Although most entities are created manually in Security Center, some entities can also be discovered or created automatically.
The entities that are discovered in Security Center are those that represent hardware devices, such as video units or access control units. Usually, Security Center needs a live connection to the hardware device before the entity can be created.
The following table lists the entities that are automatically created in Security Center:
|Entity type||Automatic creation||Manual creation|
|Networks||Adding a new server automatically creates a new network.||Supported, but generally not required.|
|Access control units||Only for units that support automatic discovery.||Supported, but requires a live connection to the unit.|
|Video units||Only for units that support automatic discovery.||Supported, but requires a live connection to the unit.|
|Cameras||Always. Camera (or video encoder) entities are created when the encoding video units are added to your system.||Not supported.|
|Analog monitors||Always. Analog monitor (or video decoder) entities are created when the decoding video units are added to your system.||Not supported.|
||Supported for fixed ALPR units, but generally not required.|
|Intrusion detection units||Never.||Supported, but requires a live connection to the intrusion panel.|
|Intrusion detection areas||Created by the Intrusion Manager role when the intrusion panel is enrolled.||Supported only if the Intrusion Manager cannot read the area configurations from the unit.|