Alarms for email or SMS notifications can be configured, managed, and checked through the Project Admin|Alarm Tab

Add New Alarm(s)

Provide Alarm Name and Basic Description- Multi-trigger will continuously send notifications as long as the condition(s) is met

 

Set Trigger Conditions

This alarm will trigger only when all of the uploaded readings in the last 10 minutes have a DO value </= 5mg/L AND a corresponding temperature value> 25C

 

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.

 

Set Alarm Action

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

Once the alarm settings are completed, Save the Alarm and review the configuration.

Alarm Overview Menu

 

Alarm Replication

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.

 

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