Alarm Stack

Alarm Stack

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Alarm Stack

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The Alarm Stack provides a complete list of Alarm and Event Signals available for Processing.
Incoming Signals are interpreted by SPA and then sent to the Alarm Stack which inserts them in the waiting list based on the Priority Level.
There are many times when a User needs access to the Alarm Stack for informational purposes, but not to actually Process Alarm Signals.
That User may, in fact, not even be in the Central Station itself.
As an example, a Manager may simply want to see the current situation on the Central Station.
The stand-alone MKS Alarm Stack application is provided for this purpose.


The MKS Alarm Stack program is (usually) located at C:\Program Files\MKS\MKMS\ and is named MKSAlarmStack.exe.
Note: Although the application is usually located on your C: drive, it may instead have been installed on a File Server Drive.

If you are connected to a Network, ask your System Administrator for the proper drive location of the application.

As recommended in Getting Started, create a shortcut for this application and place it in your MKMS folder on your Desktop for quick access later.



Running the MKS Alarm Stack application:
Double-Click the Alarm Stack Icon to open the MKS Alarm Stack dialog.
A login is required to access the MKMSDefault database.



Login to MKMSDefault database


The Alarm Stack dialog will be displayed immediately after a successful login.



Stand-alone MKS Alarm Stack program dialog


Stack Options - Indicate which Alarms Signals are to be displayed:



All Signals - Click the All Signals button to display any signal that is in the Alarm Stack.
Pending - Click the Pending Signals button to display only Signals in the Alarm Stack that have not yet been processed.
Signals On Hold - Click the Signals on Hold button to display Signals in the Alarm Stack that have been previously placed On Hold.
To exit the MKS Alarm Stack application, Click the Close x button.