Use Cases for Cat-M1 Asset Trackers

Making the Most of Your Asset Trackers


The following use cases are recommended configurations only. The use cases are implemented by the install types and are read-only. However, you can copy an existing use case and modify its parameters and values to suit your organization’s needs. See the Cat-M1 Asset Tracker Install Types Knowledge Base article for information on how to do this.

Note that some configuration changes can cause the unit to not report or to use excessive battery power. The parameters listed in the following use cases are available only if the Install Types screen > Details tab > Primary Device Type field is set to “ThingSpace”.

Note that you can configure the device to start reporting at a certain time of day. Contact your Verizon Connect representative for more information.

Use Case 1: ThingSpace - CATM1 - 7 Day Report On Movement at 15 min

This configuration is designed to send a weekly "keep alive" report and to also report whenever the tracker detects movement. You would use this configuration for assets that are usually very static (perhaps a summer or winter layover), and if you require a report when the asset is moved (for security reasons, for example). The following configuration will report every 15 minutes while the tracker detects movement.

On the Install Types screen > Device Parameters tab use the following settings:

Parameter Enabled? Value
Accelerometer Alarm Enabled (true/false) Yes TRUE
Accelerator Alarm Holdoff Period [sec] Yes 1800
Acclelerator Alarm Stopped Period [sec] Yes 900
Accelerometer Alarm Stopped Threshold [g] Yes 16
Accelerometer Alarm Threshold [g] Yes 0.12
Accelerometer Alarm Type Yes 5
Accelerometer Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Ambient Light Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Holdoff Period [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Angle [Degree] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Clear Duration [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Duration [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Type No
Gyro Alarm X-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Y-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Z-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Humidity Alarm Threshold No
Humidity Alarm Threshold Range No
Humidity Alarm Type No
Humidity Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold [lx] No
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold Range [lx] No
Light Sensor Alarm Type No
Monitor Interval Yes 604800
Pressure Alarm Threshold (psi) No
Pressure Alarm Threshold Range (psi) No
Pressure Alarm Type No
Pressure Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Report Daily Offset Minutes (min) No
Temperature Alarm Threshold (F) No
Temperature Alarm Threshold Range (F) No
Temperature Alarm Type No
Temperature Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
User Configurable Report Interval Yes 604800

Use Case 2: ThingSpace - CATM1 - 24 Hr Report

This configuration sends a location report every 24 hours and does not include any sensor information. This helps to maximize battery life while providing a daily report.

On the Install Types screen > Device Parameters tab use the following settings:

Parameter Enabled? Value
Accelerometer Alarm Enabled (true/false) No
Accelerator Alarm Holdoff Period [sec] No
Acclelerator Alarm Stopped Period [sec] No
Accelerometer Alarm Stopped Threshold [g] No
Accelerometer Alarm Threshold [g] No
Accelerometer Alarm Type No
Accelerometer Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Ambient Light Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Holdoff Period [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Angle [Degree] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Clear Duration [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Duration [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Type No
Gyro Alarm X-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Y-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Z-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Humidity Alarm Threshold No
Humidity Alarm Threshold Range No
Humidity Alarm Type No
Humidity Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold [lx] No
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold Range [lx] No
Light Sensor Alarm Type No
Monitor Interval Yes 86400
Pressure Alarm Threshold (psi) No
Pressure Alarm Threshold Range (psi) No
Pressure Alarm Type No
Pressure Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Report Daily Offset Minutes (min) No
Temperature Alarm Threshold (F) No
Temperature Alarm Threshold Range (F) No
Temperature Alarm Type No
Temperature Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
User Configurable Report Interval Yes 86400

Use Case 3: ThingSpace - CATM1 - 24 Hr Report On Movement at 2 min

This configuration is similar to the 24 Hour Report (Use Case 2) and adds extra reporting when the device detects movement. When the device is moving, this configuration reports every two minutes, providing detailed tracking of the asset. The battery usage is much higher when it reports this frequently, and the values of “Accelerometer Alarm Holdoff Period [sec]” and “Accelerometer Alarm Stopped Period [sec]” can be changed to be the same as in Use Case 5.

