It just doesn’t seem to be reliable. Has anyone figured out any solutions?


(Thomas Black) #7

Hi @greg Any solutions to this? I would agreed that after sitting idle for awhile the Sensor has trouble triggering the smartalert siren. After it’s “woken up” appears to work great.


(Greg) #8

You are stretching my memory from a post 3 years ago. I still have the same siren and I don’t have any trouble with it. In fact it is still on the same set of batteries I think.