So I’ve got everything else going on with SmartThings. All kinds of great automations, routines, etc.
Now I need to tie together the security aspect. My scenario:
- any valid entry into the home comes via the Schlage smart lock, or a ST presence sensor.
(But for the moment let’s focus on the Schlage lock.)
- no one can really see the lock being operated from afar; the only neighbor with a (distant) view of it also has a code to enter the house.
So I don’t need to add a security keypad, and I don’t need to add entry delays. A valid code entry, combined with the door opening within 3 minutes, puts the house into ‘disarmed’ mode in SHM.
The house goes into Armed (home) SHM mode whenever things quiet down after 10pm, and disarms at @6am daily.
It goes into Armed (away) mode on workdays whenever the house has quieted down, and the garage closes.
Within the next week or so, every window will have a sensor.
I have a couple vidcams that activate depending on mode and activities.
The house alerts me if there is a possible security issue, and the cams record.
But I feel like there’s a component missing. Don’t know what it is…
Where do I go from here?
Do I somehow tie this into a larger, commercial security system? Not sure I want that.
Do I ‘unify’ the SHM parameters better? I do occasionally get warnings for activity that I know is perfectly legit. Would I need more motion sensors to do that?
And does SHM get any smarter with experience? Recognize patterns and such?