The beauty of Notions sensors is that you can pick and choose when you want to receive notifications for different events. In this article we'll cover:
- Sending alerts when home, away, or at night
- Changing your preference for home and away modes
- Changing your night time limits
- Changing your preference for system outage notifications
- Changing the temperature format for your notifications and changing the temperature thresholds
Sending Notifications When Home, Away or At Night
By default when you set up a new sensor or task, all alerts will be turned on. To adjust this, select the task that you want to edit from the home screen. There are three toggles at the bottom of the page, one for each setting. Your sensor will send an alert if any of the cases are true. For example, you might have alerts turned off when you're home. But if you're home, it's night time and you have alerts for night time turned on, then you'll receive a notification.
To adjust your preferences there, simply click each toggle to change the setting. When the toggle is green, that means the alerts are turned on.
Changing Your Preference For Home and Away Modes
By default, Notion uses your phone's location to determine how it should handle alerts based on your home and away preferences. If you would prefer to manually tell the app if you are home or away, from the home screen, click the top right corner where it says "At Home" or "Away". The toggle at the very top will adjust your preference for automatic home vs away switching; green indicates that automatic switching is turned on.
If you turn automatic switching off, you can use this same menu to change your status within the app. This way your phone will still know when to adjust alerts if you are home or away.
Changing Your Night Time Limits
"Night time" is different for everyone. Maybe you go to bed late, or maybe you work night shifts and sleep during the day. Whatever the context you can edit the time the app considers 'night time" to suit your preferences.
In the Notion app, click the gear icon and click where nigh time settings is listed. From there you can edit the start and end of "night time" to whatever you prefer.
The freedom here allows you to use night time as any specific time that you want to get notifications from your system. For example, if your kids get home from school before you get home from work, you could change "night time" to be 2 PM to 6 PM and turn on night time alerts. Then you will receive notifications for your kids activity while you're not home.
Changing Your Preference For System Outage Notifications
System outages occur any time your bridge is disconnected from your home WiFi network for longer than 10 minutes. You can determine if you want to receive a notification that your network is down based on your preference. To edit your settings, click the gear icon and change the toggle at the top.
Changing Your Temperature Format And Your Temperature Thresholds
The Notion app can record temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius. To adjust your preference, select the small person icon and navigate to the preferences tab.
Notion sensors default to a simple range where you will receive a notification if the recorded temperature is higher or lower than your limits. To adjust the limits, select the temperature task that you want to edit. Scroll down and use the settings there to set the upper and lower bounds.
If you have any questions about how alert preferences change the notifications that you will or will not receive, feel free to reach out to our support desk. Click here to submit a ticket, or we are available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (877)668-4660.