Setting up alarms using event-to-actions - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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You can configure alarms so that they are triggered when an event occurs, using event-to-actions.


  1. Open the System task, and click the General settings view.
  2. Click the Actions tab, and click .
  3. In the Entity type page, select an entity type, and click Next.
    The source entity is the entity that the event is attached to.
  4. In the Source page, select the source entity and click Next.
  5. In the Event page, select an event type.

    Only events related to the selected entity type are listed.

  6. Select a schedule, and click Next.

    The schedule determines when the event will trigger the action. For example, you might want to trigger an alarm only if a window is opened during the weekend. By default, Always is selected.

  7. In the Action page, select Trigger alarm.
  8. From the Alarm drop-down list, select an alarm to trigger.
  9. (Optional) From the Acknowledgement condition drop-down list, select an event that must be triggered before the alarm can be acknowledged.
    This option is only available for some event types.
  10. To require a user to acknowledge the alarm after the acknowledgement condition is cleared, select the User acknowledgement required option.
    If you clear this option, the alarm is automatically acknowledged when the acknowledgement condition is cleared.
  11. Click Next > Create > Close.

After you finish

If you are using alarms to monitor ALPR hits, you must add the associated ALPR rule (hotlist, overtime rule, permit, or shared permit) as an attached entity in the Properties tab of the alarm.