Honeywell’s Alarm Management suite allows security operators to monitor real-time alarms
from a large number of video analytics servers. The Alarm Management Server (AMS) is a
service that connects to a large number of Honeywell video analytics servers to receive
analytics alarms generated by these servers. Multiple security operators on separate
workstations can run separate copies of Alarm Watch Station (AWS) client applications to
connect to AMS and collaboratively manage real-time alarms coming from all various
The alarm acknowledgement state modified by one operator can be seen on the AWS by all other operators in real-time.
There are three components in the software that enable Alarm Management functionality:
- Alarm Management Server – Running as a Windows service on the AMS PC. It serves as a communications interface between
all HVA servers and the AWS client applications. AMS connects to HVA servers, stores all the incoming alarms into a local
database, and delivers these alarms to all the AWS units that are connected to it.
- Alarm Watch Admin – A client application that allows the user to configure the AMS. The user can add HVA servers for AMS to
connect to, customize alarm acknowledgement states that best suit the organization’s own alarm management operation, and
create user accounts to be used by AMS. Alarm Watch Admin is one of the client applications included in the Honeywell Video
Analytics client package.
- Alarm Watch Station (AWS) – A redesign from the previous version of AWS, this client application now works with AMS to allow
the user to view and manage all the alarms coming from the list of HVA servers that AMS is connected to. The user can view and
modify the status of any alarm; the status is shared across workstations and can be viewed by other operators. AWS is one of
the client applications included in the Honeywell Video Analytics client package.
The Alarm Management suite is an ideal solution for larger Honeywell Video Analytics systems in addition to central station
monitoring types of applications.