Adding OPTEX RLS, PIE-1, and Redscan Mini lasers as tracking systems in Security Center - Restricted Security Area Surveillance 4.2

Restricted Security Area Surveillance Plugin Guide 4.2

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Restricted Security Area Surveillance 4.2
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Restricted Security Area Surveillance

Before you can monitor the restricted areas secured by your lasers in Security Center, you must add each OPTEX laser as a tracking system.

Before you begin

  • Prepare the OPTEX RLS, PIE-1, or Redscan Mini laser.
  • To use an OPTEX RLS laser in vertical mode, create a non-georeferenced map in Security Center.
  • Ensure that enough laser licenses are available in Restricted Security Area Surveillance role > Properties > Licenses.

What you should know

  • OPTEX RLS and PIE-1 lasers are configured the same way.
  • Vertical mode is only available for OPTEX RLS lasers.
WARNING: If you move a laser on the map in the Config Tool Map designer task, the targets are detected incorrectly. To reposition a laser on the map, set the coordinates from the OPTEX tracking system's Properties page.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Area view task.
  2. Click Add an entity (), and then select Tracking system.
    The Add tracking system wizard opens.
  3. On the Tracking system information page, enter the following information:
    Select OPTEX.
    Enter a unique name for this tracking system.
    The model of device that is supported by the RSA Surveillance plugin.
  4. On the Communication page, enter the following information:
    IP address
    The IP address of the laser.
    For OPTEX Redscan Mini lasers: The TCP/IP port that the plugin and the tracking system use to communicate. HTTPS must be activated on the laser's web page to enable the secure communication because only HTTP is activate by default.

    For OPTEX RLS and PIE-1 lasers: The port used is 50001, which is not configurable. Refer to the documentation that came with your device.

    User and Password
    The administrator-level credentials required to log on the OPTEX Redscan Mini driver.
  5. Click Refresh connection status () to connect.
  6. When the connection status turns Online (), click Next page ().
  7. On the Specific configuration page, enter the following information:
    Latitude and Longitude
    Enter the coordinates of the device. Coordinates are in decimal degrees using the World Geodetic System (WGS84) format. You can use a web site like to find the coordinates of a specific civic address.
    With map
    To set the device's position using a map, select With map. In the Map list, choose a georeferenced map. From the map, zoom in and out as needed using the map controls. Click the map to place the device. After clicking the map, the Latitude and Longitude settings are updated with the coordinates from the map.
    If the device has a field of view, identify the physical orientation of the device using compass points. For example: If the device's field of view point towards true North, set the orientation to 0 degrees. You can use a compass to find the degrees. Or, select With map, click the green dot and drag it to the device's orientation.
    Detection area
    Specify the detection area of the device, as listed by the manufacturer.
    For example, the RLS2020S has a detection area of 95 degrees.
    Tip: If you find that the location of a target is consistently incorrect by small amounts, you can change the detection angle to improve the accuracy. From the tests done in our lab, setting an RLS2020S to 90 degrees resulted in the most accuracy.
    Refresh rate
    Specify how often detected targets are updated on the map. The minimum is 1 second (default), and the maximum is 5 seconds. If you have many targets, you might prefer that targets are refreshed on the map less often.
  8. On the RSA configuration page, enter the following information:
    Import on map
    Select the map that you want to use to display the devices in Security Center.
    Turn on the custom events you want to monitor for this tracking system.
    NOTE: You can modify this later on the Properties page of the tracking system.
    Change color on intrusion
    Turn on this option if you want the perimeter to change color when an intrusion is detected, and then choose the color for the perimeter.
    This option is available when the laser is set to vertical mode. You set the mode on the device's configuration web page. In vertical mode, the laser creates an invisible wall.
  9. If you selected RLS series as the model on the Tracking system information page, configure the vertical mode on the Vertical configuration page:
    Set the toggle to ON to enable vertical mode in the RSA Surveillance plugin.
    Vertical view
    Select the vertical map on which you want vertical intrusions to be displayed. The map is previewed in the wizard. Clicking the map preview places the device on the map.
    X Axis length
    Enter the distance represented by the horizontal axis. Click and drag the point to change the length of the axis.
    Y Axis length
    Enter the distance represented by the vertical axis. Click and drag the point to change the length on the axis.
  10. Click Finish.
    The device is listed in the Area view entity tree.

After you finish