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. 

Creating an Inactive Device Alert

In the events tab of your Ubidots account, click the plus 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. Our example shows two hours. 

Next, choose the format of your alert. In this case, we will use a Telegram. Enter the appropriate receiving phone number and custom message. 

Pro Tip: you can insert the last variable of the variable you're working with by following this tutorial.  

Finally, we will name this alert for identifying it within your account:

For a more detailed explanation about how alerts work, check out this video tutorial:

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