You can use the Maps task to monitor events and alarms in real time, manage entities in your security system, and dynamically navigate your facilities.
The following figure shows a Maps task in an access control and video monitoring system. Security Center entities are represented by clickable icons and colored areas on the map, called map objects.
|A||By default, double-click any map object that can be displayed in a tile to open it in the Monitoring task. Double-click behavior can be customized in the map options.|
|B||Switch to different maps and configure your map display options using the
buttons in the Maps toolbar.
If Display alarms from linked maps is enabled in the map options, the number of active alarms on a linked map is shown next to the map name.
|C||Fixed camera objects can include a field of view (FOV) indicator. The object can also be configured to show the recording state () and Motion on events ( with green ripple effect) in real time.|
|D||Click a map object, a camera in this example, to display it in a tile bubble.
You can also hold Ctrl and click to open multiple tile bubbles. When you point to
the tile bubble, the corresponding map object is circled in yellow.
At the top of the tile bubble, you can click Move () to move the bubble, Pin on screen () to pin the bubble on the map, or Close () to hide the bubble.
|E||Widgets corresponding to the selected map object (a camera in this example) are displayed in the Controls pane. To hide the controls, click in the Maps toolbar.|
|F||A map object linked to an active alarm is flagged with an alarm notification bubble that has the same color as the alarm. Point to the bubble to show more details. Click the notification bubble to replace it with a tile bubble.|
|G||Doors are represented on maps with an icon that indicates their current state: open or closed, and locked or unlocked.|
|H||Three or more map objects, placed too closely to be visible at a given zoom level, are represented by a blue cluster bubble. Click to zoom in on the map to view the individual map objects.|
|I||Events are displayed in event notification bubbles. The color of the bubble matches the color assigned to the event. Point to the bubble to show more details. Click the notification bubble to replace it with a tile bubble.|
|J||PTZ camera objects can include an FOV indicator. When enabled, click and drag
the FOV to pan and tilt. Drag the mouse cursor closer to the camera icon to tilt the
camera down, or further from the camera icon to tilt it up. The object can also be configured to show the
recording state () and
Motion on events ( with green ripple effect) in real time.
NOTE: When using a restricted map license, you cannot use PTZ on the map. In this case, the green color serves as a warning that the field of view might not be accurate.
|K||Areas are represented on maps by colored polygons. Click the polygon to switch to the map linked to the area.|
|L||If mobile tracking is enabled and you have the View mobile users privilege, mobile users that share their location are automatically displayed on georeferenced maps with their photo.|
|M||The Mini-Map shows the full view of an image map in the lower-right corner to help determine the current position relative to the whole map or quickly navigate to another section.|