About people counting through Federation™ - Security Center 5.9 - 5.10

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Security Center 5.9 - 5.10
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You can monitor the people count and track federated cardholders and visitors in federated areas, using various tasks, reports, and maps.

The following options related to people counting are supported:
  • The Clear all and Remove from area buttons in the People counting task and maps.
  • The Reset area people count action for event-to-actions.
You can view people count for federated areas in the following tasks:
  • People counting
  • System status
  • Area presence
  • Maps and any other task that can display maps


This feature requires Security Center and later. The people count state of systems earlier than is not reported through the Security Center Federation™ role.

Example: Federated visitor activity cannot be properly tracked from a Security Desk connected to a system.
The following user privileges are required to view the people count and use the People counting task:
  • Task privileges > Operation > People counting
  • Action privileges > Areas > Modify people count

How it works

People count and visitor information is sent through the Security Center Federation™ role. Federated areas and local areas of each system do not communicate. This means that a federated cardholder can simultaneously be in a federated area at site B and in a local area at site A because the cardholder is not removed from one area when they badge at the other.