Crisis Controller

Crisis Controller
Crisis Controller
User Manual
5.0
REAL TIME LOCATION
STAFF SAFETY SYSTEMS
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Copyright / Limitation / Tech Service Information
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IMPORTANT!
SOFTWARE REGISTRATION CARD MUST BE FILLED OUT
Please fill out and return the Software Registration Card.
Actall® Security Products Technical Support needs the information on this card
to verify authenticity of requests for service and to be able to provide timely
and accurate technical assistance to our customers.
In addition, it is in the customer’s interest for Actall® to have a duplicate record
of software serial numbers and Hardware Key codes. It also protects the customer if questions of software licensing arise. Additional information, such as
computer type, operating system, and general application information can save
a great deal of valuable time in troubleshooting and responding to customer
needs.
PASSWORD SAFEGUARD
WARNING!
Please note that factory passwords for the Supervisor, Operator, and Admin are shown
on the initial password screen for the purpose of system setup only. For proper
security, passwords should be immediately changed. If a hard copy is necessary for
future reference it should be stored in a secure location.
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Table of Contents
Attendants
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Admin 9
Operators
15
Supervisor
16
Adding an Attendant 93
Receivers
21
Pager Service 23
Pagers 24
Camera Systems
Cameras
26
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Intercom Systems
27
SIO32 Module 29
Relays 30
Inputs 31
Repeaters
33
RF Locators
37
FPT (Fixed Point Transmitters)
FPT Profile
41
FPT Template 44
FPT Add transmitter 47
41
Mobile FTP Transmitters
51
Mobile FPT Profile
41
Mobile FPT Template 44
Mobile FPT add transmitter
51
Programming FPT Transmitters
55
FPT People
FPT Groups
59
61
PMT (PALS 9000 L2L) 63
PMT Profile
63
PMT Template 66
PMT PALS 9000, L2L) add
PMT Programming
IRT Locators
78
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Programming IRT locators
PMT People
72
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Guard Routes 86
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Table of Contents
Maps
88
Adding a Map
Map Layout 90
Map Exclusions
Stations
89
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Action Taken and Notes list
96
Options
98
General (Time Modes, PMT programming port, Low battery page, Relay
tracking)
98
Alarm Processing (FPT, PMT)
99
Alarm Output (Printer logging Serial I/O)
100
Network
101
Location logging
102
Crisis Controller Main Screen
103
Logging on to the system 105
Alarm Monitoring 106
Options while Monitoring 108
Time Modes
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Attendants
Setting Attendant Authorities
Tools->Attendants
Attendant levels consist of Administrators, Operators and Supervisors. The initial installation of Crisis Controller contains a default list of attendants (Admin,
Operator and Supervisor). Each attendant type has different rights in the software. The default settings for each attendant level are as follows:
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Administrative - Assign PMTs to PMT users in the system or visitors as
well as print reports. This user can not enter monitoring mode.
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Operators - can only monitor alarms via the alarm monitoring screen.
The alarm monitoring screen is locked down with only the Alarm
Status window viewable.
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Supervisor - can access all functionality that the software is licensed
for.
Do not delete the default Supervisor without first creating a new attendant with supervisor rights.
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Attendants (continued)
Administrators
Administrative or “Admin” users have the limited and specific function of checking users in, activating/deactivating PALS® PMTs in and out of the system, and
generating reports from the system. Admin users have distinct responsibilities
and cannot perform duties assigned to Operators or Supervisors. For instance,
Admin users do not have the ability to monitor, page, or exit the system.
Primary Administrative Tasks
Printing Reports
The Admin user can generate and print reports detailing Crisis Controller® software operation.
PMT and Transmitter reports can be generated in
Detailed or Summary versions. Detailed reports
include all programming information. Summary
reports list information pertinent to monitoring the
devices.
Event History Report
The Event History Report is a detailed record of all events the Crisis Controller®
has recorded. Before the report is generated, the Admin user is presented with
the Event History Options screen. The user can turn undesired report data sections off as needed by removing the checkmark to the left of each item. The
user also indicates the desired Date Range for the report, therefore limiting the
scope of the report as needed.
Press OK to generate the report. A report window will appear.
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Attendants (continued)
Event History Report
Control buttons at the top of the report screen give users options to enlarge
(zoom in) the report as desired, to change the scrolling pattern of the report, to
print the report to the system printer, or to return to Admin functions without
printing the report.
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Attendants (continued)
PMT Assignment (Assign)
The Assign selection permits PMTs to be assigned to existing users or new visitors. The activation process informs the Crisis Controller software which PMTs
are active, on-duty, and have been assigned to specific personnel. Activation can
be done manually by selecting User Name in the top box and selecting the PMTs
to be assigned. This process can also be handled with barcode reading devices
that scan bar code labels on employee badges and the PMT (see page 12).
PMT Assignment (De-assign)
The deactivation process informs the Crisis Controller® software not to display a
inactivity alarm for this PMT. This is to be used when PMTs have been put into
storage and are to be considered out of service until activated. Select the PMT to
be deactivated from the bottom drop down list. Press the De-assign button to
finish the process
Inactivity alarms will be disabled upon de-assignment. PMTs will still send Panic,
Person Down, Pull-Cord and low battery alarms.
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Attendants (continued)
Barcode Assignment
Crisis Controller® offers the capability to use barcode readers to scan employee
badges and PMT barcode IDs. As the employee’s badge is read by the barcode
reader, their record will appear on the assignment screen (with photo, if available). If the employee is checking out a PMT (i.e. going on duty) the monitoring system will note the activation of the device. Each time a PMT is assigned, a
entry is added to the assignment log indicating the PMT assigned, the person
the PMT was assigned to, date, time, if the PMT was tested, as well as what
tests were performed on the PMT.
Follow these steps to Assign a PMT to users:
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Scan the Employee’s barcode (Name and picture will appear in the appropriate boxes) Note: Cursor does not need to be placed in any particular box.
Scan the PMT to be assigned.
Now the PMT can be tested or assigned without testing. If you are
testing for alarm transmission, verify that the PMT has acquired an
IRT that has been configured to not display alarms. If all three tests
are preformed successfully, the PMT will automatically be assigned.
Now the PMT is assigned to the user and the system will wait for a
test transmission. Upon a successful test, the test result boxes for
each type of alarm will automatically be cheeked.
If partial or no testing is required upon PMT assignment, the PMT assignment barcode (if available) or left clicking on the Assign button
will assign the PMT to the user.
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Attendants (continued)
Creating Barcodes (For PMTs)
To manually override the assignment of PMTs:
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Type in the users barcode including all brackets. (IE, if user ID is 10,
{10} would be entered)
Type in the PMT barcode, including all brackets. (IE, if PMT ID is 10,
[00010] would be entered)
Click the Assign button.
De-assignment of PMTs must be done using the manual assignment options (see
previous) PMTs will always be formatted as a five digit number. This is the number that is listed during PMT configuration as the PMT serial number.
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Attendants (continued)
Creating Barcodes (for People)
Barcodes for People that are inserted in Crisis Controller® are create from the
data shown in the Code/ID field. There are to be the { } brackets added to
the start and end of the barcode. Example: {AALBERTI} is valid barcode data
for the person shown above. The barcode itself is to be a standard ASCII barcode (code 128 style).
Sample Employee barcode:
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Attendants (continued)
Operators
Operators are individuals whose primary function is to monitor the PALS Alarm
Monitoring Center. In the event of an alarm, Operators will access system information and monitor responses. Once logged in as an Operator, the monitoring
screen cannot be minimized or exited by the Operator.
Operator-level personnel may be authorized to access various levels of information, as well as perform several selective tasks. The degree of access is determined by options set by a Supervisor on the Adding a User or Editing an Attendant screen.
Primary Operator Tasks
Operators respond to information generated by the Crisis Controller software.
Information about the system is displayed on the system monitor in Windows®based information screens. Incoming alarm or trouble messages appear in the
display with optional warning sounds, configured for each device.
Operators are responsible for acknowledging incoming alarms and determining
that proper responses are generated. This can include alarm verification and/or
documentation of incoming data, depending upon the operating requirements of
the Owner.
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Attendants (continued)
Supervisors
Supervisors have access to all features. Supervisor-level personnel can access
all menus. This permits them to configure the system and control user access
levels and passwords.
Supervisory level access should only be granted to people who have been thoroughly trained on the system, as they have the capability of changing the operation and parameters of the system.
Primary Supervisor Tasks
Supervisors create and assign passwords to Operator and Admin users.
Programming Transmitters
Supervisors may add or delete Transmitters, Receivers, Repeaters, RF locators
and any other hardware from the system.
Turning the system off
Only Supervisors with an Actall generated special user and password can exit
the system once it has been activated.
Additional supervisory functions
System Supervisors have access to data that is not available to Operators or
Administrative Users. For example, the Supervisor is authorized to access and
modify account data information, and to review and modify information regarding system hardware.
Supervisors can import and edit site maps. Supervisors can set Transmitter
programming, including how the system will respond to each Transmitter.
Supervisors should log out of the system before turning monitoring duties over to
Operator or Admin level personnel.
System Configuration:
These menus include critical Supervisor responsibilities. Hardware and account
information is managed through features used to configure the system. Supervisors may find it helpful to remember that most program functions of the Crisis
Controller software are designed to present them first with a drop-down list of
information. From the list, Supervisors may make selections that activate programming or data forms that can modify information in the list. This drop-down
list architecture is followed in all features of the program, and is particularly
pertinent to configuration tasks.
As a Supervisor, prior to exiting either the Alarm Monitoring Screen or the application, all alarms and troubles currently displayed should be acknowledged and reset.
If this is not done, all current alarm information will be lost. In network versions of
Crisis Controller, Supervisors may perform their duties on an Administration machine.
