SIGNL4 is a mobile alert notification app for powerful alerting, alert management and mobile assignment of work items.

When critical systems fail, SIGNL4 bridges the ‘last mile’ from IT systems, machines and IoT sensors to engineers, IT staff and workers ‘in the field’. It adds real-time mobile alerting to your services, systems and processes in no time.

All it takes to pair Ubidots and SIGNL4 is a WebHook call you can configure in your Ubidots platform as an event action. This will send the respective data to SIGNL4 and thus to alert the responsible team.

 Integration Capabilities

  • Service engineers alerted via mobile push, text and voice
  • Integration with SIGNL4 via WebHook or email (SMTP)
  • Staff can acknowledge and take ownership for critical events that occur
  • Alerts are escalated in case of no response
  • Communicate within an alert to address a particular problem
  • Tracking and visibility of problem solutions
  • Integrated on-call duty planning
  • Alert on critical IoT device states

For testing purposes, a Raspberry Pi will be connected to Ubidots to simulate temperature values. When the temperature is too high, an alert will be sent to the SIGNL4 team.

Requirements

Table of Contents

  1. Device connection
  2. Event configuration
  3. Testing and troubleshooting

1. Device Connection

To connect the Raspberry Pi with Ubidots, please follow the steps described here. A Python script will generate temperature values for event triggering.

2. Event configuration

Step 1:  To create an event in Ubidots, go to the Data tab and select Events option.

Then, click on the ‘+’ button.

Step 2: In the "if triggers" section of the new event, you can specify the desired conditions. In this case, we chose to trigger the event if the temperature was greater than 40 degrees.

Step 3: In the "then actions" section, select Trigger WebHook option.

Step 4: Configure the SIGNL4 WebHook URL including your team secret as URL. The body consists of the data you want to send to SIGNL4 in a JSON format. The Action should looks like the image below.

Step 5: Configure the time period in which the event should be active.

3. Testing and troubleshooting

To test the setup, we simulated a value greater than 40 on the Raspberry Pi to meet the condition and trigger the event. An alert was sent in your SIGNL4 app, as shown:

This is it! Now, you can test the power of Ubidots + SIGNL4 in your IoT daily operations.

For more information, please refer to Mobile alerting with tracking & escalation for Ubidots.

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