How can I set up limits and alerts on my sensors with Conserv?

The Conserv platform supports several types measurement thresholds and alerts across most readings.

Conserv's real time monitoring tools have several advantages over disconnected, offline data loggers. One of the primary advantages is alerting! Setting up sensor alerts on Conserv is simple. You'll need to know which sensor you wish to monitor, which reading from that sensor should drive the alerts, and the alert criteria. For example, you may wish to set alerts when the relative humidity in a space falls outside of a defined safe range, or when the temperature in a space exceeds the recommended maximum.

Conserv supports four types of basic alerts on sensor readings:

  1. Above a maximum value
  2. Below a minimum value
  3. Outside of a specified range
  4. Inside a specified range

To set up an alert, click on the menu in the top right corner (by your name) and select "Organization". That will take you to the organization management page. The facility view should be shown by default

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Next, click on the name of the facility that contains the sensors on which you would like to set alerts. This will take you to the facility detail page. On the facility detail page, click the "Alerts" tab on the left to see any currently configured alerts. To create a new alert, click the "Configure New Alert" button.

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To configure a new alert, you'll need to provide a few things. First, the alert needs a name. This is the name that you'll see when notifications arrive, so it should be something that makes sense to you. Second, y0u'll need to set up who should be notified when the alert is triggered. At this time, notifications will come by email, and if a mobile number has been set up for the account, by SMS. Third, you should select the space that contains the sensor you wish to alert on, and which sensor within that space is of interest. Finally, you can select the individual sensor reading that should trigger the alert, and set the alert criteria. Once this is complete, you can click "Save changes" to create the alert.

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Once the alert has been set up, you will notice something new on your data graphs. When an alert is set up on a reading, the alert value shows up as a line on the chart so you can easily see what alerts have been set for that particular sensor and reading:

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