Process overview - Evacuation Assistant 1.1

Evacuation Assistant Guide 1.1

Applies to
Evacuation Assistant 1.1
Last updated
2021-05-12
Content type
Guides > Plugin and extension guides
Language
English (United States)
Product line
Ecosystem (add-ons) > Evacuation Assistant
Version
1.1

Set up Evacuation Assistant by following a sequence of steps.

The following table lists the tasks required to use Evacuation Assistant.
Step Task Where to find more information
Understand prerequisites and key issues before deploying
1 Learn what you can do using the plugin.
2 Before installing the plugin, read the release notes to learn about the new features, the known issues, and the limitations.
3 Learn about the different components and how they connect together.
4 Ensure that the server and client workstations where the plugin will be installed meet the recommended system requirements and are running a compatible version of Security Center.
Prepare Security Center
5 Verify that the Security Center license has a valid certificate for the plugin. Go to the Config Tool home page, click About > Certificates, and confirm that Evacuation Assistant is in the list.
  • Your license information is included in the license update email that we sent you. This email includes links to the download package and other license information.
  • To acquire a license, see License options for Evacuation Assistant.
6 Ensure all areas that you want to muster to or from are secured areas that have doors configured.
Deploy the plugin
7 On a Security Center server and client workstations, download and install the plugin.
8 Grant users the privileges that they need to use the plugin.
9 In Config Tool, create the Evacuation Assistant plugin role.
10 Configure the Evacuation Assistant interface port.
11 Ensure that the events related to the plugin are enabled, so that you can receive the events in the Monitoring task in real time.
12 (Optional) Configure the custom fields added by the plugin for cardholders and visitors, as required:
  • Enter the employer for cardholders and visitors in the Employer custom field.
  • Select whether or not a cardholder or visitor is an essential worker, using the Essential worker custom field.
NOTE: You can use the custom fields as report filters and to filter the mustering list in the Evacuation Assistant portal.
 
Configure evacuations
13 Designate areas as mustering areas and assign them to other areas.
14 (Optional) Configure evacuations to start automatically.
Monitor and manage evacuations
15 Learn how to use the Evacuation Assistant portal.
16 Generate reports for current evacuations, and export the reports for future reference before stopping the evacuation.