Alert not working

I created this alert and it does not work. I think it’s something to do with my notify. I am using pushover

I think you’ll find something to test the alert in this topic.

and for testing your notify platform

EDIT: And please post your code as text, proper formatted, not as a photo wallpaper :slightly_smiling_face:
Read here, point number 11

I have automations set up to notify me so i know the notify is working. i like that you have a alerts.yaml. i will create one tonight. what do i need to put in configuration.yaml so it looks for the alerts.yaml?

thanks for your help


  • name: Hass WestCopper
    platform: pushover

name: Back Door Is Open Alert
done_message: Back Door Is Closed
entity_id: binary_sensor.back_door
state: ‘on’
repeat: 10
can_acknowledge: true
skip_first: false
- notify.hass_westcopper

here is a working notification in an automation

  • id: ‘1557160659893’
    alias: Back Door Closed
    • entity_id: binary_sensor.back_door
      for: ‘0’
      from: ‘on’
      platform: state
      to: ‘off’
    • after: ‘8:00’
      before: ‘20:00’
      condition: time
    • data:
      message: Back Door Closed
      service: notify.hass_westcopper

Thanks for the help. I got it working. Now I want to create an alerts file to load all the alerts I will be making. Do I have to put anything in the configuration yaml to use and alerts file ?

What was the issue?