I had the same problem. The answer is upthread: You need to create automations using the button presses as triggers. Once I started fiddling with it, I’ve got it working to disarm with an entry countdown, Arm Away with exit countdown, and Arm Home for when my husband leaves in the morning and I’m still asleep.
I enter the correct PIN and nothing happens
BTW, this was the biggest clue for me. The keypad let me know when I did something wrong, so I knew it was set up correctly, at least.
I found the answer I mentioned. Hope this points you in the right direction:
You need to create the automation for that, like “IF the alarm is disarmed AND the Arm button was pressed THEN make the device count down, wait N seconds and then arm home/away”. The time for the keypad count-down is also configured by the driver so you need to align it with the automation.
Thank you for the reply! So I’ve noticed something now that I’ve been trying to setup automations like that with the keypad. Every time I configure an “If, Then” routine with the keypad, I receive a pop up message in the iOS ST app stating “Network Error” with options to “Cancel” or “Retry”. It doesn’t matter how many times you retry, same message.
I’ve only been able to create one automation with the keypad thus far and that was one where I was playing around with a ZEN32 scene controller and had "single press button 1 to disarm the keypad and also ST Home Monitor and then send a notification.
I’ll attach a screenshot with the “network error” message which appears when I try to create any automation involving the keypad in the “IF” argument.
I ran into that too. I’m not entirely positive this is correct but it seems that if you have the Keypad do more than one thing at a time in an automation, you get that error. I tested this by recreating your screenshot without the keypad action in Then and it saved fine; added that back and got the error.
To get around this, I split my automations into parts. My “Arm Away” routine just does the exit delay in the first part. When that finishes, it notifies that the armAwayButton was pushed, and the next part looks for that and also if the door is locked, both as preconditions. Then it calls via a virtual switch my pre-existing “All Away” routine, which I also can use with geofencing or Alexa triggers. There’s some redundancy this way (the “All Away” also locks the door, and sets the Arm Away status on the keypad and STHM) but so far it doesn’t seem to have been a problem.
Would you mind sending me a screenshot of your automation setup? I must be missing something. I finally figured out how to get all modes armed or disarmed with the PIN which is great, but I’d love to have an exit delay and also an entry delay. I have STHM setup for a 1 min delay in the main monitor settings, but I really miss that countdown sound from the Ring keypad. It would be awesome to have that back if possible.
Other than that, I have Actiontiles running on a Kindle Fire HD8+ with virtual switches for the arm/disarm modes and it works great! Everything is reflected realtime on the keypad and vice versa on the tablet.
If I could just get my Away & Armed countdown sound for exit and the Entry delay countdown sound for disarmed I’d be golden!
any progress on this over the last week? managing codes with this keypad would be great. not in any rush with it, just curious how things are going. right now I haven’t even moved it into a place for the family to use regularly.
My most complicated routine is “Brief Exit” which is an Armed Home with the added complication of automatically rearming after 1 minute. My husband used to leave for work very early, long before I had to wake up, and would sometimes forget to reset the alarm so I automated it. These are screenshots of that after I rebuilt it this week to use this driver. Hope they help.
It uses 2 virtual devices; the first is a momentary button that can take input from several sources to make it easy for my husband when he’s rushing out the door. The vButton’s only purpose is to trigger a virtual switch.
One thing that threw me is that the “exitDelay” function doesn’t do anything, other than count down. You have to trigger the change of alarm state separately. The same is true for the entry delay.
Not sure if anyone else has seen this but I’m having some issues. I believe i have installed the driver correctly, the keypad paired easily and is appearing in smart-things. I’ve had a go at setting up routines but I just cant get it to interact with smartthings. Clicking on the keypad device will briefly show an error message, “The device hasn’t updated all of its status information yet. check again later”. And all of the fields appear blank. Not sure if im missing something obvious.
Not sure how you got there but this happened to me after the keypad went non responsive (not happened since), I removed it like a Zigbee device and then when re-added it came back like yours, I then ran through how to ‘exclude’ the device (as its Z-Wave) and after excluding and then re-adding it was fine and has been ever since.
Thanks SlySi. I figured out it was my mistake on the driver upload. I had managed to duplicate content of the separate init.lua files so the driver was only half working. Definitely connected now just struggling to get some advanced automations working