Use SmartThings Home Monitor with ActionTiles

Updated September 2022.

This workaround is potentially deprecated. These instructions will be updated in October 2022 after migration to the new SmartThings platform is complete.

Updated January 2021.

If you previously used Virtual Switches, make sure to change their type to Simulated Switches, due to recent platform changes!

SmartThings Home Monitor is not yet compatible with any 3rd party apps. We will offer direct integration as soon as it becomes available.

Meanwhile, this easy workaround allows SmartThings Home Monitor to integrate with ActionTiles.

Step 1) Create the following 3 Simulated Switches using any method of your choice (f.e. How to create a Simulated Switch) and name them as follows.

1.1) STHM Arm Away

1.2) STHM Arm Stay

1.3) STHM Disarm

Step 2) Create 6 Automations using the SmartThings Mobile App.

Automations 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 bind states of SmartThings Home Monitor to the Simulated Switches.


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Automations 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6 bind states of the Simulated Switches to SmartThings Home Monitor.


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You should now have the following 6 Automations:

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Step 3) Authorize the Simulated Switches with ActionTiles. Then, add 3 Tiles, they could look something like this:

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3.1) Edit each of the Tiles to assign custom icons to match SmartThings Mobile App using `home-alarm-away`, `home-security` and `home-alarm-off` icons (optional).
3.2) Other optional configurations:

  • Change headers
  • Hide footers
  • Assign PIN Codes

The Tiles will look something like this:

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Congratulations! You have successfully set up 3 Tiles that mirror SmartThings Home Monitor in the New Mobile App. This is only a temporary workaround until the official integration is available.

View related article for Scene integration.

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