Why did my sensor come with a magnet?
Nearly all RadioBridge Sensors come packaged with a mountable magnet.
For Door/Window Sensors the magnet and sensor can be mounted to the door (or window sash, enclosure lid, etc.) and frame. When the door is opened and the sensor and magnet become separated a "door open" event is generated. When the door is closed and the sensor and magnet come together a "door closed" event is sent. The magnet should align with the triangle-shaped impression on the sensor's case for correct installation.
Sensors such as motion, tilt, temperature and contact sensors also include a magnet, however it is supplied only for testing purposes. When the magnet is touched to the triangle-shaped impression on the side of the case, these sensors will generate a "test message" event which is useful for diagnostic and setup purposes. Sensors that are not Door/Window Sensors do not need to have the magnet installed for normal use of the sensor.
How do I decode a sensor's Supervisory Message?
The wireless sensors will send a periodic supervisory message so that a backend system can verify that the device is still alive and to report error conditions. The supervisory message also contains a payload that contains the status (current) of ...
How do I decode a sensor's Reset Message?
The Reset Message is sent to the Cloud every time that the Sensor is Reset. Reset Message: 0x00 Device has Reset. The cause of reset is represented in the 5-byte reset code payload. Bytes Description 0 ...
How do I decode a sensor's Tamper Event message?
The sensor will send a message when the tamper switch has been either opened or closed through either an enclosure tamper or a wall mount tamper. Tamper Event Message: 0x02 Bytes Description 0 Tamper Switch ...
How do I set a temperature sensor to only report periodically?
Occasionally you may want a temperature sensor to simply report the temperature at even intervals throughout the day without specifically reporting changes or hitting thresholds. This can be achieved by setting the temperature sensor to ...
Can I enable a sensor to receive downlinks at any time?
A downlink message is one that is sent to the sensor from the cloud and is used to configure the sensor itself. For Class A devices, messages cannot be initiated from the cloud since the sensor is typically sleeping and the radio is turned off, so ...