How can I add a keypad to my security system?

Episode 1484 (15:56)

Sheldon from Sherman Oaks, CA
SimpliSafe Keypad

Sheldon has bought a SmartThings security system and wants to know if he can incorporate a keypad to disarm the alarm, rather than using a mobile device. The chatroom says that the ADT Security Hub will work, but Rich says that's an expensive option that requires monthly monitoring. SmartThings has other options to consider here, though.

Rich says it'll be a headache to try and mash up everything together. He recommends returning the SmartThings system and getting SimpliSafe. It's turnkey, and has everything he'll need. It's also easy to set up.

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