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Alert Categorization, Revision 1.0



Alan B. Vinh


There are many types of sensor devices available in today s market with many still in development. These devices send signals representing the detection of entities such as temperature and smoke. With the availability of sensor devices monitoring various attributes of modern buildings and weather conditions, the information sent from these devices can be used to notify the first responders of emergency situations or incidents. Real-time and continuous information coming from these sensor devices can play a big role in changing how first responders operate in emergency scenarios. The purpose of this document is to summarize and to categorize the various types of alerts coming from sensor devices that are important to the first responder community so that there is a common ground for alert categorization.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) -


alarm, alert, building, data exchange, fire, information/knowledge management, security


Vinh, A. (2017), Alert Categorization, Revision 1.0, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created February 19, 2017