The Notify.Events service is a platform for the notify integration.

This platform allows you to quickly configure the distribution of messages between different recipients, no matter how they are used to receiving notifications:

You can find a full supported messenger list here.

Setting up

To start getting notifications, you need to follow those simple steps:

  1. Sign up to Notify.Events and create a Channel
  2. Add Home Assistant source to this channel and get your token
  3. Add the Notify.Events integration to your installation by adding the following to your configuration.yaml file:
  token: YOUR_TOKEN

Configuration Variables

token string Required

Your channel source token.

Now you can use notify_events integration as a platform for your notify service, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry

  - name: NOTIFIER_NAME (e.g. "events")
    platform: notify_events

Configuration Variables

name string (Optional, default: notify)

The optional parameter name allows multiple notifiers to be created. The notifier will bind to the service notify.NOTIFIER_NAME.

That’s it!

Now you can use the service inside your Home Assistant to:

  • Send any notifications or alerts
  • Distribute events by level and priority
  • Attach files and images (local or remote)
  • .. and just keep using your favorite messenger to receive them!

Example service call

- service:
    message: "Backyard motion detected!"
      level: "warning"
      priority: "high"
        - name: "local_photo.jpg"
          path: "/tmp/backyard_cam/motion.jpg"
        - name: "remote_photo.jpg"
          url: ""

Message optional parameters

The following attributes can be placed inside data for extended functionality.

Attribute Description
title Message title.
level For recipients who have differences in the display of messages at different levels, this level will be applied.
Available values: verbose, info, notice, warning, error, success.
priority For recipients which supports priority, the message will be highlighted accordingly.
Available values: lowest, low, normal, high, highest.
images Array of images to attach (see item properties below).
files Array of files to attach (see item properties below).
token Notify.Events channel token (in case you want to override the channel to get this message to).

Every item of images and files has the following properties:

Property Required Description
path or url or content True File source.
name False Result file name
mime_type False File MIME-type

To use notifications effectively, please see the getting started with automation page.