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How to Set Up Custom Audio Notifications for Your ZSE19 MultiSiren in SmartThings
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As a SmartThings user, yours is one of the only Z-Wave hubs that gives you the ability to assign built-in audio messages to your ZSE19 Multisiren and use them in rules and automations. 

This is because currently many hubs don't support the Sound Switch command class, which is required to enable this functionality. Examples of audio notifications and rules that you can enable:

  • Trigger a motion detection announcement when a motion sensor reports presence unexpectedly
  • Play a doorbell sound when the contact sensor on the front door is activated 
  • Upload a custom message or sound to use in any scenario you wish! 

You'll just need to install the custom device handler for the unit and follow the steps below to start taking advantage of your Multisiren's audio speaker.


IMPORTANT: If you'd like to change the volume of the audio file played in your new automation, please set it BEFORE programming the rule:  click on the MultiSiren in the SmartThings app, click on the 3 dots in the top right corner, scroll down to the Chime Volume setting and select the volume level, then exit the settings for the new volume level to save. Only now proceed with the below steps to program the automation.


Here's how to create a rule using the audio speaker functionality: 


  1. Tap the menu icon on the left of your home screen
  2. Tap the orange and purple SmartApps icon in the second line of the menu
  3. Click the "+" symbol in the top right corner
  4. Scroll down and choose Speaker Companion from the list 
  5. Choose Play a Notification
  6. Choose Custom Message > select Done 
  7. Input the sound number you want to play under Play this message (see sound numbers below) > tap Done
  8. Tap On this Speaker Player > select Multisiren > select Done
  9. Under When, choose the type of event you want to assign the notification to. For example, select Motion Here and then the motion sensor you want to automate. Select Done
  10. Review the additional options to see if you'd like to customize the rule further. Rename the rule if you'd like. 
  11. Select Done


Check out this helpful video from Automate Your Life, one of our favorite smart home YouTube channels. They have tons of tutorials on the new how-to channel so don't forget to subscribe to both ;)



Here are some sounds to choose from along with the number inputs they correspond with: 

  1. Beep
  2. Siren open alert
  3. Smoke alert
  4. Water leak alert
  5. System disarmed alert
  6. System armed alert 
  7. Low battery alert
  8. Siren sound
  9. Battery not charging warning
  10. Controller power off alert
  11. Beep #2
  12. Home network alert
  13. GSM network alert
  14. Motion alert #1
  15. Door/window open alert 
  16. Attempted entry alert
  17. Tamper alert for doors/windows
  18. Tamper alert detector
  19. Tamper alert for motion detectors
  20. Device added alert
  21. Panic alert 
  22. Motion alert #2
  23. Device removed alert
  24. Searching for a new device alert 
  25. No new device found alert
  26. Keypad tamper alert 
  27. Interference alert
  28. Armed mode alert
  29. Manual mode alert
  30. Disarmed mode alert
  31. Power supply cut off alert 
  32. Electricity limit alert
  33. Heating alert
  34. Doorbell

Let us know if you have any questions about the process. We'll be happy to help.

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