Enrolling BACnet devices to Security Center - Industrial IoT

Industrial IoT Plugin Guide

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Industrial IoT

To communicate with a BACnet device, it must be added to Security Center.

Before you begin

What you should know

  • BACnet devices must be in the same subnet as the plugin.
  • BACnet devices communicate in broadcast mode across their subnet. If you want to deploy devices over multiple subnets, you must use a BACnet Broadcast Management Device (BBMD).


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
  2. Select the BACnet plugin role from the entity browser and click the Devices tab.
  3. Click Add device () and enter the following information:
    The name that you want to apply to the device.
    Device type
    The device template that you want to apply to the device. These templates are created on the Device types page of the plugin, and are used to apply custom states, data points, and actions to a device.
    NOTE: If you select None as a device type, you must manually add the custom states, data points, and actions to the device.
    Device ID
    The ID specified on the BACnet device.

  4. In the Advanced settings section of the Devices page, enter the following:
    Polling interval
    The period (in milliseconds) that Security Center will poll the device.
    NOTE: The polling interval is only used when the Change of Value (COV) notifications are not supported by the device.
    Enable Out-of-service warnings
    Provides users with a warning message when the state of a device is Out-of-service. You can disable these warnings by moving the slider to OFF.
  5. Click Apply.


The device is displayed in the entity browser, nested under the BACnet plugin role.