Alerts

Alerts are notifications sent to email, Twitter, or your ioBridge account. Alerts can be based of analog input values from sensors, digital input values, pulse counts, and variable values.

Creating Alerts

  • Sign in and select “Alerts”
  • Click the Create Alert button
  • Select an alert type to create

Alert Types

  • Digital Input Alerts – Send message on digital state changes
  • Analog Input Alerts – Send message when analog input passes a set trigger and/or reset point
  • Pulse Count Alerts – Send message when a defined pulse count condition is met
  • Variable Value Alerts – Send message based on the value of a variable (Gamma Series only)

Channel Messaging

All ioBridge actions are based on channel messaging. By default ioBridge Gateway Modules do not relay input data to ioBridge. Set the channel messaging mode and/or create an onboard rule to push data to ioBridge to cause an alert to be triggered.

Under the Module -> Channels tab, you can select the following channel messaging settings:

  • Send Message on Digital State Change
  • Send Message on Analog Trigger
  • Auto Message Digital Input
  • Auto Message Analog Input

Under Modules -> Onboard Rules tab, you can select the following channel messaging rules:

  • Analog Input (Push on Condition) – Add a rule that pushes the analog input value to the server when the proper condition is met
  • Analog Input (Push at Interval) – Add a rule that pushes the analog input value to the server periodically
  • Digital Input (Push on State Change) – Add a rule that pushes the digital input state to the to the server
  • Digital Input (Push at Interval) – Add a rule that pushes the digital input state to the to the server periodically
  • Pulse Count (Push at Limit) – Add a rule that pushes the pulse count to the server when the limit is reached
  • Pulse Count (Push at Interval) – Add a rule that pushes the pulse count to the server periodically
  • Pulse Count (Push at Interval and Reset Count) – Add a rule that pushes the pulse count to the server periodically and resets the pulse count
  • Variable Value (Push at Interval) – Add a rule that pushes a variable value to the server periodically (Gamma Series only)

Viewing Alerts

To view your active ioBridge Alerts, select the Alerts tab.

Active ioBridge Alerts

Messaging Accounts

Before you can receive a message about an event you have to add an email account under the Alerts tab of your ioBridge account. The Add Account button can be found below all of the currently active alerts. Alerts are sent as email.

Text Messaging

You can also receive notifications to an event as a text message by entering your cell phone’s email address. Your cell phone number can be converted to an email address based on your service provider.

  • AT&T: yournumber@txt.att.net
  • Verizon: yournumber@vtext.com
  • T-Mobile: yournumber@tmomail.net
  • Sprint PCS – yournumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • Virgin Mobile – yournumber@vmobl.com
  • US Cellular – yournumber@email.uscc.net
  • Nextel – yournumber@messaging.nextel.com
  • Boost – yournumber@myboostmobile.com
  • Alltel – yournumber@message.alltel.com

Note: ioBridge is not responsible for charges incurred by text messaging. Your standard text messaging rates apply with your mobile carrier.

Twitter via ThingTweet

ThingSpeak has a free Twitter proxy application called ThingTweet. All you have to do is associate your Twitter account with ThingSpeak and you can send status updates using simple API requests.

Here is how you connect ThingTweet to your ioBridge account.

Setup ThingTweet on ioBridge

  • Link a Twitter user account to the ThingTweet App (Tutorial)
  • Sign into ioBridge.com
  • Click Alerts
  • Click Add Account
  • Select the ThingTweet account type and click Next
  • Enter the Twitter Account Label, the ThingTweet API Key, and click Add Account

Create an ioBridge Message Action

Once you have your ThingTweet API Key setup as a messaging account on the ioBridge interface, you can create an alert:

  • Digital Input Alert - Send a message associated with a digital state change
  • Analog Input Alert - Send a message based on the analog value of a channel
  • Pulse Count Alert - Send a message based on the pulse count of a channel
  • Variable Value Alert – Send a message based on the value of a variable (Gamma Series only)

UberNote

UberNote is a free note taking service that is a replacement for Google Notes. UberNote allows email access to post new notes. Once you setup and account, an email that is linked to your account is created and listed under your settings page. If your alert sends a message to the UberMail address, it will be automatically posted to your account. UberNote also supports tagging and public RSS feeds of notes.