About the Federation™ feature - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

Applies to
Security Center 5.9
Last updated
2022-09-12
Content type
Guides > Administrator guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Security Center
Version
5.9

The Federation™ feature joins multiple, independent Genetec™ IP security systems into a single virtual system. With this feature, Security Center users can view and control entities that belong to remote systems, directly from their local Security Center system.

Security Center can join (or federate) other Security Center systems and Omnicast™ systems into a large Federation™ of Genetec™ IP security systems. The system that joins other systems together is called the Federation™ host. Security Center does this by creating a specific Federation™ role for each system it needs to unify.

For a list of Security Center and Omnicast™ versions you can federate in this release, see the Security Center Release Notes.

Security Center Federation™

The Security Center Federation™ role connects a remote, independent Security Center system to your local Security Center. That way, the remote system's entities and events can be used in your local system.

The Security Center Federation™ role acts as a proxy between your local clients and the remote Security Center system they need to connect to.

Multiple instances of the Security Center Federation™ role can be created on the system.

For a list of available federated events, refer to the Properties page of the corresponding Federation™ role in Config Tool.

When the Security Center Federation™ role runs in a hosted system in the cloud, we recommend using reverse tunneling. For more information, see Deploying Security Center Federation™ using reverse tunneling.

Omnicast™ Federation™

The Omnicast™ Federation™ role connects an Omnicast™ 4.x system to Security Center. That way, the Omnicast™ entities and events can be used in your Security Center system.

The Omnicast™ Federation™ role acts as a proxy between your local clients and the remote Omnicast™ system they need to connect to.

Multiple instances of the Omnicast™ Federation™ role can be created on the system.

Limitations with Omnicast™ Federation™

Federating an Omnicast™ system has the following limitations:
  • Some playback capabilities are not supported on federated cameras. Smooth reverse playback is not available and the rewind speed is limited to -10x, -20x, -40x, and -100x.
  • Camera sequences are federated, but they behave as a single camera on the Federation™ host. This means that the users on the Federation™ host cannot unpack nor stop the camera cycling on camera sequences () federated from Omnicast™.
  • Sites () are federated as areas () in Security Center.
  • Sites with a Map (URL) property () are federated as areas () with a web page tile plugin attached.