Starting with the hardware version R2D the DECT handset Snom M85 includes a full set of alarm features.

Supported alarm types are:

  • Man Down Alarm (also called Deadman alarm)

        The Man Down alarm is triggered if the handset is lying down (horizontally) after being vertical in an angle as of 60 degrees. The handset must be vertical first, then change position to horizontal. 

        It does not matter if there is a falling movement or the handset is placed gently in a horizontal position: the alarm will trigger in both cases.
        The time for the handset to be still before the alarm is triggered can be set on base station web interface.

  • No Movement Alarm

        To trigger the No Movement alarm the handset needs to be in no movement. As with the man down alarm the time for this before the no movement alarm is triggered is set on the base station web interface.

  • Running man Alarm

        To trigger the Running Alarm the handset needs to be shaken up and down for a couple of seconds. Hereby the running alarm is triggered by running if the user has the handset in the hand or in a pocket or similar during         running.

  • Pull Cord Alarm

        The Pull Cord alarm can be triggered by pulling a cord containing a magnet from the pull cord hole on the right side of the handset.

  • Alarm Button

  This alarm is triggered by long-pressing (3 seconds) the red button on top of the handset.

The mentioned alarm features are supported on the software starting from version 380B12, upgrading base and handset is required.
M85 handsets with hardware versions lower than R2D support only the alarm button

You can find the hardware version on the label under the battery.

Configuring Alarms

1. Login to the Web User Interface of the Mx00 and navigate the Alarms page. From here you can configure five different alarm types;

  • Man Down
  • No Movement
  • Running
  • Pull Cord
  • Alarm Button


 2. The Alarm Signal method can be either a Call or a Text Message* (see for an explanation of Text Messaging with the handsets)

3. Once the Alarms are defined, you can configure them on the M85's extension/handsets and then save the changes to apply them.

Example; I have (2) Alarms defined. One for the Alarm Button and another for Man Down. I have applied them to the extension and set the Alarm Signal method to "Call". The Alarm Number is "091100"