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Leak detection with IO Frog

Introduction

Supported in: SimpleLeak 3.0

Intended for: End users and integrators & platform providers to understand device behavior before direct implementation and fine-tuning (for those who want to integrate the device into their own platform, the API 6 firmware documentation is here. Please note that SimpleLeak can only work in one API 6 mode (Leakage detector).

Use case description: For monitoring areas where there is a high risk of water leakage, we've developed the SimpleLeak. The device will be installed wherever you need to monitor the environment for leaks. When water is detected, it will beep and send you an alert. The device will keep beeping until the water is no longer detected and status messages will be sent regularly every 3 hours. Furthermore, it will let you know when it's not in the ideal position to monitor water (turned over) and when temperatures exceeds preset thresholds (default thresholds are 1,5°C, 40°C and 60°C).

Prerequisites

Before-you-start checklist (you should have everything on the list if you went through the first message guide, but please note it was primarily written for the SimplePack and SimpleIndustry devices):

Hardware/devices
Sigfox connectivity
Sigfox coverage where you need it
IO Frog platform account and access
Correctly set-up callbacks in the Sigfox backend (if you're using your own connectivity)
 You're receiving messages from your devices  Everything is fine!

Step-by-step setup guide

  1. Go through the SimpleLeak Operations guide. This will give you a g
  2. Go to the IO Frog platform and login with your account. image
  3. After you login, head over to your profile in the top right and make sure your Experience level is Expert, otherwise you will not be able to change device downlink - if necessary, increase your level and hit Update to save the changes. image
  4. Go to the All devices tab and click on device Setup. image
  5. You can change anything you want in here, for example the default temperature thresholds. But the device is delivered in a ready-to-use state and you don't need to setup anything else! If you decide to change anything, don't forget to click on Update in order to save the changes.
  6. Activate the device again by placing it into water. Upon arming, the device will request the settings you've saved on the platform and everything will be how you wanted it to be.
  7. You can now place the device in the area you want to monitor and you will receive the leakage, temperature and orientation alerts! Read more on how to find a correct spot for placement in our article about device placement. There, all done!
Caution

Please note that Sigfox has a 90% delivery success rate. It's possible that the downlink will not be received by the device, the best way forward in this case is simply repeating the whole process from Step 4 onwards.

Suggestions

  • If you're losing a lot of messages, set up 3x alert repetition. This will better the performance of your device and you should lose less messages.
  • Public data sharing: IO Frog also supports public channels, where you can add multiple devices and display data from all of them at the same time, including their position on a world map. It's very cool and we highly suggest you take a look! Here's our coffee project and here's how to set a public channel up. image