I’m at the point where I’ll realize notifications from my Home Control System now via my HomeAssistant integration to our iPhones.
There is one issue I need to deal with:
The critical notifications are absolutely great and exactly what I need for serious issues like power fail, generator operation, fire alert or burgler alert. They even get to us when the iPhones are silent or on DND.
I’ll use a siren as a custom sound for that which really gets our attention.
Unfortunately when we wear our AppleWatches these notifications go to the watch and produce just a “bing” with a little stronger haptic feedback. Especially in louder, busy situations they can get lost beyond other notifications and will not get immediate attention.
I’m not sure if that’s under control of the HA companion software, but is there a way to bypass critical notifications so that they will always be alerted on the iPhone with the loud, long siren tone instead of the Apple Watch?
The only other workaround would be to turn off the notifications for HA in the Apple Watch in general, but in this case no notification would be shown on the watch.