Web Port alarm settings are set mainly in SYSTEM SETTINGS/ALARMS (see chapter "Basic settings".
Alarm settings for tags are made in the tag list (see chapter Tags->Alarm options).
Basic alarm settings are accessed via SYSTEM SETTINGS/ALARMS/BASIC SETTINGS.
The following settings can be made:
|Activate alarm support(checkbox)||Enables alarm management|
|Alarm Scan rate||Indicates how often alarms are checked. Smallest valid value is 0.1 (100ms)|
|Standard Criteria||Indicates the default criterion for alarms, such as alarms at tag=1|
|Standard Category||Indicates the default category for alarms, for example 1, 2, 3, A, B, C|
|Standard delay||Indicates any default delay for alarms in seconds|
|Show state image||Indicates if the symbol for the state should be displayed in the tag list|
|Show state text||Indicates whether the state text be displayed in the tag list|
|Show Popup||Enable or disable the red popup for alarms in the bottom right corner.|
|Enable user filter||Indicates whether default alarm filter can be saved on user. Used both for filter of visualization and transmissions. See information below|
|Block alarm transmissions on active portal||If checked, alarm transmissions from node is blocked. If connection is lost between node and portal, Node will send out the alarms.|
Column settings can be used to customize names, contents and order of columns in the alarm list:
|Heading x||Indicates text on the heading|
|Value x||Indicates the information to be displayed in the column|
If activate user filter is enabled, a default filter for alarms can be saved to users. The filter is saved by the user via in the alarm list click on Filter, then adds the preferred filter terms, and checks “Use as default” before filtering. The selected filter will be saved to the user and be valid until a new default filter is saved. To remove default filter, open the filter popup once more, clear all the fields, and check “Use as default”.
Default filter will control both what the user sees in the alarm list, and also which alarms will be transmitted to the user when it is defined as an alarm receiver.
Send alarm via email
To send an alarm via e-mail, SMTP settings must first be made (see chapter 13.9). Alarm transmission configuration is done in SYSTEM SETTINGS/ALARMS/ALARM RULES
Sending via e-mail can be done for Active alarm, Inactive (reverted) alarm and acknowledged alarm. Heading and message text can contain dynamic values that are replaced by alarm information.
Below is a list of dynamic values. (They can be inserted in the header and message texts)
|[DATE]||Date when the alarm state changed|
|[TIME]||Time when the alarm state changed|
|[PAGE]||Link to the page where the alarm is linked. The host name will depend
on what has been configured as Web Port URL under System settings/Server/General settings
|[PAGENAME]||Name of the alarming page|
|[PAGEDESC]||Alarming page description|
The following settings can be made to transmit an alarm via email:
|Enables alarm transmission|
|Heading||Message header (see example below)|
|Message||Message text (see example below)|
|Recipient||Message recipients are found under Alarm Filter|
An alarm filter always needs to be configured; however, all fields except recipients are voluntary. The following filter settings can be made, and multiple filter criteria can be separated with a comma (,)
|Filtering of the alarm category, for example 1, 2, 3, A, B, C|
|Tag||Filtering of tag names, for example LB01, LB02. Supports starting and
ending wildcards (*)
|Descriptions||Filtering of tag descriptions, such as service, fire. Supports starting and
ending wildcards (*)
|Page||Filtering of page, for example VENTILATION_LB01. Supports starting and
ending wildcards (*)
|Days||Filtering of days, set as 1 (on), 0 (off) with start Monday. For example
1111100 (on all weekdays)
|Start time||Filtering of start time by format 0000, alt 00:00|
|End Time||Filtering of end time by format 0000, alt 00:00. (2400, is 0000)|
|Start Date||Filtering of start date by format 20230109|
|End Date||Filtering of end date by format 20230401|
|Recipient||Email address of recipient e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or *|
The following example shows how alarm transmission can be done by all A-alarms, Monday-Friday between 07:00-17:00.
The alarm is sent to two different e-mail recipients.
Alarm from Plant1
Alarm: [TAG][R]Description:[DESC][R]Time: [DATE][TIME][R]Page:[PAGE]
Several filter expressions can be created one after the other. This means that settings for A-alarm can be separated from B-alarm settings.
As a recipient you can also write * which means that the alarm is sent to anyone who has ADVANCED permissions for the alarm and who is configured as an alarm recipient in ACCESS/USERS.
Send alarm via SMS
Sending of email alarms is done in the same way as for E-mail (see chapter "Send alarm via email"). The difference is that the recipients are listed as telephone numbers instead of e-mail addresses.
To send SMS, a GSM modem is need to be connected to the computer where Web Port is installed.
See chapter "SMS settings" for settings.
Email watchdog can be used when an external service requires a cyclical email message to indicate that a Web Port installation is working.
The following settings can be made in SYSTEM SETTINGS/ALARM/Email watchdog:
|Watchdog interval||Indicates how often watchdog messages are sent, in seconds|
|Recipient||Recipient of message, or filter expression|
To use Email Watchdog, properly configured SMTP settings are required.
See chapter 13.9.
Send alarm via Tag
Transmitting alarms via tag can be used, for example, to activate a tag for collective alarms or to trigger a script. As recipient, "Tag name=value" is set. Filters can otherwise be made according to chapter 7.1.2
The AHU01 device sum-alarm is set to 1, when a new alarm has been activated.