Alarms - What it is and why you should use them Consibio Support Team August 04, 2023 16:01 Updated Alarms in Consibio Cloud are your key to staying informed about critical events. They allow you to receive timely notifications when specific conditions are met, keeping you updated and enabling you to take swift action. By following these guidelines, you can harness the power of Consibio Cloud alarms to keep your projects running smoothly and stay informed about critical events in real-time. Click here to see a step-by-step guide. Why Use Alarms in Consibio Cloud? Imagine receiving an SMS notification when a temperature sensor records a critical temperature, or being alerted when a device goes offline. Alarms play a crucial role in ensuring your experiments and processes run smoothly. Types of Alarms In Consibio Cloud, we offer two types of alarms: Value Limit Alarms Device Offline Alarms Each serves a specific purpose, triggering notifications based on predefined criteria. Value Limit Alarms: Monitoring Parameters Value Limit Alarms keep an eye on measured values and alert you when they fall outside specified limits. For instance, they can notify you when sensors exceeds a set threshold. Learn how to set it up here. Device Offline Alarms: Keeping You Informed Device Offline Alarms come to your rescue when a device, such as a Consibio Logger connected to a sensor or actuator, goes offline unexpectedly. These alarms provide peace of mind for production managers, ensuring immediate detection of power outages or connectivity issues. Learn how to set it up here. Notify By: Choose Your Preferred Mode You have the flexibility to decide how you want to be notified. Select from three options: Do Not Notify, E-mail, or SMS, based on your preferences and requirements. Learn how to set it up here. Private vs. Public Alarms Whether you want an alarm to be private to your user account or visible to all project members, Consibio Cloud provides the necessary settings to tailor your alarm notifications. Learn how to set it up here. Setting Up Alarm Parameters For alarms to function correctly, you need to configure the Alarm Parameter setting. Learn here how to set it up for each alarm type, or explore the option to use virtual sensors instead of physical devices. Learn how to set it up here. Fine-tuning Alarm Notifications To prevent excessive notifications during prolonged outages, you can adjust the Minimum Notification Interval and Max. Offline Time settings for Device Offline Alarms. This gives you control over the frequency of notifications. Learn how to set it up here.