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Set up and use Smart Home Monitor in SmartThings

Smart Home Monitor screen in SmartThings

If you're always worried about someone breaking into your house, it’s about time you get Smart Home Monitor. With this feature in SmartThings, you can monitor and control your home directly from your phone. If an alarm or detector goes off, you’ll know in an instant because you'll receive an alert. Set up and use Smart Home Monitor so you can give your worries a break.

Add security devices

Before you can set up Smart Home Monitor, you need to add security devices, like sensors, to your SmartThings account.

Navigate to and open SmartThings, and then tap Add (the plus sign). Tap Device, and then tap Scan. If your device is detected, tap it to connect.

If it isn't detected, you can manually add it. Tap Back, then tap By brand, and then select the security device's brand, such as ADT. Select your type of device from the list, and then follow the on-screen prompts to connect it.

Add device screen with By brand tab selected

Set up the Smart Home Monitor

Once all your security devices are connected, you can set up Smart Home Monitor and guard your home.

Navigate to and open SmartThings, and then tap Menu (the three horizontal lines). Navigate to the location where you'd like to add SmartThings Home Monitor, and then tap Add (the plus sign). Tap SmartApp, and then select SmartThings Home Monitor from the list. Then, tap your desired option (Security, Smoke, or Leaks). From there, read the on-screen instructions. You can add different sensors to detect intrusions, smoke, and other disturbances. You can also add lights or sirens to alert you of any danger.

SmartApp screen with SmartThings Home Monitor displayed

If desired, you can also create automations (such as a siren going off) for the other available security options. When you're done, tap Done. SmartThings Home Monitor will appear in the location you added, where you can access it at any time.

To edit SmartThings Home Monitor’s settings, tap the shortcut in its designated location, and then tap the Settings icon.

Arm Smart Home Monitor to set up alerts

With SmartThings Home Monitor, you’ll always get alerts when you need them. But sometimes, different situations call for different things. No worries, you can change when SmartThings Home Monitor is armed or disarmed so it doesn't go off at the wrong time.

On the SmartThings Home Screen, a shortcut for Smart Home Monitor will be displayed. Tap your desired arming option. Here is what you can choose from:

  • Armed (away): Use when you’re away and the home is unoccupied.

  • Armed (stay): Use when you’re home but still want protection, like when everyone is asleep.

  • Disarm: Use when you don’t want any alarms or alerts going off.

Smart Home Monitor with Armed (away) highlighted

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