With each release, new features, enhancements, or resolved issues are added to the product.
- Long-Term Support (LTS) track
- Customers with stable systems, long upgrade cycles, and satisfaction with their
current feature set can now opt for the Long-Term Support (LTS) release track.
The LTS release track offers customers an upgrade path that minimizes changes to software and extends access to critical bug and security fixes. The LTS track includes major and patch versions. Minor versions are excluded. Choosing the LTS track limits your access to new capabilities, but increases stability due to less frequent code change and extends the maintenance period by two years.
You can switch from the default Continuous Delivery (CD) track to a later major version on the LTS track. For example, you can upgrade from version 22.214.171.124 on the CD track to version 126.96.36.199 on the LTS track, but you cannot upgrade from version 188.8.131.52 on the CD track to the same version on the LTS track. This is because, for a given version number, the CD track version is always more recent than the LTS track version.
To switch from the LTS track to the CD track, you can upgrade your LTS version to the same or more recent version on the CD track.IMPORTANT: To install the 5.9 LTS version, you need to switch to the LTS track from your System Information page on GTAP, and then download the LTS installation package.
The Change release track button is only visible if you have Genetec™ Advantage and if the 5.9 license has never been activated.
- Invert the alarm display priority in Security Desk
- You can now change the alarm display priority for armed tiles in the Alarm
monitoring and Monitoring tasks. By default, alarms
with the same priority are displayed from newest to oldest. To ensure an alarm you are
monitoring remains on the canvas when new alarms are triggered, you can configure
Desk to display older alarm
tiles before newer alarm tiles.
For more information, see Inverting the alarm display priority in Security Desk.
- New Monitoring dashboard widget
- You can now monitor events or alarms in real time, using the
Monitoring dashboard widget. You can switch between monitoring
events and alarms if the Allow display mode toggle option is
selected. The same commands available in the Monitoring task when
alarm monitoring is enabled are available in the widget.
- New Alarm count dashboard widget
- You can now monitor the number of alarms that are active, under investigation, or that
require acknowledgment, using the Alarm count dashboard widget. You
can configure the widget to change color based on the alarm count.
For more information, see Standard dashboard widgets.
- Unified public addressing
- Sipelia™ unifies public address systems with
your security environment, enabling you to call multiple SIP clients and broadcast a
message. You can start the call by speaking or using a pre-recorded message.
For more information, see the Sipelia™ User Guide.
- Active alarm clustering
- Map cluster bubbles now display the number of active alarm instances within the cluster on a separate red badge (). With this change, the blue cluster bubble no longer changes color to indicate an active alarm.
- Multi-select and zoom command buttons
- In the Maps task, the following new command buttons are available:
- Send selection to tiles
- Click and drag to select multiple map objects in a rectangle. When you release the mouse, each map object within the rectangle is displayed in a tile in the Monitoring task.
- Area zoom
- Click and drag to draw a rectangle to zoom into the selected area.
Web Client enhancements
- Display custom fields in the Access configuration task
- The Access configuration task in the Security Center Web Client now displays custom fields for local cardholders and visitors.
Intrusion detection enhancements
- End-of-life for built-in DMP control panel
- The DMP control
panel extension is built in to Security
Center 5.8 and earlier. This product is
end-of-life starting in Security
You must replace the legacy extension with the DMP intrusion panel
For more information, see the DMP Intrusion Panel Extension Guide.
- End-of-life for built-in Honeywell Galaxy Dimension control panel
- The legacy Honeywell Galaxy Dimension control panel integration is
end-of-life and no longer supported starting in Security
Center 184.108.40.206. If you are using the legacy
Honeywell integration, you should migrate to the new Honeywell Galaxy intrusion panel extension before upgrading to Security
For more information, see What is the Honeywell Galaxy intrusion panel extension?.
- Intrusion detection overview pane
- A new intrusion detection overview is accessible from the Security
Desk notification tray. The overview
lists the intrusion detection entities in your system that require your attention. The
overview can be pinned as a pane in Security
Desk to be visible from any task you are
working in. Depending on the entity type, different commands are available by
right-clicking the entity in the list.
For more information, see About the intrusion detection overview.
- Link cameras to intrusion detection inputs
- You can now link cameras to specific inputs of intrusion detection areas, so that when
an intrusion detection area event is triggered, the camera linked to the associated
input is displayed in a Security
For more information, see Linking cameras to intrusion detection inputs.
- Intrusion detection area activities task enhancements
- In the Intrusion detection area activities report, you can now filter the results by cardholder or cardholder group, and the picture of the cardholder that triggered an event can now be displayed in a tile.