How do I set a Barking Alarm for my GPS device and how does it work?

Quick answer: 



The Barking Alarm sends information to your phone with a push notification if the dog's barking frequency has exceeded or fallen below the limit value during a certain monitoring period

To set the Barking Alarm, proceed as follows:

- Open the "Targets list" with the button in the lower right corner of the map view
- Select "All targets"
- Select "My devices" at the top
- Tap the name of the GPS device in question (not the icon, but the name)
- Scroll to the end of the drop-down menu and tap: "Barking Alarm"
- Set the duration and frequency of barking
- Accept the changes and set the Barking Alarm on by selecting: "Set"

The device sends a barking start alarm (alarm tone + notification) if the average barking density exceeds the barking frequency value you set within the barking duration timer given for Barking Alarm

The end of the barking of the dog is announced accordingly, when the barking density again falls below the barking frequency value you set within the barking duration timer given for Barking Alarm



More information: 



How long your phone sounds an alarm (or plays an alarm at all) or how it will displays a notification for this alarm (or displays it at all) depends on the device you are using and its settings.


iOS instructions for changing notification settings
Android instructions for changing notification settings



Canceling a Barking Alarm from the GPS device (to deactivate the Alarm)

- By opening a Barking Alarm notification, you will be able to cancel (turn off) that alarm from the menu that opens.
- Or you can tap the name of the GPS device in the "Targets" -list and scroll to the end of the "Settings" -menu that opens and tap the round icon to the right of "Barking alarm" with a cross in the middle
- If you have problems removing the alarm via Tracker App, there is an emergency option to send an "Alarm off" -command to the GPS device, (if the GPS device is other than Artemis) as SMS text message 

(Note! Sending SMS command is not a recommended way to clear the alarm)



NOTE!

All commands to the GPS device usually go through Tracker Live -service, so when you set or disable an alarm, make sure the App on your phone is also connected to Tracker Live -service


If the Barking Alarm doesn't seem to work as intended or not at all, or the related information is incomplete in the "Status Information" -menu at the bottom of the map view, for the GPS device in question, the problem may be caused by the person who set the Barking Alarm with an out-dated Tracker App software version (see this guide for more information)


If the problem is that the GPS device does not detect the dog's barking sound sensitively enough, you can adjust the sensitivity of the GPS device's microphone according to these instructions
For older 1st generation GPS devices, there is no longer any means to adjust the GPS device's own microphone's sensitivity at all (see more information here)

For App connectivity issues on your phone:
iOS - What should I do if the Tracker Live service doesn't work?
Android - What should I do if the Tracker Live service doesn't work?



You can also contact Tracker Support or send us a Support request if you encounter some unexpected problems or error messages related to Tracker app & services