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Receivers
Actall Serial Receivers are where all transmissions with alarm information from
FPTs (Fixed Point Transmitters) and PMTs are received, interpreted, and sent to
the Crisis Controller software.
Adding/Changing a Receiver
Devices > Receivers
When configuring a Serial Receiver, you must first enter the following information:
Name :
Assign a name for the system to identify this hardware (i.e. Actall
Receiver).
Model:
The make of the receiver (The default value is ‘Inovonics’).
Station:
Select the station that to which the receiver is physically attached.
Stations can be viewed in the drop down list.
Enable:
If the Receiver needs to be disabled temporarily, clear the check
box; otherwise this box should always be checked.
By disabling the Receiver,
alarm information will not
be received while in Alarm
Monitoring. Also, this will
affect test alarm receiving during
check in and check out via the barcode based user assignment on
page 12.
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Receivers (continued)
Property Code: Serial Receivers “look” for Transmitters with a matching
“property code” (1 to 32) and a system ID number. This number accompanies transmissions from all Transmitters programmed to this Receiver and is used to differentiate transmissions from different systems which may be operating in the
same area.
Ignore Other Prop Codes: If the Ignore Other Property Codes check box is selected, only Transmitters with a matching property code will be
accepted, regardless of the transmitters programmed IDs or
which Receiver they were programmed from. Non-matching
transmissions are ignored.
Port:
Identify the Com port to which the Receiver is connected
Comments: The comments box is available to permit system programmers and
system users to record pertinent information about the Receiver or
its application. For example, “Actall Receiver 1 is located on the
Monitor1 machine”
If more than one Receiver is in the system, it is important that the Receivers are
marked with their property code. When Transmitters are programmed or when
there is a Receiver problem, the Crisis Controller® software uses the property code
for all references.
If the property code is changed after Transmitters have been programmed, all
Transmitters must be reprogrammed to reflect the new property code. This includes all related Repeaters and RFLs (Radio Frequency Locators).
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Pager Services
The Pager Service contains information regarding the Pager Transmitter and the
pagers associated with the pager transmitter.
Adding/Changing A Pager Service
Devices > Pager Service
When adding a pager service the following settings must be entered:
Name:
Select the name of the system to identify this hardware (i.e. Actall
Page Alert).
Model:
The make of the Page Transmitter.
Station:
Select the station to which the Page Transmitter is physically connected.
Stations can be viewed the in the drop down list
Port:
The COM port to which the Page Transmitter is attached.
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Pager Service (continued)
Adding/Changing a Pager
Pagers (typically identified by the user assigned to the pager) are programmed
into the Crisis Controller® software. They can then be assigned to specific
Transmitter areas, and/or can receive pages sent manually through the Crisis
Controller® software. Prior to assigning a pager, each individual pager must
first be defined.
Name:
Enter the name to be assigned to the pager. (ex: Group Page)
Number:
The Cap-Code of the pager (the Cap Code is generally displayed
when the pager is turned on).
Test Button: Pagers may be tested after they are entered. To test a pager select the pager form the list and press the test button. The pager
being tested must have the test sent from the system that the
Page Transmitter is physically attached to.
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Camera Systems
Crisis Controller can directly interface with the Vicon Nova, Sensormatic and
Phillips camera switchers. This allows Crisis Controller® to activate specified
cameras when an alarm occurs based on PMT location or Fixed Point Transmitter
locations. Other brands of camera switchers may be activated by utilizing the
Actall SIO32 Contact Board.
Adding/Changing A Camera Switcher
Devices->Camera switchers
When adding a camera switcher the following information must be entered:
Name:
Assign a name for the system to identify this hardware.
Model:
The make of the camera switcher (Choose from drop down list).
Station:
Select the station to which the camera switcher is physically connected. Stations can be viewed the in the drop down list
Monitor:
The Monitor to display the camera on.
Port:
The COM Port to which the camera switcher is attached.
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Cameras
Adding/Editing A Camera
Devices->Camera switchers->Edit->Add
When adding a camera the following information is required:
Name:
Enter the name to be assigned to camera.
Number:
The camera number on the switcher.
Test Button:
Camera may be tested after they are entered. To test a camera
select the camera form the list and press the test button.
Camera switcher cable connections
Sensormatic camera switcher connection.
Connect to the Crisis Controller CPU by a standard RS232 serial cable.
Vicon Nova camera switcher connection.
Connect to the Crisis Controller CPU by a standard RS232 serial cable.
Phillips camera switcher connection.
Connected to the Crisis Controller CPU by a NULL modem RS232 serial cable.
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Intercom Systems
Intercom Systems open audio paths between the main station and the substation to allow for communication.
Adding/Editing an Intercom System
Devices > Intercom Systems
When Adding in an intercom system the following is required.
Name:
Assign a name for the system to identify this hardware (i.e. Stento
9600 control).
Model:
Type of intercom being used. (chosen form drop down list)
Station:
Select the station that physically has the intercom system attached. Stations can be viewed in drop down list.
Port:
COM port to which the intercom system is connected.
Users can select between Stentofon and multiplexed Stentofon systems. The
Stentofon intercom system will support up to 96 stations. The multiplexed Stentofon system can support up to 9 Stentofon modules, for a total of 864 stations.
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Intercom Systems (continued)
Adding/Changing An Intercom Station
Devices > Intercom Systems >Add (or Edit) > Add (or Edit)
Intercom Stations are physical channels on the Intercom System.
When Adding in an intercom stations the following is required:
Name:
Assign a name for the system to identify this hardware (i.e. kitchen
intercom).
Number: Relay number on relay card.
Test Button: Stations may be tested after they are entered. To test a pager select the pager form the list and press the test button.
Intercom stations can be associated with alarms from fixed point locations or IRT
locations. The software automatically switches intercom connections when new
alarms occur. The Crisis Controller software refreshes this connection periodically
(in case the intercom connection is manually changed).
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SIO32 Module
Adding/Changing A Relay Card
Devices > Relay Cards > Edit
The SIO32 module is a multi-functional relay board that will permit system installers to activate up to 32 output devices or allow up to 32 inputs, or any
combination of inputs and outputs in groups (“banks”) of 8. When Adding a relay Card the following information is required:
Name:
Assign a name for the system to identify this hardware (i.e. SIO32
board #1)
Model:
Type of relay board
Station:
Select the Monitoring Station that physically attached to the Relay
Board. Stations are selected from the drop down list
Port:
Identify the Com port to which the relay board is connected.
Board Number: The Board Number (1-8) is designated by the DIP switch settings on the SIO32
board.
Banks must be designated as either input or output using the DIP
switches on the SIO32 board.
[See Actall® Installation Manual
for DIP switch configuration.]
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SIO32 Module (continued)
Adding Relays
Devices > Relay Cards > Add > Add
Relays are contact closures that are normally open or normally closed, depending on how the relay is wired. When adding a relay the following information is
required:
Name:
Assign a name for the system to identify this relay.
Number:
Relay to be activated on the SIO32 board.
Duration:
The action of the relay. The four options are as follows:
* Until Acknowledge—Set relay until associated alarm is acknowledged.
* Until Reset — Set relay until associated alarm is reset.
* Momentary — Relay is set for short duration (less then 3 seconds)
* Toggle— Relay state is changed.
Test Button: Relays may be tested by selecting the relay from the list and
pressing the test button. The relay will momentarily change states.
Adding Inputs
Inputs are dry contacts on the SIO32
relay/input board that can be normally open or closed. The first step
to creating an input for the SIO32
relay/input board is to create profiles
for the inputs. Profiles determine the
action to be taken when an alarm
condition is matched. Profiles allow
global changes to input actions to all
inputs assigned to the profile.
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SIO32 Module (continued)
Adding/Changing a Profile
Devices > Input Profiles > Add (or Edit)
General Tab
The following options are available on the General Tab:
Name:
The name to identify the input profile (input may use the same
profile).
Page on Alarm: When the alarm is received send a page to the chosen pager.
Page on Acknowledge: When the alarm is acknowledged send a page to the
chosen pager.
Page on Reset: When the alarm is acknowledged send a page to the chosen
pager.
Sound on Alarm: When the alarm is received play the chosen sound file.
Sound Continually: When the alarm is received continue to play the
chosen sound file until the acknowledged button is pressed.
Note: If this option is not selected the sound file will play only once.
Auto Acknowledge: When the alarm is received the system will automatically
acknowledge and reset the alarm after thirty seconds.
Sound File Name: The sound file that will play when this alarm is received. Use
the browse button to select the file to be played on alarm.
(Horn.wav is the default sound file)
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SIO32 (continued)
Action Tab
This Action Tab contains the settings that determine the time mode to receive
alarms. The three options are Day, Evening, and Night.
Pager Tab
This tab determines what pagers are to receive a message when an alarm is received. To select pagers for to be included press the Edit button and a list of
pagers will be displayed. Select each pager to receive messages for the profile.
Once the OK button is pressed, the selected pagers will appear in the Alarm
Profile Pagers box.
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Repeaters
Repeaters are transceivers that rebroadcast RF transmissions. They can be deployed to provide system redundancy and enhanced reliability, or to extend the
range of transmission. Repeaters have many of the same parameters as Transmitters. These parameters are assigned and the Repeater is programmed to a
Receiver in the same way that Fixed Point Transmitters are programmed.
Adding/Changing a Repeater
Devices > Repeaters
Repeaters are handled like
FPT devices. Before Repeaters can be added into the
system an alarm profile and
template will need to be
created for the desired
alarm action. These alarm
profiles and templates are
created under the FPT
menu on the menu bar. It is
recommended that profiles
and templates are named to
reflect what type of transmitter they will be used for. (ie: for the profile, use the
name RepeaterType1Profile and for the template name it RepeaterType1Template)
Red X
Repeater needs to be programmed.
