How To Use The Monnit Local Alert
The Monnit Local Alert is a device capable of receiving notifications and sensor readings from your iMonnit sensor network, and alerting you where someone is most capable of responding to a critical condition. When the Local Alert receives a notification it can set off an audio/visual alarm comprised of a loud 90 dB buzzer, an ultra-bright red flashing LED, and an LCD display capable of displaying a custom message to alert the user of conditions being monitored by their sensors.
In addition to alerting, the Local Alert can also display recent sensor readings from any sensor on the same account. Sensor readings unlike notifications do not cause alarms to trigger, do not display automatically, and cannot override notifications already saved in memory. The Local Alert can save up to 10 notifications or sensor readings in memory at any given time. If it exceeds 10 notifications the oldest notification is deleted. Notifications take priority over sensor readings in the memory so when memory is full and a new notification is received sensor readings are deleted before deleting notifications. If the memory is full of notifications sensor readings will be ignored until there is an unoccupied memory slot or a slot with an older sensor reading.
After the alarm sounds, with a press of the button, the user can clear the alarm, view a custom notification, the time the notification was sent, and which device detected the critical condition. The button is also used to clear notifications and reset the device.
Add the Local Alert to your wireless sensor network
The Local Alert can be added to any Monnit sensor network through the iMonnit online sensor monitoring software the same way sensors are.
Do not power the Local Alert until it has been assigned to a network and a wireless gateway on the same network is already active.Steps to add a wireless Local Alert to your sensor network.
Configuring the Local Alert
In the iMonnit edit tab for the Local Alert there are several configurable options.
|Heartbeat Interval:||How often the Local Alert checks in with the server.|
|Poll Rate:||How often the Local Alert checks the gateway for notifications.|
|Alarm Time:||How long the alarm sounds before it snoozes.|
|Snooze Time:||How long the Local Alert snoozes before alarming again.|
|Enable Backlight:||This controls the LCD backlight when displaying time and when scrolling messages during alarms.|
|Enable LED Alarm:||Enables flashing LED in the Alarm On state.|
|Enable Buzzer Alarm:||Enables buzzer alarm in the Alarm On state.|
|Enable Scrolling Display Message:||Enables notification messages in the Alarm On state.|
|Message Scroll Speed:||How long a message is displayed in the Alarm On state before scrolling to the next message.|
|Time Zone Offset:||Sets the time on the Local Alert to the same time as the account.|
Setting Notifications / Alerts Features
If you would like additional information on using the Monnit Local Alert, please view the User's Guide.