Alarm information available when monitoring alarms in Security Center - Security Center 5.9

Security Center User Guide 5.9

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When an alarm is triggered, you can view the following information in the Alarm monitoring and the Monitoring task.

Alarm instance number. Uniquely identifies each alarm instance.
Alarm entity name.
Alarm priority. All alarms imported from Omnicast™ have their priority set to 1 by default. You can change their priority at a later time in the Config Tool.
Alarm color
Color of the alarm.
The source entity that triggered the alarm, when the alarm is triggered by an event-to-action. It shows a username when the alarm is triggered manually.
Triggering event
Event that triggered the alarm (if triggered through an event-to-action). Manual action is indicated when the alarm was manually triggered by a user.
Trigger time
Time the alarm was triggered in Security Center.
Current state of the alarm.
Alarm is not yet acknowledged. Selecting an active alarm shows the alarm acknowledge buttons in the report pane.
Acknowledged (Default)
Alarm was acknowledged using the default mode.
Acknowledged (Alternate)
Alarm was acknowledged using the alternate mode.
Acknowledged (Forcibly)
Alarm was forced to be acknowledged by an administrator.
Under investigation
Alarm that is under investigation, meaning that someone has seen it but not necessarily able to take care of it.
Acknowledgement required
Alarm with an acknowledgement condition that was cleared and that is ready to be acknowledged.
Alarm annotation.
Acknowledged by
User who acknowledged the alarm. When the alarm is acknowledge automatically by the system, Service is indicated.
Acknowledged on
Time the alarm was acknowledged.
Investigated by
The user who put the alarm into the under investigation state.
Investigated on
The timestamp when the alarm was put into the investigation state.
Occurrence period
Period when the event occurred.
Source entity type
The source entity type that triggered the alarm, when the alarm is triggered by an event-to-action. It shows User when the alarm is triggered manually.
Source time
Time of the alarm-triggering event. The only time Source time and Triggering time are different is when the event occurred while the access control unit was offline.
Custom fields
Predefined custom fields for the entity. The columns only appear if custom fields are defined for the entity and were made visible to you when they were created or last configured.