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Mobile alerting with tracking & escalation for n8n

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 Why SIGNL4

n8n is a free and open workflow automation tool. It helps you to automate your daily tasks, synchronize data, or to react to certain events. The platform offers various integrations and helps you to create your own no-code / low-code workflows in no time. Pairing the n8n platform with SIGNL4 can enhance your daily operations with an extension to your team wherever it is.

 How it Works

SIGNL4 is available as a native integration in n8n. Using the SIGNL4 node, you can easily alert your team through an automated workflow.

 Integration Capabilities

  • Service engineers alerted via mobile push, text and voice
  • Integration with SIGNL4 via webhook or email (SMTP)
  • Staff can acknowledge and take ownership for critical events that occur
  • Alerts are escalated in case of no response
  • Communicate within an alert to address a particular problem
  • Tracking and visibility of problem solutions
  • Integrated on-call duty planning
  • Alert on critical IoT device states
  • Two-way integration to interact or set the device state

 Scenarios

  • Workflow automation
  • DevOps
  • IT operations
  • Service Management
  • Sales, Marketing, Finance
  • IoT
  • IT, Manufacturing, Utility, Oil and Gas, Agriculture, etc.

How To Integrate

Integrating SIGNL4 with n8n

SIGNL4 is a mobile alert notification app for powerful alerting, alert management and mobile assignment of work items. Get the app at https://www.signl4.com.

In the workflow below we send information from a file to SIGNL4. For example, this can be data from a monitoring tool.

Prerequisites

A SIGNL4 (https://www.signl4.com) account

n8n (https://n8n.io)

Integration Steps

1. n8n Workflow

In n8n, you can connect anything to everything. In our example we read data from a file and if a certain condition is met we send this information to our SIGNL4 team.

If you would like to use our sample workflow you can just copy the code below, click anywhere in the n8n window, and paste the code there.

{
"name": "SIGNL4 Alert",
"nodes": [
{
"parameters": {},
"name": "Start",
"type": "n8n-nodes-base.start",
"typeVersion": 1,
"position": [
300,
60
]
},
{
"parameters": {
"subject": "Alert from n8n",
"body": "={{$node["Binary to JSON"].json["Body"]}}",
"xS4Location": "52.3984235,13.0544149"
},
"name": "SIGNL4",
"type": "n8n-nodes-base.SIGNL4",
"typeVersion": 1,
"position": [
1020,
60
],
"credentials": {
"SIGNL4Api": "SIGNL4 Team"
}
},
{
"parameters": {
"triggerTimes": {
"item": [
{
"mode": "everyHour"
}
]
}
},
"name": "Cron",
"type": "n8n-nodes-base.cron",
"typeVersion": 1,
"position": [
380,
290
]
},
{
"parameters": {
"fileName": "alert-data.json"
},
"name": "Write Binary File",
"type": "n8n-nodes-base.writeBinaryFile",
"position": [
910,
290
],
"typeVersion": 1
},
{
"parameters": {
"filePath": "alert-data.json"
},
"name": "Read Binary File",
"type": "n8n-nodes-base.readBinaryFile",
"position": [
480,
60
],
"typeVersion": 1
},
{
"parameters": {
"options": {}
},
"name": "Binary to JSON",
"type": "n8n-nodes-base.moveBinaryData",
"typeVersion": 1,
"position": [
660,
60
]
},
{
"parameters": {
"mode": "jsonToBinary",
"options": {}
},
"name": "JSON to Binary",
"type": "n8n-nodes-base.moveBinaryData",
"typeVersion": 1,
"position": [
750,
290
]
},
{
"parameters": {
"functionCode": "items[0].json  = $node["Binary to JSON"].json;nnitems[0].json.Done = true;nitems[0].json.eventId = $node["SIGNL4"].json.eventId;nnreturn items;"
},
"name": "Mark as Done",
"type": "n8n-nodes-base.function",
"position": [
590,
290
],
"typeVersion": 1
},
{
"parameters": {
"conditions": {
"boolean": [
{
"value1": "={{$node["Binary to JSON"].json["Done"]}}"
}
]
},
"combineOperation": "=all"
},
"name": "IF",
"type": "n8n-nodes-base.if",
"typeVersion": 1,
"position": [
840,
60
]
}
],
"connections": {
"Cron": {
"main": [
[
{
"node": "Read Binary File",
"type": "main",
"index": 0
}
]
]
},
"SIGNL4": {
"main": [
[
{
"node": "Mark as Done",
"type": "main",
"index": 0
}
]
]
},
"Read Binary File": {
"main": [
[
{
"node": "Binary to JSON",
"type": "main",
"index": 0
}
]
]
},
"Binary to JSON": {
"main": [
[
{
"node": "IF",
"type": "main",
"index": 0
}
]
]
},
"JSON to Binary": {
"main": [
[
{
"node": "Write Binary File",
"type": "main",
"index": 0
}
]
]
},
"Mark as Done": {
"main": [
[
{
"node": "JSON to Binary",
"type": "main",
"index": 0
}
]
]
},
"IF": {
"main": [
[
{
"node": "SIGNL4",
"type": "main",
"index": 0
}
]
]
}
},
"active": true,
"settings": {
"timezone": "Europe/Berlin"
},
"id": "1"
}

The file that we are reading here is a simple JSON file.

{"Body":"Alert in building A2.","Done":false}

2. SIGNL4 Integration

For the SIGNL4 node you just need to configure your team secret. This is the last part of your webhook URL. For the other settings you can use whatever is suitable for your scenario.

3. Test It

Start the workflow and when the SIGNL4 node is executed, an alarm will be sent to your SIGNL4 team.

Alert Optimization

SIGNL4 can further increase the visibility of alerts through its Signals and Services section.  Augmenting the color and icon of alerts will provide more relevant information at a glance without having to open the alert.

Change Alert Color and Override Title + Text 

Override text, colors and titles are triggered by keywords set within the mobile app.

              

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