Push Notifications

How to setup Push Notifications for alerts.

INTRODUCTION

Push notifications are messages that pop-up on your phone or tablet, to keep you informed about important events within your Smart Home. This can also be used for system notifications, block notifications (on specific function blocks) & custom notifications.

These notifications can be limited to apply to specific user groups, and can be enabled/disabled through the settings section in the Loxone Smart Home App.

Basically, two types are used by Notifications:

  • In-app notifications: they appear only with open Loxone Smart Home App
  • Push Notifications: are displayed directly on the home screen of your smartphone / tablet even when closed Loxone Smart Home App

There is a maximum of 200 push notifications that can be sent in any one day.

EXAMPLES OF USE

To notify yourself when someone has pressed the doorbell, or when your burglar alarm has been set off.

TYPES OF PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

Notifications from Function Blocks:
Certain function blocks will send out predefined messages:

  • Sauna (with or without evaporator)
  • Temperature reached
  • Warning maximum temperature exceeded
  • Warning maximum operation duration exceeded

Door Controller (Intercom)

  • Doorbell notification

Burglar Alrm

  • Every alarm level & information about the sensor

Alarm System

  • Silent alarm and any further alarm stages configured will appear as push notifications through the app.

Fire Alarm

  • Every alarm level & information about the sensor

Maintenance Counter

  • Service notification

User defined messages:

  • Allow any custom messages and are used like the Mailer and Logger in Loxone Config

System Notifications:

  • Akin to the Loxone Mailer system notifications will alert you about errors that have occurred with your Loxone installation.

SETUP

To add a new Push Notification, press F4 to add a new periphery item, and type in “Push Notification” to add this to your configuration.

EN_KB_Config_Push_Notifications

There will now be a new item in your Periphery tree called “Push Notification” that can be dragged onto your configuration page.
You can now click on the Push Notification and within its properties define a message and assign a user group.

Screenshot Example Push Notifications F4 Properties Loxone Config

Within the Loxone Smart Home App you can enable/disable push notifications altogether, and also specify what types of messages to receive (e.g. System Messages, Custom Messages, Function Block Messages).

Icon Exclamation Mark LoxonePlease note that you need to register your Miniserver online in the “your account” section to allow Push Notifications.

 

Icon Exclamation Mark LoxonePlease note that the Push Notification registration is stored in the configuration file. After enabling push notifications in the app, ensure you “Load from Miniserver” so you do not overwrite the registration. This is much like how lighting scenes work, so it is good practice to “Load from Miniserver” after returning to a config that has been used and customised through the app.

Loxone App Push Notifications Settings