EMS allows Alarm Alerts to be sent out via SMS Alerts.

Configuring SMS Alert Global Settings

1.Select SMS Alert Global Settings from the SYSTEM CONFIGURATION drop-down list to display the SMS Alert Global Settings window. See Figure 376 below:

Figure 376

SMS Global Alerts 2

2.Select the required phone band from the Phone Band: drop-down list.

Hanwell recommends the use of Automatic Band Selection (select: Automatic - Recommended from the drop-down list).

Consult your Service Provider for any specific Band selection that may be required for your SIM.

3.It is recommended that an SMS Heartbeat Message is enabled by ticking the Heartbeat Enable: checkbox.

The problem with automated alarm Systems using tools such as SMS is that, if you don’t get an alarm for several days or weeks, it is difficult to know if this is because the System is not generating any alarms or because the SMS System has failed.

The SMS Heartbeat Message will give a daily indication that everything is functioning correctly.

The timing of the Heartbeat message can be set in the SMS Alert Heartbeat Time: field.

Please ensure that the time is entered in the following format: 10:10:00

Any time from the 24 hour clock can be set.

4.When all settings are entered select Update.

The settings are updated and a green message dialog is displayed confirming the update. See Figure 377 below:

Figure 377

SMS Global Alerts Successfully Updated

 

Note:Earlier versions of EMS may have a Delete button adjacent to the Update button.
 
> Selecting Delete, removes all entered SMS Alert Global Settings, preceded by the following warning:
 
                                       Delete Selected Records Dialog
 
> Click on Yes to delete all entered settings and No to cancel the deletion.