Adding custom fields as annotation fields - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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After you have created and defined custom fields for Genetec Patroller™ users, you must add those custom fields to the list of annotation fields for Genetec Patroller™ reads and hits.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, click ALPR > General settings > Annotation fields.
  2. Click Add an item ().

    The Add an annotation field window appears.

  3. Under Type, in the Add an annotation field dialog box, select Read or Hit.
  4. Select Custom field, and then select the user custom field you created.
  5. Click Add.


Your user custom field is added to the list of annotation fields for all Genetec Patroller™ reads or hits. Security Center now associates reads or hits with the user custom field (the User ID in this case) that was logged on to Genetec Patroller™ at the time the event occurred. This value is stored in the database for each read or hit.

NOTE: If you want the same user custom field for reads and hits, you must define it as an annotation field twice, once for reads and once for hits.