This tech-tip helps you understand the sensor edit screen, how to make changes in sensor configuration, and what the x means when it appears next to your sensors in iMonnit.
How do I make changes to the wireless sensor parameters?
When you are logged into the iMonnit online monitoring system, you can make changes to a wireless sensor's configuration settings by clicking on the sensor information bar on the overview page. The row expands to show detailed sensor information. To get started editing your sensors, log into your iMonnit account at www.imonnit.com and click anywhere in the row for the sensor you wish to edit. Next click the “Edit” tab to open the edit screen.
The type of sensor you are editing will determine the available settings to edit. We will use a temperature sensor for this article. The top portion of the edit screen gives you the basic settings for the sensor such as: Sensor Name and Heartbeat Interval (how frequently the sensor will send readings). To make a change to a setting, click and drag the slider or click on the number to type using your keyboard. For measurement type sensors such as temperature, you will see a display unit selector (example: Celsius and Fahrenheit). You will also see a selector to choose whether the sensor should be active all day or only during certain times of the day. This is useful to monitor conditions only during daytime hours or nighttime hours. Click and slide these selectors to change their settings.
You set the conditions for the aware state in the bottom section of the sensor edit screen. The aware state is a mode the sensor can be configured to enter when specific thresholds are exceeded. This allows the sensor to operate at a higher power consumption only when near critical conditions of the application you’re monitoring. The options in this section vary based on subscription levels. If you are using iMonnit Basic, with the temperature sensor, you will be able to set an aware state threshold that the sensor will check against 6 times per heartbeat.
If you have an active Premiere subscription, you can truly customize the behavior of your wireless sensors. You can set an aware state heartbeat allowing you to get more frequent sensor readings when a threshold is exceeded. You can define how many times the sensor will check against the set thresholds between heartbeats. You get a high and low threshold for measurement type sensors. You can synchronize the sensors on your network so they all check in at the same time, and you have the ability to customize how many sensor heartbeats are missed before a sensor sleeps for two hours (default 2). To change any of these settings simply click and drag the slider buttons or click on the numbers to type with your keyboard.
When you have finished making any changes to the sensor configuration page, click the "Save" button at the bottom of the screen to save the changes and return to the sensor details page.
What the "X" next to my sensor in iMonnit means
The "X" next to a sensor in the iMonnit software signifies changes have been made to the sensor's configuration, and that these changes are queued to be sent to the sensor hardware on next heartbeat. Once a sensor checks-in, the "x" should disappear signifying that the sensor has received the configuration changes. Note: when a sensor has pending configuration changes, you will have to wait until the sensor updates before additional changes can be made.
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