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SmartThings Audio Alert?


(Arn B) #21

Yes it’s simple.

Most sounds and TTS announcements can be performed with Big Talker 2.0, RemindR, or your favorite app. Both work with TTS (Lannouncer) and speaker devices.
To get a chime code @#ALARM=CHIME rather than text

Scroll down at this link for the Lannouncer commands
http://www.keybounce.com/LANdroidHowTo/LANdroid.html

My SHM Delay app also supports tones/chimes when a door sensor opens and the Alarm is Off as part of the Delay Profile.


(Kevin Hornby) #22

You are awesome, this worked! Thanks a bunch! Btw, it says on this app that you can do “ask Alexa” is that having it speak through an alexa device? Is there some instructions on how to make that work?


#23

I realise this thread is old. Isn’t it possible to use a zwave siren to do this kind of stuff? (If you only want a tone rather than spoken voice)


#24

Sure, but the original post in the thread was about spoken phrase alerts.

As of the fall of 2018, if you live in the US or the UK hands-down the easiest way to do custom phrase alerts is just to get a $40 Amazon echo dot and use the official echo routines (not smartthings routines). :sunglasses:

You can make the echo say anything you want it to based on a smartthings event, or play a sound file, anything from a chime to a siren to a lion roaring. It’s not as loud as a smoke alarm, but it’s about as loud as a doorbell. And if you have multiple echo devices, you can choose exactly which ones you want to play the sound. And you can have different sounds for different events. It’s a really nice feature.

Here’s the FAQ for that: