Glossary for Receiver - Receiver 3.1.1

Receiver Intrusion Detection Extension Guide 3.1.1

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alarm receiver

An alarm receiver is a device that receives events from many different intrusion panels, either over a telephone line, a private IP network, or the Internet.

area view

The area view is a view that organizes the commonly used entities such as doors, cameras, tile plugins, intrusion detection areas, zones, and so on, by areas. This view is primarily created for the day to day work of the security operators.


In Security Center, an area entity represents a concept or a physical location (room, floor, building, site, and so on) used for grouping other entities in the system.


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.

Contact ID

Contact ID is the communication protocol that the Receiver intrusion detection extension uses to communicate with third-party alarm receivers.

intrusion detection unit

An intrusion detection unit entity represents an intrusion device (intrusion panel, control panel, receiver, and so on) that is monitored and controlled by the Intrusion Manager role.

intrusion detection area

An intrusion detection area entity represents a zone (sometimes called an area) or a partition (group of sensors) on an intrusion panel.

intrusion detection (hardware)

In Security Center, intrusion detection refers to the detection of an intrusion into a secured area by an intrusion detection unit (hardware device).

Intrusion Manager

The Intrusion Manager role monitors and controls intrusion detection units. It listens to the events reported by the units, provides live reports to Security Center, and logs the events in a database for future reporting.

intrusion panel

An intrusion panel (also known as alarm panel or control panel) is a wall-mounted unit where the alarm sensors (motion sensors, smoke detectors, door sensors, and so on) and wiring of the intrusion alarms are connected and managed.
Also known as: alarm panel

intrusion panel area

An intrusion panel area is and entity that represents an area, zone, or partition (group of sensors) configured on the intrusion panel. These areas only report events and cannot be controlled (armed, disarmed) from Security Center. On a map, an intrusion panel area is represented by an icon.

intrusion panel input

An intrusion panel input entity represents a sensor (motion sensor, smoke detector, door sensor, and so on) configured on the intrusion panel. These inputs report events and can be added to a Security Center map as an icon.


The Receiver extension integrates alarm receivers into Security Center so that operators can monitor alarms forwarded by the alarm receivers from connected intrusion panels.

receiver unit

A receiver unit is an entity in the area view that contains the intrusion panels connected to an alarm receiver.

Receiver activities

The Receiver activities task is an investigation task that reports on the events sent by alarm receivers and connected intrusion panels. There is a receiver activities report for each manufacturer supported by the Receiver extension.


A unit is a hardware device that communicates over an IP network that can be directly controlled by a Security Center role. We distinguish four types of units in Security Center:
  • Access control units, managed by the Access Manager role
  • Video units, managed by the Archiver role
  • ALPR units, managed by the ALPR Manager role
  • Intrusion detection units, managed by the Intrusion Manager role