If a dangerous situation arises while you are monitoring your system (for example, a fire or shooting), you can respond by changing the state of the entire Security Center system or specific areas, using threat levels.
Before you begin
To set threat levels, you need the Set threat level user privilege. If the Threat levels icon () is not displayed in the notification tray, you can show it from the Options dialog box.
What you should know
When you set a threat level, you could force a complete lock down, temporarily override lock schedules, trigger an alarm, deny certain cardholders access to areas, and so on. The exact effects of setting a threat level depend on how it is configured in Config Tool.
Open the Threat levels dialog box
one of the following ways:
- In the notification tray, double-click the Threat levels () icon.
- From the home page, click .
Do one of the following:
- To set a threat level on the entire system, select a threat level from the System threat level drop-down list.
- To set a threat level on a specific area, select a threat level from the drop-down list next to the desired entity.
- In the confirmation dialog box that opens, click Apply.
- Click Close.
The Threat levels icon in the notification tray turns red (). If you set a threat level on the entire system, the background of Security Desk turns the color of the threat level. Additional effects of setting the threat level depend on how the threat level was configured.