This article will describe how to add a SmartThings block to your custom screen.

Add a SmartThings Account: 

First, you will need to get a SmartThings personal access token at the link below. You will need to set the correct permission on your initial setup.

Next, integrate your SmartThings account. Go to the link here DAKboard Authorizations and click the Add button, search SmartThings, and click on the SmartThings button.

Make your selections and add the SmartThings account using your generated token from the first step. As an option, give it a name and click Save Changes.

Now integrating your SmartThings account into your DAKboard account is complete. Follow the below steps to create a block in your custom screen.

Add SmartThings To Your Custom Screen:

Add a SmartThings block to your custom screen by selecting Add a Block while editing your screen and under the Smart Home section, select SmartThings:

Link a new account or select your SmartThings account from the drop-down. Select the device(s) and additional metrics that you wish to add from the Devices section. Choose any of the additional options as seen below.

Select the Rules tab and configure a new rule(s) as an option:

Select the Formatting and Schedule tabs to choose additional optional configurations. Once you complete making your selections, click Save Changes and preview your screen.


With your SmatThings Block, you have a few optional settings you can use with your Display. This can be seen on the Block editor page under the settings tab. See below:

These settings are as follows:

  • Show Name: This option will show the name of the connected device as reported by the API
  • Show Type: This option will show what kind of device is being reported by the API
  • Show Battery: This will show the Sensor Battery Level as reported by the API
  • Allow Change of State: This option allows you to use the Touchscreen or connected USB Mouse to toggle the state of the connected device

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