It is very important for alarm contact(s) to be able to receive and respond to a notification when an alarm is triggered. If an alarm contact has enabled “Do Not Disturb” on their device and a Solink alarm is triggered, the contact may not see the notification until later.
It is highly recommended that an alarm contact configure an exception for Solink (and the monitoring service if you are subscribed to the Video Alarms Monitoring Service) on their device to avoid missing out on immediate alarm notifications.
The process of configuring notification exceptions varies between iOS and Android devices. Please read the instructions and resources below to properly configure notification exceptions.
Note: Some of these resources are from third-party sources and therefore an update to the respective software may change the process of configuring notification exceptions on iOS and/or Android.
First, use this article to download the contact files onto the device(s) that will be receiving alarm notifications/calls. These files automatically create a contact on your smartphone rather than require you to manually create the contact.
Next, consult the following articles to learn how to configure a notification exception for your iOS or Android device:
Change message notifications on iPhone (Navigate to Assign a different ringtone to a contact. Instructions include how to use the Emergency Bypass feature on iOS in order to receive notifications for a specific contact during a Do Not Disturb period.)
How to make exceptions for the Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone (This article provides additional information if required.)
Change Notification Tone for Specific Contact
You can change the notification tone on your device so that any incoming alarm notification from Solink or the monitoring service has a distinct sound. It is not necessary to configure a specific notification tone for your alarm notifications, but it can be helpful if you want to ensure you are notified and can respond to an alarm promptly.
Consult the following articles to learn how to configure a specific notification sound for your Solink alarm notification contact(s):
Change message notifications on iPhone (Navigate to Assign a different ringtone to a contact and follow the instructions to change the tone for the Solink alarm notification numbers.)