One of the most important aspect about using our sensors is defining a rule-set for the sensor, and receiving notifications when measured values are outside bound.
This article will show you how to set up a new rule for a sensor within your system.
Start by navigating to the "Rules" settings in your navigation menu.
This will open up the rules settings menu.
Start by selecting which system the relevant sensor belongs to.
Next you will have two choices to add a rule for the sensor - Either find the sensor in the drop-down menu if no previous rules exist, or manually search using the sensor name or serial number.
Select the "Add rule" button.
You will now be able to add a single rule or two rules with a comparator operation.
Choose the measurement unit, the logical operator and the value limit for the custom rule.
The comparator specifies the logical state between the two rules must be true before it triggers an alarm.
You also have the options to customize some time settings for the rule where it only applies for specific time of the day, or that the rule needs to be valid for a defined amount of time before triggering.
SMS alerts are also very useful for high priority rules.
After you are happy with the new rule, select "Save".
SMS alerts will add an additional cost of 3 NOK per SMS sent.
There will maximum be sent one SMS alert to all receivers every hour.
Other Rule Types
There are also two other rule types that we will briefly cover in this article.
The first type is Automatic Rules.
This function uses a machine learning algorithm that takes the data-set for the sensor and tries to predict any anomalies in the received sensor data automatically. It will then create an alarm if any anomalies are detected.
This function is in very early access beta and is therefore not recommended to be the only alarm trigger for the sensor.
Active use of this function with a helpful "Useful/not useful" response under Events will help train the machine learning core, and make it do better predicitions in the future.
Last rule type is an alarm notification when the Gateway of the system have been offline for more than 30 minutes.
This is very helpful to determine if the Gateway have lost power, need a power reset or have some other issues that prevent it from sending sensor data back to Neuron Cloud.
When one of your sensors have triggered an alarm, it will change it's tile color to a orange color.
You can then navigate on your right menu into Events where you will find detailed information about the alarm triggered.
Here you will find useful information detailing what triggered the alarm event.