Battery Agent

MSRP: $89.00
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Save programming time and increase value of every Control4 system. When driver is installed, it will automatically scan the project for all battery type devices and monitor the specific devices battery notification. Two email types are available for customers and dealers. Use text or Email notification. Also, low battery notifications will be ‘grouped’ together and sent as a single message at a convenient time either in the morning, afternoon, or evening automatically! No more text messages in the middle of the night!

Monitors:

  • Control4Sr250,
  • Control4 Sr260
  • Control4 Sr150
  • Card Access Equipment
  • Nyce Equipment
  • C&S (Dammit) Water Sensors
  • Kwikset
  • Yale
  • Black&Decker
  • Control4 thermostat
  • QMotion Shades
  • And custom command for devices that do not have battery notification internally in driver (example: low battery on security device)

Driver Features:

  • Simple Battery Monitoring system for Control4
  • Automatic email/text creating and emailing when a battery is low or critical
  • Installs in as little as 2 minutes!
  • Supports Cinegration Trial and Showroom license
  • Part of the Cinegration Notification Suite

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Control4 2.9.0 or higher

Driver is provided by Cinegration LLC. All rights reserved.

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Driver: Battery Agent

Compatible Control4 Systems:  2.9.0
Compatible Hardware: Sr250, Sr260, Sr150, Card Access Equipment, Nyce Equipment, Kwikset, Yale, Black&Decker, Control4 thermostat, QMotion Shades, C&S (Dammit) Water Sensors
Control Platform: N/A (Note: Requires Email Agent + 4Sight)
Developed by: Cinegration LLC.  www.cinegration.com/drivers
Change Log:

      Version 1001 (5.2017)
                Release of Driver

Driver Overview:  Save programming time and increase value of every Control4 system.  When driver is installed, it will automatically scan the project for all battery type devices and monitor the specific devices battery notification.  Two email types are available for customers and dealers.  Use text or Email notification.  Also, low battery notifications will be ‘grouped’ together and sent as a single message at a convenient time either in the morning, afternoon, or evening automatically!  No more text messages in the middle of the night!

Driver Features:

  • Simple Battery Monitoring system for Control4
  • Automatic email/text creating and emailing when a battery is low or critical
  • Installs in as little as 2 minutes!
  • Supports Cinegration Trial and Showroom license

 

Description of Items in Driver

  Property List (System Design)

      Driver Version

o      Current Driver version install on project

      Driver Persistence

o      Current saved state of driver data. (note: if this says, ‘Not Saved’ and director reboots, the data will not be available on Load of driver).

  • Driver Information
    • Driver Specific information
  • Debug Mode (Default: Off)
    • Used to view the driver log.  Debug will turn off automatically after 15 minutes
  • Reminder Time Preference
    • Time of day, customer wishes to receive the battery summary. Default: Morning
  • Service Email
    • Email address for service department of dealership
  • Customer Email
    • Email or (or text/phone) of customer
  • Low/Critical Level (Advanced Setting)
    • Level for low or Critical battery events.  Note: some devices do not transmit a current level.  In this case, Low Battery event will be triggered automatically.  Note: Critical levels are always sent as soon as they happen
  • Notify Low/Critical Level (Advanced Setting)
    • Option that chooses ‘who’ will get the notification.  Default: Service.  Note: Customer will automatically get a report of all low batteries at the next Reminder Time Preference
  • Device List
    • List of all battery devices driver knows about.  Dealer can modify this list.  Default: All battery devices
  • Device Name Format (Advanced Setting)
    • Allows dealers to customize how the ‘name’ of the device is displayed.  Example.  Dealer set the ‘names’ of the remotes to Family Room Sr250.  In this case, dealers should change this to deviceName.  If this is not changed the ‘name’ of the device would be Family Room:Family Room Sr250. 
  • Message (Advanced Setting)
    • The formatting of the message.
      • [LEVELTYPE] = Low or Critical
      • [DEVICENAME] = Name of device (note: adjusted via Device Name Format property)
      • [LEVEL] = Current level of device (if available)
  • Snooze Timer (Advanced Setting)
    • Once a message is sent to customer, the driver will start a ‘snooze’ timer that will store all future events until this snooze timer expires
  • Customer Subject (Advanced Setting)
    • The subject line of the email sent to the customer. Default: Control4 System
  • Last Email Sent
    • Status report of Email notification of driver

Actions Tab (System Design) – This is now located under Property: Driver Actions

  • Auto Setup
    • Sets up driver with default options
  • Test Customer/Service Email
    • Attempts to send an email to the email in the property informing them of email support
  • Cancel Snooze Timer
    • Resets Snooze timer
  • Print Current Report
    • Prints out current report that will be sent to customer under the lua tab (Debug mode does NOT need to be enabled to view this)
  • Clear Report
    • Clears report
  • Show Advanced Settings
    • Displays advanced properties for 15 minutes

Initial Setup/Installation of Driver

 

Setup

  • Add driver to project
  • Set service and customer email
  • Add Email agent (if not already added to project)
  • Send test emails for verification

Add Custom Battery Messages to ANY device

  • Find event that triggers the low battery
  • Add Custom Command Low Battery or Critical battery and write message

About Driver Notes:

     This driver contains code written by Cinegration LLC.  Any modification to this driver without the express written permission or without the express consent by Cinegration will void all warranties, constitute a ban on all drivers released by Cinegration and potentially legal action.

     This driver has been designed to work with Control4 2.9.0 and higher Control4 systems.

 

Warranty:

      Cinegration strives to provide fully working drivers without defects.  However, changes and bugs may be found.  Because of this, any bug/maintenance update to this driver will be free of charge. However, due to the ever-changing nature of computer and audio/video systems, if a new version of the Control4® software creates issues with this driver, or feature enhancements, an upgrade version will be provided for an additional expense or free as determined by Cinegration.

  • 1001:
    • Official Launch of Driver
  • 1002:
    • Fixed initial load bug where advanced settings were showing at inital load
    • Added more Information text for dealer when printing report