7.3.7. Switching Alarm Methods
Providing your system includes all of the required components and you have installed the
appropriate cables, you can easily switch from one notification method to another as the need
arises. Note however, that only one alarm method may be selected at a time.
7.3.8. The Alarm Message
For most of the available alarm notification methods, the alarm message will be automatically
sent when a Toll Fraud or No-Data Alarm is generated. The Alarm Message will include the
·The name of the clue or condition that generated the alarm.
·The counter status for the clue that generated the alarm.
·The text entered at command ^B14's "MSG?" prompt.
These components will be displayed in the following format:
Clue [<Critical Count>/<Actual Count>]: <MSG>
• When a No-Data Alarm is generated, the text "NO_DATA" will appear in place of
the clue name, and both the Critical Count and Actual Count will be listed as
• When a Pager Test is initiated (^B89), the text "PAGE_TEST" will appear in place
of the clue name, and both the Critical Count and the Actual Count will be listed
• If Command ^B13 is invoked to send or display the alarm message when an alarm
is not pending, the text "NO_ALARM" will appear in place of the clue name.
When the Pager (Numeric) alarm notification mode is selected, the message format described
above will not be used. Since a numeric pager cannot receive alphabetic characters, a Message
Number is used. The Message Number consists of series of numbers defined under Command
^B14's "ALARM#?" prompt as described in Section 7.3.6.
PollCat III - Pollable Call Accounting Terminal, User's Guide The Alarm Filter (Toll Fraud Detection)