Downloading and installing the OnGuard plugin - OnGuard 5.1.3

Lenel OnGuard Plugin Guide 5.1.3

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OnGuard 5.1.3
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To integrate OnGuard into Security Center, you must install the OnGuard plugin on a Security Center server and on all client workstations.

Before you begin

Ensure the following:

What you should know

  • Although it is possible to host the plugin role on any server, it is best practice to host that role on a dedicated expansion server for best system performance.
  • For your operators to have access to the features of this plugin, you must install this plugin on all Security Center client workstations.


  1. Open the GTAP Product Download page.
  2. From the Download Finder list, select your version of Security Center.
  3. Search for your package by name and download it.
  4. Click the downloaded .exe file to unzip it.
    By default, the file is unzipped to C:\Genetec.
  5. Stop all Genetec applications, including Genetec™ Server, Security Desk, and Config Tool.
  6. Stop the Genetec™ Server service.
  7. Open the extracted folder, right-click the setup.exe file, and click Run as administrator.
  8. Follow the installation instructions.
  9. On the Select Features to Install page, select both the OnGuard Plugin and OnGuard Proxy.
    NOTE: The proxy is required to connect the plugin to the OpenAccess API.
  10. On the Proxy Server Password page, enter the password that will be used to connect from the plugin to the OnGuard proxy server.
    Take note of this password, as it is required to configure the proxy.
  11. On the Installation Wizard Completed page, click Finish.
    IMPORTANT: The Restart Genetec™ Server option is selected by default. You can clear this option if you do not want to restart the Genetec™ Server immediately. However, you must restart the Genetec™ Server to complete the installation.