Configure X2 Base Radio Local Alarm

The CONNECT X2 base radio utility can monitor the status of configured alarms on a WQData LIVE project. When the base radio utility is enabled, a base radio X2 can optionally be tasked to trigger a local alarm in the event that traditional methods of notifications (SMS or email) are not available.

This works by turning on 12V power at the P2 sensor port whenever a WQData LIVE triggers a corresponding alarm. An external device connected to this port, such as a buzzer or beacon, then notifies personnel of the alarm.

Note: An active internet connection on the PC running the CONNECT software is required for data to be uploaded to WQData LIVE and local alarming to be processed.

Activate Local Alarm Feature

  1. Configure the X2-Base Radio following the article below.
    1. Configure X2-Base Radio
  2. Locate the WQData LIVE Project ID number. This appears as the first number in the URL.

Figure 1: WQData LIVE Project ID number 749 in this example.


  1. From the Upload tab, navigate to Tool | Local Alarm in CONNECT.

Figure 2: Open CONNECT Local Alarm menu.


  1. Complete the Local Alarm setup, then click OK.
    1. See Step 2 to locate the WQDataLIVE Project ID.
    2. Contact NexSens Technology to acquire the unique WQDataLIVE Alarm IDs for which the offline alarming should be based.
    3. Set the Silent Duration (min), which is the period between alarm activations.
      •  If the alarm is still active, the X2 base radio will provide 12V power again to port P2 to acknowledge the continuation of the alarm.

Figure 3: Setup Local Alarm menu.


  1. If desired, test the external 12V notification device manually toggling on the X2 Base’s 12V sensor port power. Use the Turn ON 12V SW or Turn OFF 12V SW options accordingly.

Figure 4: Toggle 12V switch on/off to test alarm.