How to change the name of a check


We recommend that you give your checks some meaningful names. To change the name of a check:

  1. Go to Checks view from the side bar.
  2. Click on a check.
  3. Go to Settings tab.
  4. Change the name of the check.
  5. Click SAVE

 

Checks view in ZENSIE


At the checks view there is a list of all sensor and web checks created for an organization. At the checks view, you can:

How to change the monitoring frequency


There are two ways you can control when and how often your sensors collect data:

  1. Create a scheduled monitoring by specifying days and times
  2. Change the monitoring frequency, i.e. how often your sensors collect data.

1. Scheduled Monitoring

To schedule the monitoring we use CRON jobs. CRON is an expression that helps you specify the times and the days for collecting your data.

To create a CRON job, go to Checks view, click on a sensor check and select the Settings tab. At the Advanced settings you will find the CRON field.

For example, if you want to collect data on weekdays (from Monday to Friday) and from 8:00am until 17:00 then you can use the following expression:

If you are not familiar with CRON expressions you can use on online CRON converter (for example here).

2. Monitoring Frequency

To change the frequency of the data collection, go to the Checks view and click on a check. Go to Settings, Advanced Settings.

The FREQUENCY field indicates how many times within an hour, a mother will request data from a sensor. The default value is 60 seconds, which means data are sent every minute.

Some common frequencies you can use:

  • every 5 minutes: change the frequency value to 300
  • every hour: change the frequency value to 3600

Currently, most of the sensor devices do not support monitoring frequency less than a minute. If you try to put the frequency of such a sensor device to less than 60, you will see a warning message:

How to use tags in ZENSIE


Tags are used to group sensor checks together. You can use tags to filter your list of checks and find the ones you are looking for quicker and easier.

For example if you have sensors placed on meetings rooms you can make a tag and group all those sensor checks. Next time you want to find all sensors installed in meeting rooms, you just have to click the tag and filter the results.

Creating tags

To create a tag, go to the Checks view and click on “+Create tag”. Add a name for the tag and press ENTER.

Assigning tags to checks

To assign a tag to one or more checks:

  1. Select the sensor checks you want to tag.
  2. Click at the ADD TAGS, on the bottom and select the tag you want to add.

Read next How to filter checks in ZENSIE?

 

How to filter checks in ZENSIE


To filter checks, go to the Checks view.

At the side menu, you can filter checks using the Tags, the Locations, and/or the Sensor Types.

For example, I want to see all the checks from occupancy sensors (Presence) located in Prodock. From the side menu, I select Prodock, under Locations and Presence, under the Sensor Type: