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How to create custom alerts in Momentum
By
Nathan Wheadon
Published at 15.44 on 05.07.2024
Custom alerts in Momentum
Always know the location and status of your most valuable business assets. Custom alerts are called Monitors in Momentum.

Staying in-the-know. Giving business owners and operators peace of mind. Keeping daily operations running smoothly.

 

It’s all a part of what Momentum does. We make easy to install GPS and Bluetooth devices for field service businesses. And our software is easy to use too.

 

Every feature was built based on the input of our customers. One of the biggest benefits of using Momentum is that “it just works.”

 

All of the custom alerts that you can create (we call them Monitors) let’s you see all location, status and activity of your vehicles, trailers and equipment. Monitors help your business save on expenses, improve safety behavior and mitigate costly risks.

Momentum Monitors alert you by email, text on in-app messages for location, activity and status changes. Always be in-the-know.
Monitors for rolling assets like vehicles, trailers & heavy equipment
  • Speeding: receive notifications when a vehicle exceeds a preset speed limit

 

  • Excessive Idling: receive notifications when an asset is idling beyond a preset limit

 

  • Geofence: receive notifications when an asset enters and/or leaves an area

 

  • Hours of Operation: receive notifications when an asset turns on or moves outside of operating hours

 

  • Fuel Level: receive notifications when an asset’s fuel level goes below a preset threshold

 

  • Battery: receive notifications when an asset’s battery is low

 

  • Disconnected: receive notifications when an Eagle One has been disconnected

 

  • Offline: receive notifications when an asset is offline

 

  • PowerSense: receive notifications when an asset turns on or off
Monitors for equipment
  • Active: receive notifications when an equipment is active

 

  • Left Behind: receive notifications when your equipment is left behind on the jobsite. Used for equipment that must always be with an asset

 

  • Offline: receive notifications when an equipment is offline

 

  • Online: receive notifications when an equipment is online

 

  • Out of Range: receive notifications when an equipment is out of range
How to create a custom alert
Creating a Monitor in Momentum only takes a few seconds.
  1. 1. Log in to the Momentum app
  2. 2. In the navigation bar, click on Monitors
  3. 3. Select assets (vehicles, trailers, heavy equipment) or equipment
  4. 4. Select your Monitor
  5. 5. Set up your Monitor in a few clicks

 

Check out the video below to see how quick and easy setting up a Monitor is. Or keep scrolling to learn more about each Monitor.

Step-by-step guide for creating a Monitor in Momentum
Step 1: Login in the Momentum app
Just click the Log In button from anywhere on momentumiot.com
Step 2: Click “Monitors”
In the navigation bar in the Momentum app, click the “Monitors” drop down then select assets for vehicles, trailers or heavy equipment or equipment for “non rolling” assets
Step 3: Click “Add Monitor”
Click the blue “Add Monitor” button, then select your Monitor
Step 4: Set up your Monitor
Create your Monitor in just a few clicks with the step-by-step guide. It’s quick and easy.
Creating a Monitor in a few simple steps

Monitors only take couple clicks to create. Watch the video, or log in to your Momentum account to create your first Monitor.

Monitors for vehicles, trailers & heavy equipment
Read below to learn about all of the Monitors available in Momentum

Monitors help keep you in the know. Your vehicles are critical to your business. Monitors help prevent unauthorized and after-hours usage, keep your assets safe and help reduce your operating costs.

 

One Momentum customer used the Excessive Idling Monitor to save $700,000 in fuel costs in a single year!

Speeding
Receive notifications when a vehicle exceeds a preset speed limit

The speeding monitor was created to improve on-road safety and driver behavior. Speeding puts employees at risk, and the entire business at risk. Use the Speeding Monitor to reduce on-road speeds and increase safety.

Excessive Idling
Receive notifications when an asset is idling beyond a preset limit

One Momentum customer used the Excessive Idling Monitor to reduce fuel expenses by $700,000 in a year! That’s a huge savings, just from understanding THEN managing best practices for vehicle idling. The sheer amount of fuel savings, and mitigating wear-and-tear can be a huge boost to any field service business. It’s like found money!

Geofence
Receive notifications when an asset enters and/or leaves an area

Many Momentum customers keeps their rolling assets (vehicles, trailers, heavy equipment) in a yard, or at a specific job site. The Geofence Monitor gives you peace of mind knowing that you’ll be able to track any movement in or out of a specified area, instantly.

 

PS – it’s a really helpful tool for knowing when crews are starting and ending their work day. 

Hours of Operation
Receive notifications when an asset turns on or moves outside of operating hours

Hours of operation protect your business assets from unnecessary risk. Employees that try to moonlight after hours (pretty common for tow-truck operators) or an attempted vehicle theft can be eliminate by the Hours of Operation Monitor.

Fuel Level
Receive notifications when an asset’s fuel level goes below a preset threshold

In some industries, every second matters. So when you’re ready to start the day and your first stop is the fuel pump, it can really set you back. Use the Fuel Level Monitor to manage best operations practices.

Battery
Receive notifications when an asset’s battery is low

Nothing can be more frustrating that a dead battery. It’s a major time waste that can be easily avoided, using Momentum. The Battery Monitor will alert you any time a vehicle’s battery drops below 12 volts. Never get stuck at a job site or waste time at the start of your day because of a dead battery.

Disconnected
Receive notifications when an Eagle One has been disconnected

One of the biggest benefits of using Momentum is that you’ll always know the status and location of your business assets. Whether you’re the business owner, manager or employee – knowing the status and location of your vehicles is mandatory. The Disconnected Monitor alerts you every time an Eagle One GPS tracker is disconnected from the vehicle’s battery or diagnostic port. Even if an Eagle One is disconnected, the internal battery will keep it online so you can continue to get location data in real-time.

Offline
Receive notifications when an asset is offline

Momentum runs on the most reliable 4G network in the United States and Canada. But in some remote areas, service may be interrupted. If your Eagle One GPS device ever goes offline, you’ll get an alert.

Powersense
Receive notifications when an asset turns on or off

Some businesses run with strict rules around asset usage. With Powersense, you’ll know the EXACT MOMENT an asset turns off or on.

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