I’d like to set up my SmartThings system as an Alarm System. I appreciate it is not an ideal system but I’d like to see where I can go with it. I have a number of motion sensors, multi sensors and presence sensors which will work for my system, but I’m struggling putting it all together.
I have the various items set up, and assigned to rooms in the house, but not sure where to go from there. I find the SmartThings eco system confusing and there is no clear starting points - anyone else find this? Or if you can recommend where to start from that would be much appreiciated?
I also struggled to find an external siren/alarm which I could use with Smartthings. If the system is triggered, ideally there is an external siren and visual deterrent.
I’d like this to be intially a basic system - and then to build from there. (ie, when no one at home set the alarm, turn off alarm when we arrive home, and arm certain areas of the house at night time - windows and external doors for example). In future, I feel I can grow it out.
Any tips on where to start and how to go through with this would be great and would be muchly appreciated