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FRITZ!DECT 200 – Service

Having the push service send status messages on smart home devices

At regular intervals, your FRITZ!Box can send you emails, so-called "push service mails", to report on the status of your FRITZ!DECT device and give you information about its use. You can specify which events in FRITZ!DECT you would like to be informed about and how often these emails should be sent. Push services are available for different functions.
Depending on the settings, the "Smart Home" push service sends emails with information about the output, consumption, and switching status of your FRITZ!DECT.

Example:
Your washing machine is connected to the outlet switch. As soon as the washing cycle has finished, i.e. when the washing machine switches to standby mode, you would like to receive corresponding notification by email.

In this guide we use this example to show you a possible application scenario and how to configure the push service for smart home.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box.

1 Configuring a smart home device

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. If available, select the option "All smart home devices" in the drop-down list "viewing".
  4. Click the button (General) or the button (Edit) for the respective device.
  5. Click on the "Switch automatically" tab.
  6. Enable the option "Switch off on standby", then select a power threshold and the duration.
  7. Click "OK" to save the settings.

2 Configuring the push service

Entering email account information

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Push Service" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click the "Configure Push Service" link. If the link is not shown, click on the "Sender" tab.
  4. Enter your email address and password.
  5. Click "Account Information - Additional Settings".

    Note:In most cases, the FRITZ!Box fills in the following information automatically. With smaller local providers, you have to enter it yourself. Refer to your email provider for the required information.

  6. Enter your user name and the name of your email provider's SMTP server.
  7. If the server cannot be reached over port 25, enter the port used by the server to communicate in the "Port" field, for example 587.
  8. If the server supports SSL, enable the option "This server supports a secure connection (SSL)".
  9. Enable the option "Test email sending after adopting the settings". If the option is not available, the test email will be sent automatically.
  10. Click "Apply" or "Next" and follow the wizard's instructions.
  11. Now the FRITZ!Box sends a test email to your email account.

Enabling the push service for smart home

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Push Service" in the "System" menu.
  3. Enable "Smart Home" and click the button (Edit).
  4. Enable "Push service enabled" and "for every switching event".
  5. Click "OK" to save the settings.

The outlet switch automatically turns off and the push service sends you a corresponding email as soon as the washing machine switches to standby mode, causing its power threshold to fall below the defined value for the amount of time you specified.