Just installed the Home Monitoring System and I think it would be useful if when disarmed/home/away, the keypad lit up to tell you what your status was.
Doesn’t the status light up the key under disarmed/home/away to indicate status? There is an IR sensor in the keypad and one of those should light up as your approach.
Thank you for clarifying that. I hadn’t noticed that’s what was happening. Now that you’ve pointed that out, I’ve been paying attention and it would appear to me that the buttons lighting up don’t stay on long enough. If I’m not looking at it right when I approach, often times it will light up and I miss it and it doesn’t come back on.
The sensor does not always sense movement. It’s so so. How it is for my 3 keypads. The status should always be lit up.
The sensor extinguishes when no one is watching to preserve battery life. Agree the PIR is not sensitive enough.
I’d like to be able to glance at my Hub OR my keypad and have a visual cue as to whether or not my alarm is ON before opening a door. I sometimes go outside to take out the trash OR retrieve the mail and don’t have my phone on me. As it now stands, I have to get my phone and look at my app OR simply open the door and see if it starts screaming.
Like @dr.know said above
It’s supposed to light up with the status but I agree sometimes it’s not as sensitive. I’m not sure how they would be able to make the hub show the status with the current hardware though.
Status on keypad lights for a few seconds when you pass you hand near it or when approaching the pad. After that it sleeps for a minute or two.
Better if pressing any key would display the status.
Like @PastorPaul’s idea of using the Hub as an indicator.