Overview of the Map designer task - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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Use the Map designer task to create and edit maps that represent physical locations of your equipment to Security Desk users.

A map in Security Center is a two-dimensional diagram that helps you visualize the physical locations of your security equipment in a geographical area or a building space. The following figure shows the Map designer task editing a map named "Montreal" in an video monitoring system.

A Use the Map designer menu and toolbar to create, edit, and delete the maps in your system, as well as arrange the map objects on your map.
B Selection tool (): Click a map object to select it. You can also do the following:
  • Click and hold the map background to move it.
  • Zoom in to an area of the map by holding the Ctrl key, and then clicking and dragging.
  • Select multiple map objects with a rectangle, by holding the Alt key, and then clicking and dragging.
  • Select all the map objects of the same type that are in view, by holding the Alt key, and then clicking a map object.
C Draw vector objects:
Draw line
Click and drag to draw a single line segment to represent a wall.
Draw rectangle
Click and drag to draw a rectangle. Drag a handle to change its size. Note that you cannot change a rectangle into a different type of polygon.
Draw polygon
Click once for each endpoint, and click the first endpoint to close the polygon. Use Shift+click to add or remove a point between two points. Double-click a point to complete the polygon without closing it.
Draw ellipse
Click and drag to draw an ellipse. Drag a handle to change its size.
D Insert images and text:
Insert image
Opens a browser for you to select an image file, and click to place it on the map.
Insert text
Click to place a text box on the map. Double-click the text box to enter the text. Use the widgets to adjust the appearance of the text.
E Create map objects representing entities:
Area view
Click the area view to create map objects representing areas, intrusion detection areas, cameras, camera sequences, monitoring layouts, doors, ALPR cameras, and zones.
Click, select, and drag an alarm to the map.
Click, select, and drag a macro to the map.
Click, select, and drag an input pin, output relay, or a unit to the map.
NOTE: It is possible to select I/Os federated and local cameras.
F Use the widgets to configure the selected map object. When multiple map objects are selected, only the common widgets are displayed.
G Click and drag the FOV to position it on the map.