Sensor Alarms

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Sensor Alarms
Sensor alarms can be set to be notified if readings are outside of a specified range. Using an example of a temperature sensor, below describes each of the key components of the alarm:

Name – Description of the Alarm
Setpoint – The Temperature at which the Alarm will trigger.
Deadband – This is the band (in degrees) where no action occurs again after the alarm is triggered to prevent repeated activation-deactivation on the Alarm. ie, if the Setpoint on a High Trip Alarm is 28.0F and the Deadband 1.0F, the temperature will need to drop lower than 27.0F to reset the Alarm.
High Trip – Check box if the Alarms need to trigger if the temperature goes above the Setpoint. Leave unchecked if it needs to trigger once it goes below.
Auto Reset – Check if the Alarm will reset once going back to the Setpoint+Deadband Temperature. Otherwise, you will need to manually clear the Alarm.
Retrigger – Alarm will alert more than once if it does not go back to the Setpoint+Deadband Temperature.
Severity – Issues with the Alarm as part of the status.
Max Notifications – How many times it will retrigger before going back to the Setpoint+Deadband Temperature.