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Configuring Temperature Sensor

The Temperature Sensor measures real-time ambient temperature. Alerts can be sent when pre-defined values are breached. The alerts are sent via the alert profiles.

temperature sensor

1. Setup

  1. Connect the sensor to any available USB port of Varius Message Router.
  2. From main menu, access Sensors > Sensors Configuration.
  3. Add sensor
    1. Select “Temperature Sensor” from the dropdown list.
    2. Click “Add Sensor”. 
  4. View sensor
    After adding the Temperature Humidity Sensor, the sensor appears in the table of sensors.
  5. Edit sensor
    1. Click the “edit” icon beside the sensor name to edit.
Add temperature sensor
Add temperature sensor
Temperature sensor
Temperature sensor

2. Edit sensor details

  1. Configure sensor details.
  2. Click Update to save the information.
  3. Restart the VMR service for any changes done.
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Sensor details:

  • Sensor Name: Name of the sensor.
  • Active: Varius Message Router monitors active sensors only.
  • Measures: The environmental condition to monitor.
  • Calibrate: Enable this option and key in the value to add or subtract from the sensor reading.
  • Trip conditions
    A sensor is tripped if reading exceeds a lower and upper limit for a period of time. A sensor has recovered when its reading is within a lower and upper limit for a period of time.
    • Sensor is tripped when the conditions occur longer than: The duration in minutes that causes the sensor to trip.
    • Lower than: Enable this option if you want to send alert when sensor reading falls below this lower limit.
    • Higher than: Enable this option if you want to send alert when sensor reading exceeds this upper limit.
    • Sensor has recovered when the conditions do not occur longer than: The recovery duration in minutes.
  • Example:
    • Temperature sensor settings:
      • Sensor is tripped when the conditions occur longer than: 10 minutes
      • Lower than: 20°C
      • Higher than: 30°C
      • Sensor has recovered when the conditions do not occur longer than: 10 minutes
    • Outcome:
      • Sensor trips when:
        Temperature falls below 20°C for 10 minutes or temperature rises above 30°C for 10 minutes.
      • Sensor recovers when:
        Temperature goes between 20°C and 30°C for 10 minutes.
  • Alert conditions
    Specify when to send alert.
    • Send alert when sensor is tripped: Enable this option to send alert when sensor is tripped.
    • Repeat alert every X mins if sensor remains tripped: Enable this option and specify the alert interval to send alerts at a regular interval.
    • Send alert when sensor has recovered: Enable this option to end alert when sensor has recovered.
    • Send alert when sensor is disconnected: Enable this option to detect sensor disconnection.
  • Alert mechanisms
    • Send email alerts using the alert profiles: This section shows the list of email alert profiles available. Check the profile checkbox to send alerts using the profile.
      For more information, please refer to Email Alert Profiles.
    • Send SNMP Traps using the alert profiles: This section shows the list of SNMP Trap alert profiles available. Check the profile checkbox to send alerts using the profile.
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3. View sensor logs

  1. From main menu, access Sensors > Sensors Control Panel to view the current values of the temperature sensor.
  2. Click the View Logs icon beside a sensor to access the Sensor Logs page.
  3. The Sensor Logs page shows the readings of the sensor at each time interval.
  4. Delete logs
    Select the rows to delete and click Delete.
  5. Delete all logs
    Click “Delete All” to delete all logs.
  6. Export
    Click “Export Current” to export the logs in CSV format.