Announcing support for Alarms (Preview) in AWS IoT Events and AWS IoT SiteWise

Posted on: Dec 15, 2020

We are excited to announce Alarms, a new feature (currently in preview) in AWS IoT Events that allows you to set up, visualize and manage rule-based alerts for devices, equipment, and processes. You can now receive alerts via SMS or email in near-real time when equipment data breaches thresholds, allowing operations teams to take timely actions to reduce unplanned downtime.  

For any IoT data that you want to monitor, you can define an alarm rule to apply (e.g. rotations per minute is greater than a user defined value), select the severity for this alarm definition (e.g., severity values of 1, 2 and 3 corresponding to high, medium and low alerts), and configure notifications to send when an alarm is triggered (e.g. Email and SMS). To integrate alarm notifications with your own ticketing systems, you can also configure actions to other AWS services such as AWS Lambda, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), and Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), to be executed when an alarm triggers.  

For industrial IoT applications, you can create alarms by following the same steps directly from the AWS IoT SiteWise console. This allows you to set up alarms on equipment data in AWS IoT SiteWise without any additional effort to publish data to other AWS services. Once you create the alarm, you can use existing AWS IoT SiteWise API operations to query the current or historical alarm state over specific time intervals. With SiteWise Monitor, operations teams can visualize equipment alarms, analyze alarm data against live and historical data trends, determine corrective actions to take (e.g., schedule equipment repair), and manage the end-to-end alarm workflow (e.g., acknowledge alarm with comments about actions taken).

To get started on Alarms, visit our preview documentation. Visit the AWS IoT Events website and the AWS IoT SiteWise website to learn more about these AWS IoT services.