About Alarms

CIMPLICITY software generates alarms for:


Alarm messages about system events, such as device failures, program terminations, system startups, and system shutdowns.

You create and modify system event alarms in the Alarm Definition dialog box through the Alarms folder.

Note: CIMPLICITY comes with several configured Event alarms.


Points that are in an alarm state.

You create point alarms in the Point Properties dialog box. You can modify them in the Point Properties dialog box or through the Alarms folder.

CIMPLICITY alarm features in the Workbench left-pane include the following




Alarm classes

Group alarms with similar characteristics.

Alarm strings

Name alarm states.

Alarm printer

Print alarms and/or events as they occur.

Alarm OPC client

Send and receive data through an Alarm and Event OPC server.

Alarm blocking

Configure a hierarchy of alarms to receive the most important alarms first.

Alarm translator

Offer language and text string options for configuration.

Alarm paging

Configure alarms for CIMPLICITY Pager.

More information

CIMPLICITY Event alarms.

Event alarm configuration.