Like many others, I became a lifetime license holder because of a completely different DTH. In my case, I had bought three Yale Assure locks (which I love to death) and so I absolutely had to have the “Universal Enhanced Z-Wave Lock with Alarm, Notification, RFID, Door Sensor and Advanced Features” — it was a no-brainer. For a while, I ignored all the other code on their site until one day I realized there were some really cool SmartApps on there that I was missing out on. In addition to the “Door Lock Code User Management with Unlock Notifications, Advanced Scheduling and Automatic Lock/Unlock” SmartApp, I love the “Open/Close Door/Window/Switch/Lock/Valve/Shade Notifications and Action when the Hub Changes Mode” and “Device Low Battery Notification and Monitoring” Smartapps—they’ve come in extremely handy. In fact, it wasn’t until least week—nearly a year later—that I bought a set of Blink cameras and essentially got RBoy’s Blink DTH and SmartApp for “free” as gravy on top since I’d already paid the fee for all the other stuff I’d been using for ages now.
Looking at it from a different angle, perhaps the best part of paying for DTHs/SmartApps is the responsiveness to feature requests — like now
@RBoy: Currently, notifications are tied exclusively to motion detection events. I was hoping it would be possible to add an additional qualifier: SHM Status. The use case is this: I’d like to keep motion detection on 24/7 to keep a visual record of all comings and goings regardless of SHM Status, but I only want to be notified of motion when SHM is Armed (Away) or Armed (Home). I don’t need to know about motion detection events when SHM is disarmed, since that would create a ton of noise. Currently the only workaround I know of to get rid of the noise is to set Blink Camera Manager to disable motion detection entirely while SHM is disarmed, but that means I’m no longer keeping video records of comings and goings during that state.
And thanks for all the great work!