Glossary for Industrial IoT - 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

add-on

An add-on is a software package that adds tasks, tools, or specific configuration settings to Security Center systems.

alarm

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.

BACnet

BACnet is a communication protocol used for building automation and control (BAC). Using the BACnet plugin, you can integrate your network of BAC devices and sensors into Security Center.

BACstac Protocol

BACstac Protocol is a Windows service installed by the BACnet plugin. This protocol is required for the plugin to communicate with BACnet devices.

entity

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.

event

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.

event-to-action

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.

Federation™

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.

Maps

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.

Modbus

Modbus is a communication protocol used by electronic devices to transmit data to a computer for building automation and control. Using the Modbus plugin, you can turn Security Center into a Modbus client application.

plugin

A plugin (in lowercase) is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing program. Depending on the context, plugin can refer either to the software component itself or to the software package used to install the software component.

Plugin

Plugin (with an uppercase, in singular) is the role template that serves to create specific plugin roles.

plugin role

A plugin role adds optional features to Security Center. A plugin role is created by using the Plugin role template. By default, it is represented by an orange puzzle piece in the Roles view of the System task. Before you can create a plugin role, the software package specific to that role must be installed on your system.

Plugins

The Plugins task is an administration task that you can use to configure plugin-specific roles and related entities.

RabbitMQ

RabbitMQ is a message broker software that transmits data from external devices and systems to Security Center. The following Genetec™ software install and use RabbitMQ: Genetec Mission Control™, Sipelia™, Restricted Security Area Surveillance, and Modbus.

role

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

SNMP Manager

The SNMP Manager plugin collects and organizes information about your Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) devices. This information can then be accessed in Security Center.

SNMP traps

SNMP traps are event messages sent by the SNMP device to the SNMP Manager.