The Alerts tab is where you connect actions (and sequences of actions) to specific sensor alert conditions, and configure settings for these 'alerts', e.g. the minimum interval between repeat alerts for the same sensor alert condition.

  • The MaxMon app creates default alerts for some sensors (Battery%, Power, etc.) but you must add your own alerts for other sensors or new sensor alert conditions.
  • To add a new alert, press MENU and select from a list of alert conditions (defined on the sensor settings screens). On the alert settings screen select an action (or sequence) and press 'Save'. See below for more alert settings.
  • To delete an alert, long-press an alert and select 'Delete' from the resulting menu. You will be prompted to confirm deletion.

Alert settings

  • Touching an alert takes you to its alert settings screen.
  • Status - enable or disable the alert. Disabled alerts do not run their action (or sequence) when the sensor encounters the alert condition. Disabled alerts are greyed-out.
  • Action - the action, or sequence of actions, to run for this alert condition. Touching this setting brings up a merged selection list of actions and sequences.
  • Interval (secs) - the minimum interval between repeat actions for the same sensor alert condition. For example, the default 'Battery(%) < 50%' sensor alert runs a 'Report (day)' report action when the charge state goes below 50.0%, but will only resend that report if the charge state is still below 50% 10800 seconds (3 hours) later. Alert intervals are meant to prevent a deluge of email or text (SMS) alert reports.
  • Priority - multiple alerts can be added for the same sensor alert condition. Use priority to define the order in which alerts are processed, e.g. process an alert which switches on a light before running an alert which takes a photo. Lower priority numbers are executed first.

More on priority

When an alert is triggered (its sensor encounters the alert condition) its action or sequence is added to a queue. This queue is used to run one action at a time and to implement the delay actions used in timed sequences. The alert priority determines the order in which alerts for the same sensor alert condition are added to the queue, more than the order in which alert actions are ultimately run. What this means, more straightforwardly, is that if you are having problems with the order in which alert actions are run, try using sequences before alert priority!