Unusual activity alert


#1

It would be a nice failure/problem-notification option if sense could send a notification when a known device behaved differently. … for example, yesterday the goats knocked their automatic waterer and so, while it was still only a trickle, the pump cycled about every 40 minutes instead of only once in the morning. I know I could set it to alert me if it ran for more than five minutes at a time (in the case of a broken line or a hose left on), but in this case, i had to be checking the device history to see the issue.


#2

Thanks for the suggestion! We do plan to add more notification functionality in the future and being able to identify unusual device activity would certainly be useful.


#3

Hey there @Becky - just looking in on some old threads and I’d mention a suggestion we’ve heard for monitoring these types of issues.

Have you tried setting a custom notification for the well pump that lets you know if it’s on for >40 minutes? Would that work for you?

As @BenAtSense mentioned, we are hoping to put together a purpose specific workflow for this down the road, but I’m hoping the above solution might help you in the mean time.


#4

Hi. Sense hasn’t identified the well pump yet. …oddly - but i know you
all take a lot of grief for that. I can tell when it’s running from the
spike in other, but i can’t set any notifications for it. i do have my
septic pump set to tell me if it’s been on for a couple minutes - normally
runs about 6 seconds and I’ve had it burn up in the past so this should
work for that.

Becky Burkheart
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#5

Aha! Sorry about that. I hope we’ll be able to pick that pump up soon for you, and once we do, perhaps a custom notification will help you until we get some more advanced notification functionality together.

Thanks for the great suggestion!