Blue Check
Repeater is programmed.
Add Button
Use this button to enter information about new repeaters.
Edit Button
Use this button to edit information about an existing
repeater.
Delete Button
This will delete the selected repeater from the system.
Program Button After all data for the repeater is entered this button is used
to program the data into the repeater.
Some repeater configuration changes will result in a Red X being display next to
the repeater in the list. This Red X indicates that the repeater must be reprogrammed.
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Repeaters (continued)
Repeater Add/Edit
When adding a Repeater the following information is required:
Template: Templates are used as a short cut to add transmitter information
that is common to each repeater added into the system. Choose the
appropriate template for this repeater. The template contains configuration settings for the following options: Name, Contact Type, Checkin Interval, Supervision Interval, Default Receiver, any relays, intercom stations and/or cameras to be activated by an alarm. Templates
also contain the Alarm Profile to use. For more information on templates and profiles see the FPT template and profile section.
The options that have been added by the template can be modified to meet the
specific needs for each repeater associated with the profile.
Name: The is the name to be displayed when an alarm is received for the repeater (i.e.: Repeater 16)
ID:
The unique number to be programmed into the repeater. This number is
generated by the system but may be changed as necessary.
(Duplicate IDs for any FPT are not allowed by the system).
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Repeaters (continued)
Location: The is the description of the location to be displayed when an alarm is
received for the repeater (i.e.: North West side).
Receiver:
Identifies the receiver that will be monitoring the repeater. This is
also used to assign the repeater the property code under which it will
report. (For more information on property codes see the receiver section). When multiple receivers are used in the system, select the desired receiver from the drop down list.
Check-in Interval: This option is used to configure the repeater for the time
interval in which it is to send a check-in transmission.
Supervision Interval: The option is used to tell the Crisis Controller software
how long to wait for a check-in transmission from the repeater. If a
check-in transmission has not been received in the allotted time window an inactivity alarm is posted.
The default configuration for Check In and Supervision is 1 minute and 4 hours,
respectively. These times should be changed at installation to accommodate the
RF Properties specific to the site (number of transmitters, site layout, etc.).
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Repeaters (continued)
Alarm Action Tab
The Alarm Action Tab is where you configure which relays, intercom stations
and/or cameras that are to be activated during an alarm. If any relays, intercom stations or cameras were chosen in the profile they will be placed into
there appropriate sections. You may edit the list of relays, intercoms and cameras to customize each individual repeater.
Edit Button
Lets you add or remove an item(s) from the list.
Delete Button
To delete an entry select the item to delete and press
the Delete Button associated with the list.
General Tab
Tells the system what to do when an alarm is received. Page On Alarm, Page
On Acknowledge, Page On Reset, Sound On Alarm, Sound Continuously and/or
Auto Acknowledge.
Actions Tab
Contains the time periods to alarm in and what alarms to act upon. Panic, Low
Battery, Tamper and Inactive alarms for Day, Evening and Night modes.
Pager Tab
Contains the list of the pagers that will receive a page when an alarm occurs.
For more information on Profiles see the FPT Profile section.
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RF Locators
RF Locators are transceivers that rebroadcast mobile FPT as well as PMT transmissions with additional location information attached to the transmission. RF
Locators have the same options as Repeaters and should be programmed accordingly..
Adding/Changing a RF locator
Devices > RF Locators
RF Locators can be programmed to activate relays, Intercom stations and Cameras. The desired action will occur if a mobile Transmitter or PMT alarms with
this RF location. RF Locators MUST be programmed into the system. RF Locators are handled like FPT devices. Before RF Locator can be added into the system a profile and template need to be created for the desired alarm action.
These profiles and templates are created under the FPT main menu section.
Name profiles and templates to reflect what type of transmitter they are for.
(i.e.: for the profile name it RFLocaotrType1Profile and for the template name it
RFLocatorType1Template).
Red X
RF Locator needs to be programmed.
Blue Check
RF Locator is programmed.
Add Button
To enter information about new RF Locators.
Edit Button
To edit information about an existing
RF Locators.
Delete Button
To delete the selected RF Locator from the system.
Program Button After the RFL is configured, this button is used to program
the RF Locator.
Some RF Locator configuration changes will result in a Red X being display next to
the RF Locator in the list. This Red X indicates that the RF Locator must be reprogrammed.
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RF Locators (continued)
Adding an RF Locator
When adding a RF Locator the following information is required:
Template: Templates are used as a short cut to add transmitter information
that is common to each RF Locator added into the system. Choose the
appropriate template for this RF Locator. The template contains configuration settings for the following options: Name, Contact Type,
Check-in Interval, Supervision Interval, Default Receiver, any relays,
intercom stations and/or cameras to be activated by an alarm. Templates also contain the Alarm Profile to use). For more information on
templates and profiles see the FPT template and profile section. The
options that have been added by the template can be modified to
meet the specific needs for each repeater associated with the profile.
Name:
The is the name to be displayed when an alarm is received for the repeater (i.e.: RF Locator 25)
ID:
The unique number to be programmed into the RF Locator. This number is generated by the system but may be changed is necessary. (A
duplicate ID for any FPT is not allowed by the system)
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Location: The location name to be displayed when an alarm is received for the
repeater, or a PMT or Mobile FPT alarm is received with the RF Location id. (i.e.: North West fence).
Receiver: Identifies the receiver that will be monitoring the RF Locator. This is
also used to assign the RF Locator the property code under which it
will report. (For more information on property codes see the receiver
section). When multiple receivers are used in the system, select the
desired receiver from the drop down list.
Check-in Interval: This option is used to configure the RF Locator for the time
interval for check-in transmissions.
Supervision Interval: The option is used to tell the Crisis Controller software
how long to wait for a check-in transmission from the RF Locator. If a
check-in transmission has not been received in the allotted time window an inactivity alarm is posted.
The default configuration for Check In and Supervision is 1 minute and 4 hours,
respectively. These times should be changed at installation to accommodate the
RF Properties specific to the site (# of transmitters, site layout, etc.).
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RF Locators (continued)
Alarm Action Tab
This tab allows you configure the relays, intercom stations and or cameras that are
to be activated. If any relays, intercom stations or cameras were chosen in the
profile they will be placed into the appropriate section. You may edit the list of relays, intercoms and cameras to customize each individual repeater.
Edit Button
Lets you add or remove an item(s) form the list.
Delete Button
To delete an entry select the item to delete and press
the Delete Button associated with the list.
The profile that is associated with the RF Locator also contains the following information:
General Tab
Tells the system what to do when an alarm is received. Page On Alarm, Page On
Acknowledge, Page On Reset, Sound On Alarm, Sound Continuously and/or Auto
Acknowledge.
Alarm Actions Tab
Contains what time periods to alarm in and what alarms to receive.
Battery, Tamper, Inactive for Day, Evening and Night modes.
Panic, Low
Pager Tab
Contains the list of the pagers that will receive a page when an alarm occurs.
For more information on Profiles see the FPT Profile section.
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FPT (Fixed Point Transmitter)
FPTs are RF transmitters that are reported in a fixed location. FPTs are manufactured in several different form factors, including:
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Wall Mount Buttons
Under Desk Buttons
Belt Worn Transmitters (Mobile FPTs)
Contacts (for doors and windows)
Passive Infra Red motion detectors
All FPT profiles and templates should be configured before configuring all manners
of FPTs (including Mobile FPTs), RFLs, and Repeaters.
Defining a FPT Profile
FPT > Profiles
The configuration in a profile determines how the software will respond when an
alarm is received by the system. Profiles also allow global changes to the options to all FPTs that belong to each profile.
Add Button
To add a new profile to the system
Edit button
To Edit the selected profile
Delete Button
To delete the selected profile from the system
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FPT Profiles (Add/Edit)
General Tab
When adding a Profile the following information is required:
Name: The name to identify the input profile (Different FPTs may use the same
profile)
Page on Alarm: When the alarm is received send a page to the chosen pagers.
Page on Acknowledge: When the alarm is acknowledged send a page to the
chosen pager.
Page on Alarm Reset: When the alarm is acknowledged send a page to the chosen pager.
Sound on Alarm: When the alarm is received play the chosen sound file.
Sound on Continuously: When the alarm is received continuously play the chosen sound file until the acknowledged button is pressed. Note: If this
option is not selected the sound file will play only once.
Auto Acknowledge: When the alarm is received the system will automatically
acknowledge and reset the alarm after thirty seconds.
Sound File Name: The sound file that will play when the alarm is received. Use
the browse button to select the file to be played on alarm.
(Horn.wav is the default sound file)
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FPT Profiles (Add/Edit)
Actions Tab
This tab determines what time period to receive alarms. (Day, Evening, Night)
Pager Tab
The Pager tab determines which pagers are to receive a message when an
alarm is received. A list of available pagers will display when the Edit button is
pressed. Select each pager to receive messages for the profile. Once the OK
button is pressed, the selected pagers will appear in the Alarm Profile Pagers
box.
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Defining a FPT Template
Templates are used as a shortcut to add in transmitter information that is common to the transmitters that are being added into the system. The template
contains the following information that the transmitter is to be programmed
with, including: Name, Contact Type, Check-in Interval, Supervision Interval,
Default Receiver, associated relays, intercom stations and/or cameras to be activated by an alarm. Templates also contain an Alarm Profile to use.
FPT > Templates
When adding a Template the following information is required:
Name: The name of the template (ex: Desk alarms)
Location: Leave blank for the template. (This is the text to be displayed when
an alarm is received from this transmitter (ex: North West hall )
Receiver: Identifies the receiver that will be monitoring the transmitter and also
assigns the repeater it’s property code, this code comes form the receiver. (For more information on property codes see the receiver section). When multiple receivers are used in the system, the desired receiver from the drop down list.
