Enabling custom entity monitoring - Industrial IoT

Industrial IoT Plugin Guide

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Industrial IoT
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Industrial IoT

To view the values of data points outside of the Industrial IoT plugin, for example displaying the weight of an object to a crane operator, you must enable the custom entity monitoring feature in Config Tool.

Before you begin

Create the plugin role.

What you should know

IMPORTANT: Monitoring data points outside of the plugin requires the configuration of JSON files through the Genetec™ SDK. This work must be done by an approved SDK partner. For more information, contact the Genetec™ Development Acceleration Program.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
  2. Select the plugin role in which the data points that you want monitor reside, and click Properties.
  3. In the Custom entity monitoring section, move the Enabled slider to ON.
  4. In the Update interval field, enter the frequency at which the value of the data point should be updated.
  5. Click Apply.