Using default Security Desk settings to view federated cameras - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

Applies to
Security Center 5.9
Last updated
2022-09-12
Content type
Guides > Administrator guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Security Center
Version
5.9

When requesting live video from federated cameras, instead of using the default settings of the Federation™ role, you can configure a workstation to use the default settings of the Security Desk instead.

What you should know

When users request live video from a local camera, the default stream setting is taken from the default video options in Security Desk (default=Live).

However, when users request live video from a federated camera, the default stream setting is taken from the properties of the Federation™ role (default=Remote).

This is because federated cameras are often used in a low bandwidth segment of the network. If you know that a workstation does not need to follow the default settings of the Federation™ role, you can change its configuration to use the default settings of Security Desk instead.

Procedure

  1. On the workstation where you want to change the default behavior, open the file GeneralSettings.gconfig with a text editor.
    You can find this file in the ConfigurationFiles folder, under the Security Center installation folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.9).
  2. Find the line that contains <configuration>, and add the following line immediately below it:
    <streamUsage bypassFederationDefaultStream="true"/>
  3. Save your changes and restart Security Desk.