Guidelines - Alerts (download this page)
Did you find the Homeland Security system difficult? Well see what this will get you.
Condition Green (Normal Operations) - All is well with the galaxy, nothing on the horizon, just heading to our next destination. The weapons are at cold status except for Phasers which are at warm status. Normally this condition is only used when downgrading from higher alert status. Level 4 and 5 diagnostic advised.
Yellow Alert (Cautious Operations) - The main engine core is brought up to 100% and all weapons are placed on warm ready status except for Phasers which are brought to stand-by. Level 4 diagnostic mandatory on all systems. Levels 3 and 2 are at the option of the Captain and/or First Officer. Captain and Senior officers are on duty. Others on stand-by.
Orange Alert - (Nice color, but not necessary)
Red Alert (Alert Operations) - The main engine core is brought up to 100%, shields are automatically raised and all weapons are brought to stand-by. The auxiliary control room is powered up in case it is needed. A level 3 diagnostic is run on all systems to make sure everything is running properly. Level 1 diagnostic! All senior officers, main Bridge crew and other Alpha staff are on duty, regardless of shift.
Stealth Mode (No subspace communications) - Stealth mode (sometimes referred to as "Silent Running") is the complete absence of subspace communications, including intraship communications. The ship does not emit any type of unnecessary radiation signals and the warp core is boxed... while the ship systems run on the generators instead of the core. Similar to a 20th century WWII submarine after diving when they switch to batteries instead of the engine. Detection rate is less than 1%. Rotating shifts of personnel as the Captain sees fit.