Constant Alarm Off text messages

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I keep getting Alarm Off text messages and not sure why. I haven’t changed anything in the coding it just started about a week ago and seems to send text every few hours. Here are some screen shots of my programming and alert log.
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I would add virtual outlets for all potential alarm conditions. And then add tests for those outlets in the alarm code.

Then you can glance at outlet history to see what tripped the alarm and deal with it specifically.

I happen to keep these virtual outlets on my Home Screen and have two types: one for definitely send alert, and other as info which sends an alert once and then turns off.

There is a fantastic guide on this forum: https://www.reef2reef.com/ams/authors/suncrestreef.93940/

Here are a few examples:

If any of the ALARM or INFO outlets are on I’ll see them on the dashboard (in addition to the alert). I enable logging to see history to observe flapping on states like what you report.



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This is commonly caused when a sensor is rapidly toggling between alarm states. The Apex doesn't have time to send the initial "Alarm ON" notification before it sends the "Alarm OFF" notification. In order to identify which sensor is causing it, add this line to your EmailAlm program:

Min Time 000:30 Then ON

This will force the alarm to remain on at least 30 seconds which will allow the Apex to send you the initial "Alarm ON" notification containing a description of the source. You can then investigate that probe or sensor, or use virtual outputs to monitor that sensor and include a Defer timer making it wait for the condition to be stable before actually triggering the alarm.

See my tutorial on Apex Alarms for more tips:
 
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