Below is a guide for setting up alarm notification and alarm schemes, and editing them if need be. In this article, you'll see how to create different ways to call out to your people in the field. A "Notification List" is generally used when you only need to call out to a set group of people, while an "Alarm Scheme" is set up for tiered callouts.
Alarm Notification List EX: You have 4 pumpers that need to know when a tank level is high. When a determined level is reached, the eLynx SCADA system will callout to that list. You can have it delayed or set up for a continuous callout until it's acknowledged. This is generally used for smaller organizations.
Alarm Scheme List EX: This will be used when you need to set up tiered notifications, for example, if you want to call the pumpers first, and if it's not acknowledged for a period of time, you can have it notify the field manager. This is generally used for larger organizations.
NOTE: This is accessible to admins only. Please contact an admin on your account to have them set this up.
Both are accessed through admin tools (wrench icon, left side of screen) and selecting the Alarm Scheme Admin or Notification List Admin under the Alarms and Notifications section.
Notification List Admin
Start by creating or editing your Notification List first.
From the Notification List Admin screen you can add new List or edit existing ones. You can also search for a List here as well.
When adding you simply give it a name and select which Available Recipients you would like. If one does not exist, you can create one from this screen by selecting ‘Add Recipient’ at the bottom of the screen
Fill out the related box and select the type of recipient it will be then save.
If you just need to add a type to an existing recipient you can select the check box to link
Editing a Notification List is very similar to adding one. After selecting the pencil icon to edit you just add or remove your recipients. Use the trash can icon under the selected recipient’s box to remove and check each box that applies to the Available Recipients that you would like added then Save your changes.
Alarm Scheme Admin
Once you select the Alarm Scheme Admin you can add or edit an existing scheme. Select the ‘Add Alarm Scheme’ at the top or by selecting the pencil on the existing scheme.
*From this screen you can also expand to see what setpoints and notification tiers are tied to each scheme*
From the edit screen you can add or edit Tiers and once selected can edit the preferences for each.
Select the Notifications tab for each tier to select the Notification List that apply to each tier. If one does not exist, you can create one by selecting the ‘Add Notification List’ option at the bottom of the screen.
Do the same for each remaining Tier and be sure to save as you go.