Enabling input pins for Arecont units - Security Center

Security Center Video Unit Configuration Guide

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To use input pins with Arecont units, the DisableInputPins advanced setting must be deactivated for the Arecont extension.

What you should know

When using input pins with Arecont units in Security Center, the Archiver sends a request to the camera to know the state of the input pin. By default, input pins for Arecont units are disabled in Security Center.


  1. From the Video task in Config Tool, select the Archiver to configure.
  2. Click the Extensions tab, and then click the Arecont extension.
  3. At the bottom of the Extensions tab, click Advanced settings.
  4. In the Advanced settings dialog box, click .
  5. In the Name column, type DisableInputPins.
  6. In the Value column, type 0.
  7. Click to add a new field.
  8. In the Name column, type InputPinsPolltime.
  9. In the Value column, type how many milliseconds the Archiver should wait in between sending requests to the camera for the input state.
  10. Click Close > Apply.

After you finish

If the unit is already added in Security Center, restart the unit.