Creating rules based on a Security Center event - Industrial IoT

Industrial IoT Plugin Guide

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To have a device or entity perform an action based on a Security Center event, you must create a rule action in Security Center.

Before you begin

  • Enroll your devices and entities.
  • Add data points to your devices and entities.

What you should know

  • Rules based on Security Center events cannot trigger alarms, change states, or raise other Security Center events. This must be done by creating an event-to-action in the System task in Config Tool, or in Genetec Mission Control™.
  • Rules based on a Security Center event are only available for the BACnet, Modbus, and OPC Client.
  • The only Security Center event supported is to write on a data point.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
  2. From the entity browser, select the plugin role for which you want to create a rule, and click the Rules tab.
  3. In the Rules section, click Add rule ().
  4. In the Information section, enter the following:
    Type a name for the rule.
    Type a description for the rule.
  5. In the Conditions section, select On Security Center event from the Condition list.
  6. From the event list, select the Security Center event that triggers the action.
  7. In the Actions section, select the action that you want to occur when the condition is met.
    The action can be one of the following:
    Raise an event
    If you select Raise an event, you must select a Security Center event to be raised from the Select an event list.
    Trigger an alarm
    If you select Trigger an alarm, you must select the alarm that you want to trigger from the Select an alarm list.
    Write on datapoint
    If you select Write on datapoint, you must select a source type, source, and property.
    Change state
    If you select Change state, you must select the alarm that you want to trigger from the Select a state list.
  8. (Optional) To add more actions to the rule, click Add action ().
  9. Click Apply.


The rule is created with the slider in the ON position. To disable the rule, move the slider to OFF.


If you want to raise the temperature in a room when cardholders enter the building at the start of the workday, you can create a rule that would set the temperature controller to the desired temperature when a cardholder badges in.