Event Types Overview

Event types refer to the category of events that could trigger an action and are used primarily to create rules. Event types are created on the source system and are generated in Connect by clicking Get Latest on the Connectors page. See Generate Devices & Event Types for more information.

An event types is the category of activity that could occur (e.g. Alarm), while an event is the actual activity (e.g. Alarm triggered on Door E-A).

Once the event types are generated, you can add tags to group the events together and quickly select them when creating rules. The Event Types page displaying a list of events from the connector system. These events are automatically created by clicking Get Latest on the Connectors page.