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.
- 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".
- Specify the amount of time the vehicle must be idling before an alert is triggered
- 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.
- 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: