Creating hardware zones - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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To have a zone that can operate on its own even when the access control unit is not connected to the Access Manager, you must create a hardware zone in Security Center.

What you should know

A hardware zone allows you to program the I/O linking behavior on an access control unit so it can operate on its own. Hardware zones can only be controlled by a single access control unit.


  1. Open the Area view task.
  2. Click Add an entity () > Zone.
  3. In the zone creation wizard, enter a name and description for the zone.
  4. Select the area this zone is part of in Location, and click Next.
  5. On the Zone information page, click Hardware zone.
  6. From the dialog box, select the access control unit to control this zone and click OK.
  7. Click Create > Close.

After you finish

Configure the hardware zone.