Either if you have a single hotspot or a fleet with many of them, managing your miners requires you to keep an eye on them all the time. You will want to make sure all is OK with them and they are still earning properly. Checking all these will take some time of yours.
When monitoring is enabled, HeliumGeek can watch your hotspots 7/24 for you and notify you immediately when needed. Following is the list of notifications you will receive:
When the Helium hotspots do not perform any activities for a long time, they are marked as Inactive. HeliumGeek notifies you whenever the hotspot becomes inactive, so that you can take actions.
When the hotspot comes back to Active state, you will be notified again to let you know all is OK now.
Witnessing is where hotspots earn most of their rewards. A proper setup will make sure your hotspot is witnessing other hotspots' beacons regularly. You will be notified when there is a long gap of witnessing. (Currently the threshold for the alarm is around 6 hours)
When the hotspot witnesses again after this long gap, you will be notified again.
Even though it happens less frequently, hotspots beacon regularly. You will be notified when there is a long gap of beaconing. (Currently the threshold for the alarm is around 3 days)
When the hotspot beacon again after this long gap, you will be notified again.
A good setup has a huge impact on the rewards of the hotspots. Apart from the setup, the neighborhood also has an impact on the earnings. More dense areas will make your TransmitScale decrease, or you will compete with the neighboring hotspots for the witnessing (to be one of the lucky ones among 14).
HeliumGeek monitors your hex and the other six neighboring hexes for you and alerts you when a new neighbor is detected. You will be notified when hotspots are moved away as well.
Hotspots' transmit scale changes over the time, with the hotspots being added or removed at the hexes with different sizes around you. HeliumGeek checks your transmit scale regularly and notifies you when there is a gap of 0.02 to the transmit scale.