Knowing when a device is sending data or inactive can be valuable to malfunction possibilities in your IoT infrastructure, connection errors, or low battery. With Ubidots, you can create an alert when a device or data source is inactive alerting your immediately to a possible impending outage.

Requirements

  1. Active Ubidots account

Table of Content

  1. Creating an inactive Device Alert

1. Creating an Inactive Device Alert

Go to Data tab and select Events option.

Click on the ‘+’ icon to create a new event

Then, choose a device's variable:

To create this alert based on inactivity, tell Ubidots which variable you want to trigger when inactive and for how long should a device be inactive before it is a possible malfunction. 

Go the Then actions tab to select the type of alert you want (SMS, Email, Telegram, Slack, and/or WebHook)

Configure the Event notice:

Pro Tip: you can insert the name of the device and variable to identify the equipment that presented a disconnection and take the proper action. For a more detailed explanation about how alerts work, and the options available to display in the message, please refer to the following guide Events: Creating Conditional Events and Alerts

Finally, set the name and the activity window when the events should/shouldn't be executed and save.

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