Alarms workflow Familiarize yourself with the alarms workflow. Click the relevant task link for detailed step-by-step information. Prepare to build alarmsBefore you can build and respond to alarms, ensure that your ESM environment contains the following building blocks: alarm message templates, message recipient groups, mail server connection, alarm audio files, alarm reports queue, and visible alarms tab on the dashboard. Build alarmsAlarms drive actions in response to specific threat events. Building too many or too few alarms that trigger frequently can create distracting noise. The best approach is to build alarms that escalate events that are critical to your organization. Monitor and respond to alarmsView, acknowledge, and delete triggered alarms using dashboard views, alarm details, filters, and reports. Tune alarmsRefine and tune your alarms as you learn what works best for your organization.