The Security dashboard widget provides a glanceable indicator that lets you know if your home is secure based on the state of installed door and window sensors, smart locks and garage door openers. From across the room, quickly see if doors, windows or door locks are "secure" or if something has been left open or unlocked. Also, quickly toggle your smart home between "Home" and "Away" modes, running either pre-programmed scenes or leveraging SmartAway™ to automatically turn off lights and lock doors.
The Security widget presents for primary security groups today:
- Doors (open/close sensors)
- Windows (open/close sensors)
- Locks (smart locks)
- Garage Doors (smart openers)
If your smart home setup does not have any devices in one of these categories, the icon for that device group will be gray.
If all devices in a security group are "secure" (locked or closed), the icon for that group will be green.
If any of the devices in a security group are "insecure" (unlocked or open), the icon for that group will be red.
For example, if a door with an open close sensor is opened, the Doors security group icon would show an open door and turn red.
To see which devices are included in a security group, or to see the specific device that is not secured, simply tap on a group icon to open the group detail view.
In the detail view all included sensors are displayed, along with their individual secure/insecure state. If you do not want a device to be included in the dashboard secure state summary, simply choose to "Ignore" the device using the "Monitor/Ignore" toggle. This is useful for ignoring internal sensors, like closet doors, that do not have an impact on a home's secure state.
For Door Locks and Garage Door Openers, you additionally have the option to directly change the state of the device from the detail view. Simply tap on the device icon to lock/unlock a door or open/close a garage door.
Finally, for security groups that do not have any devices, a message will be displayed indicating that no sensors are available. In the future, Invisible: Controller may add the ability to add new sensors directly from this view, but for now new sensors must be added via the smart home hub's provided app or web interface.
The Home/Away toggle makes it easy to run programs that turn-off lights, lock doors and arm sensors when leave, and do the reverse when you return. There are two ways to use the Home/Away toggle in Invisible: Controller:
- Manual scene configuration
SmartAway is a unique feature built-in to Invisible: Controller that automates the process of transitioning a smart home between home and away modes. With SmartAway, Invisible: Controller will automatically turn-off lights, arm sensors and lock doors when you leave, and then return lights to their previous settings when you return. It's a no hassle, no programming required way to leverage the benefits of running a Home and Away smart home mode.
Manual scene configuration
If you prefer more control or already have programs created to run when leaving and returning to your smart home, you can configure the Home/Away toggle to run pre-selected scenes. In the Security widget Settings, choose the Home and Away scene from the list of scenes available on your smart home hub.
Security widget settings
On the "Settings" tab in Invisible: Controller, there are options to configure the "Home and Away" behavior. Tapping on "Home and Away" will reveal the settings window with options to adjust:
- Enable/Disable SmartAway
- Change "Away Delay" (countdown timer 'til SmartAway runs after toggling to "Away")
- Choose manual Home/Away scenes
- Enable/Disable PIN to exit Away mode
- Change PIN
- Choose devices to "ignore" during SmartAway
Ignoring Devices for SmartAway
By default, SmartAway will attempt to turn-off all switches and dimmers when transitioning to "Away" mode. In many cases, however, there are lights or switches that should NOT be turned-off even when you're leaving. The most common examples are exterior home switches and front-porch lights.
To tell SmartAway to "ignore" a device and not attempt to change its settings when transitioning between Home and Away, scroll through the list of devices in the "Home and Away" settings view, and tap on the devices that should be ignored. An ignored device will be displayed in green, as shown below.