I would really like a wall mounted status display or keypad for smartthings.
For example if we had a smoke alarm trigger, which sets off the sirens it will take going around the house trying to figure out which one it is that triggered, or bringing up the app on a mobile device.
Is there a smartthings display available? Yes I could buy a IPAD and wall mount it with the app running all the time I suppose, but is there another way?
The most popular is probably actiontiles, but there are several others as well.
See the following recent discussion thread: (the topic title is a clickable link)
Note that a “keypad” is a physical device with buttons. It doesn’t display any information other than maybe a single indicator light. So I don’t think that’s what you’re looking for. If you are, then we can discuss those options. This is a picture of a typical keypad:
(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy)
The SmartThings App(s) are not optimized to be used for quick-use / always on dashboard panels. The new SmartThings App does make use of the phone notification bar, but still, not very powerful.
Give ActionTiles a try free for 14-Days. You can easily create any number of custom dashboards showing the information and controls that are most important to you (and customize the colors, icons, order of Tiles, etc.). Then access in any browser - cheap Fire HD8 tablets are popular, but so are iPads, etc…
Once they have discovered the power of our custom dashboard Panels, thousands of SmartThings & ActionTiles Customers have mounted and installed tablets for your use case and more.
To see what can be built with ActionTiles, browse our Customer shared Galleries:
I’m going to give it a try tonight and let you know how it works.
I have two hubs in two locations so it will be interesting how it works on my ADT hub and my “regular” hub.
(www.rboyapps.com - Making SmartThings Easy!)
ActionTiles is the coolest dashboard you can get for SmartThings.
You can complement the dashboard with a physical Keypad like JD mentioned and with a supporting app like LUM you can configure your keypad to run custom actions when you enter codes into it to say disarm the intrusion or turn off the alarm etc.