I got a water sensor with a probe that I mounted in the sump pit just above the theoretical maximum level before the pump should kick in and drain it. This would alert me of a pump failure before it starts flooding the basement. Hopefully it is just a stuck float at that point because otherwise I have no backup plan (yet).
What I want it to do:
- Trigger as soon as sensor is wet (may need to add delay after testing).
- Notify me every X minutes until I clear it (or sensor is dry)
- Notify using HE app
- Notify using Alexa (Echo Speaks) even if in DND mode if possible.
Below rule in HSM failed horribly:
I think (1) is how long sensor must be active before alerting? So set to 0
I think maybe (2) is a threshold so you don't get constant alerts if the sensor is flip flopping
I mounted the sensor a little too low I think, and it activated at 3 AM last night, Did not get any alerts, and it did not repeat (sort of glad since it was a false alarm).
I don't think there is any way to do what I want as a custom HSM rule which is disappointing since it can be done easily with the water alarm section (I am using that for actual leak sensors). I dont think I am trying to do anything crazy here, seems like it should be easy but it is not .
Debating if I should go to the notifier app, or a custom Rule in RM. Making rules in RM are upsetting, So. Much. Clicking. frustrates me to no end.