In this article, you will discover the architecture of the Ampio UNI application, learn the basics of managing your installation and find out what possibilities are hidden behind each of the app’s sections.
With the use of the Ampio UNI app, you can control the devices that communicate with your building automation installation not only from the comfort of your home, but from any place in the world. Don’t know if you switched off the iron? Now you can do it via the app. Ampio UNI allows you to create scenes, which means that you can change the settings of all household devices with a click of a button, preparing your house for holidays, a party, nighttime, Sunday morning, etc.
The application allows you also to create automation functions and not to worry that you will, for example, forget to water the garden. The only thing you will have to do is plan the automated garden watering. Many other operations can be automated dependent on e.g., time of day, sunrise/sunset, particular event, etc.
Let’s dive into Ampio UNI, and discuss all the functions available in specific sections.
DASHBOARD allows you a quick access to the most important functions. You can access devices there that have been added to the dashboard view. Also, by going to _Account->Personalisation->Dashboard, you can edit widgets displayed in the dashboard, such as the weather, or a calendar.
If all options are activated, you can check on the left side of the top bar whether your connection is a local one, or if you are connecting through the cloud. If you lose a local connection, the application will automatically redirect you to a cloud connection. The right side of the top bar, on the other hand, provides you access to messages. More information about messages can be found in the Automation in the Ampio UNI app guide.
The PLACES tab divides your installation into separate spaces, which makes the management of all devices in a building more intuitive. Places are not restricted to specific rooms, such as kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom. A place can also be defines as, e.g. the 1st floor, ground floor, or garden.
Opening the PLACES section will show you a list of predefined places. Selecting one of those places will then open a list of devices linked to it. If any visualisations have been uploaded, it will be possible to manage the devices both, in a visualisation mode and in a list mode. If there is no visualisation uploaded, a list of devices will be the default view. You can switch over from a list to the visualisation by clicking on the change view button in the top right corner. The button will only be available if a visualisation has been added.
In the FAVOURITES section, you will be able to create your own list by adding devices with the + button in the top right corner. At any time you will be able to edit the FAVOURITES section and add new devices or delete old ones. Deleting a device from the list is possible by opening the device settings menu. This can be achieved by clicking on the three dots on the right side of each listed device.
Ampio UNI allows you not only to regulate individual devices, but also to create SCENES that enable the control of multiple devices with one click of a button, or make your smart installation run on a schedule. More information on the subject can be found in the Scenes in the Ampio UNI application.
As the name suggest, you can check here what devices are currently ACTIVE. From the dropdown list, select whether you want to see all active devices, or only devices from a specific PLACE. You can also switch off individual devices, or all devices listed on the screen by clicking on the power button in the top right corner.
In the ACCOUNT section, you can access all kinds of personal preferences, account settings and other information elaborated on below.
This section makes the following options available:
Here, you will find information about the current server and application versions. You will also be able to update your application and server here.
In this section you can set up the look of the application, change its colours, widgets, style and many other elements.
This is where you provide your location and the current electricity prices in order to enable analytics of expenses.
Here you can find statistics related to your installation’s devices. You can check statistics of all devices together, limit it down to individual devices, or even set the time frame for the statistics.
This function allows you to activate the simulation of household members' presence in the house and to add or delete device that take part in the simulation.
Here, you can add a device, which will be responsible for establishing whether there is currently anyone present in the house.
This is an option dedicated to the management of garden watering. It allows you to create automated garden irrigation, make a certain operation dependent on a specific condition, set the duration of garden watering, or manual initiation of particular actions.
Making use of automation functions will let your house do all the work for you, leaving you to relax. You can find out more about automations in the Automation in the Ampio UNI app.
This section provides you with an overview of your messages and lets you manage them.
Here you will find messages about any changes introduced with the app updates, as well as any other app-related information.
This option allows you to grant your installer remote access to your smart installation’s configuration. All you have to do is provide the device’s serial number and password and the installer will be able to make changes without having to visit your home.
What is provided in this section, is information related to diagnostics, and an option to update the MQTT.
This allows you to log out of an account, or to switch over to another account, or installation.