Integrated Alert System


Contemplated alert systems provide increased functionality and interactive operation by use of subsystems that are coupled between the GUI/rules engine and the alert devices, wherein the subsystems provide for bidirectional flow of information. Therefore, in one aspect, the GUI displays functional and operational parameters of associated alert devices in real time and thus allows an administrator rule building without knowledge of installed devices. In another aspect, as the alert system displays and controls all associated alert device via the GUI, contemplated alert systems allow activation of multiple and distinct alert devices using a single user interface. Viewed from another perspective, contingency- and area-specific alerts can be triggered from the GUI using only point-and-click action.