Using macros and third-party integrations, your Webex Board, Desk, or Room device can detect an external alarm and trigger a status change in the xAPI.
Enabling alarm detection allows the Webex device to recognize the audio signal of a fire alarm. Then, if an alarm is detected, it triggers a message in the xAPI. You can integrate a third-party application and program it to display the alarm on the Webex device's screen, when a signal is detected.
The alarm detection feature supports T3 alarms only, which is the industry-standard alarm pattern in the United States.
It is not guaranteed that your device will detect an alarm. For example purposes only: low microphone levels will block detection. Therefore, you should not rely on this feature to raise awareness of an alarm and it does not replace any other safety and security measures and documentation.
Enable alarm detection
Alarm detection is disabled by default. To configure a device to detect an external alarm, set the following in Control Hub:
Set xConfiguration RoomAnalytics T3AlarmDetection Mode to On
Set xConfiguration RoomAnalytics T3AlarmDetection Timeout to a number of seconds between 5 and 60
Alternatively, you can set these configurations in the device's API or web interface. Detailed information about each setting is available in the Cisco Webex Board, Desk, and Room Series API Reference Guide.
Once enabled, if the system detects an alarm the xStatus RoomAnalytics T3AlarmDetected will switch from False to True. The status switches back to False when no alarm has been detected for the number of seconds defined as the timeout.