A lot has changed with Sensors over the last twelve months, and we wanted to give you some more details about what's changed and why!
Archive + Unarchive
Move a sensor to a new asset without losing data with individual device archives! This feature allows you to remove a sensor from an asset without having to purchase a new sensor or losing the data it has already collected. Also, if you need to replace a sensor at any time, the data it collects remains accessible. You can then add a new sensor to continue collecting data moving forward, and there will not be any gaps in your data. If you want to archive a sensor, follow these steps:
- Click on the tile that represents the sensor you wish to archive.
- On the right-hand side of the screen, click the more button, represented by three vertical dots.
- Select Archive
- Click Archive
- All archived sensors live in the "Archive" tab on the sensors dashboard. You can reconnect an archived sensor by clicking on the relevant sensor and following the self-serve setup process.
"Bring your own" sensors and integrate them into iAuditor! Many of the customers we spoke to over the last 12 months, already had sensors in their workplaces, but they wanted to see the information alongside their iAuditor data. We're already working with customers to help them add in their sensors data to iAuditor. So, regardless of the hardware you are using, we want to work with you to get your data into iAuditor.
Is this something you're interested in? Let the sensors team know, and we'll get you up and running.
Set who can see, access, and make updates to sensors - just like in iAuditor. You can add sensors permissions the same way you already manage permissions in iAuditor. Whether it be team (groups) or individuals (users), you can assign view-only or management access to Sensors alongside other iAuditor features.
To set permissions, follow these steps:
- Login to your iAuditor web app
- Navigate to the "organization" menu by clicking on your team name in the lower left-hand corner
- Along the top, navigate to the "permissions" sub-menu
- Select the group or user you wish to set permissions for
- In the drop-down menu, toggle on or off the sensor's settings as you wish
- Click "Save"
Sensors on Mobile
Peace of mind, in your pocket - access and add new devices from your mobile device. Earlier this year, we added Sensors into both iOS and Android devices. You can now add sensor devices, view alerts, and even calibrate your sensors all from anywhere. To locate, click the "More" menu in the iAuditor mobile app and find your Sensors tab.
View all your assets in one spot on the Sensors Dashboard! Your sensors dashboard is where you can go to see all your live sensors, add new ones, and look at alerts or archived sensors. Each tile on this page represents a specific sensor, and clicking on them will bring you to a dashboard with historical data from that sensor.
Historical sensor view
See the data collected by your sensors in one place. By clicking on an individual tile from the Sensors Dashboard, customers can navigate to the historical sensor's view. From here, customers can view the information that this specific sensor has collected over customizable periods, set up alert settings and device notifications, and download a CSV file for this sensor.
New sensor types
Over the last year, many of our customers requested new sensors types outside of temperature and humidity sensors. All of your requests helped direct the offering. If you don't see the sensor you're looking for, get in contact with us - we're always looking to add more sensors types and would be happy to see how we can help. To date, we've added:
- Door Open/Close
- Carbon Monoxide and Dioxide
- Air Particulates
- Differential Air Pressure
- Liquid Temperature
- Water Leak, and more!
Need something different? Submit your requests here!
Threshold alerts + the alert dashboard
Set an alert for above or below, ensuring your assets are always inside the correct range.
- Alerts are a crucial component of Sensors and something that customers are leverage to manage their most valuable assets.
- The threshold alerts allow a customer to set a temperature or humidity range for assets that are sensitive to both hot or cold temperatures.
- This range can be seen and monitored in the historical sensor view as well from the graph where horizontal dotted lines represent the threshold settings.
- The alert dashboard allows a customer to see all current and past alerts in one location. It also shows the duration of the notification. You can review the time when an item first alarmed by clicking on the alert notification in this space, allowing you to investigate the specific alert further.
Device alerts - Disconnection and low battery
Setup an alert if your sensor disconnects or the battery is low.
- From your historical sensors view, you can now set device notifications for a disconnected device and a device with a low battery. These settings allow you to receive an alert when the sensor is not monitoring correctly, or the battery is low, to deal with either immediately.
- Commercial sensors require simple AA batteries. Industrial sensors need specific cells - please contact us if you require replacement batteries for your industrial sensors.