The Hubitat Notifications App is a simple way to enable hub events from devices, locks (including codes configured with Lock Code Manager), and mode changes to send audio or text notifications via an app such as the Hubitat Elevation app for Android and iOS or a third-party app like Pushover. Multiple users may be notified, and it is possible to have simultaneous text and text to speech audio notifications. Notifications may also be restricted to certain times, days of the week and modes.
From the sidebar of your hub, select Apps and then select Add Built-In App.
Choose the Notifications app from the list of Elevation Built-In Apps
Select Create New Notifier to start configuration of a Notifier "child app."
Name your Notifier child app.
Select the type of device you want to monitor for notifications.
Choose the specific devices to monitor for your Notifier
Select which events you want to monitor for your notifications
Choose for how long the event must be true before a notification is sent.
Specify how frequently you would like to be notified about an event. Toggle the switch for Only once per day, to limit notifications to one per a single 24 hour period, or you can limit the notifications to once within a specified number of minutes for events that may fluctuate frequently, such the temperature rise or fall.
Choose the type of notification you want. You may send audio, text notifications via an app such as the Hubitat Elevation app. Multiple users may be notified, and it is possible to have simultaneous text, and text to speech audio notifications.
For text notifications, choose a device such as the Elevation app, Pushover, Twilio, etc.
You may enter custom messages to include in your text notification.
You may also add
%date% to include these built-in Notifier variables in the message. These refer to the name of the “triggering” device, the event/attribute name (e.g., “switch”), the time of the event, and the date of the event.
If you want to have more than one possible text message, separate them with a semicolon
; and enable the Random message? option. A random message will be selected from among the specified messages each time.
Audio notifications may be delivered via a supported speech device such as Google Home, or on a supported music device such as Sonos. Audio notification setup is similar to text notifications. You may also add
%date% to include these variables in the audio notification. For example, if you simple added %device% %value to the Message to speak field for the front door lock used in the previous example, you would hear Front Door Lock Unlocked in your audio notification.
For Music devices, it is also possible to set the volume level for messages
Notifications may be restricted to certain times, days of the week and modes.
You may set a switch to disable notifications.