Add New Alarm(s)
Set Trigger Conditions
Set a Trigger Condition for when notifications will be sent. These can include multiple conditions and can be set up such that any single condition can trigger the alarm, or it can be set to require that all conditions be met for a more detailed alarm.
Alarms are checked on each new data transmission. To determine the value to set for the ‘All readings in the last’ field, be aware of the following interactions:
When this interval equals the parameter log interval, any single reading exceeding the alarm conditions will cause an event trigger.
When this interval is greater than the parameter log interval, every individual reading during this time must exceed the alarm conditions to cause an event trigger
Ex. If a parameter is logging every 10 minutes and a 60 minute interval is set for the ‘all readings in the last’ field, six consecutive readings will need to exceed the trigger conditions to trip the alarm.
Currently Email (and SMS) are the only available notification methods. The Project Dashboard site marker will also change color and indicate if an alarm is active. Checking the ‘Include Current Parameter Value’ box will display the actual data value in the message.
For configuring a group of individuals to receive the notification, a new group may be created here or added in the primary Admin Alarm menu. Modifications to this recipient list can be made at any time and will automatically apply the change to all alarms the group is tagged on.
Configure Alarm Reset Conditions
Configure a Reset condition for the alarm. When these conditions are reached the alarm will automatically clear on the web.
Configure Alarm Reset Action (Optional)
When an alarm resets, email/SMS notifications can be sent to notify when the conditions were resolved.
Review and Save
If there are multiple systems with the same alarm, or only minor variations are required on a core alarm, existing Alarms can be cloned. The new alarm name has a ‘-clone’ designation and will be disabled by default. Make the desired modifications from the Alarm Overview menu, rename, save, and enable the second alarm.
All Alarms for a project can be viewed on the Primary Admin|Alarm menu. Triggered alarms can be acknowledged and dismissed, and the status of all alarms can be monitored such as when each were last checked.