Testing Notion sensors is even easier than setting them up. In this article we'll go over to following:
- Testing your door and window sensors
- Testing your leak detector sensors
- Testing your smoke alarm sensors
- Testing your temperature sensors
Testing Your Door and Window Sensors
Once a sensor is installed on a door to detect the door opening and closing, testing the sensor simply means opening and closing the door. If you have not adjusted your notification preferences then you will get an alert any time the door opens.
Testing Your Leak Detector Sensors
To test your leak sensors, introduce a little water around the base of the sensor. The sensor will only detect the leak if water bridges the gap between the small brass pins on the bottom of the sensor. The sensor should push a notification almost immediately.
Testing Your Smoke Alarm Sensors
Considering your local fire department recommends testing your smoke alarms on a regular basis, it is worth testing your smoke alarms alongside your Notion sensor smoke alarm. With the sensor installed, press the test button on your smoke alarm for at least 30 seconds. Your sensor will detect the alarm within the 30 second window and will push a notification right away.
Testing Your Temperature Sensors
Unfortunately there is not a super easy way to test your temperature sensor. The sensor will begin reporting temperature as soon as it is set up. To test this function, simply check the home screen of your Notion app to make sure the sensor is reporting a temperature.
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