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Require: IP-Symcon >= 5.1

Checks whether variables defined in a list are overdue. If variables are overdue, an alarm is set and a list of them is displayed in the WebFront.


  • Monitoring of listed variables.
  • Set whether the variables are to be checked for changes or updates.
  • Set how long the listed variables may be overdue.
  • Switching on/off via WebFront button or script function.
  • Display when the listed variables were last checked.
  • Display of the original path or an individual name.

software installation

Setting up the instances in IP-Symcon

  • Under "Add Instance" the 'Watchdog' module can be found using the quick filter.
  • All variables to be switched must be added to the "Variables" list in the instance configuration.


name description
Variables Variables to watch are added to this list.
Time Duration of inactivity until the listed variables trigger the alarm.
Unit Unit of time.

If variables have different allowed inactivity time, it is recommended to use multiple instances of the watchdog module.

status variables

The status variables/categories are created automatically. Deleting individual ones can lead to malfunctions.

name type description
Active alarms String Contains the table for the display in the WebFront.
Alarm Boolean The variable indicates whether an alarm is present. True = Alarm; False = OK;
Last Check Integer UnixTimestamp which indicates the time when the last check was done.
Watchdog active Boolean Indicates whether the watchdog is activated or not. True = Enabled; False = Disabled;


The watchdog can be enabled/disabled via the WebFront.
Additionally the information is displayed at which time the watchdog was last checked.

Any questions?