Assigning logical IDs to entities - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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You can assign a logical ID (unique number) to entities, public tasks, and workstations in your system so that you can control them using keyboard shortcuts.

What you should know

If you want to use keyboard shortcuts to switch to different public tasks, control other workstations, or display entities in the Security Desk canvas, you must assign unique numbers (logical IDs) to entities. The logical IDs can then be used in a keyboard shortcut.

There are a few entities that are often used together in a keyboard shortcut. These entities are grouped, and cannot have the same logical ID. For example, cameras and public tasks are in the same group, because they are often used together in a keyboard shortcut to open a saved task and display a camera.

Tip: You can also change the logical ID from the Identity tab of each entity’s configuration page.


  1. Open the System task, click General settings view, and click the Logical ID page.
  2. From the Show logical ID for drop-down list, select the group that lists the entity, public task, or workstation you want to use.

    If the item you want is not listed in one of the groups, select All types.

  3. Next to the item you want to assign the logical ID to, type a number in the ID column.
  4. Click Apply.

    If the logical ID is already assigned, you receive an error message. Select a different ID and try again.