It's now possible to send commands to your devices via SMS text messaging. This is a simple and convenient method for instantly triggering new content without requiring access to the CMS. To ensure security, only originating phone numbers configured in your account will be allowed access. It's also possible to restrict sending to specific devices.
SMS to device command messaging
An important use for this feature would be for a time sensitive alert message requiring a method for instant activation. For example, the command 'fire activate', could be used to trigger a fire alarm template immediately when texted. Our Smart Scheduling capability provides complete flexibility in defining how commands are handled. A Smart Schedule can be defined to override any existing schedules so there is no impact on your current scheduling. Commands can also be utilized within template scripting for more advanced functionality.
Check out our KB article for help getting started: