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Create a system event notification

A system event notification notifies users of important security and property management concerns, such as low battery or malfunctions.

For information about associating a cellphone number with a user, see Add a mobile phone number to receive SMS notifications.

For information about adding new push devices to receive notifications, see How can a device start receiving Push Notifications?

Types of system events

The following are the types of system events that may be included in the notification. 

Note: Depending on what is associated with your system, some events may not appear. For more information, contact your service provider. 

Urgent events
  • System is unable to arm
  • My panel is not communicating
  • My property loses power
  • A sensor was bypassed
  • A device is in malfunction
  • Someone tries to tamper with a device
Important events 
  • A garage or door lock cannot be secured
  • A device is temporarily disabled
  • A device has a low battery
  • A device is not responding
  • Video upload limit reaches 50%, 90%, and 100%
  • The image sensor upload limit has been reached 
Other events 
  • A locked keypad is disabled after multiple invalid code entries
  • Power is restored to my property
  • A new device or sensor is added to the system
  • Someone successfully logs into the system
  • Someone unsuccessfully tried to log into the system

To create a system event notification using the Alarm.com app:

  1. Log into the Alarm.com app.
  2. Tap Menu.
  3. Tap Notifications.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Add.
  6. In Create Your Own, tap System Event.
  7. Name the new notification rule.
  8. In Urgent, tap to select any concerns to be notified about.
  9. In Important, tap to select any concerns to be notified about.
  10. In Other, tap to select any concerns to be notified about.
  11. To choose notification recipients, tap Add.
  12. In the Address book, tap to select the recipients to be notified, or tap Add Contact to add a new Address Book recipients.
  13. Tap Close.
  14. Verify the notification is configured with the correct settings.
  15. Tap Save.

To create a system event notification using the Alarm.com customer website:

  1. Log into the Alarm.com customer website.
  2. Click Notifications.
  3. Click New Notification.
  4. Click System Event.
  5. Name the new notification rule.
  6. In Urgent, click to select any concerns to be notified about.
  7. In Important, click to select any concerns to be notified about.
  8. In Other, click to select any concerns to be notified about.
  9. To choose notification recipients, click Add
  10. In the Address book, click to select the recipients to be notified, or click New to add a new Address Book recipients.
  11. Click Close.
  12. Verify the notification is configured with the correct settings.
  13. Click Save.

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