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Sensor Alert Profiles

Overview

The MT line of sensors have a robust and easy to set up Alerts in order to notify a user in the event of threshold violation. This article outlines the process to create an Alert Profile and assign it to a sensor.

 

Each alert profile may have multiple sensor thresholds which trigger based on the conditions specified.  We can assign multiple Email Recipient as well as a phone number for SMS Notification.

No Twilio integration is required for SMS notifications to operate.

Setting up an Alert Profile

Once the MT sensors are set up correctly and reporting data to the dashboard, in order to set up notifications, an Alert Profile must be created. To create an Alert Profile, follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Navigate to Environmental > Sensors > Alert Profiles
  2. Create a New Environmental Alert Profile
  3. Alert Conditions can be set for Temperature, Humidity, Water and Door states.
  4. An Email or SMS Recipient can be added in the field for notifications. As per the note, all default recipients in the network-wide alerts will be automatically subscribed.
  5. Selecting Done will save the Alert Profile.
     

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The Alert Profile will trigger if ANY of the conditions’ thresholds are broken.

As the UI suggests, all recipients under Network-wide>Alerts are automatically subscribed. This includes any subscribed Webhook Servers.

Assigning the Alert Profile

After the Alert Profiles has been created, it needs to assigned to a set of sensors. It can be assigned by 2 methods:

Individually from the Sensor Details page:

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  1. Once the Alert Profile has been created, navigate to the Readings tab and Select the sensor.
  2. On the left side rail, the pencil button under the Environmental Alert Profile section will bring up a modal to Assign Alert Profiles.
  3. Select the desired Alert Profile and hit Assign.
     

Bulk Assign

  1. After the Alert Profile has been created, navigate to the Readings tab.
  2. Select multiple sensors using the checkbox and click on the More Actions>Assign Alert Profile button on the top-right.
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  3. Select the desired Alert Profile and hit Assign

Webhooks

The MT device alerts also generates Webhook Alerts when any of the conditions on an Alert Profile are met. Currently, webhooks cannot be scoped to specific alert profiles, so all sensors with an Alert Profile will generate webhooks on alert.
Requirements to get a Webhook Alert for MT sensors:

  1. Create and subscribe a Webhook Server under Network-wide>Alerts.
  2. Add a New Environmental Alert Profile using any of the methods mentioned in this article and make sure it is assigned to a sensor.

See Webhook setup for more information on setting up Webhook Servers.

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