A fleeting signal

With the help of pretty good docs with sample codes. finally got this baby stable enough. Except.... How do you catch a "fleeting" trigger. It seems like its a sync issue but how to do it eludes me. The signal I get from chart needs to be translated in an Ananlysis AT, cycling at 10s, on a 1-minute timeframe. The setup is using IB Paper for now until i feel I can release it to the wild.
For some reason I'm getting solid signals on regular indicators. ie. RSI, MACD... But when I start to count BARCOUNTS... it falls apart..
I do see the signals. Maybe just not long enough???
I really do appreciate any help.