8.7. The Alarm Input Alarm (RPC-40L8A4 Series Units Only)
The Alarm Input Alarm can be used to monitor dry contacts that have been connected
to the Alarm Inputs on the RPC-40L8A4's back panel as described in Section 3.2.4.
Typically, the Alarm Input Alarm is used to detect open doors and other situations where
a dry contact has been opened or closed.
To configure the Alarm Input Alarm, you must first connect a dry contact relay to the
alarm inputs on the RPC-40L8A4 back panel as described in Section 3.2.4 and then
access the RPC-40L8A4 command mode using a password that permits Administrator
Level commands. The Power Cycle Alarm configuration menu offers the following
• TriggerEnable: Enables/Disables the trigger for this alarm. When Disabled, this
• ResendDelay: Determines how long the RPC-40L8A4 will wait to resend an email
message generated by this alarm, when the initial attempt to send the notification
• NotifyUponClear: When this item is enabled, the RPC-40L8A4 will send
additional notification when the situation that caused the alarm has been corrected.
For example, when Notify Upon Clear is enabled, the RPC-40L8A4 will send initial
notification when it detects that the Alarm Input Alarm has been triggered, and then
send a second notification when it determines that the condition that triggered the
• Address1,2,and3: These parameters are used to select which of the three email
addresses defined via the "Email Messages" menu (see Section 6.8.10) will receive
the email alarm notification messages generated by this alarm. The Address
parameters can be used to select one, or any combination of the addresses defined
the parameters will list the current, user defined email addresses.