Sleep Smart Action (Any way to force an alert through?)

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    I have my "Sleep" smart action set... and I discovered something that was a little discomforting about it. I have it set so notifications are off, and the ringer is set to silent, I also have a VIP caller mode with certain family members and work contacts. Anyway, I have a local alert system (text and email from www.bcalert.com) in the event of a Tornado Watch/Warning which my area of Arkansas experienced last night... should the warning come out when I'm sleeping, I won't get it. The text doesn't have a phone number associated with it either, so I can't just save it to my contacts. Is there any way to force an alert through via SMS, or is this something that may need to be addressed?
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    I would think if u were getting a txt from them it would have some kind of number or something. Hmmmm I played with it and I see no way around it. Might I suggest purchasing a weather radio so at least u have something there for when u are asleep.

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    I don't know about family members, but in your App drawer is Emergency Alert. Menu>Settings>Receive Alert includes Extreme and Severe alert which I would hope would include a tornado warning.

    I don't know if this can bypass smart actions - maybe someone has some experience with this?
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    It comes through SMS as alrt_2ie@bcalert.com so I don't have a number associated with it. I have a weather radio, but it doesn't alert if there is a warning. I want as much time as possible to keep my family safe... I had a close call last spring, and didn't have but maybe 30 seconds to get to the safe spot in my home.
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    I have those active as well... I would hope a warning would be included as an alert. I don't know much about it though... or if it would bypass smartactions.
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    I'm using the VIP Caller mode and I'm trying to add my daughter into it but when it asks me to add contacts I start to type her name but she doesn't come up. I can do it for other people but not her. Any suggestions on what to look at? I checked the play store and do have the latest version.
    Thanks.
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    You might checkout the app "Tasker", it's what Smart Actions looks to based off of but I think it is more robust. It would allow you to use a trigger like "SMS Recieved" by "you would specify", then start app "Emergency Alert"
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    Thank you I had Tasker on my X and it worked very well. When I got by maxx Tasker was not among the list of my paid apps so I could not get it back.
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    Did you purchase tasker from the old market or via in app upgrading .. back a year or more ago it had to be bought via the app. You could probably send the developer a message with the original email used and request a key...
    Download direct trial
    http://tasker.dinglisch.net

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    I will give tasker a try... I can set up test a test sms on the website I referred to in my original post and see if it works.

    Thanks for the link thaDroidz
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