A sensor activity notification can notify users if a contact sensor is opened or a motion sensor is activated.


To create a sensor activity notification from the Alarm.com website:

  1. Log into your customer account.
  2. Click Notifications.
  3. Click +New Notification.
  4. Click Sensor Activity.
  5. Name the new notification rule.
  6. Under When any of these sensors are open or activated, click to check the checkboxes for the sensors to be monitored.
  7. Click the radio button for a time frame and select either At All Times or specific times for the sensors to be monitored.
  8. Use the Do not send notifications that occur within checkbox and dropdown to limit the number of notifications sent.
  9. To choose notification recipients, click +Add Recipient.
  10. Click the entries in the Address book that are to be notified, or click +New to add a new Address Book entry.
  11. Click Close.
  12. Verify the notification is configured with the correct settings.
  13. Click Save.


To create a sensor activity notification from the Alarm.com app:

  1. Log into the Alarm.com customer app.
  2. Tap Menu.
  3. Scroll through the Menu until you see Notifications. Tap Notifications.
  4. Tap Manage Notifications.
  5. Next to Notifications, tap +Add.
  6. Tap Create Your Own.
  7. Tap Sensor Activity.
    1. Rename the rule in the dialog box where it says “Sensor Activity”.
    2. Under “When any of these sensors open or are activated:” select the sensors you would like to receive notifications from.
    3. Under “During this time frame:”. choose one of the following:
      • At All Times. This will notify you at all times when the image sensor detects motion.
      • Only During the Following Times. This will allow you to set up notifications to only take place during certain hours of the day.
    4. Notification Filtering. When selected, this will prevent the notification from sending additional notifications that occur within a desired time frame of each other or when a Geo-Device is within the Geo-Fence.
    5. Tap +Add Recipients.
    6. Under Address Book, press on the recipient you would like to receive the notification. You will see a check mark next to their name.
    7. Scroll down. Tap Close.
  8. Tap Save.


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