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Alert Management


ENMAT’s Alert Management system gives early warning of unexpected excess consumption caused by malfunctions, operator error, unwanted user behaviours, maintenance errors etc allowing Energy Managers to quickly Identify and explain excessive energy use.

ENMAT achieves this through a series of automated alerts such as excessive energy spikes, missing automatic readings.  A number of reasons could cause these scenarios such as outages, which could in turn seriously affect the business.

To create automated email alerts for Missing readings and spikes please contact ENMAT Support by callining 0161 448 7722 or emailing support@en-mat.com


ENMAT supports two types of alert;

1. Consumption


2. Missing readings


Consumption alerts

The consumption alert allows for the alert to be raised when the consumption for the current period exceeds that of the defined previous period.


A typical example is below.


The logic is that the Period is the duration to monitor. This will have a reference point of midnight last night. So a value of one day would compare yesterday against the comparison period.


The comparison period defines the period to compare against. This always ends at the start of the Period as defined above.


Average consumption values are compared for the period.


In the example below, for today 11/08/2013 the alert would compare Readings between 10/08/2013 and 11/08/2013 against the period 10/07/2013 10/08/2013


When the alert value is specified as GBP the cost will be compared. The value in GBP is still a percentage.




When an alert is fired an email will be sent and a value recorded in the log for the alert.



Missing reading alerts



Missing readings can be monitored for a specific period.


Period is the offset from now to monitor; so for example 1 day would start comparing from 1 day from now, the comparison period is the period to monitor so for example:


Period 6 hours

Comparison Period 1 day

Date Time now : 2013-08-11 12:25


Period checked for readings:

1. 2013-08-11 06:25 (now - 6 hours)


2. 2013-08-10 06:25 ( (1) - 1 day)



If there are no readings at all in the period for the report it is treated as a top level failure - and this message will be stored against the audit.


This will therefore possibly spawn a lot of alerts if an import fails or is offline.


Email notifications


If there is a valid email address or addresses within the alert definition upon completion an alert will be mailed out to all of the email addresses listed. Currently this will be with a single message to multiple recipients.

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