If you are on vacation, the last thing you want is to know that someone has broken into your house. There’s really nothing you can do about it if you’re halfway around the world, but if you have a trusted neighbor and a SmartThings setup, you can automatically notify them if someone tries to break into your home.

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Using SmartThings multipurpose open/close sensors, you can be alerted every time a door or window is opened. However, you can also send this same alert to any phone number you want, including your neighbor. Here’s how to do it.

If you’ve set up the SmartThings Smart Home Monitor feature in the past, then you’ll be familiar with most of the screens you’ll go through. If you haven’t set up Smart Home Monitor yet, you’ll need to before you can proceed, so be sure to check out our guide to setting up SmartThings.

First of all, open the SmartThings app on your phone and click on the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen.


Click on «Security».


Click next.


Click «Next» again.


Select Text & Push Notifications.


If you don’t want to receive any notifications while you’re away, be sure to turn off Send Push Notifications.


Then click «Phone Number?».


Enter your neighbor’s phone number.


Click «Done» in the top right corner.


Click Done again.


Tap Done one last time to save your changes and return to the main screen.


From there, when your SmartThings system detects a possible intrusion, your neighbor will receive an SMS on their phone.

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