Before you can monitor Sensys server sensor groups as traffic sensors in Security Center, you must add Sensys units as TSS entities to the plugin.
Before you begin
- From the Config Tool home page, open the Area view task.
- Click Add an entity () and select TSS.
From the TSS model list, select Sensys,
and then enter and entity Name.
Tip: For better search indexing, it is a best practice to include the location of the sensor in the name.
Select the new TSS entity. Click the Properties tab and
configure the entity properties:
- Stale data age
- If the system does not receive data for a zone by the time indicated here, it considers the data to be stale.
- Analytics schedule
- (Optional) If the TSS device sends alerts only, select a schedule to receive alerts. Alerts received while the schedule is inactive are discarded.
- Maximum cached data age
- Specifies the maximum time within which data from the TSS zone can be reused.
When the TSS plugin is restarted, it stops storing the last known status of each zone. If the status is more recent than the time specified, it is used as the initial zone status for the zone. If it is older, the zone initializes with no data available.
- Override icon traffic parameter
- If enabled, select the data type that controls the color of the zone icon.
For people counting, if the default traffic icon parameter is not set to Volume in the plugin properties, select Volume.
- Zone icon size
- Size of the zone icon displayed on maps, in pixels.
- No data threshold
- If the TSS entity does not receive data from the device by the time indicated here, it triggers the custom TSS no data event.
Click the Communications tab and set the communication
- Polling interval in seconds.
- Sensys zone group name
- Enter the zone group name for this TSS unit. This name is found in the Sensys SNAPS server configuration.
- Data source
- Select the data source type for the TSS unit.
- Click the Zones tab.
Click , and in the Add/Edit
Sensys Zone dialog box, configure the zone's properties:
- ID of the TSS zone. This value is for informational purposes and does not have to match any ID in Sensys SNAPS server.
- Zone description
- (Optional) Enter a description for the zone.
- Lane name
- Enter a name for the TSS zone that matches a Lane name in the Sensys SNAPS server.
- Travel time node ID
- (Optional) Enter the corresponding node ID from the Travel Times Engine where the average speed data is sent to. Travel time detection must be configured in the TSS plugin.
- Select the direction of traffic. If you are using analytics confirmation macros, this setting can be configured to find all zones that are the same or opposite direction of the zone that triggered the analytic.
- Click OK.
Select the new zone. On the right of the Zone list, set the Zone thresholds.
When enabled, threshold persistence prevents the zone state from changing rapidly when data is fluctuating around the threshold point.
- Repeat steps 7-9 for each zone configured with a third-party traffic sensor system.
- Click Apply.
In the entity tree, right-click the TSS entity and select Put
Security Center starts polling or accepting data from this sensor.