Your analytics, charting, and graphing capabilities received a big upgrade.

On there’s a bunch of new functionality for analyzing and visualizing your organization’s remotely monitored Industrial IoT sensor information.

You’ll learn more about these new cloud IoT software features in this story. We’ll cover the basics of the analytics library to get you started, then you can experiment and tinker from there, integrating your Industrial IoT sensor measurements to your heart’s delight.

Let’s get started. First off you’ll login to your account on

Then click your Industrial IoT device you’d like to analyze.

Now on your device details page you’ll see your latest sensor measurements.

Select a custom column layout from your drop down menu. If you haven’t already set these up, follow this step-by-step tutorial guide.

You’ll need to choose a custom column layout since the graphing, charting, and analytics features use your custom column names, e.g., 4-20 mA channel 1 = Flood Water Levels, or PWM channel 1 = Water Well Flow Meter.

Once you’ve picked the custom column layout and sensor field aliases you’d like to use, click the Graphing / Charting button on the left.

Your tools for graphing and charting analytics will pop up in a new window. You can use the drop down list under Chart Type to select which type you’d like to use:

  • Line / Linear
  • Line / Bicubic
  • Area
  • Area / Stepped
  • Grouped Columns
  • Stacked Columns
  • Scatter Plot

Depending on what you’re monitoring with Valarm Tools Cloud, e.g., water or air, you’ll probably find different chart types more useful than others.

Experiment and play around with your various options to make what’s most helpful for you and your teams to gain analytical insights about your remote monitored Industrial IoT sensors.

You can select which channels you want to visualize in your graphs by using the checkboxes in the drop down menu for Sensor Channels.

The Show Data Points check box will highlight each sensor data upload with a little circle dot.

If you click the Min / Max checkbox then the minimum and maximum points for your date range will be highlighted for each sensor with a star and a triangle.

Trendlines show you a line that best fits your data patterns from your sensor channel. Your trend lines give you an idea for future predictions for your sensor measurements based off of your historical sensor values.

The vertical grid arrows do what you might guess they would: adjust your vertical grid so that it scales bigger or smaller.

Last up, you can right click the text in the upper right part of your graph window, then click Save Link As to download an image as a .png picture so you can save it for later, share it on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social networks, frame it and hang it in your room, integrate it into your presentations, or do anything else you please with it.

That’s your overview of your new graphing, plotting, charting, and analytics tools available on

These features were requested by Industrial IoT customers like you. Enjoy them, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you’ve got any feedback, comments, suggestions, or questions.