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DicksonOne | Determining Which Type of Alarm to Set

Determining Which Type of Alarm to Set

Your DicksonOne system allows you to set alarms to be sent via email, SMS text, phone call or as a hardware alarm. There are no limits to how many alarms you can send.


You may want to set a Hardware Alarm if...

an employee is always within audible range of the logger.

you want employees who do not receive SMS text, phone or email alarms to know that readings are currently out of spec.



You may want to set an Email Alarm if...

personnel may not be in audible range of the logger.

you have an International phone number (read more about Sending Alarms to International Phone Numbers).

...you will not have access to phone calls or SMS text messages.

you want to send notifications to personnel who prefer to receive data via email.



You may want to set a Phone Call Alarm if...

personnel may not be in audible range of the logger.

you want to send notifications to a landline phone number.

you wish to ring the main office, warehouse, kitchen, etc. phone when personnel may not be able to hear a hardware alarm.

you want to send notifications to personnel who prefer to receive data via phone call.



You may want to set an SMS Text Alarm if...

personnel may not be in audible range of the logger.

you would like to send a text message to key personnel, or personnel who may not be able to hear the hardware alarm.

you want to send notifications to personnel who prefer to receive data via text message


You May Also Want:
Setting Standard Alarms
Using the Alarm Escalation Feature (Multiple Delays)
About Sample Intervals & Alarm Delays
Edit an Existing Alarm
Delete an Alarm