Glossary for Evacuation Assistant - Evacuation Assistant 1.1.1

Evacuation Assistant Guide 1.1.1

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Evacuation Assistant

essential worker

An essential worker is an individual who does not need to be counted in the mustering list because they are part of the team ensuring everyone's safety. For example, a security guard, a mustering captain, or the driver of a truck retrieving people from around campus.

Evacuation Assistant

Evacuation Assistant helps you manage and monitor emergency evacuations to ensure the safety of individuals by tracking who has or has not reached their designated mustering points. Evacuation Assistant is integrated into Security Center through a plugin role. You can track evacuations in real time using the portal available through this role.


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.

Genetecâ„¢ Server

Genetecâ„¢ Server is the Windows service that is at the core of Security Center architecture, and that must be installed on every computer that is part of the Security Center's pool of servers. Every such server is a generic computing resource capable of taking on any role (set of functions) you assign to it.

mustering area

A mustering area is an area in Security Center that represents where individuals must gather during emergency evacuations.

mustering captain

A mustering captain is the person responsible for ensuring everyone in a given area is safely evacuated and gathered to a designated mustering area during an emergency evacuation. For example, there could be a mustering captain assigned to each floor of a building.

mustering point

A mustering point refers to the reader that evacuees must badge onto to confirm their safety during an emergency evacuation.


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.

secured area

A secured area is an area entity that represents a physical location where access is controlled. A secured area consists of perimeter doors (doors used to enter and exit the area) and access restrictions (rules governing the access to the area).