Getting more and more devices into our system but keep struggling with the alarm system. The WAF (wife acceptance factor) needs to be high and disarming an alarm with a smart phone isn’t always ideal. Having a traditional keypad is preferable, especially with MIL (mother in law) and others coming over and their need to disarm the system.
Since there is not a great option for a traditional keypad, I’m looking for alternatives. One that I’ve come up with is to program one of the GE switches we have to act like an alarm panel. For instance, we have two switches in our entry, one for the porch lights and one for the foyer lights. Three clicks on the porch light switch and one on the foyer light switch could be the code, or something like that.
Is there a smart app or virtual device that I can create that would either 1.) let one switch act as a device and after a programmed number of clicks it deactivates the alarm or 2.) let two switches work together so that a programmed number of click, in order, on the two switches, could turn the alarm off?
Or option 3, I missed an easy way to disarm your alarm that doesn’t involve a prox sensor, smart phone, or tablet mounted to a wall?