Glossary for the CCURE access control plugin - CCURE 3.7

CCURE Access Control Plugin Guide 3.7.0

C•CURE 9000 Access Control
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An add-on is a software package that adds tasks, tools, or specific configuration settings to Security Center systems.


An alarm entity describes a particular type of trouble situation that requires immediate attention and how it can be handled in Security Center. For example, an alarm can indicate which entities (usually cameras and doors) best describe the situation, who must be notified, how it must be displayed to the user, and so on.

Access control unit events

The Access control unit events task is a maintenance task that reports on events pertaining to selected access control units.

Active manual actions

The Active manual actions task is an operation task in Security Desk that you can use to view and cancel any active causes on CCURE doors and CCURE alarms.


Antipassback is an access restriction placed on a secured area that prevents a cardholder from entering an area that they have not yet exited from, and vice versa.


In Security Center, an area entity represents a concept or a physical location (room, floor, building, site, and so on) used for grouping other entities in the system.

Area activities

The Area activities task is an investigation task that reports on access control events pertaining to selected areas.

Area view

The Area view task is an administration task that you can use to configure areas, doors, cameras, tile plugins, intrusion detection areas, zones, and other entities found in the area view.

area view

The area view is a view that organizes the commonly used entities such as doors, cameras, tile plugins, intrusion detection areas, zones, and so on, by areas. This view is primarily created for the day to day work of the security operators.


A cardholder entity represents a person who can enter and exit secured areas by virtue of their credentials (typically access cards) and whose activities can be tracked.

Cardholder activities

The Cardholder activities task is an investigation task that reports on cardholder activities, such as access denied, first person in, last person out, antipassback violation, and so on.

CCURE manual actions audit trails

The CCURE manual actions audit trails task is an investigation task in Security Desk. You can use this task to search for actions performed in Security Center synchronized CCURE entities, and see which Security Center users performed the action and when.


Entities are the basic building blocks of Security Center. Everything that requires configuration is represented by an entity. An entity can represent a physical device, such as a camera or a door, or an abstract concept, such as an alarm, a schedule, a user, a role, a plugin, or an add-on.


An event indicates the occurrence of an activity or incident, such as access denied to a cardholder or motion detected on a camera. Events are automatically logged in Security Center. Every event has an entity as its main focus, called the event source.


An event-to-action links an action to an event. For example, you can configure Security Center to trigger an alarm when a door is forced open.

expansion server

An expansion server is any server machine in a Security Center system that does not host the Directory role. The purpose of the expansion server is to add to the processing power of the system.


The Federation™ feature joins multiple, independent Genetec™ IP security systems into a single virtual system. With this feature, users on the central Security Center system can view and control entities that belong to remote systems.

Hardware inventory

The Hardware inventory task is a maintenance task that reports on the characteristics (unit model, firmware version, IP address, time zone, and so on) of access control, video, intrusion detection, and ALPR units in your system.

intrusion detection area

An intrusion detection area entity represents a zone (sometimes called an area) or a partition (group of sensors) on an intrusion panel.


The Maps task is an operation task that heightens your situational awareness by providing the context of a map to your security monitoring and control activities.

Intrusion Manager

The Intrusion Manager role monitors and controls intrusion detection units. It listens to the events reported by the units, provides live reports to Security Center, and logs the events in a database for future reporting.


The Monitoring task is an operation task that you can use to monitor and respond to real-time events that relate to selected entities. Using the Monitoring task, you can also monitor and respond to alarms.


A plugin (in lowercase) is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing program. Depending on the context, plugin can refer either to the software component itself or to the software package used to install the software component.


Plugin (with an uppercase, in singular) is the role template that serves to create specific plugin roles.

plugin role

A plugin role adds optional features to Security Center. A plugin role is created by using the Plugin role template. By default, it is represented by an orange puzzle piece in the Roles view of the System task. Before you can create a plugin role, the software package specific to that role must be installed on your system.


The Plugins task is an administration task that you can use to configure plugin-specific roles and related entities.


A role is a software component that performs a specific job within Security Center. To execute a role, you must assign one or more servers to host it.

Service Release

A Service Release (SR) is a standalone release that includes minor functionality improvements, bug fixes, and the integration of new hardware, intrusion devices, and plugins.

Service Release (SR)

Acronym: SR


In the CCURE 9000 system, an XFEvent is a work flow that can be configured to respond to different causes by triggering an alarm, an event, or a chain of events.

XFEvent management

The XFEvent management task is an operation task in Security Desk that you can use to see the current state of all XFEvents imported from CCURE 9000. For a selected event, you can apply manual actions, view causes, and show instructions.