The Transaction Finder plugin is used to integrate point-of-sale (POS) systems into Security Center, so operators can identify suspicious transactions, view the corresponding video and other evidence that relates to each transaction to figure out if any further investigation is needed.
Architecture diagram for Transaction Finder integration
Components of Transaction Finder integration
- Config Tool
- The Transaction Finder plugin is also installed on a Config Tool workstation. The Security Center administrator uses Config Tool to create and configure the plugin role.
- Security Desk
- The Transaction Finder plugin is installed on all Security Desk workstations. Security Desk operators can monitor and investigate transactions.
- Transaction Finder Plugin
- The Transaction Finder plugin is installed on a Security Center server and runs as a plugin role.
- Elasticsearch database
- An Elasticsearch database is installed by default on the same server as the plugin, but it can be installed on a separate server, or set up as a clustered system. The database stores all transaction data that is imported from the point-of-sale system.
- The Transaction Finder parser receives, standardizes, and formats data from the point-of-sale system so that data can be used by Security Center. A parser is a Windows service that can be installed locally with the plugin server or remotely.
- POS system
- A point-of-sale (POS) system is the software that manages all data related to transactions. Data from the POS system is sent to the related parser, is immediately imported by the plugin, so transactions can be monitored live and investigated from Security Desk.
- Cash registers
- A cash register is the physical device where the cashier enters sales transactions.