Safety Monitor and the Dashboard

I've been looking for a way to put specific choices onto tiles on the dashboard. So far I haven't found anyway to do this. If you're asking what is he talking about. I would like to have a tile that when tapped disarmed or armed the alarm without having to go into the secondary menu of choices which for what ever reason doesn't seem to be very responsive on tablets. Anyway is that at all possible??

A future option I would like to see is the ability of the HSM tile to have a few choices built into the button face.

In HSM under Configure automatic arm/disarm there's an option " Use buttons pushed to arm/disarm".

Create a virtual button, add it to the option above, and then add it to your dashboard. You might have to set it up as two tiles: one for arm and one for disarm. Not sure about that.

The other option would be to create a virtual switch, then set up an RM4 rule to arm/disarm based on the switch state. You could do that with just one tile.

1 Like

Thanks that worked like a champ

I’m having this same problem but don’t see the option mentioned “use buttons pushed...”. Not sure what I am missing.

I also notice that on the dashboards page sometime the add new dashboard is there most times not. Not sure if that is normal or not.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

I created a Virtual button by adding a virtual device, added it to my dash board and set it up in the "use buttons pushed".

I am pushing the button via my dashboard on my phone and my logs are tracking the event, but its not arming... ideas?

If your dashboard is being displayed by your door (tablet or some other device), Hubitat now has the ability to Password Protect any Individual Tile, through the use of Global Variable Connectors.

I also did not like the HSM secondary window, and would rather just have one tile to push to disarm the alarm. Since my dashboard is displayed on the wall in my back foyer, I needed this tile to be password protected. With Global Variable Connectors you can now have a tile, that when pushed prompts you to enter a password, once the password is entered any rule you can make in Rule Machine will execute. I am very happy they added this feature.

Global%20Variable%20Connector

2 Likes

@jimmorganis @naptorres If you are having problems assigned buttons to arm and disarm your alarm. First create the virtual buttons in device manager. Here is an example of a virtual button I created called "Press to Disarm". Notice I only assigned one button (button 1) to the device.

Your next step would be to assign the buttons you created in HSM, notice I created 3 virtual buttons. And lastly add the button to your dashboard, make sure you assign the correct button number to it. In my case I made all 3 buttons only have 1 button that is labelled "1" so in dashboard, make sure button "1" is being pushed.aaa

Thank you! Very helpful I have it going now.

Thank you! I actually followed all those steps exactly in that order originally, but I couldn't get it to work on my dashboard. What I ended up doing to get it to work on the weekend we create a virtual button (like in your steps) but using the button controller app to get it to set the status for HSM. Now its working and I didn't have to set the button control in HSM.