Honeywell’s Alarm Management suite allows security operators to monitor
real-time alarms from a large number of video analytics servers. The Alarm
Management Server (AMS) is a service that connects to a large number of
Honeywell video analytics servers to receive analytics alarms generated by these
servers. Multiple security operators on separate workstations can run separate
copies of Alarm Watch Station (AWS) client applications to connect to AMS and
collaboratively manage real-time alarms coming from all various analytics
The alarm acknowledgement state modified by one operator can be seen on the
AWS by all other operators in real-time.
There are three components in the software that enable Alarm Management
- Alarm Management Server – Running as a Windows service on
the AMS PC. It serves as a communications interface between all HVA servers
and the Alarm Watch Station client applications. AMS connects to HVA servers,
stores all the incoming alarms into a local database, and delivers these
alarms to all the Alarm Watch Stations that are connected to it.
- Alarm Watch Admin – A client application that allows the
user to configure the AMS. The user can add HVA servers for AMS to connect to,
customise alarm acknowledgement states that best suit the organisation’s own
alarm management operation, and create user accounts to be used by AMS. Alarm
Watch Admin is one of the client applications included in the Honeywell Video
Analytics client package.
- Alarm Watch Station – A redesign from the previous
version of Alarm Watch Station, this client application now works with AMS to
allow the user to view and manage all the alarms coming from the list of HVA
servers that AMS is connected to. The user can view and modify the status of
any alarm; the status is shared across workstations and can be viewed by other
operators. Alarm Watch Station is one of the client applications included in
the Honeywell Video Analytics client package.
The Alarm Management suite is an
ideal solution for larger Honeywell Video Analytics systems, in addition to
central station monitoring types of applications.