ok, let me explain what I am looking for and what I have.
I have a Nest Thermostat, Wemo switches and Dropcams.
When either myself, my wife or daughter are home, ST home mode tells the Nest we are there and is in Home mode, the Dropcams are configured to be turned OFF when in Home mode.
When ALL of us leave, the Nest goes into Away mode and the camera’s turn on.
All that works as I want it and very well too.
What I wanted is a way (maybe utilizing a long press of a Wemo light switch) to be able to turn the cameras ON even though we are still at home.
This is because their have been a number of home invasions in our area and if nothing else would like to catch anyone doing something inside our home when we are there that we could use to identify them if needed. I did setup one Wemo for a long press that triggers the silent alarm notification (text/alert) to mine and the wife’s iPhone (in case one of us is not there and can be made aware of an issue), it appears to work fine.