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Sending status messages on smart home devices

To stay informed about the status of your smart home devices, you can use the push service as well as preconfigured templates for convenience functions.

The push service sends emails at the regular interval you select with basic information on for example the use, battery status, and status of the connection to the FRITZ!Box.

Convenience functions in preconfigured templates allow you to be informed about specific events such as turning an LED light FRITZ!DECT 500 on or opening a window with the door/window contact FRITZ!DECT 350 by either immediately receiving an email or a message in FRITZ!App Smart Home. You can also be called when a certain event occurs on a smart home device.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • To display messages, permission must be granted in the smartphone's settings to receive notifications or messages in FRITZ!App Smart Home.

1 Configure Push Service

If you want to keep informed about the use, connection status, and switching events of your smart home devices by email on a regular basis, use the push service:

2 Configuring templates for convenience functions

If you want keep informed about specific events and actions on your smart home devices, use convenience functions in preconfigured templates. You can then choose to either have an email or a message in FRITZ!App Smart Home keep you informed:

  1. Click "Smart Home" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Automation" in the "Smart Home" menu.
  3. Click "Create Scene or Template".
  4. Click "Template" and then "Next".
  5. Click "Use convenience features" and then "Next".
  6. If you want to be notified, select "Send notification".
  7. If you want a call to be made, select "Start telephone call".
  8. Click on "Next".
  9. Select whether an email should be sent or a message given in FRITZ!App Smart Home, or who should be called.
  10. Follow the instructions and configure the desired settings.
  11. Enter a name for the template, for example "Window open", and click "Finished" to save the settings.
  12. Now assign the template for convenience functions to the smart home device, scene, or the routine that should cause a message to be sent or a call to be made when it switches or is applied.