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SmartThings and First Alert Smoke/CO detector solution


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Almost NEST like, but much cheaper.


In order for SmartThings to monitor smoke and carbon monoxide and trigger different actions if it’s detected, you’ll need a compatible smoke or carbon monoxide detector. Here are two that we’ve tested and can recommend:


• First Alert Battery-Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Smoke Detector

• First Alert Battery-Powered 3-Volt Smoke Detector


Once you’ve connected one of the above items, you can begin to customize how SmartThings will respond to these dangers. Start by tapping the prompt titled “Smoke and Carbon Monoxide,” and name the area where you’d like SmartThings to watch out for these dangers–such as “Kitchen,” or “Living Room.” Then, select the different actions that you’d like to take place if smoke or carbon monoxide is detected.


Among the different things that are possible, you can…


• Trigger your smoke and/or carbon monoxide detector to sound a loud alarm

• Receive an instant push or text message alert to anyone’s phone

• Turn on different lights to highlight an escape route for those inside (and then automatically turn these lights off once the danger is all clear)

• Automatically unlock doors to open an escape route for those inside



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Very cool Schoon.  Get yours yet?


Considering joining in and telling us about your home solutions guys.  This forum needs your help!

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