On the Install Types screen > Device Parameters tab use the following settings:

Parameter Enabled? Value
Accelerometer Alarm Enabled (true/false) Yes TRUE
Accelerator Alarm Holdoff Period [sec] Yes 240
Acclelerator Alarm Stopped Period [sec] Yes 120
Accelerometer Alarm Stopped Threshold [g] Yes 16
Accelerometer Alarm Threshold [g] Yes 0.12
Accelerometer Alarm Type Yes 5
Accelerometer Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Ambient Light Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Holdoff Period [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Angle [Degree] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Clear Duration [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Duration [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Type No
Gyro Alarm X-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Y-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Z-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Humidity Alarm Threshold No
Humidity Alarm Threshold Range No
Humidity Alarm Type No
Humidity Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold [lx] No
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold Range [lx] No
Light Sensor Alarm Type No
Monitor Interval Yes 86400
Pressure Alarm Threshold (psi) No
Pressure Alarm Threshold Range (psi) No
Pressure Alarm Type No
Pressure Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Report Daily Offset Minutes (min) No
Temperature Alarm Threshold (F) No
Temperature Alarm Threshold Range (F) No
Temperature Alarm Type No
Temperature Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
User Configurable Report Interval Yes 86400

Use Case 4: ThingSpace - CATM1 - 6 Hr Report, 15 min Sensor

This configuration sends a location report every 6 hours and includes sensor information that is recorded every 15 minutes. Note that this configuration increases the battery usage, which results in the asset trackers needing more frequent recharging. You can decrease the “Monitor Interval” value so that the sensors record information more frequently. These extra readings are queued then included in the next report.

On the Install Types screen > Device Parameters tab use the following settings:

Parameter Enabled? Value
Accelerometer Alarm Enabled (true/false) No
Accelerator Alarm Holdoff Period [sec] No
Acclelerator Alarm Stopped Period [sec] No
Accelerometer Alarm Stopped Threshold [g] No
Accelerometer Alarm Threshold [g] No
Accelerometer Alarm Type No
Accelerometer Reporting Enabled (true/false) Yes TRUE
Ambient Light Reporting Enabled (true/false) Yes TRUE
Gyro Alarm Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Holdoff Period [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Angle [Degree] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Clear Duration [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Duration [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Type No
Gyro Alarm X-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Y-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Z-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Reporting Enabled (true/false) Yes TRUE
Humidity Alarm Threshold No
Humidity Alarm Threshold Range No
Humidity Alarm Type No
Humidity Reporting Enabled (true/false) Yes TRUE
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold [lx] No
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold Range [lx] No
Light Sensor Alarm Type No
Monitor Interval Yes 900
Pressure Alarm Threshold (psi) No
Pressure Alarm Threshold Range (psi) No
Pressure Alarm Type No
Pressure Reporting Enabled (true/false) Yes TRUE
Report Daily Offset Minutes (min) No
Temperature Alarm Threshold (F) No
Temperature Alarm Threshold Range (F) No
Temperature Alarm Type No
Temperature Reporting Enabled (true/false) Yes TRUE
User Configurable Report Interval Yes 21600

Use Case 5: ThingSpace - CATM1 - 1 Hr Report

This configuration sends a location report every hour, and reports on movement every 2 minutes when the device senses movement. This configuration uses the most battery power of all these example configurations.

On the Install Types screen > Device Parameters tab use the following settings:

Parameter Enabled? Value
Accelerometer Alarm Enabled (true/false) No
Accelerator Alarm Holdoff Period [sec] No
Acclelerator Alarm Stopped Period [sec] No
Accelerometer Alarm Stopped Threshold [g] No
Accelerometer Alarm Threshold [g] No
Accelerometer Alarm Type No
Accelerometer Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Ambient Light Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Holdoff Period [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Angle [Degree] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Clear Duration [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Duration [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Type No
Gyro Alarm X-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Y-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Z-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Humidity Alarm Threshold No
Humidity Alarm Threshold Range No
Humidity Alarm Type No
Humidity Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold [lx] No
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold Range [lx] No
Light Sensor Alarm Type No
Monitor Interval Yes 3600
Pressure Alarm Threshold (psi) No
Pressure Alarm Threshold Range (psi) No
Pressure Alarm Type No
Pressure Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Report Daily Offset Minutes (min) No
Temperature Alarm Threshold (F) No
Temperature Alarm Threshold Range (F) No
Temperature Alarm Type No
Temperature Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
User Configurable Report Interval Yes 3600

Use Case 6: Thingspace - CATM1 - 1 Hr Report on Movement

This configuration sends a report on the device's location and ambient temperature once every 24 hours, and every two minutes while the tracker detects movement.