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FPT Template (continued)
Alarm Action Tab
This tab allows you configure relays, intercom stations and or cameras that are
to be activated when an alarm is received. Note: A profile must be chosen for a
template.
The chosen alarm profile includes information on how the transmitter is to respond when an alarm is received. (Page on Alarm, Page on Acknowledge, Page
on Reset, Sound On Alarm, Sound Continuously, Auto Acknowledge, Sound File
Name and time modes for alarm monitoring).
Choosing Relays, Cameras and Intercom stations
Edit Button
Relays, Intercom stations and (or) Cameras that are
common to this type of transmitter should be added
to this template. Pressing the Edit button next to the
window will display a list of devices. Select the desired devices and press the OK button to add your
choices.
Delete Button
To delete the selected item from the list.
Notes Tab
The Note tab can be used to enter in any pertinent information regarding the
template.
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FPT Transmitters (ADD/EDIT)
Now that profiles and templates have been established, you can begin adding
transmitters. FPT transmitters are used in Crisis Controller to send alarms from
a fixed location.
All FPTs use profiles and templates and these items must be defined before entering any FPT.
FPT > FPTs
Red X
Transmitter needs to be programmed.
Blue Check
Transmitter is programmed.
Add Button
To enter information about new transmitters
Edit Button
To edit information about an existing transmitter.
Note: Some transmitter information changes will result in a Red X being display next to the transmitter in
the list. This Red X means the transmitter must reprogrammed.
Delete Button
To delete the selected transmitter from the system.
Program Button
After all data for the transmitter is configure, the Program button is used to load the data into the physical
transmitter. (See the programming transmitter section
page 55)
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FPT Transmitters (Add/Edit) continued
General Tab
The following information is required when adding transmitter:
Template: Templates are used to create a set of common configuration choices
that can be applied to multiple transmitters. Choose the appropriate
template for the transmitter. Templates contain standard information
relative to transmitter programming and external equipment interfaces.
Name: The name of the transmitter (ex: Desk alarm Pendant)
Location:
Location of the transmitter. This text is displayed when an alarm is
received from the transmitter. (ex: John Galt’s desk room 505)
Receiver: Identifies the receiver that will
signs the property code to the
property codes see the receiver
used in the system, select the
list.
be monitoring the transmitter and astransmitter (For more information on
section). When multiple receivers are
desired receiver from the drop down
Transmitters may be entered into the system without choosing a template.
tions imported from a template may a be altered.
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FPT Transmitters (Add/Edit) continued
Contact Type: The Contact type is set to reflect the normal operating condition
of the transmitter. If the transmitter uses contacts and is programmed to alarm on a closed contact, the open contact setting would
be checked. Conversely, if the transmitter was programmed to alarm
on a open contact, the closed contact setting would be checked.
Internal contact
This tells the transmitter to the internal contacts on the transmitter
(Used on Universal Gap Sensor transmitters)
EOL( End of line resistor)
Use a 1K resistor in circuit that would connect to the transmitter.
Check-in Interval
The option is used to tell the transmitter how often to send a
check-in transmission (default check-in interval is one minute).
Supervision Interval
The option is used to tell the Crisis Controller software how long to
wait for a check-in transmission form the transmitter. If a check-in
signal is not received in the allotted time window an inactivity
alarm is posted (default supervision interval is four hours).
Alarm Actions Tab
Under this tab is were you configure which relays, intercom stations and/or cameras that are
to be activated when an alarm is received.
Choose the Correct profile for this transmitter
form the Drop Down box. The alarm Profile
chosen here will include information on how the
transmitter is to respond when an alarm is received: Page on Alarm, Page on Acknowledge,
Page on Reset, Sound On Alarm, Sound on
Alarm Continually, Auto Reset, Sound File Name
as well as which Pagers to page. Any settings
that are configured in the alarm profile can not
be configured via the FPT configuration window. These settings will need to be configured
in the FPT alarm profile.
If a template was chosen in the General Tab, the associated profile will have
been selected and any relays, intercom stations and or cameras will be shown.
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FPT Transmitters (Add/Edit) continued
Action Tab (continued)
This tab shows the relay, intercom stations and camera options provided by the
chosen profile Each entry may be edited to suit the needs of this transmitter.
Edit Button
Add items to the list. To add an item to the list press
the Edit Button and select the new item form the
shown window Selected items will have a check in the
box. Press the OK button to add the list.
Delete Button
Delete the selected item form the list.
Notes Tab
Use this tab for any notes regarding this transmitter.
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Mobile Transmitters (Add/Edit)
Mobile FPT transmitters are used to provide a way for acquiring the general location of a person of object. Mobile FPTs are strictly used for tracking via RFL
(Radio Frequency Locators) and can not be tracked via the IRTs used byt eh
PALS 9000 and L2L transmitters. The transmitters in use when configuring mobile transmitters are the same ones that are used for regular FPTs.
All Mobile FPTs utilize FPT Alarm Profiles and FPT templates. FPT Alarm profiles
must be configured before configuring a mobile FPT. FPT Templates are not required, but are highly recommended for initial configuration of all mobile FPTs.
FPT >Mobile FPTs
Red X
Transmitter is not programmed with current settings
in system.
Blue Check
Transmitter is programmed with current settings in
system.
Add Button
To create a new mobile FPT.
Edit Button
To edit the configuration of an existing FPT. Note:
Some transmitter information changes will result in a
Red X being display next to the transmitter in the list.
This Red X indicates that the transmitter requires reprogramming.
Delete Button
To delete the selected transmitter from the sys
tem.
Program Button
After all configuration settings for the FPT are entered
into the system, the Program button is used to program the Mobile FPT.
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Mobile FPT Transmitters (Add/Edit) continued
General Tab
The following information is required when adding a mobile transmitter:
Template: Templates are used to create a set of common configuration choices
that can be applied to multiple mobile transmitters concurrently.
Choose the appropriate mobile template for this transmitter. The template contains the following settings for FPT programming: Name,
Contact Type, Check-in Interval, Supervision Interval, Default Receiver, any relays, intercom stations and or cameras to be activated
by an alarm. Templates also contain an Alarm Profile to use). For
more information on templates and profiles see the FPT template and
profile section.
Name: The name of the transmitter (ex: Desk alarm Pendant)
Location:
Location of the transmitter. This text is displayed when an alarm is
received form this transmitter. (ex: John Galt’s desk room 505)
Receiver: Identifies the receiver that will be monitoring the transmitter and also
assigns the transmitter it’s property code (For more information on
property codes see the receiver section). When multiple receivers are
used in the system, select the desired receiver from the drop down
list.
Transmitters may be entered into the system without choosing a template.
Options imported from a template may be altered.
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Mobile FPT Transmitters (Add/Edit) continued
Contact Type: The Contact type is set to reflect the normal operating condition
of the transmitter. If the transmitter uses contacts and is programmed to alarm on a closed contact, the open contact setting would
be checked. Conversely, if the transmitter was programmed to alarm
on a open contact, the closed contact setting would be checked.
Internal contact
This tells the transmitter to the internal contacts on the transmitter
(Used on Universal Gap Sensor transmitters)
EOL( End of line resistor)
Use a 1K resistor in circuit that would connect to the transmitter.
Check-in Interval
The option is used to tell the transmitter how often to send a
check-in transmission (default check-in interval is one minute).
Supervision Interval
The option is used to tell the Crisis Controller software how long to
wait for a check-in transmission form the transmitter. If a check-in
signal is not received in the allotted time window an inactivity
alarm is posted (default supervision interval is four hours).
Alarm Actions Tab
This tab allows you to configure relays, intercom stations and/or cameras that
are to be activated when an alarm is received.
Choose the Correct profile for this transmitter
from the Drop Down box. The alarm Profile
chosen here will include information on how
the transmitter is to respond when an alarm is
received: Page on Alarm, Page on Acknowledge, Page on Reset, Sound On Alarm, Sound
on Alarm Continually, Auto Reset, Sound File
Name as well as which Pagers to page. Any
settings that are configured in the alarm profile can not be configured via the FPT configuration window. These settings will need to be
configured in the FPT alarm profile.
If a template was chosen in the General Tab, the associated profile will have
been selected and any relays, intercom stations and or cameras will be shown.
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Action Tab (continued)
The relay, intercom stations and camera options provided by the chosen profile
may be edited to soot the needs of this transmitter.
Edit Button
Add items to the list. To add an item to the list
press the Edit Button and select the new item
form the shown window Selected items will
have a check in the box. Press the OK button to
add the list.
Delete Button
Delete the selected item form the list.
Notes Tab
Use this tab for any notes regarding this transmitter.
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Programming Transmitters
In this Section, an FPT transmitter will be used. This method of programming is
also applicable to mobile FPTs, Repeater and RF Locators.
FPT>FPT> Program button
Programming Instructions for an FPT Transmitter:
1. Select the transmitter from the list.
2. Press the program button. The Program window will appear.
3. Attach the transmitter to the programming header. The programming
header is a 2-pin header that is attached to the Serial Receiver cable.
The programming cable should be attached with the red wire connected to the middle pin of the 3 pin programming header. Press the
reset button on the Transmitter (for the location of each Transmitters’
reset button, see the individual Transmitter user manuals) and wait
for verification beep from the Receiver.
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Programming a transmitter (continued)
After the reset button is pressed and programming is successful, the following
message will display:
Press the Close Button and a blue check mark will appear to the left of the
transmitter indicating that the transmitter was programmed. Note: If the programming was unsuccessful a error message will be displayed.
Transmitters contain non-volatile memory for configuration settings. Once a
transmitter is programmed, the programming will be retained. When batteries
are replaced, simply insert the new battery and press the reset button on the
transmitter.
