Starting evacuations manually - Evacuation Assistant 1.1.1

Evacuation Assistant Guide 1.1.1

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Evacuation Assistant 1.1.1
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Evacuation Assistant

You can manually start an evacuation from an area from Security Desk.

Before you begin

  • Ensure the following:
  • Evacuations can be manually started and stopped from tasks in Security Desk. Examples of tasks include operation tasks such as the Monitoring and People counting tasks, investigation tasks where you can filter by area, such as the Area activities, Door activities, Cardholder activities, Visitor activities, and Area presence tasks, and the System status task when monitoring areas.

What you should know

  • When you start an evacuation from a parent area, its child areas will also be under evacuation, but the evacuation in the child areas can only be stopped by stopping the evacuation from the parent area.
  • The mustering area configured for the parent area will also serve as the mustering area for its child areas regardless of whether or not the child areas have assigned mustering areas.
  • If you start an evacuation from a child area without an assigned mustering area, the mustering area used for the evacuation will be the mustering area configured for the parent area.


  1. From the Security Desk home page, open the appropriate task.
  2. From the entity tree, right-click the area for which to start the evacuation, and select Start evacuation.


In the entity tree, the icon of the area for which you started the evacuation changes to , and the icons of the assigned mustering areas change to .

After you finish

  • Monitor the progress of the evacuation from one of the following:
    • The Active evacuations task in Security Desk
    • The Evacuation Assistant portal
  • You can stop the evacuation by right-clicking the area and selecting Stop evacuation.

    Make sure to export reports for each evacuation before stopping the evacuation. This is the only way to save the information about past evacuations. After an evacuation ends, the data for that evacuation will no longer be available.

    A dialog box asking you to confirm that you want to stop the evacuation. Click OK.