Assigning Assets to Asset Groups enables you to take action on many Assets at the same time rather than applying an action to one Asset at a time. Many actions that can be taken on an individual Asset may also be taken on an Asset Group. Doing so will apply the action to all Assets currently in the Asset Group.
For example, if you have a large number of trucks and you wish to be notified any time one of these trucks is speeding, you could create a Notification Rule for each truck. With Asset Groups however you can achieve this much more efficiently by first assigning all of your trucks to a single Asset Group, and then create a single Notification Rule and apply it to the Asset Group.
To maximize this benefit of the Asset Group feature, an Asset may belong to more than one Asset Group at the same time. For example, if you have 30 chemical tanks, in order to find all of these tanks in one search, you could create an Asset Group called “Chemical Tanks” and include each of the 30 tanks into the group. Note that, assets may belong to multiple groups at any point in time, so, for instance, you could have a group called “Tanks” with all of your tanks, and another group called “Acid Tanks” which only store acid.
For more information on working with groups, see: