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  • early 14c., from Old French alarme (14c.), from Italian all'arme "to arms!" (literally "to the arms"). An interjection that came to be used as the word for the call or warning (compare alert). Extended 16c. to "any sound to warn of danger or to arouse." Weakened sense of "apprehension, unease" is from 1833. Variant alarum is due to the rolling -r- in the vocalized form. Sometimes in early years Englished as all-arm. Alarm clock is attested from 1690s (as A Larum clock).1690, 1833

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  • Sound the Alarm Sound the Alarm may refer to:Sound the Alarm (band), an American rock band, or a 2005 album by the band Sound the Alarm , or the title song, 2013 Sound the Alarm , or the title song, 2009 Sound the Alarm , or the title song, 2009 Sound the Alarm , or the title song, 2006 Sound the Alarm (EP), by Less Than Jake, 2017 "Sound the Alarm", a song by A Day to Remember from And Their Name Was Treason, 2005 "Sound the Alarm", a song by Thievery Corporation from Radio Retaliation, 2008
  • The Alarm The Alarm are a Welsh rock band that formed in Rhyl, Wales, in 1981. Initially formed as a punk band, The Toilets, in 1977, under lead vocalist Mike Peters, the band soon embraced rock and included marked influences from Welsh language and culture. By opening for acts such as U2 and Bob Dylan, they became a popular new wave pop band of the 1980s.
  • Alarm (Anne-Marie song) "Alarm" is a song by English singer and songwriter Anne-Marie. It was released on 20 May 2016 by Major Tom's, Asylum Records, and Atlantic Records as the lead single from her debut studio album, Speak Your Mind (2018). The song was written by Wayne Hector, Steve Mac, Anne-Marie Nicholson, and Ina Wroldsen, with the production being handled by Mac and additional production by Rudimental band member Amir Amor and additional synths and FX's added by Brunelle. Anne-Marie performed the song at the beginning of the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards.
  • Strawberry Alarm Clock Strawberry Alarm Clock is a psychedelic rock band formed in 1967 with origins in Glendale, California, a city near Los Angeles. They are best known for their 1967 hit single "Incense and Peppermints". Strawberry Alarm Clock, who have been also categorized as acid rock, psychedelic pop, and sunshine pop, charted five songs, including two Top 40 hits.
  • Alarm management Alarm management is the application of human factors along with instrumentation engineering and systems thinking to manage the design of an alarm system to increase its usability. Most often the major usability problem is that there are too many alarms annunciated in a plant upset, commonly referred to as alarm flood, since it is so similar to a flood caused by excessive rainfall input with a basically fixed drainage output capacity. However, there can also be other problems with an alarm system such as poorly designed alarms, improperly set alarm points, ineffective annunciation, unclear alarm messages, etc. Poor alarm management is one of the leading causes of unplanned downtime, contributing to over $20B in lost production every year, and of major industrial incidents such as the one in Texas City. Developing good alarm management practices is not a discrete activity, but more of a continuous process.
  • Fire alarm system A fire alarm system has a number of devices working together to detect and warn people through visual and audio appliances when smoke, fire, carbon monoxide or other emergencies are present. These alarms may be activated automatically from smoke detectors, and heat detectors or may also be activated via manual fire alarm activation devices such as manual call points or pull stations. Alarms can be either motorized bells or wall mountable sounders or horns. They can also be speaker strobes which sound an alarm, followed by a voice evacuation message which warns people inside the building not to use the elevators. Fire alarm sounders can be set to certain frequencies and different tones including low, medium and high, depending on the country and manufacturer of the device. Most fire alarm systems in Europe sound like a siren with alternating frequencies. Fire alarm electronic devices are known as horns in the United States and Canada, and can be either continuous or set to different codes. Fire alarm warning devices can also be set to different volume levels.
  • Alarm (disambiguation) Alarm may refer to:
  • Alarm device An alarm device or system of alarm devices gives an audible, visual or other form of alarm signal about a problem or condition. Alarm devices are often outfitted with a siren.
  • Alarm fatigue Alarm fatigue or alert fatigue occurs when one is exposed to a large number of frequent alarms (alerts) and consequently becomes desensitized to them. Desensitization can lead to longer response times or missing important alarms. Alarm fatigue occurs in many industries, including construction and mining, healthcare, and the nuclear power industry. Like crying wolf, such false alarms rob the critical alarms of the importance they deserve. Alarm management and policy is critical to prevent alarm fatigue.
  • False Alarm (The Weeknd song) "False Alarm" is a song by Canadian singer and songwriter the Weeknd, released as a promotional single from his third album Starboy on September 29, 2016.
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