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Routine Tiles with Countdown (for Arming a house and leaving during countdown)

Milan Balogh 6 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 years ago 1

The basic scenario is when you leave the house and want to activate the "Goodbye!" routine for smartthings. It arms the house while you are still inside and triggering motion and open door sensors.

It would be great if there was a setting to run the routine with a time delay leaving me time to exit and lock the door etc. 

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Hi Milan,

This idea has occurred to us many times due to the lack of exit and entry grace delays in Smart Home Monitor by SmartThings.

A few issues holding us back:

  • Without entry grace delay, the usefulness of exit grace delay is limited. You'd get time to leave your house before SHM is activated and subject to triggering alarms by motion or the front-door opening for you to exit; but you would not be able to use your internal ActionTiles Panel to disarm SHM as the front-door contact sensor and/or inside motion detectors would trigger before you could reach the Panel.
  • There's some amount of risk that a command delayed with a countdown in the front-end (i.e., in the browser) or in our cloud could fail to execute. We don't want this responsibility. We believe that entry/exit delays should execute in the SmartThings Cloud.
  • There is a richly featured and rapidly evolving SmartThings Community developed SmartApp which implements entry/exit delays for SHM that we would like to make our official recommendation (and/or learn from for our own implementation): https://community.smartthings.com/t/release-smart-home-monitor-exit-and-entry-delays/95991?u=tgauchat