Configuring CCTV keyboards - Security Center 5.9

Security Center User Guide 5.9

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You can configure any CCTV keyboard (for example, the Axis T8310 Video Surveillance Control Board) attached to your computer, so you can control the camera display in Security Desk.

Before you begin

Connect a CCTV keyboard to your computer.

What you should know

After you connect to a CCTV keyboard, you can control PTZ monitors, switch between cameras, control playback, and so on, using the keyboard instead of your mouse.

The CCTV keyboard settings apply to the local Security Desk workstation for all users.


  1. From the home page, click Options > Peripherals > Keyboard .
  2. From the Keyboard protocol drop-down list, select the make and model of your CCTV keyboard.
  3. In the Serial port section, configure the characteristics of the serial port where the CCTV keyboard is connected.
    This section is only required for some CCTV keyboards. Follow the specifications of the keyboard manufacturer.
  4. To automatically connect to the CCTV keyboard every time Security Desk starts up, select the Connect to keyboard automatically option.
    If you clear this option, you’ll have to connect the keyboard manually every time you want to use it.
  5. Click Connect.
    For some CCTV keyboards, the connection status is displayed in the Keyboard status section.
  6. To disconnect the CCTV keyboard, from the home page, click Options > Peripherals > Keyboard > Disconnect.