HOOBS + Notify.Events: Get Notifications via 50+ Channels

If you're looking for a way to manage your smart home devices more efficiently, HOOBS is an excellent place to start. HOOBS is the commercial open source version of Homebridge. The system allows you to take full advantage of Homebridge, but without the hassle of launching your own server and a heap of settings. The point is that you can get things up and running quickly by plugging in а hardware unit, using a dedicated micro SD card, or downloading the free HOOBS image onto your Raspberry Pi.

As a result, you will get a platform that allows seamless integration between different smart home devices through a single app. For example, you can connect your Apple Homekit devices with devices of other brands. With HOOBS, you can control and monitor your smart home devices, keeping track of everything that goes on in your smart home.

However, keeping track of numerous devices can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you have a busy schedule. This is where Notify.Events comes in; it's a notification service that immediately notifies you of any changes on your HOOBS-connected devices through a chosen channel. With Notify. Events, you can easily integrate HOOBS with 50+ notification tools, including email, Slack, Telegram, Discord, push notification services, SMS, and more.

In this article, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide on how to integrate HOOBS with Notify.Events and receive notifications via the most convenient and effective channel:

Step 1: Create a Notify.Events account

First, go to the Notify.Events website and create an account. You will be automatically assigned a 30-day free trial. Then, you can sign up for a free account, which allows you to connect up to two recipients and send up to 50 messages per month; or choose one of the paid plans.

Step 2: Create a new notification flow

After creating the account, you can create a new channel, i.e. notification flow, by clicking on Channels > Create on your dashboard. Set up your flow and select the sources you want to receive notifications from, in this case, Hoobs. For this, use the Add source button in the Sources section. The system will automatically generate a personal token, which you  will need in the next step. 

Step 3: Set up the HOOBS integration

Notify.Events can be found in the HOOBS plugins list on the official website. To connect HOOBS with Notify.Events, do the following:

  1. Search for Notify.Events on the Plugins tag of Config UI X.
  2. Install the Notify.Events plugin and use the form to enter your accessory configurations.

The integration allows you to send not only text messages, but also files and images as attachments, as well as configure action buttons. With their help, you can trigger certain scenarios and events without leaving the chat window.

To configure messages, files/images, and action buttons, use the instructions. Since HOOBS has a Homebridge compatible architecture, you can use the instructions for Homebridge.

Step 4: Customize your notification settings

In this step, you can specify the conditions that trigger notifications and customize your notification settings. You can choose the notification channels you want to receive alerts to. Such as email, Slack, Telegram, Discord, and more.

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You can also set the priority, urgency level, and send hours of the notifications for each recipient.

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Step 5: Test your integration

To ensure that the integration is working correctly, you can test it by triggering an event in HOOBS. For instance, you can turn a smart home device on or off and check if you receive the notification in the channels you specified.

The correct result should be a message like this:

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That's it! By following these steps, you can easily integrate HOOBS with Notify.Events and receive notifications via 50+ channels. This integration can help you stay updated on your smart home devices' activity and make sure everything is working correctly.

Margarita Ramsten | Nov 16, 2023 Share it: