Events are the trigger point for Z-Command automation. Put another way, automation events are things you need to watch out for in order to perform the desired action(s).
Event examples include “time is equal to 8:00 AM”, or “device 2‘s level is greater than zero (0)”. If device 2 is a motion sensor, that mean motion was just detected.
To create and event, navigate to the automation page (auto link on top of Z-Command’s web interface) and click the new button in the events section.
You can create events based on time, device level change, automation state change and z-wave device alarm condition.
Z-Wave alarm is a special signal sent by a device to signify an situation that needs immediate attention. For example a window/door sensor might send an alarm signal if the case is opened, which might signify that someone is trying to remove its battery to sabotage your security system. You can create an event to monitor an alarm from a single device or all devices.
Here’s a list of z-wave alarms Z-Command can monitor:
- Rapid temperature rise
- Water leak
- Water drop
- Glass breakage
- Power management
- Contact police
- Contact fire service
- Contact medical service
- Wake up
If Z-Command is configured to send an email notification for a z-wave alarm condition, it will include details of the alarm event automatically in the email body.
Multiple events and states can be combined in a logical AND during automation rule creation. That allows you to create rules that only trigger when multiple events all occur at the same time. For example, you might want your siren to sound only when all of the following conditions are true:
- time is after 11pm
- time is before 7am
- home_security state is set to armed
- a perimeter door is opened
- How it works
- What’s in the box/initial setup
- Discovery applications
- Adding/linking z-wave devices
- Resetting/un-linking z-wave devices
- Monitoring and controlling z-wave devices
- Managing users
- Managing device permissions
- Events log and graph
- Hardware specifications
- Upgrading Z-Command