In Security Desk, you can interact with your maps and security devices represented on your maps using standard commands, such as clicking and dragging to move the map, or clicking on the map objects. The shape of the mouse cursor indicates what action you can take.
Map objectsMap objects are graphical representations on your maps of Security Center entities or geographical features, such as cities, highways, rivers, and so on. With map objects, you can interact with your system without leaving your map.
Overlaid command buttonsYou can perform the most common map commands using the command buttons overlaid on the top-right corner of the map.
|Zoom in||You can also use the following:
|Zoom out||You can also use the following:
|Select preset||Click the button, then select a map preset to reposition the map. You can
also use Ctrl+preset number.
canvas only) Click the button, then select an area with a map
() to display the associated map. Hold
the Ctrl key when you select the map to preserve the current
NOTE: The button icon matches the icon of the selected area.
|Smart click||Click to enable the Smart click mode. The button turns
blue and the cursor changes to a cross. When Smart click is on,
click anywhere on the map to cause all PTZ cameras that
support position feedback to turn to that location if
their field of view is not obstructed by walls. To zoom your
PTZ cameras, draw a rectangle around the area to zoom in
You can also hold the Shift key while clicking to achieve the same result as Smart click.
If you are in the Monitoring task, all cameras whose field of view includes the location you clicked are displayed in the remaining tiles in the canvas.
|Send selection to tiles||Click , then click Send selection to tiles () to enable the multi-select functionality. You can also use Alt+Click. The cursor changes to a cross. 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 , then click Area zoom () to enable the area zoom functionality. You can also use Ctrl+Click. The cursor changes to a cross. Click and drag to draw a rectangle to zoom into the selected area.|
Floor controlsWhen maps are configured as floors of a building, you can quickly navigate the building using the overlaid controls (bottom right).
All floors in the same building are linked. You can navigate between floor maps by pressing the button for the floor you want to see. Floors are labeled with a configurable abbreviation of the area name.
When the same area is included in multiple buildings, like a shared parking lot, the floor controls can be used to navigate between buildings by following the arrow.
Navigation between floors uses the same view by default. Press and hold the Ctrl key while changing floors to restore the default view.
Maps toolbar and keyboard commands
Other map commands are available from the Maps toolbar or as keyboard commands. Specific commands related to each type of map objects are described in Supported map objects.
|Move the map||Drag.|
|Zoom in on a section of the map||Hold the Ctrl key and draw a rectangle around the section of the map you want to zoom in on.|
|Span the map across all monitors||(Maps task only) In the Maps toolbar, click .|
|Switch to your default map||(Maps task only) In the Maps toolbar, click Default map.|
|Switch to a different map||Do one of the following:
To synchronize map positions, hold the Ctrl key while switching maps. The new map opens at the same GPS location or map view. Map positions are automatically synchronized between floors.
|Show information about any map object||Do one of the following:
|Find an entity on a map||Do one of the following:
|Search for records correlated by location and time||(Maps task only) In the Maps toolbar, click Record search.|
|Show or hide information on a map||Do one of the following:
|Select a map object||By default, click the map object. This only applies to
When applicable, this action also:
|Show the contextual menu of a map object||Right-click the map object. This only applies to Security Center entities.|
|Configure an entity||Right-click the map object, and click
Configure entity to open the
configuration page of the entity it represents.
NOTE: You need the privileges to run Config Tool and to view entity configurations.
|Display map object in the Monitoring task||By default, double-click the map object. This only applies to Security Center entities.|
|View multiple map objects in the Monitoring task||By default, hold the Alt key and draw a rectangle around the map objects to display in the Monitoring task. This only applies to Security Center entities.|