In last night's Hubitat Live, Bruce said that Z-Wave alarms can be "hard to turn off", so we're apparently not the only ones who experience this.
I've seen a few others on here mention the issues with Z-Wave alarms as well. My wife likes it to chime when the front door is opened. Most times this is fine but then I have those times when it chimes twice or sometimes 3, 4 or 5 times before it stops. That's a bit annoying then.
I use multiple google home mini’s spread through out the house to announce what sensor was tripped where so you have a little more information about what caused the alert besides just a siren. It also works well to use as an announcement of a door opening instead of a chime during the day. Only issue I have is every once in awhile it will stop announcing until I reboot the hub.
Interesting, I wonder if we can use Google home/Chromecast as a siren. It should be possible, just have it play a siren sound and make a device handler so HE recognize it as a siren?
If you have a tablet running a dashboard using Fully Kiosk Browser, that can be used as a siren/chime as well if you use the driver here in the forums.
What is your use-case for?
I'm happy with the z-wave Dome Siren.
I use it for three things;
- It's the upstairs doorbell for my Ring Doorbell (as I have their official chime for downstairs). This happens 3-6 times a week and it works great, and my batteries have been great too despite what others have reported.
- Night Alarm. If any door opens while in "sleep mode" I have it to where it will blast loud. This never happens though, an occasional accident from my better half if she forgets to disable the alarm.
- Chime if any water leak detectors light up. I also have my Sonos tell us "Water link in the: <Sensor name" to complement this.
I'm happy with it, it was cheap and the slow turn-off time doesn't bother me for these scenarios, and it's very quick to 'sound' for my triggers, but again I don't use it in super advanced ways.
I have a fortrezz siren and boy is that sucker loud! Gets everyone's attention around my house.
I used both Dome and Aeotech Siren 6.. I personally prefer the Siren 6 over the Dome siren.
Look up krlaframboise's DH for the Siren 6, works like perfectly for me!