Smooth Operator Category

This Help File Page was last Modified on 02/17/2024

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Smooth Operator Category

This Help File Page was last Modified on 02/17/2024

Note - Form Name change: previously titled Automatic Actions Categories is now titled Smooth Operator Categories  


The Smooth Operator Category Form is used to define categories (purposes) - one of which must be assigned to each Smooth Operator (the procedures that define an alarm signal processing functionality used by the Central Station software under certain circumstances when Processing Signals within MKMSCS.

Also, see these chapters for specific details related to these Smooth Operator Categories:

a)Automated Signal Processing - Enhanced chapter for the latest information

b)Smooth Operator chapter where the procedures that will provide a Smooth Operator procedure (predefined automatic alarm signal processing functions) are documented

c)MKS Connect Service and Automatic Signal Processing information for a description of its capabilities and how predefined alarm signal processing functionality is setup.

d)IVR & SMS Overview and its subordinate chapters for implementing Low Level Processing using Twilio  ( to provide cloud based SMS and IVR (Voice) communication services


To add or update Smooth Operator Category, Access the Smooth Operator Categories Form:

a)From the Backstage Menu System Select Maintenance and from the General sub-menu Choose General Maintenance locate the secondary Monitoring Menu, or

b)From the Quick Access Menu, Select Maintenance and Choose General Maintenance and locate the secondary Monitoring Menu.

Once in the Monitoring sub-menu, then Click on the Smooth Operator Categories option.



Smooth Operator Categories Form


This Smooth Operator Categories Form may be Re-sized by Dragging the Top and/or Bottom up or down, and/or the Right side in or out.

Navigation Menu - The Navigation Menu is located at the top of the Smooth Operator Categories Form.



This Navigation Menu provides the normal Record Movement, New, Delete, Save, Refresh, and List options.


Record Editing section - The details of the currently selected record are displayed below the Navigation Menu at the center (Main Body) of the Smooth Operator Categories Form.



Smooth Operator Category Form - Record Editing section - Emergency Mode record


To define the various (additional) Smooth Operator Category types:

Click the HelpFilesNavigationMenuNewIcon to start the Smooth Operator Category entry in the Record Editing section.

Category - Enter the appropriate description for this Smooth Operator functionality.

Description - Enter a Description for this Smooth Operator Category entry.  

The Description may up to 30 characters in length and include upper and/or lower case letters, numbers, spaces and normally used punctuation marks.

Emergency Mode? - Check this box when the selected Smooth Operator Category is to be implemented when the Emergency Management Mode is in effect.


Click the HelpFilesNavigationMenuSaveIcon to record this Smooth Operator Category entry.



Smooth Operator Category Form - Record Editing section - non-Emergency Mode record


Repeat this process, as needed, to define each Smooth Operator Category to be used.


HelpFilesNavigationMenuGrid-PrintIconList Icon - The Navigation Menu also has a List option which provides a tabular view of these Smooth Operator Category records.



Smooth Operator Category Form - List View


Some columns may contain expanded comments or other information which may make the List View's display somewhat difficult to use.

Ø - Click the Asterisk at the left of the row of Header Names to display a Drop-Down Check List of each column's Headed Name.




Check any Header Name to be included in the List View (by default, All Header Names will be Checked)

Remove the Check for any Header Name (see illustration below) that is to be removed from the List View.


Click the List Icon to display the associated Grid Data.

The columns of Grid Data may be rearranged, filtered, sorted, and exported as a PDF file and/or an Excel formatted file.




Find - Enter text to search for a specific record, then Click the Find option.

Clear - To remove the text to search for entry, Click the Clear option



Navigation Menu shown with the List Options for Export & Print


Click the List Icon again to Close the List View and return to the Record Editing View.

See the Grid & Lists - Print Preview - Export Data chapter for complete information on using the List View, including its Export & Print options.