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FPT People
This menu contains a list of the people that will carry the Mobile FPT transmitters and the PALS9000, L2L transmitters. These people can me associated with
a particular transmitter so when an alarm is received information about the person may be viewed.
FPT>People
Add Button
To add a new person to the list so the person can be
assigned a transmitter
Edit Button
To edit information about the selected person
Delete Button
To delete the select person from the system
Close Button
To close the window.
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FPT People Add/Edit (continued)
The following information is required when adding people into the system:
Code/ID:
This is a unique alpha-numeric number/id for each person being
added. Employee id (ex: 12345)
Name: Name of the person being added. The remaining fields are optional.
Photo Button: A photo may be added for better identification of the person.
Press the photo button to added the desired photo the persons information.
Visitor Check Box: This box is here to allow you to quickly identify if this person is a employee or a visitor to your facility.
Notes Tab: Use this space to but add relevant information about the person.
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FPT Groups
Transmitter Groups are collections of transmitters that may be enabled or disabled. For example, if the Crisis Controller® software were monitoring a professional office building, Operators could selectively arm vacant offices, while disarming public access areas and offices that were still occupied.
FPT>Groups
Add Button
To add a new Group
Edit Button
To edit an existing group
Adding/Editing a group
Name
The Name identifies the group to the system
and the user.
Edit Button
To edit the list of transmitters.
Delete Button
To delete a transmitter from the group.
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FPT Groups (continued)
To add a transmitter to the displayed list, press the Edit Button.
Now select the desired transmitter for this group from the list by checking the
box next to the transmitter. When complete, press the OK button
Transmitter Groups are manually enabled or disabled in Alarm Monitoring mode.
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PMT PALS 9000/L2L
A Personal Mobile Transmitter (PMT) is an IR/RF based unit used to locate an
individual in a duress situation. The PMT stores the current and previous locations obtained from IRTs. When the PMT goes into alarm, this information is
included in the alarm transmission, permitting the PALS monitoring system to
indicate current and previous locations on a map. PALS 9000 and L2L PMTs are
configured and programmed the same way. The difference between the
PALS9000 and the L2L is that the L2L does not have the Pull-Cord, Person
down, Slide switch or beep options.
Both the PALS9000 and the L2L PMTs use profiles and templates and these
items must be defined before configuring a PMT.
Defining a PMT Profile
The options available in a profile determine how the software will respond when
an alarm is received transmitter. Profiles also allow global changes to the options to all PMTs assigned to the profile.
PMT >Alarm Profiles
Add Button
To add a new profile.
Edit Button
To edit an existing profile. Highlight the profile
and press the Edit button
Delete Button
To delete a profile from the system.
If the profile is being used by any transmitter the profile can not be deleted.
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PMT Alarm Profile (continued)
The General Tab
When adding a Profile the following information is required:
Name: The name to identify the profile (Different PMTs may use the same profile)
Page on Alarm: When the alarm is received send a page to the chosen pager.
Page on Acknowledge: When this alarm is acknowledged send a page to the
chosen pager.
Page on Reset:
When the alarm is acknowledged send a page to the chosen
pager.
Sound on Alarm
When the alarm is received play the chosen sound file.
Sound Continuously: When the alarm is received continue to play the chosen
sound file until the acknowledged button is pressed. Note: If this option is not selected the sound file will play only once.
Auto Acknowledge: When the alarm is received the system will automatically
acknowledge and reset the alarm after thirty seconds.
Sound File Name:
The sound file that will play when the alarm is received.
Use the browse button to select the file to be played on alarm.
(Horn.wav is the default sound file)
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PMT Alarm Profile (continued)
The Time Mode Tab
This tab determines which time periods will receive and display alarms.
(Day, Evening, Night)
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PMT templates
Defining a PMT Template
Templates are used as a shortcut to add in transmitter information that is common to the PMTs that are being added into the system. The template contains
information on the way the transmitter is to be programmed; Name, Contact
Type, Check-in Interval, Supervision Interval, Default Receiver, any relays, intercom stations and or cameras to be activated by an alarm. Templates also
contain an Alarm Profile to use (see PMT Alarm Profile section for more information).
PMT> Templates
Add button
To add a new template to the system.
Edit Button
To Edit the selected template.
Delete Button
To delete a template from the system.
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PMT Templates (continued)
When adding a Template the following information is required:
Name: The name of the template (ex: PMT General Template1)
Assigned to: Leave blank for the template or assign to a factious name. (Ex: Default Name)
Receiver:
Identifies the receiver that will be monitoring the PMT and also assigns the PMT it’s property code. When multiple receivers are used in
the system, select the desired receiver from the drop down list. (For
more information on property codes see the receiver section).
Check-in Interval: This option is used to configure the PMT for the time interval in which it is to send a check-in transmission (default check-in interval is twelve minutes).
Supervision Interval : The option is used to tell the Crisis Controller software
how long to wait for a check-in transmission from the PMT. If a checkin signal is not received in the allotted time window an inactivity alarm
is posted (default supervision interval is four hours).
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PMT Templates (continued)
Programming Option Tab
The operating parameters of the PMT are set on this tab.
Alarm Options Section
This section contains which alarms the PMT should transmit. If an alarm is disabled (not checked) the PMT will not transmit that alarm.
Panic Button: If checked the PMT will send a panic alarm when the panic button
is pressed. If unchecked the PMT will not transmit the Panic alarm.
Pull Cord: If checked the PMT will send a Pull Cord alarm when pull cord is removed. If unchecked the PMT will not transmit the Pullcord alarm.
Note: This option does not apply to the L2L. If this template is for a
L2L checking or un-checking this option will have no effect.
Person Down: If checked the PMT will send a Person Down alarm when its is
tilted more than 60 degrees for the set time period. If Unchecked the
PMT will not transmit the Person Down alarm. Note: This option does
not apply to the L2L. If this template is for a L2L checking or unchecking this option will have no effect.
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PMT Templates (continued)
Person Down Options Section
This Section allows you to configure the person down alarm.
Reminder Tone: If the Person Down feature has been disabled by setting the
PALS9000 unit into switch position 2, the unit will emit a series of
“chirps” reminding the wearer that the person down function is disabled. By checking this box, the warning chirp indicating that the Person Down feature is disabled will be activated.
Note: This option
does not apply to the L2L. If this template is for a L2L checking or unchecking this option will have no effect.
Silent (Person Down): If the PMT is tilted (typically 60° +/- 10° from vertical)
the unit will emit a “chirp”. By checking this box, the Person Down
warning tone will be sounded. This feature may be used if indications
of an alarm transmission might jeopardize personal safety, such as
correctional environments. Note: This option does not apply to the
L2L. If this template is for a L2L checking or un-checking this option
will have no effect.
Tone Delay: The Person Down sensor is a tilt switch that will be activated if the
PMT is tilted past approximately 60°. When this occurs, the PMT will
emit a tone warning of a possible Man Down situation. The tone delay
interval allows for changes of position due to normal movement or activities, such as bending over. If the device remains in this position
for a period longer than specified by the delay interval in seconds, an
alarm will sound. The Person Down Tone interval should always be
shorter than the Person Down Alarm. Note: This option does not apply to the L2L. If this template is for a L2L checking or un-checking
this option will have no effect.
Alarm Delay: If the PMT remains tilted for this programmed period of time, a
Man Down alarm will be generated. Note: This option does not apply
to the L2L. If this template is for a L2L checking or un-checking this
option will have no effect.
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PMT Templates (continued)
Chirp Options
The PMT can emit chirp under certain conditions. Note: These options do not
apply to the L2L. If this template is for a L2L checking or un-checking these options will have no effect.
Enable Chirp On TX: If checked the PMT will chirp (as audible verification) each
time it transmits alarm information . A chirp will also be emitted when the PMT
is sending a check in message.
Enable Chirp On New IR: If checked the PMT will sound a double chirp whenever a new IR Locator is detected. “New” refers to the first locator signal from
an IRT that is not the current location.
Enable Chirp On Any Valid IR: If checked the PMT will sound a single “chirp”
whenever any IR Locator is detected.
Other Options
Under this section you can configure the PMT to transmit on new IR locator and
how often to look for new location information. “New” refers to the first locator
signal from an IRT that is not the current location.
Transmit on New IR: If checked, when the PMT wearer passes a new IR location, the unit will transmit a signal verifying this. Un-checking this box the PMT
will not transmit its new location when a IR has been passed the information will
be stored into it’s memory for later use. Location information is always sent on
supervisory transmissions.
IR Polling: Sets the interval at which the PMT looks for an IRT Locator transmission. Longer intervals may increase battery life slightly, but shorter intervals increase the accuracy of a location. The time period can only be chosen
form the drop down menu. The available options are: 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 seconds.
Personal Mobile Transmitters from Actall Security Products ship with default programming in the IR Polling, Check in and Supervisory fields. As is the case with
all ASP devices, these settings should be customized to complement the system
layout and the requirements of the facility.
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PMT Templates (continued)
The Alarm Option Tab
The alarm Profile chosen here will include information on how the transmitter is
to respond when an alarm is received (Page on Alarm, Page on Acknowledge,
Page on Reset, Paged on Sound On Alarm, Sound on Alarm Continually, Auto
Reset, Sound File Name as well as which Pagers to page.) these option may not
be changed on individual transmitters.
The relay options provided by the chosen profile may be edited to suit the
needs of the transmitter.
Any Relays added here will be activated when an alarm is received for this transmitter regardless of location.
Edit Button— Add items to the list. To add an item to the list press the Edit Button and select the new item form the shown window Selected items will have a
check in the box. Press the OK button to add the list.
Delete Button—Delete the selected item from the list.
Notes Tab
Use this tab for any notes regarding this transmitter.
