Linking Security Center cameras to SiPass inputs - SiPass 3.2

SiPass Plugin Guide 3.2

Applies to
SiPass 3.2
Last updated
2017-09-28
Content type
Guides
Guides > Plugin and extension guides
Language
English (United States)
Product line
Ecosystem (add-ons) > SiPass
Version
3.2

You can link Security Center cameras to SiPass inputs, so that when an access control event occurs at the input, you can view the camera's video feed from the Monitoring task, Alarm monitoring task, and the Alarm report task in Security Desk.

Before you begin

Add and configure cameras in Security Center.

What you should know

SiPass inputs are imported by the plugin and are not native Security Center entities. For this reason, you must attach cameras to them from the SiPass plugin role.

You can assign a camera to an entity at any time, even after an event has occurred. When you double-click the event in the Monitoring task, you see the assigned camera's video.

You can assign multiple cameras to the same input. Alarms include the video from all assigned cameras. However, events only include video from the first camera that was added to the input. So, when you double-click an event in the Monitoring task, you see the video of that first camera.

Procedure

  1. From the home page in Config Tool, open the Plugins task.
  2. In the Plugins task, select the SiPass plugin from the entity browser, and then click the Cameras tab.
  3. Click Add (), select one or more SiPass inputs from the list, and then click Select.
  4. Next to each input in the Cameras column, click Add (), select one or more cameras from the list, and then click Select.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. To view the camera's live video feed, click Preview ().
  7. To configure the camera's settings, click Open the camera's configuration page ().
  8. To remove a camera, click Remove ().
    Tip: Alarms include the video from all of the cameras linked to an input. But events only show the video of the first camera listed for the input. If you want an event to show video from a different camera, you need to add it to the top of the list. To change the order of the cameras, remove all cameras, add the camera you want visible in the event, and then add any other cameras.