[quote=“Mbhforum, post:26, topic:42481”]
The smartapp pushes a notification to me that no events have been received from this device which I really don’t care about. How do I monitor this device for battery life but not get alerts about no events? It seems we should be able to distinguish between the two. Thoughts?
[/quote] The original purpose of this application is to provide an easy way to view the devices and the notifications feature is just an added benefit.
If you want the view screens to use one set of devices, the battery notifications to use another set, and the last event notifications to use another, you’re better off using 3 different applications. Trying to do it all from one application makes it overly complex to configure which is probably one of the reasons why there aren’t other apps that do it.
Others have created SmartApps dedicated to monitoring last events and batteries so if you want more flexibility you’re better off using them instead.
To achieve the functionality you’re looking for using only this SmartApp you have two options:
Turn off repeat notifications for Last Events. You’ll initially receive an alert for the devices you don’t care about, but you won’t receive another last event alert for that device until it has a new event that falls outside the specified threshold.
Use multiple instances of the application with different names. Have one instance named something like “Battery Notifications” and only choose the devices you want to receive battery notifications for, choose “battery” for the capability to view, and don’t enable the last event or temperature notifications. Create another instance for just the last event notifications and a 3rd instance that allows you to view all your devices and doesn’t send any notifications.
If the spare bulbs are in a drawer, there’s really no need to have them included in the SmartApp at all so you should just unselect them from the Choose Devices screen.