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Alarm gong

The alarm gong enables alarm parameters to be read out via a connected monitor. A typical application scenario for the alarm gong is the announcement of event type, alarm text, address and alarmed units in the fire station.


To set up the alarm gong, click on 'Create monitor' in the monitor overview. If, on the other hand, you would like to expand an existing monitor, click on the pencil icon of the corresponding monitor on the right to edit it.

You can now set up the alarm gong in the "Gong and announcement" screen as follows:

1️⃣ Use this switch to activate the alarm gong function with the parameters to be configured below.

2️⃣ Select a gong tone (Note: Only one gong tone is available for the release of the function. We will deliver more later).

3️⃣ The following variables are available for configuring the announcement:

Gong : Plays the previously selected gong tone.
Short/long pause : Inserts a pause of 1 or 3 seconds in the text.
Event : Inserts the transmitted event keyword into the text.
Alarm text: Inserts the transmitted alarm text.
Address : Inserts the transmitted address into the text.
Units : Inserts the alarmed units in the text.

Click on the corresponding fields to add the desired variables to the announcement. These are then labelled with %VARIABLENAMEN%.

⚠️ There must be a space between each word or variable so that the text can be played back correctly.

4️⃣ Specify the intervals at which the alarm text is to be repeated. There are 3 options available to you.

Number of announcements: Specifies how often the announcement is to be played back.
Pause: Defines the pause between repetitions.
Initial delay': Defines the delay until the first announcement after the alarm is triggered.

5️⃣ Select a voice, pitch and speaking speed for the announcement.

The voices that match the organisational language are always displayed and made available. Test which voice suits your organisation best.

6️⃣ Test your new announcement.

⚠️ No real alarm parameters are available when testing the announcement. Instead, the variable names are read out here, which are replaced by the supplied parameters for real alarms.

❗️Please note that all settings are only applied when you click on 'Save'.

Updated on: 15/02/2024

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