Time Period Restriction alerts you of your Device’s usage during specific times and days of the week. When your device is used outside of the selected time period, an Alert is triggered.
Device usage shown in SecurityPro is the flow of data packets. It is not billable usage.
Time Period Restriction Example
A business only operates during specific hours. If the business vehicle is located where it should not be or an employee is using their device outside of those hours, they need to be alerted.
For example, a plumbing business tracks their vehicles and drivers to ensure the vehicle is at a specific job location during a specified time and the individual is not working outside of their set hours.
- If the business vehicle moved when it was not scheduled to move, the business needs to be alerted.
- If the individual was still located at the same job after the specified hours, the business needs to be alerted so that they can charge the customer for the additional working hours.
Setting a Time Period Restriction
- Select Rules from the Dashboard navigator to open the Rules page.
- Click Create Rule.
- Enter a name for the new Rule.
- Select the Severity level (Low, Medium, High, or Critical). The default is Medium.
- Click Add Conditions.
- Click Time Period Restriction and click Continue.
- Select the Time zone for the restricted times and days of the week.
- Select the Start Time and End Time.
- Click the days of the week (Monday through Friday) that you want to remove from this monitoring. If you want to add Saturday or Sunday, click either one or both to add them.
- Click Add Another Time Period to add additional time zones and time periods.
- Click Continue.
- Click Continue again.
- Verify your selections.
- Click Save.
Once Conditions are saved, they are displayed in a list in the Conditions section of the Create a Rule page.
Several Condition types are available. Adding at least one Condition is required. Time Period Restriction, Traffic Flow, and Protocol Restriction can be combined.
Note: Duplicates of the same Condition within a Rule are not allowed. Refer to Following Rule Condition Restrictions for a list of all restrictions.
You can be notified when an alert is triggered by selecting Add Action and entering one or more e-mail addresses. If you need help, refer to Receiving e-mail notifications about Alerts.
When the Condition and e-mail addresses have been added, click Create Rule.
- SecurityPro checks whether a name for the Rule has been entered. If a name has not been entered, the Rule is not created and the Rule name field is highlighted in red. Enter a Rule name and click Create Rule to create the Rule.
- If a Severity Level for this Rule has not been selected, it defaults to Medium.
Once created, the new Rule is added to the list on the Rules page.
You can now assign this Rule to a Group. For help, refer to Assigning a Rule to a Group.
Important! SecurityPro only monitors your devices to notify you when your Device is not behaving as expected. It does not resolve this behavior. You must take action to resolve your Device’s behavior and then acknowledge within SecurityPro that you have done so.