Alarms in VDV are a very powerful feature that will simplify the operation of a network of dataloggers.
Alarms have twofold purpose:
- VDV will monitor all new data entered into the database and send out alarms as email and/or SMS Text Message if a value of a variable cross pre-defined limits.
- VDV will send out an Alarm if data is not being updated on a regular basis. E.g. VDV will send out an Alarm if no new data has arrived for the last 6 hours indicating some communication error between the station and server.
Alarms are configured in db.robot.c under Edit menu » Alarm Site Setup
Data Update Monitoring is configured in db.robot.c under Edit menu » Data Update Monitor.
Read the Help File for more Information on how to configure the Alarms (Help File » Toolkits » Alarm Toolkit)