Set Up and Use Smart Home Monitor in SmartThings

Set Up and Use Smart Home Monitor 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. Keep reading to learn how to 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 touch Add (the plus sign). Touch Add device, and then touch Auto detect. If your device is detected, touch it to connect.

If it isn't detected, you can manually add it. Touch Back 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.

Use Auto detect to add devices to Smart Home Monitor

Set Up the Smart Home Monitor

Once all your security devices are connected, you can set up Smart Home Monitor and guard your home. Just follow these steps:

Navigate to and open SmartThings, and then touch Add (the plus sign). Touch Add automation, and then select Smart Home Monitor from the list of recommended automations. Then, touch your desired option (Security, Smoke, or Leaks). From there, follow 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.

If desired, you can also create automations for the other available security options. When you're done, touch DONE, and then touch ALLOW to officially set up Smart Home Monitor. It will appear in the SmartThings Home Screen, where you can access it at any time.

Note: To edit Smart Home Monitor’s settings, touch the shortcut on the Home Screen, and then touch More Options. Touch Settings, and then change your settings as desired.

Set up Smart Home Monitor

Arm Smart Home Monitor to Set Up Alerts

With Smart 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 Smart Home Monitor is armed or disarmed so it doesn't go off at the wrong time.

On the Home Screen, a shortcut for Smart Home Monitor will be displayed. Touch 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.

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

Smart Home Monitor Disarmed

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