October 9, 2020
TeamViewer IoT Documentation

Sensors play a vital role in any IoT Solution. Sensors on your edge device can help you to monitor your edge devices’ health. They also can help you to monitor the entities you attach a sensor to (e.g. robot arms).

Data flow of sensor metrics

To use sensors make sure TeamViewer Edge Management is enabled.

Three basic steps are needed to integrate sensors into your IoT Solution:

  1. Connect a sensor physically to your edge device (for example, see Connect the Sensors to the Starter Kit).
  2. Assign the sensor (and its metrics) to your TeamViewer Account.
  3. Use sensor metrics for monitoring (e.g. widgets) and/or to set alerts and notifications.

Sensor metrics and data is handled as defined by the TeamViewer IoT MQTT API. You will need to then push your sensor data as specified in the MQTT API Push Metric Values section to visualize it in real-time.

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