AG45 is our latest pocket-sized asset tracker for the US market. Available with the AG45 is the Wake on Motion feature.
This feature, when activated, will enable AG45 to detect movement and automatically wake up on movement.
The device will then automatically wake up when moved for more than 2 minutes and check-in. It will also check-in when the movement stops for more than 2 minutes. You can also set up a higher check-in rate when the device is moving. This provides more visibility into your asset’s movements.
How to activate Wake on Motion
Please click Settings > Assets to see the below option. Turn the toggle on and hit save.
What are the two check-in rates?
There are two check-in rates, a default check-in rate on the device settings page, which will be the rate at which the device usually checks-in. It is set by default to 12 hours. You can find the device settings page by navigating to your device and selecting the three dots icon next to the name of it and clicking "Settings". When you scroll down you will see this:
You can also select "Custom Frequency" as well but the recommended check in rate is 12 hours. Prolonged exposure to a check in rate of less than 12 hours may shorten the battery life.
On the other hand, you can also set "Scheduled" check-ins as well instead of "Fixed". To do this, select "Scheduled" and make sure to select at least 3 days.
How does this feature work?
The device has an in-built accelerometer which detects movement. When the device is moved for more than 2 minutes, it triggers the device to wake-up and check-in. Hence, the name ‘Wake-on-Motion’.
While the device is moving, it will automatically switch from the default check-in rate to moving check-in-rate.
When the device comes to a stop, it will again wait for 2 minutes for the device to be stationary, to register a stop and check-in again.
Note: If the feature is active, the start check-in and stop check-in happens every time, and is not dependent on check-in rates.
What are trips?
For organizations, with ‘Wake on Motion’ turned on since the device checks-in whenever the device start moving and stops moving, we capture all movements under "Check-In History".
This allows us to preserve a historical record of all movements for the asset.
How do I know if the asset is currently moving?
If the asset is currently moving, we will see a green button next to the asset on the Assets page as shown below:
What is the impact on battery life?
There are two impacts on battery life.
Impact 1: Turning on the feature
Turning on Wake on Motion means the device is not completely going to sleep between check-ins, but going in a super low power mode to detect movement. Thus, turning on the feature reduces the life of the device by 15% i.e. from 5 years to approximately 4.25 years
One way to offset this is to change default check-in-rate to 24 hours. Since, you would know any movement happening to your asset with the device turned on, setting the default check-in rate to 24 hours will offset the 15% reduction in life of AG45 by turning on the feature.
Impact 2: Moving check-in rate
AG45 is designed to deliver 3650 pings i.e. 2 pings a day for 5 years. If your asset moves a lot, and your moving check-in rate is set very high, it will consume the total pings much faster.
We are working on ways to expose total remaining battery life, so you can track this more accurately and configure the device to suit your needs.
How to set up alerts for when an asset starts or stops:
To create start or stop alerts through the Dashboard, please click on Alerts > Configure. Then under Add an Alert, select the Movement option. Then select the type of Movement alert that you would like to create from the following options:
- starts moving
- starts & stops moving
- stops moving
There will be options to select windows of time that will trigger the alert if the parameters are met as well as the ability to add a contact or contacts for the alerts.
Please note: If the Wake on Motion feature is not activated for your organization, any Movement alerts created will not trigger. See the section above titled How to Activate if you would like to learn how to activate the feature.