This solution shows you how setup and use 'SmartThings Home Monitor' in Smart Home Hub with SmartThings Connect app. SmartThings Home Monitor is used to easily setup a security system that allows you to arm/disarm your home and notify you in case of a break-in, water leak, or potential fire or smoke. 


It forms part of a broader guide on managing and using Smart Home Hub which can be found here  



a.
Setup SmartThings Home Monitor


SmartThings Home Monitor in the SmartThings app harnesses your smart devices for custom home security and monitoring, giving you peace of mind and keeping your home safe and sound. 


Steps in app


1. From the Home screen, tap the Plus (+) icon and select SmartApp.

2. Select SmartThings Home Monitor

3. You'll be prompted to set the specific rules for the 3 alarm states:

  • Arm (Away): The home is unoccupied and you want monitoring by all sensors.
  • Arm (Stay): The home is occupied and you want monitoring by select sensors.
  • Disarm: You want to disarm all monitoring and alarms.


These alarm states can be activated at the top of the Home screen to choose which of these 3 states you want to activate.


a.1. Security


Security alerts will use devices such as motion or door and window sensors to trigger the alarm.


Steps

  1. From the Home screen, tap SmartThings Home Monitor
  2. Tap the three dots icon in the top right
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Select Security
  5. Configure Armed/Away Intrusion Sensors
  6. Tap Next
  7. Configure Armed/Stay Intrusion Sensors
  8. Tap Next
  9. Configure the following alarms and notifications:
    • Push Notifications
    • Audio Notifications
    • Turn on Lights
    • Turn on Siren
  10. Tap Next
  11. Configure the following security mode reminders:
    • Reminders to arm the system when all members leave
    • Reminders to disarm the system when any member arrives
  12. Select members for reminders:
    • Tap Members
    • Select which members
    • Tap Done
  13. Tap Next
  14. Tap Done
  15. Tap Allow to confirm



a.2. Smoke


Smoke alerts will use devices such as smoke sensors to trigger the alarm.


Steps

  1. From the Home screen, tap SmartThings Home Monitor
  2. Tap the three dots icon in the top right
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Select Smoke
  5. Configure Monitored devices
  6. Configure the following alarms and notifications:
    • Text & Push Notifications
    • Audio Notifications
    • Alert with Sirens
    • Alert with Lights
  7. Tap Next
  8. Tap Done
  9. Tap Allow to confirm



a.3. Leaks


Leak alerts will use devices such as water/leak sensors to trigger the alarm.


Steps

  1. From the Home screen, tap SmartThings Home Monitor
  2. Tap the three dots icon in the top right
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Select Leaks
  5. Configure Monitored devices
  6. Configure the following alarms and notifications:
    • Text & Push Notifications
    • Audio Notifications
    • Alert with Sirens
    • Alert with Lights
  7. Configure Actions (e.g., close valves and turn off switches)
  8. Tap Next
  9. Tap Done
  10. Tap Allow to confirm




b.
View an incident


Any alarm triggers that happen with SmartThings Home Monitor will save incidents and display time-stamped events depending on your configuration of this SmartApp. This will give you a good idea on what is happening and where in your home the incident happened.


Steps

  1. From the Home screen, tap SmartThings Home Monitor located at the top.
  2. Tap the icons to view the incidents
    1. Shield icon: Security
    2. Fire icon: Smoke
    3. Teardrop icon: Water/Leak




c.
Dismiss an incident


Building from the section 'viewing an incident', you can opt to dismiss the incident that happened if you felt that the incident was accidentally triggered.


Steps

  1. From the Home screen, tap SmartThings Home Monitor located at the top.
  2. Tap the icons to view the specific incidence
    • Shield icon: Security
    • Fire icon: Smoke
    • Teardrop icon: Water/Leak
  3. Tap Dismiss next to alert.
  4. Tap Yes to confirm and dismiss the incident.




d.
Incident history


Apart from directly viewing the incident, Smart Home Hub stores all incident into a history repository so that you can look back at that information.


This will show you which device(s) detected activity, when the incident occurred, and when the incident was dismissed.


Steps

  1. From the Home screen, Tap SmartThings Home Monitor located at the top.
  2. Tap the History icon




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