Adjustable Push Notification in the Smart Function Creator of the CUBEVISION 2+

Step by step.

Much can already be automated. In some cases, however, our intervention is necessary. For this, it is necessary to be informed in good time, especially in the case of actions to save energy. Some use cases are, for example, the quick airing in summer before the outside temperatures rise to over 30 °C again. People often miss the right moment to close the windows in time to avoid the heat. Or a countdown timer is running that I don't want to miss so that I can readjust if necessary.

Effective control of processes and dynamic actions through push messages with CUBEVISION 2+ visualisation

Another example is the use of surplus solar energy to charge batteries of household appliances, tools or e-bikes. In sunny weather, you can charge several batteries, but you need to be informed so as not to miss a battery change.

So these are processes and actions that are very dynamic. For all these applications, a push message as a reminder is extremely helpful. To control your building, use the CUBEVISION 2+ visualisation. With the included Smart Function Creator, you can customise your push messages quite easily and flexibly. You can activate or deactivate this push function via the visualisation.

How is this to be implemented?

In the LOGIC EDITOR of the EIBPORT or LOGIC MODULE, but also in the APP MODULE with Smart Home APP for push notifications, corresponding logic groups must be prepared. It is recommended to prepare several use cases at the same time.

Optimal use of logic groups as templates for push messages with the http query element

Several logic groups are already available that can be used as a configuration template for push messages. In the http query element, all of them must be activated for use. To send the push message (Push1), a value is used that only allows the value "True" to pass through the binary filter. The input value "Enable" activates or deactivates this push instance.

The message value (status) that you want to use as information in the push message is connected via the "In1" input of the http query element. The measured value is transmitted to "In1" via the "Measured value" input. The configuration of the message itself is contained in the current logic group templates, e.g. those mentioned above.

Next, you need to insert the configured inputs of the logic groups into the CUBEVISION 2+ in order to have them available in the Smart Function Creator of the CUBEVISION 2+ visualisation. If you want to create several push notifications, it is advisable to create a separate area and column for them. This simplifies handling and you do not have to search. In this example, these elements are grouped under "House" in the "Service" space.

The group addresses for enabling the logic group, activating/deactivating the push and the group addresses for sending the push notification are created here as control elements. The sending of the push notification is configured in the Smart Function Creator with trigger conditions, but the push notification can be checked via the control element here. If necessary, you should lock this control element with a pin.

This means that the necessary settings have been made to use this push notification service via the Smart Function Creator of the CUBEVISION 2+ visualisation.

Open the Smart Function Creator in the menu. Go to the Push Controls page and drag the desired Push Send item into the task field.
Confirm the transfer. Check whether the element is active and the value is set to "ON". You can freely insert the designation of this Smart Function and select a suitable symbol for the display.

Now you can switch to the trigger conditions.

Effective use of push messages based on outdoor temperature by the logic group "Weather query"

You now have a choice for the triggers for this action. For the reminder, a push message is to be sent when the outside temperature exceeds 18 °C. Since there is no outdoor thermometer, the value "current temperature" of the logic group "current temperature" is used at this point. "Weather query" used.

However, there are a few things to consider here. The logic group "Weather query" performs a query every 2 hours. This poll should now be changed to at least 15 minutes. Do not set the value in the trigger exactly to a certain value, as there may be jumps in the values due to rounding and fluctuations. The push message is triggered whenever a new value is received that meets this condition. This can be helpful if you have missed a push message. Activate or deactivate this push notification accordingly.

Only a few basic settings have been described in the example. Of course, the functionality can be further expanded and combined. This serves as a suggestion to make your life smarter and to make better use of the available possibilities.