Configuring device data points as inputs for Industrial IoTplugin - Industrial IoT 4.4.2.4

Industrial IoT Plugin Guide 4.4.2.4

Applies to
Industrial IoT 4.4.2.4
Last updated
2022-10-12
Content type
Guides > Plugin and extension guides
Language
English
Product
Industrial IoT
Version
4.4

Configure Industrial IoT device data points as inputs and link them to Security Center units.

Before you begin

Configure the data points on your Industrial IoT devices. For more details see the corresponding topic in the Enrolling devices and entities using the Industrial IoT plugin chapter.

When a data point of a device has a linked input, it can inherit certain Security Center native features such as being placed on a map, event-to-action for simple interactions and with Genetec Mission Control™ for complex interations.

Procedure

  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
  2. Expand the plugin role related to the device from the entity browser, select the device and open the Unit integration tab.
  3. Click Add an input () and enter the following information:
    Data point
    Select the data point you want to configure as an input.
    States
    In the States section, configure the following:
    Normal state
    Define the input behavior for the normal state using a compare operator against a corresponding value.
    Active state
    Define the input behavior in active state. It is configured using a compare operator against a corresponding value.
    Trouble state
    Define the input behavior in trouble state. It is configured using a compare operator against a corresponding value.
    NOTE: Trouble state is disabled by default. To enable it, select the Trouble state check box.
    Fallback state
    Define the input behavior if all of the state conditions configured previously are false. There are four options for fallback state configuration. They are:
    Keep the current input state
    This option does not change the current state of the input.
    NOTE: This is the default fallback state behavior when none of the state condition is evaluated as true.
    Change the input state to normal
    This option changes the input state to normal.
    Change the input state to active
    This option changes the input state to active.
    Change the input state to trouble
    This option changes the input state to trouble.
  4. Click Add and then click Apply.
    IMPORTANT: When two defined conditions are true, the system prioritizes the input state in the following order:
    1. Trouble
    2. Active
    3. Normal
    4. Fallback

Results

The data point is displayed as an input in the entity browser. It shares the name of the device it was created from with the suffix "IO".