Adjust the sensitivity settings for the theft alert and what do they mean?

The Arnia system enables you to set alerts specifically for theft of your hives based on your hive monitor being moved.

The hive monitors can not only sense if a hive is being picked up and carried off,  but is also senses if a hive is tipped through 90 degrees (vertical to horizontal). This particular feature is useful to beekeepers with an out-apiary. A hive may be tipped over by very strong wind, a vandal or an animal. If the hive is not righted within a short period of time, it can result in the loss of bees. If your hive is moved, an automatic email will be send to an email address in the registered user details for the account.

How to set the theft alert?

Log into your account and select the ‘settings’ cog on the right hand side of your hive view.

Go to ‘Theft Settings’ which is displayed on the left hand side menu. For each device you can select to set it either ‘on’ or ‘off’.

The sensitivity setting ranges from 1 (least sensitive) to 4 (most sensitive).  This can be adjusted accordingly depending on the exposure of the apiary i.e. heavy winds. If you find you get false alerts, you can adjust the sensitivity downwards.

It may take up to 24 hours for the change in the setting to be applied, depending on the login frequency of your gateway. However, if a theft alert is triggered – the email notification will be send immediately.