Using the Samsara dashboard, you are able to gain visibility and control assets. In the dashboard, the Overview page shows the status of the assets (ie. assets, pressures, valve position, flows and asset levels). With the correct widgets configured to your Dashboard, assets can be manually turned off, on, or set to Auto mode based off of adjustable set points.
The type of Control Widgets available are Button and Toggle.
In order to set up your dashboard controls, a valid Data Output must be set up. Review our articles on Data Outputs:
Buttons allow users to send a value to a specified Data Output. This can be freely inputted with the "Enter value" functionality. They are primarily used whenever a specific value needs to be entered, such as Analog Outputs.
"Preconfigure values" will create a dropdown-type button, allowing you to map labels to specific values for ease of use.
Toggles allow users to send On/Off commands. This is primarily used with Digital Outputs. Analog and other Data Outputs will not be addressable with a Toggle type widget.