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Push notification for low battery alarm devices.

Alberto Macias shared this question 4 years ago
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I would like to set up a rule that would send me a push notification or email to remind me that one pr more devices need the batteries replaced. I have read many devices have the ability of sending low battery alarm messages, but can't find them on the devices setting or rule creator. Anyone with a solution for this? Thanks.

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I have the same question. I have found an option for this in the device confuguration:


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But from my experience, I'll bet my little finger that this doesn't work.... You will even see this option for non battery devices.


Has anyone got this functionality to work? How do we get these notifications? Push, email? Do we have to create a rule?

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As half of all the functions it does not seem to work. It's been a year of beta-testing for me and still they have not managed to release v1.0. Zipato: Either hire some good developers and get this thing finished or admit defeat already. You look like a one-man band with all shiny instruments, but sound like crap.

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Hello guys,


regarding the battery alerts there will be 2 options, first one to use battery level in Rules creator, and a second option will be a Battery partition inside the Security. You will be able to add devices to this partition and when the battery is low it will trip this partition and send a notification about the device which has a low battery.

"Battery low alerts" check box in Device manager which you posted is a part of this future feature but it is still not functional. We will do our best to finish this as soon as possible but we are stretched on a few high priority assignments such as our new Zipatile and a lot of requests for support of various devices. We try our best to provide you with the best possible user experience so we ask for a little more patience.

Thank you for understanding.


Regards

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Thanks Hrvoje for the reply. We realise you are busy and this sounds like a good option.

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Thanks for a good and informative answer, Hrvoje.

A tip: Hide all non functional options in the UI for users who don't use beta FW.

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Hrvoje,

I’m actually glad that someone from Zipato has finally said it, and I quote “We will do our best to finish this as soon as possible but we are stretched on a few high priority assignments such as our new Zipatile”, but I think this is NOT ACCEPTABLE after a year of beta tests.

I work in the automation business, used to work for a few years on an OEM for Automotive (mainly), Aerospace and Military Industry. Now I’m part owner of a Controls/Automation company for the same industries, that answer or argument to a costumer would let us without a job, is equivalent to say “I’m sorry but for now I’m busy to fix the issue you have with my product (which I promised to have that feature), I’m too busy working on another one that might help you (or might have the same issues) but you will also have to pay for it”.

I realize Home Automation is not compared to any of these industries but at the same time customers need to get what they were promised and are paying for… I understand you guys, as a business unit, need to keep selling and now you have now more competitors and have to keep innovating, Fibaro has their own version of Zipatile, Google has acquired the nest, Apple and Samsung are getting into the home automation business too, but tell me which advantage Zipato has over them, only one, the fact that the zipabox can integrate (at least in concept) almost every home automation protocol devices.

As an Automation Engineer I think the automation was created for some purposes, Zipato has to ask themselves if there are fulfilling these with their existing systems and products. To be honest I bought my box with the hope of becoming a Zipato distributor in Mexico, to use this product that gives ultimate flexibility to integrate Security and comfort systems, It is a fairly virgin territory here, my house is the ginea pig but at this point I WOULN’T recommend zipabox to anyone that is looking for a RELIABLE system. I hope Zipato realizes there is not too much time to get this fixed, your current customers are enthusiasts and home automation integrators that are getting frustrated (and their wifes too…) and to the point of selling their box (take a look at the forum topics) and won’t buy your Zipatile if it has the same issues with reduced flexibility… honestly how long you guys think Apple will take to release their own version of the box? How you guys think you will be able to match their server reliability? Or their app development capacities?? Or Siri seamless integration?? Or their sales capacity??

With all my respect I think Zipato has to focus on reliability first, then develop new products, I think with the zipabox you have the flexibility advantage over any other Home Automation OEM.

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I totally agree with you. It's quite facinating that Zipato doesn't prioritze their current users when launching a new product. Including new functionality in the user interface in production that's not finished implemented is.. yeah.. incredible. I'm also a software developer with 10+ years of experience in developing software, and I have never had this approach on any system running in production.


Many people are saying that this has been a beta period, but I bough this system from a large retailer here in Norway. The retail box didn't say anything about an unfinished system. This box was sold as a 100% complete system.

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Hrvoje,


There is no way I can use the battery meter in the rule creator, either with the sensor or meter block none of the devices show battery level, im using fibaro door sensors, motion sensors and zipato quads.

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+1. Even when this is visable on the device, their is still no way to use it in the rules to send a reminder. Very important I think.

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It would be nice if the low battery notification could be a little more generic than what you explain, Hjorje. I cannot speak for all users, but I think that warning flag should be ticked by default and that I could make one single rule to alert status for all ticked devices :

WHEN <ANY_DEVICE> battery_level < x

SEND_HTTP_REQUEST(DEVICE_NAME, ROOM_NAME);


So we don't need to make one rule per device

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Hi everybody!


As far as I understand, 8 months have gone, there is Zipatile device (which I've just bought) and the problem still exists?

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Alexander,


Yes, there is still no way to report low battery devices in Zipabox nor Zipatile as far as I can tell. None of the options Zipato has mentioned is available yet.

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The thing is, no one from Zipato will look at this thread as long as it is marked with answered. They jsut like having everything documented in their ticketing system.

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Yeah this is C... this is a key feature that should just work from day one this box was made!!


Example:

How on earth can you trust your security system setup if you dont get notifications from battery devices.

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Bah, probably this make me move to Fibaro HC lite

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Definitely no HC lite, that would be a bad move for sure. Either HC2 or completely different thing.

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Hello..

When will you finish this study? 3-4 years passed.

We could not take any low battery message up to now. It is a compulsory requirement.

I am not sure that you use zipato in your houses...