Watchdog  

Developer: Alan Carter's Plugins     Like this plugin? Show your appreciation!
Category: Notification & Messaging
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Plugin ID: com.racarter.indigoplugin.watchdog
Latest release: v1.9.2 released on July 20, 2021
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2 or higher
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Monitors selected devices and sends a notification if any have not updated within a specified time period. Messages may be sent via Pushover, Prowl or email. This is especially useful for connected devices such as security panels, networked thermostats etc., and battery-operated devices.

Release details
Released on: July 20, 2021
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2+
Changes in this release

Improve handling of notification errors caused by internet outages

Release details
Released on: May 3, 2021
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2+
Changes in this release

Fix bug in device edit function

Release details
Released on: June 20, 2020
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2+
Changes in this release

New config tick box. Auto-deletion of non-found devices has caused issues for a couple of users so this feature is now optional.

Note that the tick box is NOT ticked by default, so if you wish to continue using the auto-delete feature you'll need to go into the plugin config and tick the box.

Release details
Released on: June 12, 2020
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2+
Changes in this release

Generate error message if list of monitored devices is not found

Publish a count of monitored devices on plugin start.

These changes are to alert users of rare reported instances of device list loss and to help locate the problem.

Release details
Released on: May 29, 2019
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2+
Changes in this release

Fix to correct issue whereby deleted devices occasionally caused an error

Release details
Released on: Feb. 11, 2019
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2+
Changes in this release

Remove plugin update checking, per latest Indigo developer guidelines. This functionality will be included in future Indigo releases.

Release details
Released on: Oct. 20, 2018
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2+
Changes in this release

Config message mods.

Release details
Released on: Oct. 20, 2018
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2+
Changes in this release

Allow Pushover device field in Config to be left blank, which will cause notifications to be sent to all your Pushover devices rather than just the specified one(s).

Release details
Released on: July 16, 2018
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2+
Changes in this release

Add the ability to monitor fingscan IP devices, generating notifications if IP addresses change.

Release details
Released on: July 2, 2018
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2+
Changes in this release

Add config option to select daily reminder time and fix bug in reminder logic.

Publish list of failed devices in black to Event Log on plugin startup. Reserve red log entries for actual time of failure and daily reminder messages.

Add parameters for Priority 2 Pushover notifications. These will repeat every 15 minutes for 2 hours unless acknowledged.

Add option to specify a separate notification priority for each monitored device.

Allow selection of multiple devices when adding items to be monitored.

Add a config option to select language for notifications (currently English and German only, but other languages may be added on request).

Add config option to send daily reminder notifications for failed devices.

Requirements

Installation of the Pushover and/or Prowl plugin is a prerequisite if timeout notifications are required via either of these methods. Alternatively, email notifications may be selected since this is a standard Indigo feature. Timeout messages are in any case written to the Indigo Event Log.