Adding the Genetec™ tracking system in Security Center - Restricted Security Area Surveillance 4.2

Restricted Security Area Surveillance Plugin Guide 4.2

Applies to
Restricted Security Area Surveillance 4.2
Last updated
2022-06-27
Content type
Guides > Plugin and extension guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Restricted Security Area Surveillance
Version
4.2

Before target creations can be triggered when native Security Center events or custom events are generated, you must create the Genetec™ tracking system to listen to those events.

Before you begin

  • Create and configure the Genetec™ driver macro.
    NOTE: The Genetec™ driver macro is required to generate the RSA Generic Event when you want to use native Security Center events to create RSA targets. The macro is not used if you want to trigger target creations from custom events, but it is required to create the Genetec™ tracking system.
  • The Map or Advanced license package is required to create the Genetec™ tracking system.
  • Create a georeferenced map in Security Center.

    For more information, see the Security Center Administrator Guide.

What you should know

  • If you have tracking devices integrated in Security Center through plugins other than RSA Surveillance, you can configure the Genetec™ tracking system to create targets from the custom events of the other plugins.
  • You can only create one Genetec™ tracking system per Security Center system.

Procedure

  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:
    Type
    Select Genetec Driver.
    Name
    Enter a unique name for this tracking system.
  4. On the Specific configuration page, add native Security Center events or custom events to trigger target creations.
    NOTE: When you add native Security Center events, event-to-actions are automatically created to run the Genetec™ driver macro using this configuration.
    1. Click Add event ().
    2. In the Event configuration dialog box, configure the following:
      Source
      Click Empty, and then select a source entity. The target is only created if the source of the triggered event is the same as the selected source.
      Event
      Click Empty, and then select an event from the list. A target creation is triggered when the event is triggered.
    3. Click OK, and add more events, as required.
  5. Click Next page ().
  6. On the RSA configuration page, enter the following information:
    Events
    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.
  7. Click Finish.

Results

  • The tracking system is listed in the Area view entity tree.
  • Event-to-actions are created based on the native Security Center events configured in the tracking system's specific configuration. The event-to-actions are listed in the System task, in General settings > Actions.
    NOTE: If you modify the source or event in the event-to-actions from the System task, the specific configuration on the tracking system's Properties page does is not updated.

    If you modify the source or event in the specific configuration on the tracking system's Properties page, the event-to-action is updated in the System task.

  • If you only added custom events in the tracking system's specific configuration, target creations will be triggered when the custom events are triggered. No event-to-actions are created.