How are you monitoring battery level in devices?

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Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:49 am
mat offline
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How are you monitoring battery level in devices?

As some z-wave devices do not report correct battery levels, how are you monitoring devices for new batteries.

Whilst I do like to stay away from battery devices, my list of them seems to be constantly growing.

I would be interested to hear how you are addressing this please.

Cheers


Mat

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Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:46 am
Umtauscher offline
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Re: How are you monitoring battery level in devices?

Hi Mat,

I have been trying to monitor the battery level with a schedule and condition battery level for every device.
But since not all devices report their battery status properly I have come to the conclusion that this will never work properly.
If I would react on the battery warning on the other hand, I would peplace batteries far too often.

So now I use the watchdog plugin to report devices that are dead for a certain amount of time, usually a few hours.
In fact I find that I have nothing so mission critical that I have to react before the battery is completely empty.
Just my 2 ct.

Wilhelm

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Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:46 am
mat offline
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Re: How are you monitoring battery level in devices?

Thanks Wilhelm, I recall seeing the plugin now... thanks.

No nothing mission critical on battery, so I too am happy to run them down - I'll have a look.....

Cheers

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Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:46 am
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Re: How are you monitoring battery level in devices?

Totally agree on the benefits of Watchdog plugin for Z-wave devices.


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Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:22 am
mat offline
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Re: How are you monitoring battery level in devices?

Great plugin chaps, thanks for the recommendation.

Thanks Alan - another great plugin!

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