Because it's very easy in the app to turn SmartPlugs on and off, I realised I could quite easily switch something important off accidentally. There's no such thing as a safety switch in the AlertMe system, so I implemented it in Alerty using a simple name change. Here's how it works:
- On the AlertMe website, add an underscore to the end of a SmartPlug name. eg. 'Fridge' would become 'Fridge_'.
- Allow Alerty to refresh (or pull-to-refresh on the devices page).
- Once the API has updated, switches on the Devices page will be tinted red.
- Attempting to turn a safety switch on or off will prompt you to confirm first. Tada!