Activating Security Desk offline mode - Security Center 5.10

Security Center User Guide 5.10

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You can activate Security Desk offline mode using a command line argument or the Security Desk configuration file.

What you should know

You can use Security Desk offline mode to search for and view videos with the Video file explorer task without being connected to the internet.


To activate Security Desk offline mode using a command line argument:

  1. In Windows, right-click the Config Tool or Security Desk shortcut, and click Properties.
  2. Click the Shortcut tab.
  3. At the end of the Target field, add the command line argument /local.
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.x\SecurityDesk.exe" /local
  4. Click Apply > OK.

To activate Security Desk offline mode using the configuration file:

  1. In Windows File Explorer, navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.10\ConfigurationFiles.
  2. Open the App.SecurityDesk.Config file with a text editor.
  3. Edit the Workspace line in the <configuration> section as follows:
    <Workspace FastLayoutSwitching="False" Local="True"/>
  4. Save your changes and open Security Desk in offline mode.