It is possible to add some alert in the mobile app that show as push notification about low battery alert of any sensor… so you dont need to check each device manually to see if the battery % is ok…
Check out something like Simple Device Viewer which will let you view all batteries at once.
Allows you to easily see a list of information about your devices like battery percentages, temperatures, how long since last event, switch state, etc.
Receive Push and/or SMS notifications based on temperature, battery level, and/or time since last event.
New Dashboard Feature allows you to view all your device information using any web browser. See the
Version 2.0 Release Notes for more information.
It can automatically poll the devices at a specified interval.
Turn Off All Lights and/or Switches with a push of a button.
The first time you open the application, I recommend hitting Done as soon as you see the Setup screen because if you back out of the app instead of hitting Done, the app won’t install and you’ll have to reconfigure everything.
The Setup screen allows you to choose…
Or you can use SmartTiles and set up a Battery dashboard showing all batteries.
Alternatively, you can use one of the rule engines like CoRE or Automation Director
The app does this natively now, but you can’t set at what % it notifies. So if the device dies above this mysterious threshold then you would never know unless you monitor its activity.
I use the following SmartApp to let me know if any of my devices stop reporting in for any reason. As you mention, battery monitoring is not foolproof since the device can die well above the threshold for notification.
2017-06-08 - Update: Added support for new Ask Alexa features: Message Queue, message expiration, and message overwriting.
2017-03-11 - Update: Added the ability to be notified if your Hub goes offline / online.
2017-03-08 - Update: Added support for SmartThings “Health Check” capability. If the device supports it, Device Monitor will look at the online/offline status of the device. This can be more accurate than looking at events sent by the device.
2016-09-06 - Update: Added support for
2016-08-22 - Update: I have made a few changes. I am using a more accurate event detection, battery levels can be checked, and you can be notified when devices come back online. Check post 63 for more info.
This app checks the selected devices to determine if they are communicatin…