Hello. I’m new to Smart Things and considering it for home security (among other things). Perhaps someone can direct me to a post that already has this info…
A little bit about my current home security setup. It’s a traditional system that’s hard wired into the house, but it does have a battery backup. We have 2 old-school keypads. There are sensors on every door and window, but all are hard-wired. There are no motion sensors. And of course all of this comes with a monthly monitoring fee where the police/fire are called if they cannot reach us or if the wrong password is given to them.
Is the concept of Smart Things home security that it informs the homeowners through notifications and puts the ownness on homeowners to call police? What happens if you are without phone service, on a plane, etc and miss an urgent notification? Do you just rely on cameras and such?
This seems to be the missing link to me, but maybe there’s a solution I’m unaware of. Especially now with the latest hub with battery backup, it seems to be getting closer to a really great alternative to paying monthly alarm monitoring fees.
Thanks for your help!