Access control enhancements in Security Center 5.9.0.0 - Security Center 5.9.0.0

Security Center Release Notes 5.9.0.0

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Security Center 5.9.0.0
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2020-12-02
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Release notes
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Security Center unified platform > Security Center
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5.9

With each release, new features, enhancements, or resolved issues are added to the product.

Security Center 5.9.0.0 includes the following access control enhancements:

General enhancements

Move controllers to different Synergis™ units
You can now move Mercury and Honeywell controllers from one Synergis™ unit to another in Config Tool, using the Move to a different unit button, instead of moving them by deleting and re-adding them.

For more information, see Moving Mercury and Honeywell controllers to different Synergis™ units.

Move access control units to a different online Access Manager
You can now move access control units to a different Access Manager role, without first having to deactivate the roles.

For more information, see Moving access control units to a different Access Manager.

New Mustering task
During emergency evacuations, you can use the Mustering task on a laptop at a designated assembly point so that people can confirm their presence at the assembly point by badging onto a USB reader connected to the laptop.

For more information, see What is the Mustering task?.

Door enhancements

Add lock sensors to doors
You can now configure doors with lock sensors to monitor whether the doors have successfully locked. When the door is considered locked in Security Center, but the lock sensor detects that it is not physically locked, the lock state changes to unsecured, and the Door unsecured event is triggered.

For more information, see Configuring doors with lock sensors.

New lock state
Locks can now be in the unsecured state (), which indicates that someone might have tampered with them. This state is visible in the Door widget, on maps, and in the System status task.

For more information, see About doors.

New door events
You can now monitor the lock state of a door with the following native events:
  • Door unsecured
  • Door secured

For more information, see Event types.

Reporting enhancements

Filter cardholder and visitor events in the future
By specifying a During the next time interval, you can now capture cardholder and visitor events that are expected in the future. For example, which credentials will expire in the next month, or which visitors are expected to arrive in the next week.

The During the next time interval is available with the following report filters:

Report Filters
Cardholder management Activation date, Expiration date, Custom fields of type DateTime
Cardholder configuration Activation date, Expiration date, Custom fields of type DateTime
Credential management Expiration date, Custom fields of type DateTime
Visitor management Expiration date, Expected arrival, Custom fields of type DateTime
Visit details Expiration date, Expected arrival, Custom fields of type DateTime
All other reports Custom fields of type DateTime
New filters in the Hardware inventory report
In the Hardware inventory report, you can now show or hide results for controllers, expanders, locksets, and readers, using the corresponding filters in the Advanced search.
New columns in maintenance reports
When you generate a report from the Hardware inventory and System status tasks, you can now sort the results by Parent and Parent unit.
New interface module events
You can now monitor when an interface module goes offline and online with the following events:
  • Interface module offline
  • Interface module online

NOTE: The source entity for these events is the parent access control unit, but the affected interface module is displayed in breadcrumbs in the event description.