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Setting Up Color Notifications • Apple Home
Setting Up Color Notifications • Apple Home

This article will teach you how to setup notifications inside the Apple Home app as well as provide specific examples.

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Written by Eric Hines
Updated over a week ago

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Please use the article below to understand more about setting up color Notifications in the Apple Home App. We will discuss first how to generically setup a notification and then follow up with specific examples that our community members have asked for.

At the bottom of each scenario, we will put links to the products used for reference.

Color Notification Overview

Color notifications are used when you want to have a visual cue on your LED bar notify you of a certain event. A few examples would be:

  • LED changes purple if your garage door is left open past 9pm

  • LED Bar changes red if your front door is unlocked

  • LED Bar changes orange if a door is opened at night time

These notifications are accomplished by setting up Automations within the Apple Home App.

Setting Up Color Notifications in Apple Home

There are lots of use cases for using the LED Bar (Light Strip) as a notification tool inside your house. From notifying you if the garage door is left open past 9pm, to understanding the Armed status of your Home Monitoring system, color notifications are a great way to quickly see whatever you're monitoring.

Below we'll setup a basic animation that will notify you if your lights were left on between 9pm and 8am.

NOTE: Before we get started, it's important to rename the LED Bar Accessory to make it easier to find when setting up your automation.

  • In your Apple Home app, click on the, "Automation" tab at the bottom

  • Click on the "Create New Automation" button (or if you already have an automation there, click on the, '+' button and select, "Add Automation")

  • Next, click on, "An Accessory is Controlled"

  • Select the accessory that you want to be notified of if it's turned on (in this case, we'll use a light) and click, "Next"

  • Select, "Turns On" followed by, "Next"

  • Since we want the switch to notify us if the light is on between 9pm and 8am, click on, "Time" and select, "Specific Times" and change the times to 9pm and 8am followed by, "Done"

  • Click on, "Next"

  • Find the Inovelli LED Bar Accessory, click on it and select, "Next"

  • Now, select the Inovelli LED Bar Accessory under the, "Accessories" section

  • Click on the color wheel and select the color you'd like (in this case, red) and the brightness you'd like (we've set it to 100%) followed by, "Done"

  • Swipe down to go back to the automation and click, "Done"

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