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PMT PALS 9000/L2L
Defining a PMT
All PMTs use Profile and Templates these must be defined before entering any
PMTs into the system. PALS and L2L units are both programmed in the same
manner.
PMT > PALS 9000
PMT > L2L
Red X PMT is not programmed with current settings in system.
Blue Check
PMT is programmed with current settings in system.
Add Button
To create a new PMT.
Edit Button
To edit the configuration of an existing PMT. (Note: Some
PMT information changes will result in a Red X being display next to the
PMT in the list. This Red X indicates that the PMT requires reprogramming.)
Delete Button To delete the selected PMT from the system.
Program Button After all configuration settings for the PMT are entered
into the system, the Program button is used to program the data into the
PMT.
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PMT (Add/Edit)
The General Tab
A template is not required to be used but the correct alarm profile must be chosen
on the action tab.
When entering in PMT transmitters, the following information can be entered
manually (or filled utilizing a template):
PMT Template: Choose the appropriate template for this transmitter. The template contains information on the way the transmitter is to be programmed
like: Assigned to, Check-in Interval, Supervision Interval, Receiver, any relays,
intercom stations and or cameras to be activated by an alarm. Templates also
contain an Alarm Profile to use. For more information on templates and profiles
see the PMT template and profile section.
Transmitters may be entered into the system without choosing a template.
tions imported form a template may be altered.
Serial Number:
coding function.
This field can not be edited. This field is used
Op-
for the bar-
ID: This number is generated by the system. The ID number may be changed if
necessary the Serial Number field will change accordingly. Duplicate IDs are not
allowed by the system.
Assigned to: The name of the user for this transmitter.
Receiver: Identifies the receiver that will be monitoring the PMT and also assigns the PMT it’s property code. (For more information on property codes see
the receiver section). When multiple receivers are used in the system, select
the desired receiver from the drop down list.
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PMT (Add/Edit)
The Programming Tab
Operating parameters of the PMT are set in the Programming tab.
This tab is not displayed for the L2L all of the programming option are shown on
the General Tab under the Programming section.
This section contains which alarms the PMT should transmit. If an alarm is disabled (not checked) the PMT will not transmit that alarm.
Panic Button: If checked the PMT will send a panic alarm when the panic button
is pressed. If unchecked the PMT will not send this alarm.
Pull Cord: If checked the PMT will send a Pull Cord alarm when the pull cord is
removed. If unchecked the PMT will not send this alarm. This option does not
apply to the L2L.
Person Down: If checked the PMT will send a Person Down alarm when the PMT
is tilted more than 60 degrees for the set time period. If Unchecked the PMT will
not send this alarm. This option does not apply to the L2L.
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PMT (Add/Edit) (continued)
Person Down Options Section
This Section allows you to configure the person down alarm.
Reminder Tone: If the Person Down feature has been disabled by setting the
PALS9000 unit into switch position 2, the unit will emit a series of
“chirps” reminding the wearer that the person down function is disabled. By checking this box, the warning chirp indicating that the Person Down feature is disabled will be activated.
Note: This option
does not apply to the L2L. If this template is for a L2L checking or unchecking this option will have no effect.
Silent (Person Down): If the PMT is tilted (typically 60° +/- 10° from vertical)
the unit will emit a “chirp”. By checking this box, the Person Down
warning tone will be sounded. This feature may be used if indications
of an alarm transmission might jeopardize personal safety, such as
correctional environments. Note: This option does not apply to the
L2L. If this template is for a L2L checking or un-checking this option
will have no effect.
Tone Delay: The Person Down sensor is a tilt switch that will be activated if the
PMT is tilted past approximately 60°. When this occurs, the PMT will
emit a tone warning of a possible Man Down situation. The tone delay
interval allows for changes of position due to normal movement or activities, such as bending over. If the device remains in this position
for a period longer than specified by the delay interval in seconds, an
alarm will sound. The Person Down Tone interval should always be
shorter than the Person Down Alarm. Note: This option does not apply to the L2L. If this template is for a L2L checking or un-checking
this option will have no effect.
Alarm Delay: If the PMT remains tilted for this programmed period of time, a
Man Down alarm will be generated. Note: This option does not apply
to the L2L. If this template is for a L2L checking or un-checking this
option will have no effect.
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PMT (Add/Edit) (continued)
Chirp Options
The PMT can emit chirp under certain conditions. Note: These options do not
apply to the L2L. If this template is for a L2L checking or un-checking these options will have no effect.
Enable Chirp On TX: If checked the PMT will chirp (as audible verification) each
time it transmits alarm information . A chirp will also be emitted when the PMT
is sending a check in message.
Enable Chirp On New IR: If checked the PMT will sound a double chirp whenever a new IR Locator is detected. “New” refers to the first locator signal from
an IRT that is not the current location.
Enable Chirp On Any Valid IR: If checked the PMT will sound a single “chirp”
whenever any IR Locator is detected.
Other Options
Under this section you can configure the PMT to transmit on new IR locator and
how often to look for new location information. “New” refers to the first locator
signal from an IRT that is not the current location.
Transmit on New IR: If checked, when the PMT wearer passes a new IR location, the unit will transmit a signal verifying this. Un-checking this box the PMT
will not transmit its new location when a IR has been passed the information will
be stored into it’s memory for later use. Location information is always sent on
supervisory transmissions.
IR Polling: Sets the interval at which the PMT looks for an IRT Locator transmission. Longer intervals may increase battery life slightly, but shorter intervals increase the accuracy of a location. The time period can only be chosen
form the drop down menu. The available options are: 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 seconds.
Personal Mobile Transmitters from Actall Security Products ship with default programming in the IR Polling, Check in and Supervisory fields. As is the case with
all ASP devices, these settings should be customized to complement the system
layout and the requirements of the facility.
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PMT (Add/Edit) (continued)
The Alarm Option Tab
The alarm Profile chosen here will include information on how the transmitter is
to respond when an alarm is received (Page on Alarm, Page on Acknowledge,
Page on Reset, Paged on Sound On Alarm, Sound on Alarm Continually, Auto
Reset, Sound File Name as well as which Pagers to page.) these option may not
be changed on individual transmitters.
The relay options provided by the chosen profile may be edited to suit the
needs of the transmitter.
Any Relays added here will be activated when an alarm is received for this transmitter regardless of location.
Edit Button— Add items to the list. To add an item to the list press the Edit Button and select the new item form the shown window Selected items will have a
check in the box. Press the OK button to add the list.
Delete Button—Delete the selected item from the list.
Notes Tab
Use this tab for any notes regarding this transmitter.
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Programming PMTs
In this Example a PALS 9000 transmitter will be used. The method of programming will be the same for L2Ls.
PMT>PALS 9000> Program button
PMT>L2L> Program button
To program a PMT transmitter :
1) Select the PMT from the list.
2) Press the Program Button. The program window will appear.
3) Attach the PMT to the programmer.
The Programmer is a Black Box with a 25 Pin Serial Connector and a cord with a
1/4 “ stereo jack attached. The COM port to which the programmer is attached is
defined in the Tools > Options/Screen/General tab.
Once the programming is successful, the following screen will be
displayed:
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IRT Locators
IRT Locators are infrared transmitting devices that transmit ID codes that are
received by the PMTs. The ID code is used to identify the alarm location or
zone from which the alarm originated. Location information is subsequently encoded into the transmissions from the PMT to the Crisis Controller system. This
allows for the ability to monitor position and movement of individuals carrying a
PMT while on site. IRT Locators continuously transmit locator data code via infrared light. The PMT includes an infrared receiver that is activated at regular
intervals. If the PMT is within the coverage area of a Locator, infrared data
from the Locator is read and stored in the PMT, then included in status transmissions to the Crisis Controller system. IRT Locators may be positioned anywhere on a site.
Adding/Editing IRT Locators
PMT > IR Locators
Add Button
To add a IRT locator information to the system.
Edit Button
To Edit the selected IRT locator in the list.
Delete Button
To delete an IRT locator from the system.
IDs 64512-65535 will cause PMTs to automatically send a check-in transmission.
This will update the location in the Crisis Controller software. (This feature is only
available only on PMTs shipped after January 2003).
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IR Locator (add/Edit) (continued)
General Tab
When Adding an IR locator to the system the following information is required:
Identity Options
Name:
This Field cannot be edited.
ID:
Select an ID number via the scroll box. This ID number
must match the number programmed into the IRT.
Location:
Enter the location name of the locator. This is the text that is
shown when an alarm is received from this location
Is Entry Exit:
Check This Box to let the Crisis Controller software interpret
newly received data as indicating movement from an indoor
zone to an outdoor zone. Crisis Controller will now use RF lo
cation data to display as the current location when an alarm
is received.
Use in conjunction with RF Locators only, if an IRT is mounted at an entry/exit
point, it must be designated as a entry/exit location in order to utilize RF location.
No Supervision:
Usually used at site entry/exit locations. When the system
sees that a PMT has reached this location, the system will no
longer supervise the unit. For example, if employees take
PMTs home with them, they need to go through a location
that tells the system to stop monitoring for check in messages from the PMT. When the PMT receives a signal from
the IRT without this feature enabled the system will start
monitoring for check in messages.
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IR Locator (Add/Edit) (continued)
Ignore Alarm:
While a PMT is “at” this location, the system will not
annunciate any alarms from the PMT. This setting is
intended for use at PMT test stations.
The system will still activate the relay(s) assigned this location.
Alarm Actions Tab
Under this tab is were you configure which relays, intercom stations and or
cameras that are to be activated when an alarm is received ffrom the zone that
the IRT is located in.
Edit Button
Add items to the list. To add an item to the list press
the Edit Button and select the new item form the
shown window Selected items will have a check in the
box. Press the OK button to add the list.
Delete Button
Delete the selected item form the list.
