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DicksonOne | About Sample Intervals & Alarm Delays

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About Sample Intervals & Alarm Delays

When setting alarms for your DicksonOne device, it is important to consider the Alarm Delay as well as the sample interval.
 
  •  The Sample Interval is how often your logger collects temperature and humidity readings
  • The Alarm Delay is the number of readings the conditions must remain outside of the parameters you have set before the alarm will be sounded or sent via your preferred communication method.  
    • The duration of the alarm delay is based on the sample rate (how often the device takes a reading) and the number of readings you select as your alarm delay
    • The alarm delay will also determine the number of "good" (in-range) readings required to send a "Back-to-Normal" notification. For more detailed information regarding the alarm delay logic, click here
How to Set the Sample Interval & Alarm Delay

To set the sample interval  for your device, open the device's display page and select the settings icon (outlined in red).
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Within the Device Settings window,you can select the sample interval from a drop down list.
  • You can choose anywhere from 60-seconds to 1-hour sample rates 

The alarm delay is configured within each custom alarm or alarm template, and more than one delay can be set for each alarm using escalating alarms. 

For information on how to configure alarm delays and how to use escalating alarms, please see:
Setting Standard Alarms
Using the Alarm Escalation Feature (Multiple Delays)

For more information regarding the alarm delay logic (why we enable setting an alarm delay and why that delay also affects the "Back-to-normal" notification when an alarm excursion has ended), please see:
Can you explain the logic of alarm and alarm delay timing?


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