Creating Engine Idle Alerts

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

To configure an engine idle alert, click the "Alerts" tab and then click on "Configure." From there, simply click on "Vehicle Engine Idle" and follow the steps below to create an engine idle alert.

1. Name the alert

2. Specify the amount of time the vehicle must be idling before an alert is triggered

3. Select the vehicle(s) to apply the speeding alert to, or select "all vehicles in this group"

4. 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.

5. Lastly, specify the contact(s) to receive a notification via SMS or email in the event a speeding alert occurs.

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