Im almost 100 pc positive at this stage that it isnt possible to trigger the siren from any non yale items. The only thing i can think is maybe the yale cctv cameras introduce an option but thats just guess work.
This is useful to me mainly so i know if ive left a window open when i leave the house
I’m thinking more that if the alarm triggers itself using its own sensors then smartthings can see that status instead of arm/disarm/home arm - so triggering a routine… Does that sound possible? My knowledge of code is very limited but wasn’t sure if when an alarm has triggered the status of the alarm would be a mode that would allow this?
Ahh in this case i would do something else really. Id use the universal device handler.
When the email/sms from yale hits i would use ifttt to trigger a virtual switch which you have set to show as a motion sensor or something which triggers the smart home monitor in smartthings.
I do something similar with my floodlight camera from ring. Let me find the link to the device handler
I got the yale module for it and started to play around with what could be done with it.
It can only unlock the door.
If the five point lock is engaged the door will re-lock itself after about 30 seconds
At no point the state of the lock sent to the smart alarm. (so very annoyed by this)
I’ve hurriedly made an unlocking device handler for it but i think i am going to try the Zwave handler and see what it can do.
For what it’s worth Yale’s owner Assa Abloy are in the process of purchasing August the leading smart lock maker.
The August smart lock does I believe report a lot more information and even has a sensor to confirm whether the door is properly closed.
Perhaps the August technology and platform will be added to other e.g. Yale locks.
I am hoping that Assa Abloy make the August lock suitable and available in Europe. Currently it is only for the US and as a result only has US Z-Wave frequency and the bridge for remote access has a US power supply. Also currently it only supports US deadbolts and not Europrofile locks. (An enterprising Chinese entrepreneur has made an adapter plate that makes it able to operate a Europrofile lock.)
Hi, how would I get a Yale power switch to activate when alarm goes off. I want to connect a strobe light to disorientate on entry. Thinking it has to be connected to a PIR or contact. New to all this so not a clue… thanks
If it’s a yale power switch the I’ll need to know the url you press to activate it from the yalehomesystem.co.uk website and I can write something so you can build that into smart things. Once in smart things your best bet is to use ifttt to activate the switch if you get a yale burglar email
I have followed this thread and can confirm everything is working perfect. I used Pollster [smart app] "Pollster" - A SmartThings Polling Daemon to refresh the sensors every minute. Thanks tapion your a life saver.