Your Vera system can send you a text or email alert to notify you (and other users) of just about anything that happens in the system, such as when a door or window opens, a motion detector trips, someone unlocks the door, smoke detector trips, flood sensor detects water, battery level in a device gets low, and much more!
(Note: The Notifications, Timers and Scenes instructions are for the browser version of the Vera Dashboard app. See "Geofencing" article for an example of instructions specific to the iOS and Android mobile apps which are similar to the browser app, but not identical.)
To create an alert:
- Locate the device that will trigger the alert in the Devices section of the app.
- Click on the right arrow (also called a "chevron").
- Scroll down to Notifications.
- Click the down arrow by "Please select" (where it says "Add notification for").
- Create your alert.
Note: Your Vera system's Mode selection (Home, Away, Night or Vacation) also controls when sensors are "armed" to send notifications. In Home mode, for example, all of your home's motion sensors are by default disarmed since it is assumed you are moving about. You can override these defaults too. See "Configure My Modes" for a more detailed explanation.