How to integrate the Seeed SenseCAP T1000 tracker on akenza

In this tutorial you will learn how to integrate the T1000 tracker from Seeed with TTN on akenza


  • Indoor/outdoor asset tracking for various use cases:

    • International asset tracking

    • Equipment monitoring

    • Shared equipment tracking and more.

  • Personal safety cases (retirement home, search & rescue) thank to the SOS button and embedded buzzer.

Product features:

  • 3 positioning technology for both indoor and outdoor: GNSS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

  • Temperature, light and motion sensor

  • SOS button & buzzer

  • Card size device with just 6.5mm thickness

You will find more information about the T1000 from Seeed here.

Getting Started

In this tutorial, you will learn how to register the T1000 tracker from Seeed on akenza using the connectivity provider The Things Network (TTN).

We will assume here that you don't have an existing TTN account and will connect the device using the Connectivity-as-a-Service of akenza.

If you already have an account with TTN, you can of course synchronize it directly by using our integration panel.

To register a new device on the platform, you will need to create a Data Flow, which defines the data processing chain in akenza.

Creating a Data Flow

Device Connector

To create a Data Flow, go to Data Flow and select Create Data Flow.

Choose LoRa as your Device Connector. If you have integrated your TTN account, you will see it listed here. If you do not have your own account, you can make use of the Connectivity-as-a-Service of akenza.

Select The Things Network.

Device Type

The Device Type specifies the payload decoder to be used to decode the data from the device.

Use the search field to find the T1000 device and select the Device Type accordingly. Proceed further to Output connectors.

Output Connector

Choose one or multiple Output connectors for your Data Flow. Output Connectors define where the data from the device shall be stored and/or processed.

Proceed by choosing the Akenza DB.

With the connection to the Akenza DB, we ensure that all data passing through this data flow is saved in the Akenza Database and thereby becomes accessible to you. Save your Data Flow and give it a name.

Connect the T1000 device of Seeed

To create a new device, select Create Device within the menu of Assets Inventory. Add a device name and optionally a description, a tag or custom fields.

In the next step, select the Data Flow that you created previously.

Fill in now all Connectivity Parameters about your T1000 tracker. These are supplied by the manufacturer of the device.

Finish the process by clicking on Create Device.

Your T1000 tracker device will now be displayed in the Asset Inventory Overview.

To check the incoming data of your device, select your device from the list and see the status on the Data Overview.

Congratulations, you have successfully connected the Seeed SenseCAP T1000-A tracker on akenza via the TTN LoRaWAN network!

How to configure the tracker via Bluetooth

The SenseCAP Mate App by Seeed allows you to configure the different work modes and other setting of the tracker.

For iOS, please search for “SenseCAP Mate” in the App Store and download it. For Android, please search for “SenseCAP Mate” in the Google Store and download it.

Please refer to the User Guide of the device for a detailed description of the different work modes and configuration settings.

Alternatively to the mobile app, you can configure the T1000 tracker directly using downlink packets.

For that, navigate to the device detail page of your tracker and select the Downlink tab.

Simply enter the correct HEX payload and Port number and proceed by clicking on Send message.

Please refer to the User Guide of the device for a detailed description of the different work modes and configuration settings.

🚀 Going further with the geofense and map view

Now that you are receiving location data from your device, you can leverage the other asset tracking features of akenza, namely the geofense logic block and dashboard builder.

Geofense Logic Block

Create actions and notifications based on the location of your device thanks to our no-code geofense block.

Simply specify a data input, in this case the T1000 tracker, add the geofense block, create your custom fense, and finally define a resulting action triggered when the device enters or leaves the fense.

Map view of the Dashboard Builder

Display the position of your T1000 tracker in real-time thanks the to map component of the dashboard builder.

Simply head over to the Dashboard Builder and create a new dashboard. Alternatively, you can use the Asset Tracking template as a starting point. Add a Map component and select the T1000 tracker as the source of the data. Select the Latitude and Longitude readings of the sensor and add additional Marker Data points if needed (e.g. Battery charge).

You can now follow your assets in real time on the map and even display their path by clicking on Track next to the device icon.

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