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IR Locator (Add/Edit) (continued)
Pager Tab
This tab displays what pagers are to be paged when an alarm is received from
this location.
Edit Button
Add items to the list. To add an item to the list press
the Edit Button and select the new item form the
shown window Selected items will have a check in the
box. Press the OK button to add the list.
Delete Button
Delete the selected item form the list.
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Programming IRTs
IRT TESTER/PROGRAMMER
(#60703)
The 60703 is used to program IRTs with their ID value and to verify that programmed units are transmitting the correct value. Values are displayed on the LCD readout, and navigation is accomplished via the five buttons and thumb wheel. A 3-pin programming output is available for attaching the programming cable. The
60703 is powered by one 3V Lithium battery (CR123A).
Turning the IRT Tester ON/OFF
The 60703 is powered on or off via the thumbwheel on the side of the unit. NOTE: It is
necessary to pause between powering the 60703 OFF and ON to allow the LCD crystal to
initialize properly. The LCD contrast can be adjusted once the IRT Tester is on, by continuing to turn the thumbwheel until the desired contrast level is achieved.
Operational Modes
The MODE button (#1) controls the principal functions of the 60703. The IRT Tester operates in two modes: Test and Program. Upon receipt, the 60703 will power up in Test
mode. Thereafter, the unit will power up in the last mode used when turned off. Changing between modes is accomplished by pressing the MODE button until the desired mode
is displayed in the LCD screen.
Test Mode
When pointed at an Infrared Transmitter, Test Mode will read the IRT’s programmed ID
and display the value on the LCD screen. When in Test mode, the LCD screen will display
“TESTING” and show the ID number of the IRT being tested on the second line of the
display. If no IRT is read, the ID value will be NO IR.
Program Mode
Use Program mode to program IRTs with the appropriate ID value (i.e. 1 – 65535).
When in Program mode, the LCD screen will display “PROGRAM” and show the ID value
of the IRT to be programmed on the second line of the display.
Programming an IRT
Once the unit is in Program mode, attach the three pin cable (included) to the programming output (# 6) Enter the desired ID value by using the left (3) or Right (4) key to
move to the desired field. Use the Up (5) or Down (2) keys to increase or decrease the
values in the chosen field. Continuously pressing either the Up or Down keys will enable
the scroll functionality in that field. (NOTE: IRTs can also be programmed via the Auto ID
option shown below) Attach the other end of the programming cable to the programming
header on the IRT (Note: IRT must be powered up). The 60703 will beep and display
that the Programming was successful once complete.
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Programming IRTs
Programming with Auto ID
You can enable Auto ID Mode when the Mode button is pressed again in Program Mode. Upon
pressing the Mode button, the LCD display will display AUTO ID? and prompt you to choose Yes or
No on the second line of the display. To enable or disable Auto ID, simply choose Yes or No by
pressing the Left (3) or Right (4) buttons, respectively. Auto ID mode will automatically advance
the IRT ID number to be programmed by one after successfully programming an IRT
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Entering People
This menu contains a list of the people that will carry the Mobile FPT transmitters and the PALS9000, L2L transmitters. These people can be associated with a
particular transmitter so when an alarm is received information about the person may be viewed.
PMT > People
Add Button
To add a new person.
Edit Button
To edit information about the selected person.
Delete Button
To delete the selected person from the system.
Close Button
To close the window.
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PMT People Add/Edit (continued)
The following information is required when adding people into the system:
Code/ID:
This is a unique alpha-numeric number/id for each person being
added. Employee id (ex: 12345)
Name:
Name of the person being added. The Following fields are optional
Address, City, State, Zip, Phone
Photo Button: A photo may be added for better identification of the person.
Press the photo button to add the desired photo.
Visitor Check box: This box is here to allow you to quickly identify if this person
is a employee or a visitor to your facility.
Note Tab:
Use this space to enter any relative information about this person.
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Guard Routes
The Guard Route feature of the Crisis Controller® software permits users to designate timed patrol circuits. Personnel carrying specially assigned PMTs are
monitored by the system as they cover a precise course. The system tracks the
order of the IRT Locators which are reported and monitor the time interval between stations. Delays from the allotted time between stations or from the
route prescribed causes an alarm. A Guard Route is defined by listing a sequence of locations.
PMT > Guard Routes
Add Button
To add in a new guard route to the system.
Edit Button
To edit the selected guard route.
Delete Button
To delete the selected guard route from the system.
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Guard Routes (Add/Edit) (continued)
Main Tab
When creating a guard route the following information is required:
Name:
This identifies the guard route to the user and the system.
Location:
This location is either the first location in the list or the next
location the person will need to get to before the allotted
time period has expired.
Time From last location: The amount of time the person will have from the previous
location in the list to this location.
Delete Button
To remove a location form the guard route.
Add Button
To add new location information to the guard route.
When adding a location to a guard route select the
location form the drop down list.
Edit Button
To edit the selected locations information.
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Maps
Maps Configuration is one of the most useful features in the Crisis Controller
software. When a particular device is activated, alarm center personnel can see
the location of the alarm on a map of the site. The sub-map capability permits
users to “zoom” in on sites in increasing detail. For example, an initial alarm
can be programmed to indicate a building from which the alarm originated. A
user can click on the map to get a detailed map of the interior of the building,
and click again to get details of particular areas.
Maps are prepared in drawing programs which can export .BMP or .JPG files.
Windows® Paint program is available to most Windows® users and allows for
the creation of .BMP files.
Tools > Maps
Layout Button
To edit the IRT, FPT, Repeater, RF locator, Re
ceiver and Input icon position on the maps.
Add Button
To add a new map to the system.
Edit Button
To Edit the selected maps file name and path.
Delete Button
To delete the selected map from the system.
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Maps (Add/Edit)
The Add/Edit buttons
When Adding maps to the system the following information is required:
The first map added to the system is the fist map that is displayed (i.e.: overview
map or sitemap)
Name:
The Name identifies the map to the system and the users.
Path:
The Path is the location of the map image file. Use the Browse
button to locate the file.
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Map Layout
Map Layout Button
Map:
Use this Drop Down box to select different map to edit.
Group:
Use this Drop Down box to change the type of device to add to the
map (FPT, Repeater, RF locator, Relay Input, IRT locator or Sub
map)
Items:
Use this Drop Down box to select the desired FPT transmitter, IRT
locator, or Submap to add to the map
Items that have been added to the map will no longer appear in the “Items” drop
down box.
Add Button
To add the device shown in the “Items” box to the map.
The Icon that represents this device will appear in the upper
left hand corner of the map (0,0) with the de fault icon size.
To move icons simply click and drag the icon of the desired
location.
Delete Button
To delete the selected icon form the map. Deleted device
will appear back in the “Items” drop down list when the cor
rect device group is selected.
World Buttons
To move all icons on the map up, down, right or left.
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Map layout (continued)
Zoom
Use the zoom drop down list to change the viewing size of
the current map (only affective in map layout).
Plus and Minus (+ -) Buttons
Use these button to change the size
of the selected icon.
To exit Map Layout click the X in the upper right hand corner.
Submaps (explained)
Submap icons permit the displaying of an additional map which can show
greater detail. It is recommended before placing sub-maps, a particular area on
the map is marked graphically that will represent the link to a sub-map. It is
also recommended that sub-maps have an area marked for a link back to the
main map, otherwise you will be unable to return to the main map from a submap.
When in alarm monitoring mode only the submap link that has the current alarm
location represented on the submap will be activated. This allows submaps to
overlay each other.
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Stations/Map Exclusions
Tools > Stations
This windows shows you the Name, Hardware Key number, The Key type, What
version of Crisis Controller and if the computer is running Crisis Controller currently of the computers that are networked to the Crisis Controller system. This
screen is were maps are excluded from a particular station.
Hardware Key Types:
NFull: All rights, all functions of all classes.
NRMon: Net Remote Monitor (no hardware attached).
NMon: Net Monitor (hardware attached).
NAdmin: Check in/out, and report generation. No monitoring.
Full: (Non-networked) Full access.
Map Exclusion Button
Use this button to exclude maps from
being displayed on a particular station.
When maps are excluded form a station any alarms that are placed on
the map will not be shown on that
station.
To exclude a map or maps Select the
station and press the Map Exclusion
button. In the window that appears
put a check mark in the box next to
the map that is not to be shown for
the selected station. Press ok to exit.
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Action/Notes
Tools > Actions
Tools > Notes
The Action Taken /Notes window appears When alarms are Acknowledged and
Reset. Predetermined responses can be entered in to the drop down boxes for
the attendant to select.
Insert Button
To enter into the list the text type into the edit box.
Delete Button
To delete the selected item form the list
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Options
The Options Menu allows you to configure settings that control how Crisis Controller functions.
Tools > Options
The General Tab
Day Mode Start Time
The time Day Mode will start. If auto start is unchecked the attendant will have to manually
start the Time mode.
Evening Mode Start Time
The time Evening Mode will start. If auto start is
un-checked the attendant will have to manually
start the Time mode.
Night Mode Start Time
The time Night Mode will start. If auto s t a r t i s
un-checked the attendant will have to manually
start the Time mode.
PMT programming port
This is the COM port to witch the PMT programmer is attached.
Page on Low Battery
If checked the system will tell the pager to send
a page when the low battery alarm is received.
The pager that is paged will be the one associated with the (for PMTs the IR location; FPTs will
page the pager associated in the FPT profile).
Relay Alarm Tracking
If this is checked when a PMT changes location
any relays that are associated with the new location will be activated.
