Connecting Genetec Patroller™ to Security Center - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

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Security Center 5.7
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You must configure Genetec Patroller™ and Security Center so the LPR Manager can discover and communicate with the Genetec Patroller™ units it controls.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, click System > Roles, and then select the LPR Manager you want to configure.
  2. Click the Properties tab, and then click Live.
  3. Select the Listening port for connection requests coming from patrol vehicles.
    NOTE: The Listening port (default: 8731) must match the Port number you enter for Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool (default: 8731) in step 10.
  4. To encrypt the communication between Security Center and Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool, select the Encrypt communication channel option.
    IMPORTANT: This setting must also be applied in Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool.
  5. To allow Security Center to still accept incoming connections from patrol vehicles that do not have the encryption option enabled, select the Access non encrypted messages option.
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Open Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool.
  8. Click the Security Center tab and turn on the Connect to Security Center option.
  9. Enter the IP address of the Security Center machine hosting the LPR Manager role.
  10. Enter the Port number (default: 8731) Genetec Patroller™ should use to connect to the LPR Manager role.
  11. If you enabled the Encrypt communication channel option in Security Center Config Tool, enable the option in Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool.
  12. (Optional) To configure central upgrading for all Sharp units that are connected to the LPR Manager, enter the Update provider port that Security Center uses to send updates to Genetec Patroller™ and connected Sharp units.
    NOTE: Enter the same Update provider Listening port that is configured in the LPR Manager's Properties tab in Security Center Config Tool. Do not confuse the Update provider Listening port with the Live Listening port.
  13. Select which Live events you want to send to Security Center.
  14. Beside Periodic transfer, specify how often hotlist and permit list changes are downloaded to Genetec Patroller™ (if you have a live connection). The default transfer period is every 240 minutes. You can disable periodic transfer on specific hotlists (not permit lists) in Security Center Config Tool on the hotlist’s Advanced page.
  15. Click Apply.