Creating secured areas in Security Center - Australia and New Zealand only

Synergis™ IX Quick Start Guide

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Before you create doors, create the secured areas in Security Center.

What you should know

A secured area is an area entity that represents a physical location where access is controlled. A secured area consists of perimeter doors (doors used to enter and exit the area) and access restrictions (rules governing the access to the area).
IMPORTANT: Areas monitored by Synergis™ IX controllers are imported as intrusion detection areas () in Security Center. Create a secured area for each imported intrusion detection area. The intrusion detection areas will be mapped to their respective secured areas in a subsequent step.


  1. From the Config Tool homepage, open the Area view task.
    Best Practice: System Area is an intrusion detection area imported by default with each Synergis IX controller that you enroll. They are required to monitor trouble inputs. It is not necessary to create secured areas for System Area intrusion detection areas. However, for ease of viewing, we recommend that you create an area called System Areas to group all System Area intrusion detection areas under a single area.
  2. Click Add an Entity () and select Area.
    Give the area an easily identifiable name. If there is a corresponding intrusion detection area, use the same name.
  3. In the Identity page of the area, turn on the Access control switch and click Apply.
    The area icon changes from to . For more information, see About secured areas.
  4. Repeat the previous two steps for all the secured areas that you need to create.