Profiles allow you to manage a single set of configurations that can then be applied to many devices of the same type
Profiles provide a way to create a set of configurations relating to check-ins and alarm notifications that can be applied to many devices of the same type at once. This makes it easy to manage the rules associated with all of those devices by editing a single profile, rather than having to edit each individual device.
Devices either do or do not support profiles.
Those devices that do not support profiles must be edited through the edit device page to configure their check-ins and alarm notifications.
Those devices that do support profiles, must be allocated to a profile in order for the device to inherit the check-in and alarm notifications configured in that profile.
Profiles should typically reflect the different operational risk exposures, reporting lines and device types relevant to your group.