Sensor monitoring provides real-time visibility of your environment, empowering you to make timely and effective decisions about your assets. All sensor data is automatically captured within iAuditor, from where you can set up automatic notifications to ensure issues are addressed before they impact your business.
This article aims to get you familiarized with everything to do with iAuditor Sensors, by outlining the resources you may need when adding and managing sensors, as well as providing answers to some of the frequently asked questions on the feature.
Before you begin
You must have the “Sensor Access” permission in order to see sensor-related data in your organization and the “Sensor Management” permission in order to add new or manage existing sensors. Learn more about permissions and how you can assign them as an administrator.
Please note that you will always be prompted to create or select the site name for each sensor you add. At this stage, sensor sites are different from the sites used in other areas of the product such as inspections and actions. Rest assured, we do plan on bringing both together in the future!
|iAuditor sensor self-installation guide||This self-installation guide takes you through the setup for the iAuditor sensors, from adding and placing a gateway to adding and installing a sensor.|
|Monnit sensor self-installation guide||This self-installation guide takes you through the setup for the Monnit sensors, from adding and placing a gateway to adding and installing a sensor.|
|Monnit gateway and sensor troubleshooting guide||This guide outlines some of the common troubleshooting questions to think about when your Monnit gateway or sensors appear to be disconnected or offline.|
|Replace sensor batteries||This article shows you how to replace the batteries for both the iAuditor and Monnit sensors.|
|Add local weather feeds||This article shows you how to add weather feeds on the web app and the mobile app.|
|Set up sensor alerts||This article shows you how to set up sensor alerts to notify people via SMS or email when things go out of critical range.|
|Create actions from sensor alerts||This article shows you how to create actions from sensor alerts.|
|Update sensor settings||This article shows you how to update the settings for sensors in your organization on the web app and the mobile app. Please note that this article does not apply to data feeds such as local weather.|
|Export sensor data to CSV||This article shows you how to export your organization’s sensor data to CSV on the web app and the mobile app.|
|Archive sensors||This article shows you how to archive sensors for your organization on the web app and the mobile app.|
What does the sensor feature in iAuditor include?
The sensors feature in iAuditor gives you real-time insight into the environmental conditions affecting your assets. iAuditor users can utilize weather feeds, powered by Accuweather, without the need for additional hardware, or you can get in touch with us to find out about our hardware sensors solutions.
How do I become a new Sensors customer?
If you are interested in finding out about our SafetyCulture sensors solutions we’d love you to get in touch with us.
Does it matter which country I am based in?
Yes, it does. As each country/region has its own radio frequency requirements, we will send you hardware that meets these requirements, based on your location.
What’s the operating temperature range for the sensors?
Our iAuditor sensors can operate between - 25°C to 60°C / -13°F to 140°F.
What do sensors come with?
Each sensor should come with 2 cable ties and 1 double-sided tape for installation.
Do I need Wi-Fi for my sensor to work?
No, the gateway and sensors connect via LoRaWAN, 3G, and 4G connections.
Where can I access Sensors from in iAuditor?
As long as you have the “Sensor Access” or “Sensor Management” permission, you can access Sensors from both the web app and the mobile app!
- Log in to the iAuditor web app.
- Select “Sensors” from the left-hand side.
- Log in to iAuditor on your mobile device.
- Tap “More” at the lower-right corner of your screen.
- Select “Sensors” from the list of options.
Can I add public feeds to my Sensors dashboard?
Currently, we support temperature and humidity readings as part of weather data feeds, powered by AccuWeather. But we will support more weather types soon! If there is a particular weather type you would like to see, please let us know by providing your feedback.
How do I request additional sensors?
If you are an existing sensors customer, please contact your local iAuditor representative. Otherwise, get in touch with us if you are interested in finding out more about our sensors solutions.
How many sensors can I have per gateway?
One gateway can support multiple sensors. We recommend that no more than 30 sensors are connected to a single gateway, to ensure reliable data transmission.
How will I know when a sensor’s batteries need to be replaced?
You can set up sensor alerts to notify you when a sensor’s batteries need to be replaced. On average, sensor batteries should last around 2 years. Typically, you should receive 2 months' notice before a sensor’s batteries fully discharge.
Will I lose data if my sensors or gateway are offline?
No, your sensors will continue to capture readings and transmit them to iAuditor once they’re back online. We recommend that you reconnect your sensors and gateway within 3 days to prevent data loss.
If there is a power outage at my site, will my gateway or sensor be affected?
No, your sensors will continue to capture readings and transmit them to iAuditor once they’re back online.
Can I export my sensor data?
Yes, you can! Learn how you can export sensor data to CSV from both the web app and the mobile app.