Alarms

The alarms are used to notify (un)defined users about a specific behavior that has been defined beforehand and is currently happening in the Flexy.

The Flexy is capable of triggering and handling alarms based on different tag-based parameters:

  • Value of tags retrieved from third-party devices.
  • Status events such as booting, shutting down, …
  • Status of a key switch.

Alarm notifications can be customized for each tag or can be based on a template (for email and/or SMS).

Types of Notifications

The alarm notifications can be of different forms:

  • publishing on a dedicated web page,
  • email or SMS to a user or a list of users,
  • file transfer through FTP,
  • SNMP traps sent to a management station.

Alarm-based Labels

Based on the tag value, the Flexy recognizes four states:

  • ALM stands for Alarm.
    The alarm has been triggered based on the tag settings (Alarm level LowLow / Low / High or HighHigh).
  • ACK stands for Acknowledgement.
    As the alarm has been triggered, user can manually check in and confirm he is aware of the abnormal status of a tag. This recognition can also be configured to be automatic when RTN is reached (without human intervention).
  • RTN stands for Return to Normal.
    This occurs when the value of the tag which has a triggered alarm comes back into normal range (outside of the defined alarm level).
  • END stands for End of Alarm.
    This state is met when ACK and RTN have both occurred.

How to?

Setting up the levels

The alarm setup must be operated when creating/editing a tag. This is done in the Tags section of the Flexy web interface while the Tags section is in Setup mode.

tag-alarm-setup

Setting up the notifications

The “what & how should it be sent” is set up by clicking on the alarm button (bell icon) from the top menu, still in the Tags section while being in Setup mode.

Setup of Tag Alarm Notification