I use smartthings as an alarm and yes, i understand that it is not flawless.
The thing i can’t get working is that an sound message will be playing when the alarm HASN’T gone off yet (20 seconds delay).
So i made a switch which will go active once the delay starts happening and i thought i could use Sharptools and tasker to make the tablet play an mp3 file (faster and faster beeps till the 20 seconds are up and the alarm hasn’t been shut off). But it takes like 10 seconds before that kicks in, and i want the delay sound being played within 2 seconds after the switch goes active.
Any suggestions? It doesn’t have to be played on the tablet, i also have chromecast’s audio’s and i’m willing to buy a other speaker/device if that will work.
@anon36505037 is correct, I’ve already created a DTH for the Zipato siren and it allows you to play all of those sounds, but the device doesn’t have a volume setting.
The door chime isn’t as loud as the beep beep and both of those aren’t as loud as any of the siren sounds so you could use the SmartApp CoRE to play the door chime and wait x seconds, then play the beep and wait x seconds and the turn the siren on.
I created that device handler too. While pairing it, make sure you tap the action button multiple times so that it pairs securely. If you’re unable to get it to pair securely, the beep feature will be too unreliable to use.
If you don’t care about it being as loud as a siren or continuously playing for more than 20 seconds, I recommend getting the Aeon Labs Doorbell because it allows you to load up to 100 mp3s that can be played by number. You need to pair it the same way or you’ll see an additional delay of 1-2 seconds.
I made it work with the Aeon GEN5 Z-WAVE PLUS INDOOR SIREN ZW080A17.
Therefor i used the instuctions located at:
That makes the delay, and when S1 goes ON when the home is ARMED the beeping will start.
And it works perfectly. There´s a 1 ~ 1.5 second delay before the beepings start (using CoRe), which is perfect.
If i disarm the alarm the beeping instantly stops, if i don’t remove the alarm you know what happens
My speakers go:
Using tasker auto input → spotify on my 5 chromecast audio’s through the whole house.
All alarms will ring;
All lights go on
All roller shutters go up
The ledstrips blink blue / red
The tablet calls me using tasker auto input → voipbuster