Adding alarms to your maps - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

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Security Center 5.7
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You can add alarms to your maps to allow Security Desk operators to monitor and manage alarms from maps.

Before you begin

  • Create the map where you want to add your alarms.
  • Make sure you have alarms in your Security Center system.

What you should know

Alarm notification bubbles are displayed above all map objects that represent an entity attached to an active alarm. If no entities attached to an active alarm is represented on a map, then no alarm notifications is displayed on that map, unless the active alarm itself is represented on that map.

You can also link an alarm to a custom shape.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Map designer task.
  2. Select one of the Recent maps or click Browse all maps to open an existing map.
    The selected map fills the Map designer workspace.
  3. In the toolbar, click Alarms (), select the alarm you want to add, and drag it to where you want it to be on the map.
    The widgets for configuring the map object appear in the right panel. The map object always takes on the identity of the entity it represents.
  4. In the Map designer toolbar, click Save ().