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Setting up the NoiseAware Zap requires a Zapier account: https://zapier.com/sign-up/
- Zapier accounts are free up to 100 automated tasks per month with 15 minute updates
- Could limit NoiseAware integration, and delays triggers up to 15min from event start in NoiseAware
- Paid plans are available to improve performance and add features: https://zapier.com/app/billing/plans
The NoiseAware Zapier integration is set up so that new events detected by NoiseAware can trigger actions in various other applications. A specific NoiseAware event type must be selected as a trigger, but all NoiseAware event types are supported:
- New Noise Event
- A noise event is created any time noise is above your threshold. Configure threshold settings in NoiseAware to adjust sensitivity and timing of noise events.
- New Disconnect Event
- A disconnect event is created any time a sensor is offline for a minimum of 30 minutes.
- New Low Battery Event
- A low battery event is created any time an Outdoor Noise Sensor's battery level drops to below 10% or approximately 2 weeks of remaining battery life.
- New Lost Network Event
- A lost network event is created when every NoiseAware sensor at a property is offline for a minimum of 30 minutes. Lost network events only apply to properties with more than one sensor installed.
- New Tamper Event
- A tamper event is created any time a Gen3 Indoor Noise Sensor reports being moved, and is then offline for a minimum of 5 minutes.
To setup the NoiseAware Zap in Zapier:
- Select ‘Make a Zap’ and search for noiseaware in the apps field:
- Next select which event type you want to use as your trigger:
You may be asked to log in to NoiseAware - be sure to use admin credentials that have access to all of the properties you want this automation to cover.
- Choose the app where you want the NoiseAware trigger to cause an automated action:
- After selecting an app, select the available action you want to happen in that app:
You may be asked to log in to this app - be sure to use the credentials for the correct account where you want the action to happen.
- Based on the app and action selected, you will see a custom settings menu to configure the action:
- NoiseAware includes all of the data for the event in the trigger, so depending on the action selected, you will likely be able to use data from the event in helpful ways:
Pro-tip: The Property ID field can be used to create a direct URL link to NoiseAware:
- Test the integration to confirm the action happens as expected:
Note that your NoiseAware account will have to have at least one event of the selected trigger type in order to successfully test the Zap.
- Turn on the Zap and all done! This action will now happen automatically every time there is a new event trigger from NoiseAware.
NoiseAware + Zapier can be used to automate many different actions, including:
- Send new noise event details to your customer support channel:
- Create a message in Slack, create a ticket in Hubspot or Zendesk, add a task in Todoist, etc
- Make a noise event control other internet-connected products in your property:
- Change color of Philips Hue bulbs, print a page on your printer, ring the property’s landline phone, etc
- Add NoiseAware events to a business reporting dashboard:
- Track metrics or specific events in Google Data Studio or Geckoboard, etc
- With multi-step Zaps, you can even use a noise event trigger to match properties to guests in a Google sheet (or other supported datastore) and then automatically message guests when they are too loud