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As from v0.421 of the automationbridge, there is a new notifications platform, this replaces and adds more features to the already successful Google Assistant and Sonos Voice notifications service.
This new platform allows you to create multiple notifications, and use any device in your controller as a trigger, including scene activations, to perform and send notifications to multiple destinations.
All existing functionality for the Google & Sonos announcement services remains in place alongside this new platform.
You can now setup and send Push Notifications to your mobile phone, using the Pushover app and platform (more info on this platform can be found here). This is a paid app that you will need to buy to use the service, however it is available for a 7 day trial, so that you can fully test out the service in conjunction with the automationbridge.
You can now also configure any notification to send a web hook, or action a web url in addition to other notifications.
How to use the Notifications platform
You will find the notifications page, on the main header bar on the home page of the automationbridge.
Before you can send notifications, you must setup some destinations, these can be
- Google Assistant Speakers
- Sonos Speakers
- Push Notifications
To enable each destination, just click the Enable button in the relevant section, and then follow these guides.
Once you have your destinations setup and ready, then you can continue setting up your notifications. Just follow these steps below, in this guide I have all available destinations enabled to show all options, depending on your platform some of these may not be available.
Step 1 - Click the Add button in the top section of the page, Notifications.
Step 2 - Select the trigger device or scene for this notification and then click Next (Only those devices that are currently supported will be shown, further support for other device types is under development and will be added in future updates)
Step 3 - Select the state change that you want this notification to be actioned on, this will change based on the device type selected in Step 2.
Step 4 - Enter the notification alert text that is to be sent or announced.
Step 5 - Now select the destinations/actions to be executed, any combination can be selected.
Now click the Add button to complete the addition of this notification. You will be returned to the Notifications page.
From here you can;
Add more notifications.
See all notifications that you have created.
Test the notification (using the speaker icon)
Edit and Delete the notification.
This completes the setup of a notification, at this time the following devices types are supported as triggers.
- Switches/ Lights/ Dimmers/ RGBW : ON & OFF
- Motion Sensors : Motion Detected / No Motion
- Door/Window Sensors : Opened / Closed
- Temperature & Humidity Sensors : Value over threshold.
- Scenes : Activation
- Alarm : State Changes (ARM/AWAY/OFF etc)
Further device types and their actions will be added in future updates.