Supported map objects - 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

Map objects are graphical representations of Security Center entities or any geographical feature (cities, highways, rivers, and so on) on your maps. With map objects, you can interact with your system without leaving your map.

Map objects are displayed on your map as dynamic icons or as colored shapes that you can point to and click. Most map object's appearance can be configured.

The following table map objects are supported:

Map object Appearance on maps Application and specific actions
Access control unit - Access control unit

The color indicates the access control unit state: Online, Offline, or Warning.

Monitor the access control unit state.
Area
  • Map thumbnail (always linked to the map that is represented by the thumbnail)
  • Colored semi-transparent polygon or ellipse (may or may not be linked to a map)
  • Point to show people count or people presence (if enabled).
  • Remove selected cardholders from the area.
  • Click to display the area or map in a tile bubble, or to switch to the linked map if one is defined.
Door
  • - Door open
  • - Door closed (no lock is configured)
  • - Door closed and locked
  • - Door closed and unlocked
  • - Door forced open
  • - Door unlocked and in maintenance mode
  • Events are displayed in event notification bubbles. The color of the bubble corresponds to the color assigned to the event.
  • Monitor alarms, and door states and events.
  • Point to the bubble to show more details.
  • Click the notification bubble to change it to a tile bubble.
  • Unlock the door, override the unlock schedule, and shunt the reader from the door widget, or by right-clicking the door on the map.
Camera
  • - Camera is not recording
  • - Camera is recording
  • - Camera detected motion (with green ripple effect)
  • -Camera is in maintenance mode
  • Fixed cameras are shown with a blue FOV (field of view).
  • PTZ cameras are shown with a green FOV.
  • Monitor alarms and camera events.
  • Click to view live or playback video in a tile bubble.
  • Click and drag the FOV to pan and tilt (only if the camera supports position feedback).
  • Use the PTZ widget to zoom in and zoom out.
  • Click a location on the map while holding the Ctrl key to point all available cameras to that location.
Camera sequence
  • - Camera sequence
  • Display multiple cameras at once.
  • Point a number of PTZ cameras to a specific location.
  • Double-click the camera sequence to display all the cameras in separate tiles in the Monitoring task. If the map is displayed in a tile, it is not replaced if tiles are full.
NOTE: When using the Locate me map control, you will get results for individual cameras that are part of the sequence. The camera sequence is not found by the Locate me control.
Layout
  • - Layout
  • A map object that is linked to a previously saved monitoring task layout.
  • Click to display the monitored cameras as a sequence in a tile bubble.
  • Double-click to display all the cameras in separate tiles in the Monitoring task. If the map is displayed in a tile, it is not replaced if tiles are full.
LPR camera
  • - Fixed LPR camera
  • - LPR camera is in maintenance mode
  • Reads and hits are shown in notification bubbles.
  • Monitor reads and hits from LPR cameras.
  • Click to view live video from the associated context camera.
Alarm
  • - Alarm is inactive
  • - Alarm is active
  • Semi-transparent polygon or ellipse that turns the color of the alarm and flashes if the alarm is active.
  • A map object that is linked to an active alarm is flagged with an alarm notification bubble. The color of the bubble corresponds to the color assigned to the alarm.
  • Show alarms on maps (useful when no entities attached to the alarm are represented on maps).
  • Point to the bubble to show more details.
  • Click the notification bubble to change it to a tile bubble.
  • (Inactive) Click to trigger the alarm manually.
  • (Active) Click to display the alarm in a tile bubble.
Intrusion detection area
  • - Intrusion detection area
  • The different states are: Disarmed (not ready), Disarmed (ready to arm), Arming, Perimeter armed, Master armed, and Alarm active.
  • The state colors are configurable, and the icon can be shown or hidden depending on the state.
  • Monitor alarms and intrusion detection area state.
  • Arm or disarm the intrusion detection area from the widget, or by right-clicking the map object.
  • Trigger, silence, or acknowledge an intrusion alarm from the intrusion detection area widget, or by right-clicking the map object.
Input pin
  • - Input in Normal state
  • - Input in Active state
  • - Input in Trouble state
  • The different states are: Normal, Active, Trouble (short circuit), Trouble (open circuit), and Unavailable.
  • The state colors are configurable, and the icon can be shown or hidden depending on the state.
  • Monitor the input state.
  • Monitor intrusion detection areas.

    Inputs used for intrusion detection have additional visual indicators:

    • The Bypass state is indicated with an 'X' superimposed on the input icon. With the Modify intrusion detection unit properties privilege, you can bypass an input or clear a bypass by right-clicking the input icon and selecting from the context menu.
    • The Active alarm state is indicated by a red, pulsing halo surrounding the input icon.
    • Left-clicking an intrusion input pin will display a pop-up with the entity name, color coded status, alarm status, bypass state, and parent areas.
Zone
  • - Zone
  • - Virtual zone
  • - I/O zone
  • The different states are: Disarmed, Normal, Active, and Trouble.
  • The state colors are configurable, and the icon can be shown or hidden depending on the state.
  • Monitor alarms and zone state.
  • Arm and disarm the zone from the widget.
Output relay
  • - Output relay (Normal)
  • - Output relay (Active)
  • Trigger output behaviors on output relays directly from maps.
  • Left-click to show a list of output behaviors you can trigger.
  • For intrusion outputs:
    • With the Trigger output privilege, right-click the output icon to change the output state from normal to active, active to normal, or unknown to normal or active from a context menu.
    • Left-click to display a pop-up with the entity name, state, and the assigned output behaviors.
KML object
  • Can be anything displayed as a transparent layer over a georeferenced map.
  • Overlay useful information on maps, such as city boundaries, roads, and hydrographic features. Click to show this information.
ESRI object
  • Clickable objects that come as part of ESRI maps (similar in function to KML objects).
  • Overlay useful information on maps, such as city boundaries, roads, and hydrographic features. Click to show this information.
  • Can represent moving objects, such as patrol vehicles, by refreshing their positions on the map at regular intervals.
Macro
  • - Macro
  • Execute macros directly from maps.
  • Override the default execution context on maps.
  • Click on a macro to run it.
Map link A map link is a map object that brings you to another map with a single click. Map links can be represented as map thumbnails, or any texts, icons, images, or colored geometrical shapes.
  • Map navigation without using the Maps toolbar.
  • Useful when the map is displayed in the Monitoring task.
  • Click to switch to the linked map.
Text, images and geometrical shapes Text, icons, images, and colored geometrical shapes (polygons and ellipses) can be added to maps to provide additional information, indicate the location of points of interest, or serve as map links or alarms. A sample application could be to indicate the location of wall mounted scanners on a department store floor plan.
Custom object Custom objects can be added to the map as icons or polygons to add custom behavior to the map. Examples of custom objects include: custom intercom solution, GPS tracker for mobile units. Contact your representative of Genetec Inc. for information on Genetec™ Custom Solutions.
Cluster bubble A group of three or more map objects that are placed close together are represented by a blue cluster bubble. Click to zoom in on the map to view the individual map objects.