Adding OPTEX Redscan Pro 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 Redscan Pro laser as a tracking system.

Before you begin

  • Prepare the OPTEX Redscan Pro laser.
  • To use 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.


  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.
    Select Redscan Pro.
  4. On the Communication page, enter the following information:
    IP address
    The IP address of the laser.
    By default, port 80 is used for unsecured connections and port 443 for secured connections.
    User and Password
    The administrator-level credentials required to log on the device.
    Connection type
    Choose between a secured or unsecured connection. Make sure to set the correct port depending of the connection type.
  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:
    Detection area
    Specify the detection area of the device, as listed by the manufacturer. For example, the 50100 has a detection area of 180 degrees.
    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 vertical mode on the web portal of the OPTEX device, configure the following 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. Only non-georeferenced maps are displayed in this list. 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