Step-by-step description of how to receive an alert if your smart carbon monoxide and smoke alarm goes off. This post includes information on the equipment, steps, and set-up needed to accomplish this outcome.
This recipe outlines the steps to install a smart carbon monoxide and smoke alarm and configure it to alert you to a failure.
Here’s the recipe:
- Smart home hub – The first step is to set up a smart home hub so that you can use a smart alarm that supports Z-Wave or Zigbee. Many smart alarms and sensors run on batteries, so they need the low-power consumption offered by these protocols. The hub will also come with the SmartThings app that you can use to monitor and configure the smart alarm.
- Smart carbon monoxide and smoke alarm – You will need a smart alarm capable of connecting to your smart home to send you notifications when the alarm goes off. I have been very happy with my First Alert smart carbon monoxide and smoke alarm.
- Integration – The smart alarm will connect to the SmartThings application on your phone. Follow the process in the SmartThings app to connect it.
- Alarms – Configure the alarm by clicking on the Automation tab across the bottom of the SmartThings app. Add a SmartApp called “Notify Me When”. This SmartApp will walk you through the steps of configuring the alarm, including sending a banner notification to your cell phone and a text message when triggered.