Using Notifications to Configure Control Device
Using Notifications to Configure your Control Device
The Control Unit’s two relays can be controlled via sensor notifications which allows more than one sensor to trigger a particular relay. Once you have set a notification to control a relay based on an event or measurement, any sensor assigned to the notification can trigger the relay. The sensor will send a reading to the notification server engine which sends the command to the control unit. Your sensors and control unit must be on the same network in your iMonnit account and if your sensor and control unit are also communicating with the same gateway, the control commands will be sent within a couple of seconds. If the sensor and control unit are not communicating to the same gateway, then the notifications will be sent based on the poll interval of the gateway to which the control unit is communicating.
To create a notification to use with the control unit:
First ensure that no sensors are paired with the relays.
- Launch a browser and log into your iMonnit Online Portal.
- From the blue navigation bar, click the “Notifications” tab.
- Click “Add Notification”
- Click “Sensor Reading Notification”
- Choose the type of sensor you are going to use to control the relays.
- Enter the Name and set the parameters for the notification.
- Click “Continue”
- Click the selection box next to the sensor(s) you wish to interact with the control relay from the left side of the page, and then click the double arrows to move them into the box titled “Notification will be triggered by”.
- Click the “People to Notify” and choose the recipient for the notification.
- Click the “Devices to Notify” tab and choose the device relay(s) you wish to control with the notification. Move the device(s) to the box titled “Notifications will be sent to”.
- The two actions which can be performed via this notification when the sensor meets or exceeds the parameters in the notification are:
a. Toggle Relay - Turns the relay on, turns it off or toggles it from its current state to the other state. (If it’s on, it will turn it off, if it’s off, it will turn it on).
b. Toggle the relay for a specific amount of time - Changes the state of the relay for a user-specified amount of time.
- When you set up the notification, turn on the timer if you want the relay to change states again after the event. For instance, if you want the relay to go on when the condition for the alert state is met, and then turn off after ten seconds, use the timer function to do that. If you want the relay to stay on until someone sends the command to go off, then there is no need to set the timer.