On the Install Types screen > Device Parameters tab use the following settings:

Parameter Enabled? Value
Accelerometer Alarm Enabled (true/false) Yes TRUE
Accelerator Alarm Holdoff Period [sec] Yes 240
Acclelerator Alarm Stopped Period [sec] Yes 120
Accelerometer Alarm Stopped Threshold [g] Yes 16
Accelerometer Alarm Threshold [g] Yes 0.12
Accelerometer Alarm Type Yes 5
Accelerometer Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Ambient Light Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Holdoff Period [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Angle [Degree] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Clear Duration [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Tilt Duration [sec] No
Gyro Alarm Type No
Gyro Alarm X-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Y-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Alarm Z-Axis Enabled (true/false) No
Gyro Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Humidity Alarm Threshold No
Humidity Alarm Threshold Range No
Humidity Alarm Type No
Humidity Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold [lx] No
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold Range [lx] No
Light Sensor Alarm Type No
Monitor Interval Yes 3600
Pressure Alarm Threshold (psi) No
Pressure Alarm Threshold Range (psi) No
Pressure Alarm Type No
Pressure Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
Report Daily Offset Minutes (min) No
Temperature Alarm Threshold (F) No
Temperature Alarm Threshold Range (F) No
Temperature Alarm Type No
Temperature Reporting Enabled (true/false) No
User Configurable Report Interval Yes 3600

Sensor Information
Accelerometer

Measures the current acceleration acting on each axis of the device in multiples of the gravitational force, "g".

Gyro or Orientation

Measures the angular orientation of the device relative to horizontal. Orientation is provided for the x axis and y axis. This is also commonly referred to as pitch (X) and roll (Y). Values are returned as degrees from 0 to 360.

Humidity

Measures the relative air humidity around the device in percentage of relative humidity with values from 0 to 100.

Light Sensor or Ambient Light

Measures the ambient light around the device in units of lux that range from 1 to 64,000.

Some common lux levels are:

  • 0.05 – 0.36 – full moon on a clear night
  • 3.4 – defined value for official twilight under a clear sky
  • 400 – sunrise and sunset on a clear day
  • 1000 – overcast day
  • 10,000 – 25,000 – full daylight in indirect sun
  • 32,000 – 100,000 – direct sunlight
Atmospheric Pressure

Measures the air pressure around the device in hectopascal (hPa), ranging from 300 to 1100.

Temperature

Measures the ambient air temperature around the device in degrees Celsius with values from -40 to 85.


Asset Tracker Parameters

The following table describes the parameters that can be used when configuring the device. The parameters listed in the following use cases are available only if the Primary Device Type field on the Details tab is set to "ThingSpace".

The “Accelerometer Alarm Holdoff Period [sec]” value must always be twice that of “Accelerometer Alarm Stopped Period [sec]” value.

The “User Configurable Report Interval [sec]” value must always be a multiple of “Monitor Interval [sec]” value.

Parameter Unit Value or Range
Accelerometer Alarm Enabled (true/false) - TRUE/FALSE
Accelerometer Alarm Holdoff Period Seconds 0-86400
Accelerometer Alarm Stopped Period Seconds 0-86400
Accelerometer Alarm Stopped Threshold Gravitational force (g) 1-16
Accelerometer Alarm Threshold Gravitational force (g) 0-2
Accelerometer Alarm Type - 0-5
Accelerometer Reporting Enabled (true/false) - TRUE/FALSE
Ambient Light Reporting Enabled (true/false) - TRUE/FALSE
Gyro Alarm Enabled (true/false) - TRUE/FALSE
Gyro Alarm Holdoff Period Seconds 0-86400
Gyro Alarm Tilt Angle Degrees 0-360
Gyro Alarm Tilt Clear Duration Seconds 0-86400
Gyro Alarm Tilt Duration Seconds 0-86400
Gyro Alarm Type - 0-5
Gyro Alarm X-Axis Enabled (true/false) - TRUE/FALSE
Gyro Alarm Y-Axis Enabled (true/false) - TRUE/FALSE
Gyro Alarm Z-Axis Enabled (true/false) - TRUE/FALSE
Gyro Reporting Enabled (true/false) - TRUE/FALSE
Humidity Alarm Threshold - 0-100
Humidity Alarm Threshold Range - 0-100
Humidity Alarm Type - 0-5
Humidity Reporting Enabled (true/false) - TRUE/FALSE
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold Lux 1-64000
Light Sensor Alarm Threshold Range Lux 1-64000
Light Sensor Alarm Type - 1-5
Monitor Interval Seconds 1-86400
Pressure Alarm Threshold kPa 300-1100
Pressure Alarm Threshold Range kPa 0-1100
Pressure Alarm Type - 0-5
Pressure Reporting Enabled (true/false) - TRUE/FALSE
Report Daily Offset Minutes Minutes 14400
Temperature Alarm Threshold Degrees Celcius -40-85
Temperature Alarm Threshold Range Degrees Celcius 0-125
Temperature Alarm Type - 0-5
Temperature Reporting Enabled (true/false) - TRUE/FALSE
User Configurable Report Interval Seconds 60-86400