Creating Engine Idle Alerts

Samsara supports the ability to create alerts based on engine idling.

To configure an engine idle alert, select Alerts > Configure > Vehicle Engine Idle and follow the steps below to create an engine idle alert. 

  1.  Apply the alert to a set of vehicles by selecting "all vehicles in this group", "specific tags in group" or "specific vehicle(s) in group".
  2. Specify the amount of time the vehicle must be idling before an alert is triggered
  3. Select a timeframe (or multiple timeframes) to disable the alert on a daily basis. During these times, an alert will not be generated, even if the idling threshold is exceeded.
  4. Lastly, specify the contact(s) to receive a notification via SMS or email in the event the alert occurs.

The screenshot below shows the configuration of an engine idle alert:

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