Creating custom events - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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You can create your own custom Security Center events that you can use for event-to-actions.

What you should know

Custom events allow you to give descriptive names to standard events generated by input signals from zones, intrusion panels, and so on. They are used to configure custom event-to-actions.

For example, you can associate an input state (normal, active, trouble) of a zone entity to a custom event that describes what is happening, such as Illegal entry or Door open too long for this zone. When this custom event is received in Security Desk, it can trigger an action, using event-to-actions.


  1. Open the System task, click the General settings view, and click the Events page.
  2. Click Add an item ().
  3. In the Create custom event dialog box, type a Name for the new event.
  4. From the Entity type drop-down list, select the entity type that triggers this event.
  5. In the Value field, type a unique number to identify the custom event from other custom events.
    These values are not related to the logical IDs of entities.
  6. Click Save > Apply.