Entities created automatically in Security Center - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

Applies to
Security Center 5.7
Last updated
2021-12-16
Content type
Guides > Administrator guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Security Center
Version
5.7

Although most entities are created manually in Security Center, some entities can also be discovered or created automatically.

The entities that are discovered in Security Center are those that represent hardware devices, such as video units or access control units. Usually, Security Center needs a live connection to the hardware device before the entity can be created.

The following table lists the entities that are automatically created in Security Center:

Entity type Automatic creation Manual creation
Servers Always. Not supported.
Networks Adding a new server automatically creates a new network. Supported, but generally not required.
Access control units Only for units that support automatic discovery. Supported, but requires a live connection to the unit.
Video units Only for units that support automatic discovery. Supported, but requires a live connection to the unit.
Cameras Always. Camera (or video encoder) entities are created when the encoding video units are added to your system. Not supported.
Analog monitors Always. Analog monitor (or video decoder) entities are created when the decoding video units are added to your system. Not supported.
LPR units
  • Fixed LPR units are discovered by the LPR Manager roles.
  • Mobile LPR units (mounted on patrol vehicles) are added when the Genetec Patroller™ entities are added.
Supported for fixed LPR units, but generally not required.
Patrollers Always. Not supported.
Intrusion detection units Never. Supported, but requires a live connection to the intrusion panel.
Intrusion detection areas Created by the Intrusion Manager role when the intrusion panel is enrolled. Supported only if the Intrusion Manager cannot read the area configurations from the unit.