Why Alarm Management is Important?

Alarms used industrially include notification when the values of the environmental parameters in the production or service areas go beyond the tolerance range and unexpected situations such as unauthorized access, water leakage, fire or earthquake.

Environmental parameters, which are important for different areas in enterprises, are also different from each other. While the changes that can be experienced in the environmental climate conditions in the food and health sector are very important; In the banking sector, alarm management is important to prevent theft and unauthorized access.

The compatibility of the data collected with sensors and data collection terminals, with the values defined in the system is checked due to the environmental monitoring system. In the meantime, if there are parameters that below or exceed the tolerance values, alarm is activated.

The shape and method of the alarms are planned according to their importance and completely specific to the enterprises. While siren can be used in important situations that will directly affect production, e-mail or SMS sending may be preferred for values that may affect production processes indirectly.

Alarm management is the module that manages the alarms determined in the environmental monitoring system. Its purpose is to control the alarm system centrally and to prevent unnecessary alarm situations.

How to Do Alarm Management?

Alarms in alarm management work according to the scenarios and value ranges determined by the users. These scenarios can be based on sensors, input conditions and output actions, threshold values individually or as a group. First, desired and alarm required parameters are identified into the system. Then, in line with the data received from the monitored environments, alarm management is activated and manages alarm situations.

With the alarm management, different alarm levels can be determined; different actions can be defined for each level. For example, situations that will have little impact on business processes are notified via SMS, while a call and siren can be activated in case of a change that may affect the entire production line.

It is possible for the alarm management to run a set of rules written in the JavaScript language when complex algorithms need to be defined. However, it is also possible for alarm management to exchange information by communicating with another system. The alarm management system can access the database of the relevant systems during its integration with the systems it will communicate with.

What are the Benefits of Alarm Management?

  • It provides that alarms, which are important for businesses, can be monitored centrally and instantly.
  • It notifies all relevant contacts, in case of alarm.
  • It allows you to receive different notifications according to the severity of the alarms.
  • It prevents employees from receiving notifications too often and becoming insensitive by preventing excessive and unnecessary alarms.
  • It allows the necessary maintenance procedures to be followed with the time-based alarms.

Alarm Management Module is Involved in All Retmon Solutions

The alarm management module, which is obligatory for environmental monitoring systems, is offered in all Retmon solutions. In addition to environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, water leakage and air conditioning, it also allows you to generate alarms regarding energy use in data centers, whether the specified machines are working or not, and unauthorized door entry.

In this way, it provides you to define value ranges for each parameter that can be monitored in the environment and to receive an alarm notification when it is out of these values.

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