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(Wintop) Control The Door/Window Sensor From The Dashboard

Last Updated: May 10, 2013 06:43AM PDT
When your door/window sensor is properly paired to your Smart Controller and installed in its chosen location (you can place it up to 100 feet from the Smart Controller), you will see it appear as a device on your Dashboard.  Click the "Devices" menu and you'll see it, or select the "Sensors" menu to see only your sensors -- including the door/window sensor.



You can arm (make active) or bypass (make inactive) very simply from this device display.  You can also make some customizations, and set the sensor to send you notifications if it has been tripped.

First, you may want to name your door/window sensor.  If you have more than one door/window sensor in your setup, this lets you keep better track of which door or window sensor you want to control or monitor.

To give your door/window sensor a name, hover your mouse over the top right of the blue bar to make the wrench icon appear.  Click the wrench and then select the "Advanced" menu.  You'll see a field for the name, as shown.  Enter something descriptive, such as "back door," "bedroom door," etc.



You can also have your door/window sensor send you a notification if it has been tripped.  First, be sure that you've set your notification preferences in your Vera Smart Controller.

If you have the VeraLite Smart Controller, click here to learn how to set your Notifications preferences.

If you have the Vera3 Smart Controller, click here to learn how to set your Notifications preferences.

To have your door/window sensor send you an email or text notification, click the wrench icon and select the "Notifications" menu.  You'll see a drop-down menu with your choices of which events from the door/window sensor will send you a notification, as shown:




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