USB: Developer Mode
The following video covers accessing developer mode in the USB device.
Developer mode is for more advanced users who would like to place the device into a stand-alone mode, which does not require Sensor Cloud for alert emails.
How to access:
- From the settings tab, click the switch to developer mode link in the bottom right corner of the window.
- An explanation of each setting is as follows.
- The Read Temperature Every field determines the reading interval.
- The Degree Units sets readings to Fahrenheit or Celsius.
- Offset adjusts all readings by the specified amount.
- For example, if you feel the sensor is reading too high by ten degrees, you can type minus ten in this field to lower all readings by ten degrees. (Use with caution)
- High and Low-Temperature Alarms trigger an alert notification once either of those temperatures is crossed.
- Email Alert Frequencies how frequently alert emails are sent after the threshold is crossed.
- Zero only triggers once.
- Status Email Frequency sets how frequently a status email is sent.
- Status emails are empty emails sent to you to let you know the device is still running.
- Zero stops the emails from sending completely.
- The Alarm and Status Mail To fields determine which emails the messages are sent to.
- To use multiple emails, separate them with a comma and no spaces.
- Subject, you can edit the default alert email subject.
- Custom Email Message, you can edit the default alert email message.
- SMTP Server, this is the name or IP of the server for your email account.
- Username is the username for your mail account, using your email address.
- Password is the password of your email account.
- Mail From is the email that the email will come from, usually the same email address as your username.
- Port is the port of your SMTP server.
- Enable SSL/TLS should be checked if needed.
- Commonly used with web-based email accounts.
- Click Test Mail Server to verify that your SMTP settings are working.
- In the lower part of the window, are optional advanced settings.
- SNMP allows you to integrate the device with some enterprise network management systems.
- You must provide your host, port, and community string settings from your network administrator.
- Shut Down, enabling this allows the software to shut down the host computer after a set number of minutes once the threshold is crossed.
- Logging displays the status of the MSSQLCE temperature log file.
- If it does not say okay, click rebuild to repair the database.
- You can also enable a simple text file temperature log.
- Scripting allows the software to run a power shell or bash script at every reading.
- After specifying your desired settings, click save and start to apply your changes and the service will restart with your new settings.
- Saving in developer mode will disconnect the device from Sensor Cloud.
- You should see a reading after the first interval in a graph in the status tab.