A security feature that was built-in in all cars to prevent theft. A normal alarm system will remote lock and arm the car. Any interruption during the arming will cause the alarm to sound. Usually more expensive cars will have more complicated alarm system. Go Back Top
Alarm functions may be fitted (most commonly) to battery powered quartz watches; the alarm with beep at the pre-set time. There are mechanical alarm watches featuring a hammer which produces the alarm sound at the pre-set time. Most noteworthy examples are perhaps the Revue Thommen (and Vulcain) Cricket, the Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox and Seiko Bell-Matic.
An alarm feature which can be set for a specific time and date or can used as a daily alarm. If the phone has a calendar feature, the alarm feature may be integrated with that (in some Motorola phones for example), so an alarm is simply a calendar event. Although some phones with a calendar feature also have a separate alarm feature.
Criteria can be set in the ALERT computer to notify operators when a particular threshold has been reached, such as a rainfall rate or water elevation. When the threshold is reached, the computer executes an alarm action. This may be a flashing box on the computer screen, turning on a light on a map, or a text message sent to a pager.
The property of a security device's log record designed to draw attention to specific activity in the system. This is distinguished from a "regular" log record, which tracks system activity, such as an Audit or error log. Usually an alarm is used to call out potentially malicious or suspicious activity in the network. In a more general sense, an alarm can also define a notification mechanism. Most security devices enable a system administrator to determine who is notified when specific traffic is detected and how they receive that information (for example, via e-mail or page).
A user-configurable notification displayed in the System Status panel of HP SIM when certain events occur. For instance, if a monitored item changes, an alarm notifies the user that a change has occurred. See also trap, event.
A visual or audible notification or warning feature on many appliances. An alarm alerts you when wash/dry cycles are complete, if the freezer’s power is off, or the cooking time has elapsed. Auto Dry A dryer feature that senses a preset degree of fabric dryness and automatically shuts off the unit. Using a thermostat or moisture detector, the unit will shut off when the fabric is dry, saving unnecessary wear on fabric.
Signals that declare the run-time status and state of the Cisco CRA system and provide information for troubleshooting. Alarms can be forwarded to a Syslog server, to an SNMP trap subagent, or to a Windows Event Log.
Suspicious activity triggers administrator alarms and other configurable responses to lessen the workload of security administration. The Tivoli Risk Manager adapters map alarms that are generated by the commercial versions of ISS RealSecure and Cisco Secure IDS (NetRanger) into TEC events. Examples of alarms that can be reported to the Tivoli user include Web scans (list of attempts), port scans (list of services) and user login attempts (list of user names). See also TEC event.
(HG) Event on a HigherGround system that indicates a failure or possible potential for failure, either in the phone system, the computer network, or the HigherGround system itself. Alarms have degrees of severity and can be escalated in severity if no action is taken within user-defined time frames. Not all alarms indicate failure, but sometimes just a condition that needs attention to prevent a possible failure.
An abnormal process condition. In the LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module, an alarm occurs if a shared variable value goes out of its defined alarm limits or if a shared variable has bad status.
ALARM (Air Launched Anti-Radiation Missile) is a British anti-radiation missile designed primarily to destroy enemy radars for the purpose of Suppression of Enemy Air Defence (SEAD). It is similar in this role to the American AGM-88 HARM missile but not in its method of operation.
Activate the primary (inherent) reverse system by blocking the gate with a solid object. When the gate reverses, block the gate in the opposite direction prior to the limit being reached. The entrapment alarm should activate. Press the reset button to silence the alarm.
(1) system for detecting and reporting unusual conditions, such as smoke, fire, flood, loss of air, HAZMAT release, etc; (2) centralized dispatch center for interpreting alarms and dispatching resources. See fire alarm panel.