Create A Fire-Triggered Unlocking Automation Rule

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A fire-triggered unlocking rule helps you safely exit your home in an emergency and gives first responders immediate access to the property. If you have smoke/CO sensors and at least one lock enabled on your account, this rule can automatically unlock a single door (e.g., the front or back door) when smoke or CO is detected or when the fire panic button on the security panel is pressed.

Important: This rule needs to be created and enabled manually on the website before it can begin to take effect.


Fire-triggered unlocking rules are compatible with most supported security panels and Z-Wave locks. For information about device compatibility, contact your service provider.

Important: If there is a manual auto-relock switch on the physical lock, verify it’s switched to the off position.

To create a fire-triggered lock automation rule using the website:

Important: This rule can only be created for a single lock.

  1. Log into the website. 
  2. Click Automation.
  3. Click + Add New Rule.
  4. Click Event-triggered Rule.
  5. Name the rule in the Name of rule field. 
  6. In When this event occurs, select Alarm.
  7. In the Alarm dropdown menu, select either Smoke Detector or Any Fire, Smoke, CO Emergency
  8. In While system is, click to select DisarmedArmed Stay, and Armed Away.
  9. In Select Devices, click to select the sole lock that will follow the rule.
  10. In the During this time frame, select to specify when the rule will be active.
    • For At All Times, the rule will be carried out any time of day.
    • For Only during the following times, click to select the specific days and times that selected devices are automated by the rule.
  11. Verify the rule is configured with the correct settings.
  12. Click Save.
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