Setting entities to maintenance mode in Security Center - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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To change the configuration of an entity or perform maintenance on a device without affecting health statistics, you can set the entity to maintenance mode.

What you should know

  • When an entity goes offline while it is in maintenance mode, the downtime is considered expected. Expected downtime is not used to calculate the availability of the entity in the Health statistics report.
    NOTE: Health events for entities in maintenance mode are reported with Information severity.
  • You can set the following entities to maintenance mode:
    • Roles
    • Video units
    • Cameras
    • Access control units
    • Intrusion detection units
    • Hardware zones
    • Alarms
    • Patrol vehicles
    • ALPR units
  • You can unlock a door for maintenance purposes from the Properties page of the door.
  • You can only trigger alarms in maintenance mode through a manual action. An alarm in maintenance mode cannot be triggered by event-to-actions.
    NOTE: Setting an active alarm to maintenance mode does not acknowledge it.


  1. Open the appropriate task in Config Tool.
  2. In the entity tree view, right-click the entity and select Maintenance > Maintenance mode.
  3. In the Maintenance mode dialog box, click Turn ON.
  4. Select how long you want the entity to be maintenance mode for.
    Select one of the following options:
    Maintenance mode must be manually turned off.
    Maintenance mode is turned on for the number of days that you select.
    Specific end-time
    Maintenance mode is turned on until the date that you select.

    You can modify the duration while the entity is in maintenance mode.

  5. In the Reason field, enter the reason you are setting the entity in maintenance mode.
  6. Click Save.
    If Federation™ role icons are not refreshed right away, press F5 to refresh the entity tree.


The entity is in maintenance mode for the duration you specified.

While the entity is in maintenance mode, the maintenance mode icon () is displayed over the entity icon in the area view, in tiles, and on maps when applicable. When you hover over the entity icon in the area view or on maps, the reason the entity is in maintenance mode is displayed.