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Options (continued)
This Tab allows for the global processing of Alarms for all computers. If alarms
are unchecked the system will not display the alarm
The Alarm Processing Tab
FPT Alarm Options
Alarm
Tamper
If unchecked the system will ignore all duress Alarms from
FPT transmitters (Pendants, Push button boxes, Pull cord
boxes Universal transmitters)
If unchecked the system will ignore all duress Alarms from
FPT transmitters (Pendants, Push button boxes, Pull cord
boxes Universal transmitters, Repeater and RF locators)
PMT Alarm Options
Panic
Pullcord
Person Down
If unchecked the system will ignore all Panic alarms from
PMT transmitters (PALS 9000, L2L)
If unchecked the system will ignore all Pullcord alarms from
PMT transmitters (PALS 9000)
If unchecked the system will ignore all Person Down alarms
from PMT transmitters (PALS 9000)
General Alarm Options
Supervision
Low battery
If unchecked the system will ignore all Supervision alarms
from all system transmitters.
If unchecked the system will ignore all Low Battery alarms
from all system transmitters.
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Options (continued)
The Alarm Output Tab
The tab lets you configure alarm information to be outputted to a dot matrix
printer and or a serial port.
Log to Printer box
If this box is checked all alarm information will be sent
to the printer on the chosen port.
Printer Port
The physical port the printer is connected to
Lines per Page
The number of line per page for your printer (default
is 66).
Printer Initialization Codes
This box is provide to send any required codes
to your printer. (most printer by default do not use
any codes)
Serial I/O
Send Serial I/O box
If this box is checked the system will send alarm data
out the chosen serial port.
Serial I/O Port
This is the serial port the data will be sent to.
For more information on serial I/O contact Actall Corp.
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Options (continued)
The Network Tab
This Tab allows you to configure each system to send and receiver network
data. The settings configured under this tab are local to the system that the
configuration is preformed on.
Inbound
Receive Data
Allows Crisis Controller to receive alarm information
over the network.
Receive Acknowledge
Allows Crisis Controller to receive alarm Acknowledges
over the network.
Receive Reset
Allows Crisis Controller to receive alarm resets over
the network.
Out Bound
Send Data
Allows Crisis Controller to send alarm information over
the network.
Send Acknowledge
Allows Crisis Controller to send alarm Acknowledges
over the network.
Send Reset
Allows Crisis Controller to send alarm resets over the
network.
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Options (continued)
The Location Logging Tab
This tab allows you to enable or disable location logging of PMTs. The settings
configured under this tab are local to the system that the configuration is preformed on.
Do logging Box
Check this box to start location logging.
Directory
The directory (folder) that the data is logged to. (The
folder must exist in order to be used)
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General Crisis Controller Main Screen
After logging into Crisis Controller, the Main menu option will be available. The
drop down menus are as follows:
Not all Menu options are available for all attend levels
Main Menu Options
File
Login- Change the current user.
Exit- Exit the system (Actall Special user and password need to exit the
system).
FPT
Access to FPT, Mobile FPT transmitters and related options.
PMT
Access to PALS 900 L2L transmitters, IRT and related options.
Devices
Access to Receives, Repeaters, RF Locators, Cameras, Intercom Station,
SIO32 cards and related options.
Admin
Access to PMT assignment menus.
Tools
Access to Map and Mapping functions as well as other system options.
Monitor
Start and stop alarm monitoring mode.
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General Crisis Controller Screen (continued)
Report
Access to system reports.
Window
Allows the user to arrange the open windows
Help
Access to the Help file and Crisis Controller version information.
Status Bar Windows
(bottom of the screen)
There are five windows on the status bar that contain information. From left to
right they are
1 Not used
2 Current attendant logged into Crisis Controller
3 Current database
If you mouse over the window the path of the database will be shown.
There are three possible database that may be shown
These files should be only configured by Actall Corp the support.
files may cause the system to not function correctly.
Changes in these
1) Primary Database (for networked system only)
This database is the network database configured in th e
(Actall.CrisisController.FormsUI.exe.config) file.
2) Backup database (for networked system only)
This database is the network backup database configured in the
(Actall.CrisisController.FormsUI.exe.config) file.
3) Local Database (stand alone and network versions)
This database is the database configured in the
(Actall.CrisisController.FormsUI.exe.config) file.
4 Current system date.
5 Current system time.
More on Database Use
If the Crisis Controller system is operating in as a network version, the software
will monitor the network and database connectivity. In the event Primary database connection fails the system will display a warning screen stating the database is no longer found. The system will then look for the backup database
(located on any computer running Crisis Controller). If the backup database can
not be located the system will revert to it’s local backup copy of the database.
When the fault is corrected the system can than be reconnect to the primary
database.
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General Crisis Controller Screen (continued)
More on Logons
The Crisis Controller logon window allows you to change the current on the system.
File > Logon
In order to login to the Crisis Controller system you will need a user name and
password. These are setup by attendants with Supervisor rights (see the tools
section on page xxx)
To logon to the system choose tool > logon and the above screen will be shown.
Enter in your attendant name and password
example
NAME
bhilly
PASSWORD 1234
If a password or user name is forgotten a Supervisor attendant will have to furnish you with a new password.
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Alarm Monitoring
When alarm monitoring is started the Crisis Controller system will receive
alarms from transmitters and execute the programmed repose for the alarm received. Depending on attendant type (Operator or Supervisor) and permissions
set for the attendant more tabs and monitoring options are available.
Monitoring > Start
The following screen will be shown.
Alarm Status Tab
Under this tab will be displayed any alarms received by the Crisis Controller system. When alarm are received select the desired alarm from the list. The selected alarm will display in one of two colors:
1)
RED
The current alarm has not be acknowledged by the
attendant.
2)
YELLOW
The current alarm has been acknowledged or reset
by an attendant.
Acknowledge Button
Use this button to acknowledge the selected alarm that have be received.
Reset Button
Use this button to reset the selected alarm.
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Alarm Monitoring (continued)
Alarm Status window headings
Date/Time
Displays the date and time the selected alarm was received.
Name
The name associated with the transmitter. If the transmitter
is a FPT this field is the static text entered into the name
field of the FPT. If the transmitter is a mobile FPT,PALS 9000
or a L2L this is the assigned name for this transmitter.
Location
The current location of the selected transmitter.
Reason
This is the type of alarm form the transmitter. FPT transmitters can display Alarm, Tamper, Inactive or Low Battery.
PALS 9000 PMTs can display Panic, Pull-cord, Person Down,
Low Battery or Inactive. L2L PMTs can display Panic, Inactive and Low Battery.
Status
Displays the current acknowledgement status of the selected
transmitter.
ID
Displays the ID number of the Transmitter.
Restored
Displays if the Transmitter has returned to its normal state
(True or False). If the alarm remains after being reset check
this field for the reason of the no-reset.
Example: After a Pull Cord alarm has been received for a PALS 9000
transmitter. The attendant can acknowledge and reset, but the alarm
remains displayed in the alarm status window. The cause could be that
the pull cord break has not been reinserted into the transmitter. The
alarm will remain on the display until the transmitter has been returned
to its normal state, after doing so the transmitter will transmit a OK signal which Crisis Controller will receive . Crisis controller will then clear
the alarm on the screen.
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Alarm Monitoring (continued)
The Monitoring Menu Option
While monitoring there are several options available for the attendant to help in
the processing of alarms.
Stop
Stop Alarm Monitoring Mode.
More Info
Display Information about the Person carrying the transmitter.
Print Item
Print the selected alarm to a local or networked printer.
Print List
Print all alarms displayed to a local or networked printer.
Zoom In
Increase the displayed map size.
Zoom Out
Decrease the displayed map size.
Fit Columns
Resize the alarm status window headings to fit the text in
the fields.
Time Mode
Activate or deactivate a time Mode.
Send Page
Send a page to a pager .
FPT Groups
Activate or deactivate a FPT group.
Guard Routes
Activate a Guard Route.
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Alarm Monitoring (continued)
More information on the Monitoring menu options
Time Modes
There are three time modes available in Crisis Controller (Day, Evening and Night) certain type of
alarms may be ignored in each time mode. By activating or deactivating a time mode the attendant
can tell Crisis Controller to accept or ignore alarms.
Send Page
Pages can only be sent in monitoring mode. To
send a page to a pager select the desired pager
from the Drop Down list. Enter the message in the
Message window and press the OK button.
FPT Groups
FPT Groups are Transmitters that have
been grouped together in order to easily control if alarms should be accepted
or ignored by the system. To enable
(Accept alarms) or Disable (ignore
alarms) for a group simply select the
group desired fro the Drop Down box
and press the Enable or Disable Button.
Once a group is disabled alarms will not
be displayed until it is enabled again.
Re-Starting Monitoring mode will enable all FPT groups.
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Alarm Monitoring (continued)
Guard Routes
The Guard Route feature of the Crisis Controller
software permits users to designate timed patrol
circuits. Personnel carrying specially assigned
PMTs are monitored by the system as they cover
a precise course.
To Start a Guard Route simply choose the Person
for the route and the Route desired form the
Drop Down boxes and press the Start button. In
the event the person walking the route does not
make a check point in the allotted time and a
Guard Route alarm will be posted.
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Appendix A:
BARCODING Specifications, Examples, and Procedures
Barcodes for PMTs that are inserted in Crisis Controller are create from the data
shown in the PMT S/N field. There are to be the [
] brackets added to the start
and end of the barcode.
Example: [00001] is valid barcode data for the PMT shown above. The barcode itself is to be a standard ASCII barcode (code 128 style).
Sample PMT barcode:
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PRODUCTION REVISIONS:
6/20:
Rev001b:
Changed all instances (approx 100) of FTP to FPT.
Added this revision list
7/18
Rev001e:
Adjusted grammar and added additional notices in pages 1-35.
7/21
Rev001j:
More changes made to grammar throughout document (many more
to be made)
5/12/2006
Rev002n:
Completed reformatting of document
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