Glossary for Genetec™ Intrusion Protocol - Genetec™ Intrusion Protocol 5.0.0

Genetec™ Intrusion Protocol Extension Guide 5.0.0

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Genetec™ Intrusion Protocol


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.


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.


An extension refers to a group of manufacturer-specific settings found in the Extensions configuration page of a role, such as Archiver, Access Manager, or Intrusion Manager. Most extensions are built-in to Security Center, but some require the installation of an add-on; in those situations, the extension also refers to this add-on.


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.

Genetec™ Intrusion Bridge

The Genetec™ Intrusion Bridge is the component of the Genetec™ Intrusion Protocol extension that enrolls intrusion panels and relays their information to Security Center.

Genetec™ Intrusion Protocol

The Genetec™ Intrusion Protocol extension integrates third-party intrusion panels from Bosch and Satel with Security Center, so you can monitor and investigate intrusion events in Security Desk.


The hub is a component of the Genetec™ Intrusion Protocol extension that enables the connection between the extension and the Genetec™ Intrusion Bridge.

intrusion detection

Intrusion detection designates one of the following: intrusion detection (hardware) or intrusion detection (analytics).

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.

Intrusion detection area activities

The Intrusion detection area activities task is an investigation task that reports on activities (master arm, perimeter arm, duress, input trouble, and so on) in selected intrusion detection areas.

Intrusion detection

The Intrusion detection task is an administration task that you can use to configure intrusion detection roles and units.

intrusion detection unit

An intrusion detection unit entity represents an intrusion device (intrusion panel, control panel, receiver, and so on) that is monitored and controlled by the Intrusion Manager role.

Intrusion detection unit events

The Intrusion detection unit events task is an investigation task that reports on events (AC fail, battery fail, unit lost, input trouble, and so on) related to selected intrusion detection units.

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.

intrusion panel

An intrusion panel (also known as alarm panel or control panel) is a wall-mounted unit where the alarm sensors (motion sensors, smoke detectors, door sensors, and so on) and wiring of the intrusion alarms are connected and managed.
Also known as: alarm 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.


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