Adding readers to your maps - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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You can add readers to your maps to allow Security Desk operators to monitor and control readers from maps.

Before you begin

  • Create the map where you want to add your readers.
  • Make sure you have doors configured with readers in your system.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Map designer task.
  2. Select a recent map or click Browse all maps to open an existing map.
    The selected map fills the Map designer workspace.
  3. In the toolbar, click Area view (), select the door (), then select the reader () you want to add, and drag it to where you want it to be on the map.
    The reader selections are always available whether the devices exist or not. If a device does not exist, the object appears offline (red) on the map.
    The widgets for configuring the map object appear in the right panel. The map object always takes on the identity of the entity it represents.
  4. In the Identity widget, click Show states, and then assign colors for the different reader states.
    NOTE: The reader states Enabled (or Active) and Disabled (or Shunted) are indicated by color dot over the reader icon. If you clear a state selection, the color dot is hidden, not the reader icon.
    When the reader state changes, the state indicator changes to the color configured for that state, or hides the indicator.
  5. In the Map designer toolbar, click Save ().