Remotely create automation rules, all new dashboard, and now do all firmware updates from the app.
We recently updated our app and firmware for Almond 2015 and Almond+. This update enables you to more easily:remotely control your smart home and create automations; view key smart and Wi-Fi device activity and functions; and update your device and app. Below you can find out a little more about these features and learn how to do a firmware and app update.
Our Dashboard is a completely new feature, enabling you to now:
- Get an overview of recent Smart Home and Wi-Fi device notifications
- See how many network and smart devices are online and active.
- Toggle between your different Almond accounts.
- View if you are in Home or Away mode.
- Tap to quickly go to different tabs, features and notifications
Now it is possible to use the weather as an ‘IF’ condition on which to automate your smart home. For example, you can set that if the weather outside is 70 degrees then turn the thermostat to a certain temperature.
Almond integrates with a who’s who of key smart devices like Nest and Phillips, and its Rules Engine enables you to create sophisticated automation between those smart devices. Almond stores your rules directly on Almond and in the cloud. Previously, you could only create those rules by connecting directly with the Almond through our smartphone apps over Almond’s local network (your home network). Now you can create and modify all of your rules through the cloud from anywhere. Your rules will be sync between the device and the cloud connection meaning the best of both worlds: device storage means your automation will still work even if the Internet is down, and cloud control for remote convenience.
Updating Almond has always been super easy through our touchscreen. But, after this update it will get even easier. In future, you will be able to do all updates through the app without needing to disturb your Almond device.
Updating to the latest Firmware and App
Before you can experience all these features, you need to ensure that both your app and your Almond Router are updated. Updating just one won’t work.
To update your firmware:
Go to your Almond’s touchscreen, tap on Settings, then the Software Update tab. On the right hand side tap on the Update button.
Note: your Almond will take a short time to update and restart. Don’t unplug it.
To update your app:
Simply go to AppStore and search for Securifi and Almond. Tap the Update button.
Any questions please connect with our support team at: firstname.lastname@example.org