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How to connect Halo Smoke Alarms

The Halo Smoke Alarms can alert you when fire or carbon monoxide is detected with voice alerts as well as SmartThings notifications, lights, and sirens. The Halo Smoke Alarms also monitor temperature and humidity, which can also be used to trigger actions with SmartThings. The Halo+ can also deliver weather and disaster warnings for your area. Get some peace of mind with the protection for your home with Halo and SmartThings!

On top of the safety and monitoring features, the Halo Smoke Alarms also have something for aesthetics–your smoke alarm can glow with whatever color you choose in the SmartThings app! Note: The color red cannot be displayed when selected in the app. Red is reserved for smoke and carbon monoxide emergencies to eliminate any potential confusion. If red is selected in the app, the Halo device will display a neighboring shade instead (e.g., pink or orange).

 

This article will tell you how to connect the following Halo devices with the SmartThings Hub:

For more information about compatibility, detailed product information, and technical specifications, visit our Works With SmartThings page here.

 

To connect the Halo Smoke Alarm with the SmartThings Hub

First, install the Halo Smoke Alarm according to its installation guide, which can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this article. Note: The Halo Smoke Alarms can only be connected through the SmartThings app or through the Halo app, but not both.

Next, in the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Under Things, tap Add a Thing at the bottom of your Things list
  3. The app will say Looking for devices…
  4. While the Hub searches, press and hold the center button until Halo greets you. Note: If you have plugged your Halo in with the power cable, it will automatically turn on and greet you
    • The Halo will glow light blue or purple for 15 minutes while attempting to pair with a Hub
    • To wake the device again after 15 minutes, double tap the center button or hold it down for 3+ seconds
  5. When the device is discovered, it will be listed at the top of the screen
  6. Tap the device to rename it and tap Done
  7. When finished, tap Save
  8. Tap Ok to confirm

 

How to use the Halo Hush command

The Hush command can be useful if you want to silence an alert for a short time, say, when some sizzling in the kitchen sets off your smoke alarm. The Hush option is only enabled after smoke or CO is detected; however, in some cases, the smoke or CO level may be too high for an Emergency Alarm to be hushed. We recommend that users never hush a CO alarm and only hush a Pre-Smoke alarm after checking the conditions surrounding your Halo.

In the SmartThings app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Under Things, select your Halo device
  3. Tap Hush
  4. The Halo device will glow solid red, green, or blue
  5. Tap on the corresponding Hush color tile in the app: Hush Red, Hush Green, or Hush Blue. Once you select a color, the device will show a different color until the in-app selection is correct three times in a row
  6. The Halo will flash white and announce it has been silenced. The alert will be hushed for 10-15 minutes

You can also Hush the alarm without using the app by simply pressing the center button on the device. For the Halo+, you can also Hush the Weather Radio, but this does not require tapping any of the color tiles after tapping Hush in the app.

 

To reset the Halo Smoke Alarm

If the Halo Smoke Alarm was not discovered, you may need to reset the device before it can successfully connect with the SmartThings Hub. To do this:

  1. Press and hold the center button until Halo greets you
  2. The Halo will glow light blue or purple for 15 minutes to indicate it is attempting to pair with a Hub

After the device is successfully reset:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Under Things, tap Add a Thing at the bottom of your Things list
  3. The app will say Looking for devices…
  4. The Hub should then automatically discover the Halo Smoke Alarm
  5. When the device is discovered, it will be listed at the top of the screen
  6. Tap the device to rename it and tap Done
  7. When finished, tap Save
  8. Tap Ok to confirm

 

To remove the Halo Smoke Alarm from SmartThings

If the Halo Smoke Alarm is connected but not operating as normal, you may need to remove the device and reconnect it with the SmartThings Hub.

To remove the device via the SmartThings app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Tap Things
  3. Select the device
  4. Tap the gear icon
  5. Tap Remove
  6. Confirm removal (this cannot be undone)

 

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