Hi @Michael Fisher
It is more the case when the collector becomes unavailable to report back to LogicMonitor. So if the collector cannot report if something is up or down, it would be clearer to alert only on that the collector or collector group was disconnected rather than showing every device on the network going down as it isn't actually accurate in the majority of cases. I would have thought this would be achievable as you would have the collector alert first and from what I understand the host status alert 6 minutes later.
I appreciate the dependencies or Parent/Child suggestion, however, I see that has its own strengths for a working branch office monitored scenario where the gateway goes down and we suppress everything sitting behind it.