William40 5 months ago in Things & Capabilities / Non-"Works With SmartThings" devices • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago • 3
I have made 3 scenes: Armed away, Armed Home and Disarmed. They all work flawlessly and change the arming mode in Smartthings.
I have seen that there is a tile that, when pressed, contains the same functions.
My problem is I can't get this tile to change state.
What am I doing wrong or is this tile not working?
Customer support service by UserEcho
SmartThings does not allow any 3rd party apps to directly control the SmartThings Home Monitor. The workaround that you described is a popular approach to bypass this limitation. However, you will have to add these 3 Scene tiles to your panels.
Another approach is to use Simulated switches instead of Scenes, but at this point it is unclear how SmartThings will handle the switches after migration:
Thanks for your reply. The problem with using the 3 scenes is that I cannot see on my panel whether the system is in armed condition or disarmed condition. Is there a way to see if I'm in armed condition?
The link above describes a two-way implementation using a set Simulated Switches. This would work, in principle, but we need to wait and see how SmartThings handles simulated switches going forward.