Alerts are set up when a client wants notifications to happen for events based on specific criteria.
This is important for time-sensitive response situations
Examples of Alerts:
Line Crossing -> A Email Notification from the Event of a vehicle driving the wrong way down a one-way lane (airports, factories, roads)
Object Detection -> A Text Message or Push Notification alerting a shop someone brought a backPack, knife, or giraffe inside (retail, malls, markets)
Camera Down -> An Email Notification every time a camera is unconnected for longer than X Seconds
They are very useful for situations that require an instant response (In Seconds). This is a huge value builder for a client because they can and WILL get additional value and usage from their cameras at no additional cost.