A guide to Automations workflow designed to streamline and automate responses to repetitive events.

Automations in FlytBase is a dynamic feature designed to streamline operational efficiency by configuring the drone's response to specific alarm triggers. These workflows allow for the deployment of drones in response to various alarm sources, with the option for missions to be approved manually or carried out automatically for repetitive events. This capability empowers the integrated Flinks and significantly enhances responsiveness in sectors such as emergency response, security, and infrastructure monitoring, by reducing response times and the need for constant human intervention.

Setting up Automations

Accessing the Automations Manager:

  • Select Automations from the Navigation Drawer to open the Automations Manager page.

Automations Manager Tabs:

  • My Automations: Here you can create, edit, and delete your automations.

  • Automation Logs: This tab records the trigger time and status of each automation routine.

Create an Automation

To create a new Automation, please follow the following steps:

  • In the My Automations tab, click on the Create button.

  • A dialog box will appear, prompting you to select a category. Since only alarms can currently have automated workflows, select Alarms as the Category.

  • Enter a Name for your new Automation.

  • Under the Trigger drop-down, select the Alarm sources to associate with this Automation.

You can link multiple Alarm sources to a single Automation if they require a common response action.

Each Alarm source can only be linked to one Automation to ensure a consistent response.

  • Choose the Action the drone will perform in response to the alarm:

    • Go-to Location: Directs the drone to the alarm’s location.

    • Execute a Mission: Carries out a specific pre-existing mission at the alarm’s location.

  • Select the Response Mode:

    • Manual: The Dashboard prompts you to select an action in response to the alarm when it is triggered.

    • Automated: The drone automatically executes the selected action without operator intervention when an alarm is triggered.

  • Associate with a Site: Select a site to ensure that the alarm is specific to it and not issued for the entire organization. This also restricts which drones can respond to the alarm and which missions can be executed in response.

  • Select a Device: This device will respond to the alarms and carry out the necessary action.

Device Selection and Response Mode:

  • Manual Mode: Select the device during setup or when the alarm is triggered

  • Automated: Select the device during setup (Mandatory)

One device can be associated with only one automation workflow.

  • Set Parameters/ Select Mission: Depending on the chosen Action, either select a pre-existing mission associated with the site or set parameters for the Go-to Location maneuver.

  • An Overview of the automation can be viewed on the right side of the screen.

Editing and Deleting Automations:

  • To edit any automation workflow, click on it and modify the necessary parameters.

Automation Logs

Automation logs provide a comprehensive record of automation activities, including:

  • Alarm identification: Identifies which alarm initiated the automation routine.

  • Time: Notes the time the automation was activated.

  • Status: Shows the overall status of the automation.

Detailed Log View:

  • Clicking on a log entry opens a detailed view, where you can see:

    • The alarm received and its status.

    • The action taken in response to the alarm and its status.

    • The response mode and the device that responded.

  • Additional Options:

    • Rerun Automation: Allows you to execute the automation again if needed.

    • Flight Logs: Access logs from the flight conducted in response to the alarm.

    • On the right, a map displays centered on the location of the alarm.

Quick Alarm and Automation Logs:

A condensed version of the Alarms and Automation logs can be found in the Integrations Panel on the right side of the Dashboard. This panel also displays all Flinks and any alarms triggered within those Flinks.

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