Welcome to Zmodo Support

How to configure alerts for your Zmodo devices

posted this on August 18, 2017 17:43PM

Alerts can be controlled quickly and easily with a feature called Quick Modes, which allows you to quickly adjust notification settings for all of your Zmodo devices. By default, the app will include three modes: 1) Away, 2) Home, 3) Sleep, and 4) Wake up. You can quickly tap the notification mode on your home screen to manually toggle the alerts for all of your devices, or you can create schedules to automate your alerts. You can also create new Quick Modes and customize device behavior under each Quick Mode so that your devices behaves how you want them to. 

 

Toggling alerts manually

 

1. Open the Zmodo app and log in using your Zmodo account information. 

 

2. Tap the appropriate Quick Mode to manually toggle alerts. For example, when you are leaving home, tap the "Away" Quick Mode to toggle all of your devices into "Away" mode. When you arrive at home, tap the "Home" mode and when you are going to sleep, tap the "Sleep" mode. You can also drag the Quick Modes bar to view created Quick Modes. 

 

Quick mode toggling

 

 

Scheduling Quick Modes 

 

You can also create a schedule to automate your Quick Modes. If you would like your devices to automatically toggle to "Away" mode when you go to work, you can set "Away" mode to automatically activate and deactivate from 9:00am-6:00pm as shown in the example below. Use the guide below to schedule your Quick Modes. 

 

1. Open the Zmodo app and log in using your Zmodo account information. 

 

2. Tap the + Add option and press "Add modes" to access the Quick Modes menu. 

 

Schedule select

 

3. Tap "Mode schedule" to access the schedule page, and tap the (+) to add a new mode. 

 

Mode schedule

 

4. Select the mode that you would like to schedule and set a start and end time for the mode. Select which days to apply this schedule to, and press "Save" to set the schedule. Please note that the "Away" mode is the default mode for your app. If you do not schedule another mode when a scheduled mode ends, the app will turn to "Away" by default. 

 

Schedule 4

 

5. You will be able to delete the scheduled mode by pressing the trash icon on the upper right corner of each scheduled mode and create new ones whenever you please. 

 

schedule 5

 

Configuring device behavior in Quick Modes

You will be able to adjust your device's behavior for each of the modes. For example, you can turn off the camera and alerts for your Pivot when you are "Home," and you can turn the camera and alerts on when you are "Away". The following instructions will help you configure your device behavior for each mode. 

 

1. Open the Zmodo app and log in using your Zmodo account information. 

 

2. Tap the + Add option and press "Add modes" to access the Quick Modes menu.  

 

Schedule select

 

3. Tap the mode that you would like to edit.

 

configure 1

 

4. Scroll through the device list and adjust the settings for each device. For example, you will be able to toggle whether A) the camera is on or off, B) alerts are on or off, C) sharing the device is on or off, and more. Tap the back arrow once you have finished, and the settings will be saved. 

 

Configure 2