I have been using Sharptools, Fully, Konnected and Smartthings to enhance my old alarm system and replace the old alarm keypads with fire tablets. While most of the new upgrade works well, I’m constantly being challenged by friends and family about how to simplify the UX of the whole solution. One idea I’m currently working on, is being able to prompt the PIN keypad automatically on Sharptools when someone enters the house and needs to deactivate the alarm.
Today I have a PIN protected Arm/Disarm button on my dashboard which activates/deactivates the alarm. However, since it takes a minute to walk up to the wall mounted tablet, find the disarm button, click it, enter the PIN (while dealing with the usual lag the fire tablet has) and wait for the command to be processed, the whole disarm process often cannot be completed within the time limit and the alarm ends up being triggered. A way to shorten and simplify the process would be to trigger the tablet to show the PIN keypad directly when the alarm is armed and someone enters the house.
I have the sensors or virtual switches I would need to trigger a rule (If Alarm is active and Main door or Garage doors are opened…), but I’m missing from the flow part the possibility to simulate a press on that Arm/Disarm button (or worst case to redirect to another dashboard), so that the PIN keypad can be shown.
Any thoughts or ideas about how could I create such a setup? Thanks in advance.