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How to Set Up a Door Open Chime/Siren

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Devices to Make a Chime Sound Once SmartThings Recognizes the Trigger Event
As of 27 August 2018, Amazon now offers a new feature that allows you to have any smartthings – connected contact or motion sensor trigger a spoken alert on your Amazon echo devices. Or if you have sound effects files in your music library yet, you can play one of those. That could be a chime, a buzzer, a siren, etc.
 
Also, as of November 2019, they have also added some standard sound effects options, including doorbell chimes, a dog barking, and sirens, under “Sounds”.
You will do this with an Amazon echo routine (not a SmartThings routine). It's very simple to set up. [https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=G202200080 Official Alexa Instructions]. You can have the same Amazon echo routine turn on lights.
This app supports Chimes, SMS, Push Notifications and Text To Speech (TTS) Notifications and can monitor contact sensors, locks, presence sensors, tampers, switches and buttons. It requires a paid license to RBoy apps.
==Using Devices to Make a Chime Sound Once SmartThings Recognizes the Built-in Chimes In the ADT Model HubTrigger Event== If you have the SmartThings ADT model hub and the dual logo ADT/SmartThings Door Sensors, you can set up one of about a dozen different Voice or chime notifications for each of those sensors using the “security options” for the individual sensor in the app. This works with either the classic app or the new app. Some of the choices include a doorbell type sound, a triple beep, voice announcement, etc. The sound will play only on the hub itself. It can only be set up to work with the dual logo sensors, not any of your other sensors. And this option is only available for this model hub.
==Devices to Make a Chime Sound Once SmartThings Recognizes '''1. The Aeon Doorbell 5 or Doorbell 6 (under $75)''' (Requires the Trigger Event==Classic App)
'''1AOne very straightforward solution is to get the Aeon doorbell. This has two parts: a Z wave speaker and a wireless button remote for the speaker. The Aeon Doorbell 5 ($69)''' (Requires You can use the Classic App)button as a panic button or a doorbell button.
One very straightforward solution is For the purposes of this how to get , though, we are only interested in the $69 Aeon doorbellspeaker unit. This original model 5 device can play up to 99 different custom sound files, so you can make anything you like from a Windsor bell to This has two parts: a Z wave speaker and spoken notification. It also comes with some built-in sounds including a wireless button remote for the speakerchime. You can use trigger the button as speaker with a panic button or SmartThings command, which means you can play different tracks for different SmartThings events, including a doorbell buttondoor sensor recognizing that the door is open.
For the purposes of this how to, though, we are only interested in the speaker unit. This device can play up to 99 different custom sound The newer model 6 no longer lets you upload your own files, so you can make anything you like from a Windsor bell to a spoken notification. It also but comes with some 30 different built-in sounds files including a number of chimesounds. You can trigger the speaker with a SmartThings command, which means you can play different tracks for different SmartThings events, including a door sensor recognizing that The model 6 is also significantly louder than the door is openmodel five was (110 dB versus 85 dB).
So the solution is fully integrated with SmartThings, gives you many different sound options, and you can use any trigger event that SmartThings can recognize.
Still, once you get this device set up the way you want it, it will solve most of the use cases that people have. You can also use different sounds for different doors.
Note that you need to get the "doorbell" model, not the "siren" model . In 2019, Aeotec released a new version, the Aeotec Doorbell 6 ZW162A. so Available for both the US and the UK at a similar price to the original, but with a nicer looking button. This one comes with 30 different sounds, but you can no longer upload your own soundsfile. It will require the following [https://community.smartthings.com/t/release-aeotec-doorbell-6/165030 custom device type handler]. [https://www.amazon.com/Aeotec-Doorbell-Outdoor-Wall-Mounted-Wireless/dp/B07PB2HN6D/ref=asc_df_B07PB2HN6D/ model 6 listing at Amazon] The model 5 Version has become increasingly difficult to find since the model 6 was introduced, but most people will be happy with the model 6 anyway unless they really want to upload custom sound files.
UK NoteCommunity discussion thread with the device type handler code for model 5: [https: this device was originally manufactured on both the US and the UK frequencies, but since it was first released, the UK version has become very difficult to find//community. So you may not be able to use this option in the UKsmartthings. com/t/release-aeon-labs-aeotec-doorbell/39166]]
Community discussion thread with Amazon listing for the device type handler code: model 5 [https://communitywww.smartthingsamazon.com/t/releaseAeon-Labs-aeonZW056-labsz-aeotecwave-doorbell/39166]dp/B0182XG27Q/]
Amazon listing [https://www.amazon.com/Aeon-Labs-ZW056-z-wave-doorbell/dp/B0182XG27Q/]
In 2019, Aeotec released a new version of this, the Aeotec Doorbell 6 ZW162A. Available for both the US and the UK at a similar price to the original, but with a nicer looking button. This one comes with 30 different sounds, but you can no longer upload your own file. It will require the following [https://community.smartthings.com/t/release-aeotec-doorbell-6/165030 custom device type handler].
'''2. Dome Chime ($35) US Only)''' ( requires the classic app)
And again, this option can run locally as long as the sensor and the smartplug run locally.
'''8. Various Text to Speech(TTS)/Custom Sound Speakers (cost varies, but is typically $150 and up except for the Echo Dot up)''' (Some options will work with the new app, it depends on the device)
Some speakers have the ability to play custom sounds or spoken announcements, such as Sonos, Bose SoundTouch, or Samsung's Multi-Room Speakers. If you have such a speaker, you can use a smartapp called "Speaker Companion" to trigger sounds from SmartThings events. To install it, open the mobile app, tap on the marketplace icon (asterisk icon in the lower right), choose "smart apps" at the top of the screen, scroll down until you find "music and sounds" and open that. This will then list the officially published smart apps in this category. Look through the list until you find "Speaker Companion" and select it.
All of the devices in this category cost more than the simple alert devices or the Aeon doorbell discussed above so in most cases you would only choose this method if you already had the speaker device for other reasons.
Using A different method is to use Alexa routines with any Echo device. You can have an echo device speak a custom phrase by using “notifications“. However, in order to trigger the Alexa routine, you will need to create a virtual sensor that you can activate from smartthings. So it’s quite a different method from the speakers that can use speaker connect. See the community FAQ for directions. [https://community.smartthings.com/t/releasefaq-can-i-trigger-an-echo-speaksaction-without-speaking-to-it/142252 Echo Speaks117918] integration for Alexa, you can now have Alexa speak notifications. This requires the use of compatible SmartApps which support Text to Speech (TTS) notifications.
'''9. Android as an Audible Alert (requires an android phone/tablet)''' (Requires classic app)
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