Get notified when and where your high value assets move unexpectedly or are exposed to sudden and brusk shocks that could be the cause of damage. When you leave high value assets unguarded or trust them in the care of a 3rd party, you want to be able to monitor them and get notified when something unexpected occurs.
In case such unexpected events occur, next to notification, you would also be able to collect additional data which can help identify what caused such event and understand the circumstances. Additional data collection could proactively detect factors which could cause damage and thus enable you to intervene before such events actually occur.
Such data collection could enable other stakeholders such as insurance companies to better identify cause and circumstances of damage and thus offer individualised insurance policies.
In this experiment the device will trigger when a high value asset (eg a PV Panel) is exceeding a certain vibration shock. The device sends over a trigger state and the location of the event, also a Notification is sent with the timestamp & location of the event.
Make sure you have good GPS coverage. Indoors can be a problem in certain cases.
Simply hit the upload icon in the Arduino IDE. This will save the sketch, compile it and upload it to your Arduino.
You can now watch the values change in Maker.
Next to that the LED located on the LTE-M RDK board, helps you identify the behaviour of the device.
Alternatively, you can open the Tools > Serial monitor of the Arduino IDE.
Get more insights on how the behaviour of the LTE-M RDK, the modem and/or network by enabling the Debug function in the sketch. This can be done by changing the
false statement to
true in the function
LTEmModem modem, as indicated in the screenshot below.
To visualise our data, we will create a pinboard. For more information on pinboards, please check how to use pinboards.
For extra options to customise your controls, please check the Controls page.
Rules give devices the ability to interact, and create automation. Specifically for this kit and experiment we have created some example rules that can be switched on and adapted to your specific needs:
Time to configure and setup rules! We will activate a provisioned rule.
That’s it! You were notified in the Maker application, by mail and/or push notification on your mobile phone!
For more information on rules, please check how to use rules.