Arloid Automation system features SMS/email messaging tool to inform the user of some event (e.g. actuation of a leak detector) and a command reception mechanism, which receives SMS with user commands to run certain scenarios. Important: To have SMS-related features active you should have a GSM modem installed and set up.
SMS and Email messaging setup includes two stages:
In this system, messages will be sent to groups only. By default, a new contact person is not assigned to a group, therefore you should fill in the relevant box in the dialog window.
If you would like to have more than one phone number for the same person, we recommend making several entries with different phone numbers and different system-defined ID (the system will automatically assign it as you add another entry to the list).
As you add a new question, the system will offer you to select a device to address your question to. In our example, questions are addressed to climate and watering systems. It’s enough for the user to send an SMS to the system phone number to immediately get a reply that would contain one of the pre-determined reply variants or a numeric value of requested parameter (e.g., temperature in a room or current mode of a certain subsystem).
Standard response is a message from the system the user will receive after he's sent an SMS command with a relevant text to the system phone number, provided that the user belongs to Owner group, his phone number is in the list “Phone numbers for SMS” and the “Permitted” box is ticked. E.g., a standard response could be “Yes”, “OK”, etc.