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Offline thief

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Notification sounds
« on: February 15, 2018, 07:21:28 am »
So i set up Vera Alerts, and it's working..but...
In the phone app there is 5 "alert levels" that you can change the sound for.
How in earth can I set different notification sound for each device?

I want a specific notification sound if my garage door is opened,
and a different sound if my fire alarm triggers.

Can't figure out how to do this.

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Re: Notification sounds
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 10:09:11 pm »
{tone:X}

Where X equals the number of the tone you want to play from 1 - 5.

Example: {tone:2}{BGColor:Green}The garage door has been opened.

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Re: Notification sounds
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 01:48:02 am »
Yes I know that but there is only place for one sound in the Vera Alerts plugin.
Or do I have to create a new profile for each device?

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Re: Notification sounds
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 09:31:21 am »
Don't worry about the Vera Alerts Plugin. Open the Vera Alerts app on your Android device, go to Settings, scroll down to Alert 1 (default), Alert 2, etc. Tap on any of the alert numbers there and browse for the sound you want to use.

Sorry if I'm not understanding your issue 100%.

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Re: Notification sounds
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 03:32:14 pm »
ok, the problem is I want different sound for different things.
If my garage door opens I want certain sound.
If my front door is opened I want some other sound sound etc.

So how do I choose which device play which of the 5 sounds?

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Re: Notification sounds
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 06:11:25 pm »
You'd do this:

Upload 5 different sounds. For this explanation, we'll call them sound1, sound2, sound3, sound4 and sound5.
To upload each sound, you'll go to settings -> select each Alert number, and browse to the corresponding sound file. (sound1, sound2, etc).
Once that is set, you'll go into your Vera Scenes, create a scene when you door opens, add a Vera alert notification for each sound:
{tone:1}    <--- that would play your sound1 sound file.
Another scene for your front door would be a Vera alert notification with the text:
{tone:2}    <--- that would play your sound2 sound file.

Rinse and repeat for all five sounds.


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Re: Notification sounds
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 01:14:21 am »
This doesn't sound right.
Do I really have to create a scene just to play a certain notification sound?
I tried to do that but there is nowhere I could:
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"add a Vera alert notification for each sound"
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Where in earth do I type the:
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{tone:1}
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Sorry, but I'm totally out..
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 01:21:05 am by thief »

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Re: Notification sounds
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 11:48:34 am »
There Vera Alerts mobile support the ability to embed Sound Files Names in the message. This is called earcons

i.e. a message:
       Stop ... attack ... <<DogBark>>

See:
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=13191.0

 

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Re: Notification sounds
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 12:33:35 am »
Is it in the "message override" section in the vera alerts plugin i write the "{tone:1}" etc ?
Doesn't anybody really know how to do this?