Works Glossary of Terms

We know – deploying a new system can be tough. Here's a glossary of some terms we think you may encounter as you're setting up your site and going through training. 

Glossary is sorted alphabetically. 



Alarm: An alarm is created when an alert triggers a corresponding automation. Automations have the ability to create an alarm and notify people of the alarm. Alarms can be responded to using the web or mobile application.

Alert: Alerts are events created in the system that have the ability to trigger alarms. Alerts can be triggered by areas (area alerts), sensors (sensor alerts), missed check-ins (check-in alerts), mobile users (mobile alerts), or web users (web alerts).

Area: In Works, an area is a geographic area in the site that you can interact with using the Works application. For example, if you'd like to know anytime someone enters a blasting zone, that zone can be created as an area with "area triggers", so that any time someone crosses that intangible border, you will receive a notification, or an alert will be created.

Asset: An asset is anything in the Lightship Works system that you can interact with. All people, devices, groups, and areas in the system can be considered assets. 

Automation: Automations are incident notification procedures that have been programmed to happen automatically when certain criteria are met. This means, for example, that the system can automatically notify site managers any time a field worker misses a check-in, and then escalate to medics if something is seriously wrong.


Details Page: A details page is the informational window that opens from the main menu on the right-hand side of your screen. All people, devices, groups, areas, alarms, automations, check-in automations, and schedules have details pages. 

Device: Devices can include sensors, vehicles, and beacons. Devices are things in the system that can send and/or receive information from the Lightship system or from system users.


Global Events Feed: The global events feed is the activity feed in the top left corner (below the quick search). This is where all the events that have happened in your site will be listed. 

Group: A group is how we enable skills-based search in the Works application. Groups can be anything – departments, first aid levels, special certifications – you decide!


Layers (feature): The Layers feature is where you can see all the maps shared over from your Maps site, as well as specific system layers, such as precipitation, people, devices, and area labels.


Schedule: A schedule allows you to determine when an automation will run and when it will turn off. You can input a schedule in the fields of an automation where it asks for "During this time". For example, if you only want a check-in automation to run during the workday, you can create a schedule that runs Mon-Fri, 8:30-4:30, and you can add that schedule to the check-in automation, to prevent people from receiving a check-in outside of their scheduled work hours.


Quick Menu: The Quick Menu is the small informational menu that shows up below the Quick Search when you search for and select an asset. The Quick Menu is an easy way to quickly see information about or communicate with anyone or anything in your site. To open the Quick Menu, simply single-click on an asset on the map.

Quick Search: The Quick Search is the search bar in the top left-hand corner of your screen. The Quick Search is a great tool for quickly finding someone or something in your site. When you type in the Quick Search, this will highlight any assets that match your search on the map. For example, if you'd like to quickly find someone on your site who has their First Aid certification, you can type "First Aid" in the Quick Search, and everyone who is in the First Aid group will be highlighted on the map. 




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