Audible Alarm on Mobile Phone

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mwortham
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Audible Alarm on Mobile Phone

Postby mwortham » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:24 am

I have a number of email alerts enabled in the Eyez-On portal, including arm / disarm notifications, etc. However I would like to set up an audible alarm for a specific alert email on my phone - notification of an actual alarm. It's very easy to overlook a standard email notification on my phone, and I would like an alarm to get my attention.

The basic notification options on my LG G2 (android) and my email app (Yahoo) don't seem to offer a way to do this. Does anyone have any suggestions how I could pull this off? I'm curious what others have done to address this problem. This is one area where a native mobile app would be helpful, since this type of feature could be baked in.

Thanks,

Mark

diesel45mpg
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Re: Audible Alarm on Mobile Phone

Postby diesel45mpg » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:09 am

Configure a sms notification instead of email. Then use a sms pager alarm app for your phone. Ive tried several apps, sms alarm and now im using firealert2.

Here are my firealert2 filter setting, working great so far:

Word Settings: alarm
Exclude List: Opening; Restor ('OR' search option)

Crikey
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Re: Audible Alarm on Mobile Phone

Postby Crikey » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:38 am

Thanks for the app pointer, diesel45mpg!

CeeGeeky
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Re: Audible Alarm on Mobile Phone

Postby CeeGeeky » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:58 pm

This is exactly the type of thing I was looking for! It goes off, even if I have the "Do not Disturb" feature turned on on my phone. Thanks.

mwortham
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Re: Audible Alarm on Mobile Phone

Postby mwortham » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:40 pm

Thanks for the tips diesel45mpg! I'll give it a shot.

Clipper
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Re: Audible Alarm on Mobile Phone

Postby Clipper » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:21 pm

(This is an update to an older thread)

The new EyezOn iphone app, for the reasons adeptly explained below by tech support, apparently cannot "sound the alarm" during an alarm condition. So, using a 3rd-party SMS-triggered app like the ones described above appear to be still the only route(?) Otherwise I might not notice an email or SMS coming in telling me my alarm has gone off.

Regarding an "alarm" sound for iphone:
"This is available to Android users with the Android version of the app, but not with iPhones. The problem lies with Apple's APNS service in that it isn't as sophisticated as Google's FCM notification service. APNS does not allow developers to change notifications tones nor the volume."

There is an above reference to "FireAlert2" app -- which doesn't appear on my current app list on iphone. There IS a "Fire Alert" app -- but that appears to be driven by a proprietary system.

Am I the only one that wants my smartphone to "freak out" if my home alarm is triggered? Any tips on a current sms alarm app that works? -Doug

cigumo
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Re: Audible Alarm on Mobile Phone

Postby cigumo » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:05 pm

Hi!
I'm pretty sure this is possible now.

This is from the developer portal:
https://developer.apple.com/documentati ... jc#2943362

Listing 2 shows a notification payload that badges the app’s icon and plays a sound. The specified sound file must be on the user’s device already, either in the app’s bundle or in the Library/Sounds folder of the app’s container.


I know it's possible because TotalConnect is doing it. They have a very annoying sound for alarms.

I hope this gets fixed! It's the only complaint I have about this service. Thanks!

Clipper
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Re: Audible Alarm on Mobile Phone

Postby Clipper » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:37 pm

Any updates on this issue -- or workarounds -- for iphone? This subject seems quite stale.

Suckerpunchnz
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Re: Audible Alarm on Mobile Phone

Postby Suckerpunchnz » Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:21 am

Yes, since iOS 12, Critical Alerts in Apps are supported, allowing the ability to break through DnD mode.

I've put a request in the Feature Requests post for this.
I'd recommend everyone who wants this feature does too.

Thanks.
Phil.


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