Exploring assets - Amazon IoT SiteWise Monitor
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Exploring assets

In Amazon IoT SiteWise, an asset represents a device, a process, or a piece of equipment. You can use Amazon IoT SiteWise Monitor to explore and visualize the properties and alarms for your assets. Each project in Amazon IoT SiteWise Monitor is associated with a set of assets by the portal administrator. If you're a portal administrator, you can see all of the assets in the portal. If you're a project owner or a project viewer, you can see only the assets that are associated with the projects for which you are an owner or a viewer.

Assets can have different properties. Some properties don't change over time, such as the asset's location, model, serial number, and so on. Other properties have a series of values that are produced over time. Properties can update at different rates. You might have a temperature sensor that updates every second, and a product quality metric that updates every hour.

Assets can also have alarms. Alarms detect when properties are outside their operating ranges, so that you and your team can address issues with your equipment and processes. For example, you might have an alarm that detects when the temperature in a boiler exceeds its maximum temperature.

You can perform the following asset-related tasks.

Task Roles that can perform the task

Viewing asset data

Portal administrators can see all assets for the portal. Project owners and viewers can see only those assets that are associated with the projects to which they are invited.

Adding assets to projects

Only a portal administrator can change the list of assets that are associated with a project.

Adding properties and alarms to dashboards

Project owners add asset properties to dashboards. Portal administrators don't typically edit dashboards. Project viewers can't edit dashboards.