How to Respond to MOVUS Alarms

This article outlines how to best respond to MOVUS alarms. This includes what to do for the different alarm notifications and what to look for on the dashboard.  

What to do with MOVUS Alarms

With either type of alarm notification (yellow advisory or red alert), MOVUS recommends checking out the Equipment Detail Page on the dashboard as your first action. By viewing this page, this will help you understand the data coming from the FitMachine sensor and what triggered the alarm. 

It's important to understand that MOVUS alarms can be sent for any variation in the equipment. For example, there are instances where the MOVUS AI responds to an operational change rather than a condition change, or the FitMachine sensor may have trained on non-running data. This is why MOVUS recommends you look at the dashboard first. Understanding what you are likely to find when you get to the equipment is critical in planning appropriate resources.  

To verify what the data on your dashboard indicates, recommendations for your next actions are below:

Red alerts: For red alerts, MOVUS recommends physically inspecting the equipment soon after looking at the data on the dashboard to get a more complete picture of why the deviation occurred.

Yellow advisories: For yellow advisories, MOVUS recommends keeping an eye on the equipment's data on the dashboard and using that to determine if a physical inspection is necessary.

Please note that the MOVUS alarm system is not a replacement for a more detailed VA analysis, and the data should be validated and further investigated if you deem it necessary.

In rare cases, false alarms can be triggered due to installation issues. Please read our article about Fitmachine Sensor Installation if you believe this is the case or get in touch with MOVUS support here.

What else should I be looking at?

Unsure what alarms are, and how they work? Check out Understanding Measured Data Alarms.

If you are unsure about what you should be looking at on the dashboard upon receiving an alarm, we recommend reading What to look for in MOVUS Alarms.

If you want to know more about yellow advisories or red alerts please follow these links.


Thanks for reading. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to MOVUS Support here.