Policy Foundry is a rule-based smart tool that allows you to set up policies with conditions. When a policy excursion event occurs resulting from a condition being met, the policy's assigned action is activated. Actions are automated notifications to alert those of the excursion. An action can either be emails, text messages, or stream events.
When the policy is active: always (24/7), specific days of the week, or during a specific date range.
What devices: all devices or specific devices.
What locations: campuses, buildings, floors, rooms.
What condition: what triggers a policy excursion.
Policies can monitor many different conditions, such as beacon battery levels, button clicks, telemetry data, environmental readings, device positions, to room occupancy.
What action: how the excursion notifications are communicated. Options include emails, text (SMS) messages, or a stream event.
Limit the quantity of action messages (limiters): during an active policy excursion, how many email/text messages or stream events are sent in a specific duration of time (hours, minutes, seconds). For example, you may want to limit 5 messages/events per hour.
Templates are the actions assigned to a policies. A template can be assigned one or more policies, but policy is limited to one action. When a policy excursion occurs, its assigned action is activated and notifications are triggered.
A action can be set for any of the following communication channels:
AWS Kinesis and Azure Event Hub streams
Text (SMS) messages