Vacation & House Sitter - How to?


I just realized that when we are away on Summer Holidays my home will be in Alarm Mode and I did not buy any other presence sensors for a house-sitter to come check on things as we just use our phones for everything.

I guess I have to rush an order in for a Presence Sensor. Any ideas on another solution…?

(Patrick Stuart [@pstuart]) #2

invite them on use their ios or android phone as a presence device and allow them to change the alarm mode?


I could, then ask them to delete themselves from our Smartthings when we get back.

(Patrick Stuart [@pstuart]) #4

or you can remove them yourself in the app

(Brian) #5

They would have full access to your system if you added them to the app.

Just disable alarms and have notification only on. You will know when they come & go, but they wont be greeted with a shrieking alarm.
Having a dropcam or foscam to check would be nice as well.