Kentix AlarmManager

The Kentix AlarmManager is the central Kentix alarm and management unit. MultiSensors are managed by the AlarmManager. The AlarmManager is installed in the server room or rack.

Setup a new AlarmManager alert souce in iLert

Navigate to the alert sources tab in iLert and create a new alert source.

Select Kentix AlarmManager as integraiton type, configure according to your liking and save the new alert source.

Copy the provided url by the freshly created AlarmManager alert source, as we will need it later to create the a Webhook resource in the AlarmManager.

Configuring Webhook in the AlarmManager

Login to your AlarmManager (default: admin:password)

Creating a Webhook

On the side menu click on Configuration and choose the Webhooks tab. Click on the plus icon to create a new webhook.

Fill out all required fields as shown in the screenshot, paste your copied url from your iLert Kentix AlarmManager alert source, as well as the provided data payload template below:

"time": "$TIME$",
"building": "$BUILDING_NAME$",
"alarmzone": "$ALARMZONE_NAME$",
"alarmzone-state": "$ALARMZONE_STATE$",
"device": "$DEVICE_NAME$",
"address": "$DEVICE_ADDRESS$",
"temperature": "$TEMPERATURE_VALUE$",
"temperature-alarm": "$TEMPERATURE_ALARM$",
"humidity": "$HUMIDITY_VALUE$",
"humidity-alarm": "$HUMIDITY_ALARM$",
"dewpoint": "$DEWPOINT_VALUE$",
"dewpoint-alarm": "$DEWPOINT_ALARM$",
"fire": "$CO_VALUE$",
"fire-alarm": "$CO_ALARM$",
"intrusion": "$MOTION_VALUE$",
"intrusion-alarm": "$MOTION_ALARM$",
"vibration": "$VIBRATION_VALUE$",
"vibration-alarm": "$VIBRATION_ALARM$",
"input1": "$INPUT_VALUE[1]$",
"input1-alarm": "$INPUT_ALARM[1]$",
"input2": "$INPUT_VALUE[2]$",
"input2-alarm": "$INPUT_ALARM[2]$",
"connection": "$CONNECTION_VALUE$",
"connection-alarm": "$CONNECTION_ALARM$",
"latency": "$LATENCY_VALUE$",
"latency-alarm": "$LATENCY_ALARM$",
"extpower": "$EXTPOWER_VALUE$",
"extpower-alarm": "$EXTPOWER_ALARM$"

Click on the save icon in the top right.

Assigning Webhook to Alarmzone

Navigate to the root dashboard view (top left item in sidebar), choose the Alarmzone which you want to connecto to your iLert alert source. Click on the cog and and select Edit.

Scroll all the way down to the Alarmzone's Webhooks configuration. And click on the plus icon to create a new assignment.

It is important to choose Alarmstate change as alarm assignment otherwise the connection wont work properly.

A word on the Kentix device <-> iLert incident relation

Each iLert alert source is connected to a Kentix AlarmManager Webhook. Which in fact are assigned to Alarmzones. You might created multiple alert sources and assign them to as many Alarmzones as you like. Each device in a alarmzone will create its own incident for its alarms. However iLert will not create a new incident per alarm type if an ongoing incident of the same device is already open, instead the additional alarms are appended to the existing incident.

When all alarms of the device fall back to normal state, iLert will automatically resolve the opened incident.