Creating event-to-actions - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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If you want certain events that occur in your system to automatically trigger an action, such as sounding an alarm or recording a camera, you can create event-to-actions.

What you should know

An event-to-action links an action to a particular event. For example, you can configure Security Center to trigger an alarm when a door is forced open.


  1. Open the System task, and click General settings view.
  2. Click the Actions page, and click Add an item ().
  3. From the When drop-down list in the Event-to-action dialog box, select an event type.
    1. (Optional: ALPR only) If you select License plate read, you can specify a condition for LicensePlateRead events.
    2. (Optional: Custom events only) If you select a custom event, you can specify a text string in the and field which must be included in the macro that triggers the event-to-action.
  4. In the From option, click Any entity, and then select an entity that triggers the event.

    By default, the event-to-action occurs when any entity triggers the event type you select. If you select a specific entity, then you might have to set other parameters (for example, if you select a door, then you must also select a door side).

  5. From the Action drop-down list, select an action type and configure its parameters.
    For example, if you select the Send an email action, you can create an email template message that can include fields that are related to the report or event. In this case, using the {CardholderName} field, you could create the message: Unauthorized access attempt by {CardholderName}.
  6. In the Effective option, click Always, and select a schedule when this event-to-action is active.

    If the event occurs outside of the defined schedule, then the action is not triggered. For example, you might want to sound an alarm only when a window is opened during the weekend. By default, Always is selected.

  7. Click Save.

    The Save button is only available when all the arguments required by the event-to-action type are specified.


The new event-to-action is added to the list of system actions.