Accelerometer Motion Settings

Detect when the device is moved based on the device's accelerometer in order to trigger notification events.

Accelerometer Sensitivity

Supported in:

Kiosk Pro Plus and Enterprise

Choose a level of sensitivity based on your use case and the type of enclosure you're using.

Default Value:

  • High (default)
Other Possible Values:
  • Very High
  • Medium
  • Low
  • Very Low

Motion detection can be used to trigger an email alerting you that the iPad has been moved or can be used in conjunction with the Remote Management Server to trigger an alarm in case the movement was triggered by theft of the device. Both triggers must be configured further in app settings.

Note: These alarms are dependent on Kiosk Pro running and will not be sent once the app has been exited or if signal is lost.

Values for Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration

Key shakeSensibility
Key Type real
Default Value 0.1
Possible Values
  • 0.06 = Very High
  • 0.1 = High
  • 0.2 = Medium
  • 0.4 = Low
  • 0.6 = Very Low

Notes: Real type values must include a leading 0 if less than 1 - for example, '0.2' is valid, '.2' would not be. If this key is included in a config, the value cannot be left blank; it must have an entry. If MDM does not support value type = real, use type = float.

Motion Detection Reset Period

Supported in:

Kiosk Pro Plus and Enterprise

Control how long the device should wait after the accelerometer is triggered to internally clear the alarm and begin monitoring for a new motion event.

Default Value: 1
Unit of Measurement: minutes

When using Event Notifications, an email will be sent each time a new motion event is triggered after the alarm is cleared. You can increase this period to reduce the number of emails sent or decrease it for finer-grained reporting.


Let's say you set the reset period to five minutes. Once your iPad kiosk has been deployed, it will constantly monitor for movement. If it gets tipped over, the accelerometer will immediately trigger an email to the configured user. After the five minute period that you set elapses, Kiosk Pro will begin monitoring for movement again. If the iPad is still moving at this time, another email will be generated and the five minute timer restarted to begin the process again.

Values for Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration

Key motionResetPeriod
Key Type string
Default Value 1

Change Log

Added in version 1.4

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