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DicksonOne | Setting Standard Alarms

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Setting a Standard Customer Alarm Alert

1. If not already on a logger's display (graph) page, select the device you want from the list of devices.
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2. Click on the bell-shaped alarm icon below the graph.
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3. Define the criteria for sending an alarm using the drop-down menus provided. Alarms can be set for temperature, relative humidity or battery status and there are no limits to how many alarms may be set on one device. 
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4. Next, if you desire, you may change the number of device readings required to trigger an alarm using the delay feature. This defaults to zero readings, which means that, depending on your sample rate, the alarm will trigger right away once the condition you specified has been reached.
  • You can enter any number of readings you like, but remember this number multiplied by your sample rate (which is calculated for you on the page) is the length of time a condition must be met before the alarm actually triggers.
  • You can also set multiple delays for different notification groups using the alarm escalation feature. This article focuses on standard alarms with just one delay, but for more information on alarm escalation, click here. 
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5. Select the type of notification(s) you would like to send when this alarm triggers. You can choose:
  • Email
  • Text message
  • Phone call
  • Sound alarm (audible alert on the device)
  • Trigger (for use with relay pods)You can add as many notifications as you like to any alarm. 

6. As an optional step, check the "Add reference line" box to automatically add a reference line to the graph at the alarm threshold you just specified.
  • When you are finished, simply click "All Done - Save the Alarm"