Time Delay in SHM

When will Smartthings implement a time delay for arming/disarming the “away” alarm? I would like to place a wall mounted tablet and use SHM as a traditional security system. This would allow home occupants to use the alarm without being tethered to a phone and dependant on its battery life and all other uncertainties. I tried Smart Alarm but found it to be unstabe with false alarms and no alarm when actually tripped. When is SHM going to be complete? A time delay is such a basic and trivial element of even the simplist of security systems.
Thank you,


SHM records multiple front door intrusions on my system each day. Fortunately, it automatically mutes and resets the alarm fairly quickly when the door unlock is registered. Each time I click the false alarm check box hoping someone gets an annoying message at SmartThings…

I have the same request - really need time delay. It doesn’t make sense to Arm the system while you are inside and leave only to have the system go off. We use a tablet to control SHM and leave it in the house just like you use a security system. That just doesn’t seem to smart - no pun intended.

It seems like a very basic and trivial function that even the simplist of security systems have. I’m hoping that if enough people request it, it would be added as an option.

I totally agree, and fully expected it to already be there. People get these systems to either be a simple security system or to enhance a system they already have. So as a simple security system you want to arm everything before you leave not after you leave. If it is an enhancement to a security system you already have then why would you want to turn the system on inside and wait until you get out to turn on your enhancements?

Totally agree!! Are you listening Smartthings??? It’s about time… please :-)Thank you.

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I agree. Come on Smartthings! Spend a couple weeks and add entry/exit delays to SHM. Please.

With Smart Alarm being removed from the Market Place, it is becoming ever so important for Smart Home Monitor to implement entry/exit time delay. All those that agree, please send a note with that request to Smartthings via the “Support” -> “Email Support”.