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An add-on is a software package that adds tasks, tools, or specific configuration settings to Security Center systems.


An alarm entity describes a particular type of trouble situation that requires immediate attention and how it can be handled in Security Center. For example, an alarm can indicate which entities (usually cameras and doors) best describe the situation, who must be notified, how it must be displayed to the user, and so on.

cash register

A cash register entity represents a single cash register (or terminal) in a point of sale system.


Entities are the basic building blocks of Security Center. Everything that requires configuration is represented by an entity. An entity can represent a physical device, such as a camera or a door, or an abstract concept, such as an alarm, a schedule, a user, a role, a plugin, or an add-on.


An event indicates the occurrence of an activity or incident, such as access denied to a cardholder or motion detected on a camera. Events are automatically logged in Security Center. Every event has an entity as its main focus, called the event source.


An event-to-action links an action to an event. For example, you can configure Security Center to trigger an alarm when a door is forced open.

expansion server

An expansion server is any server machine in a Security Center system that does not host the Directory role. The purpose of the expansion server is to add to the processing power of the system.

federated entity

A federated entity is any entity that is imported from an independent system through one of the Federation™ roles.

federated system

A federated system is a independent system (Omnicast™ or Security Center) that is unified under your local Security Center through a Federation™ role, so that the local users can view and control its entities as if they belong to their local system.


The Federation™ feature joins multiple, independent Genetec™ IP security systems into a single virtual system. With this feature, users on the central Security Center system can view and control entities that belong to remote systems.

Federation™ host

The Federation™ host is the Security Center system that runs Federation™ roles. Users on the Federation™ host can view and control entities that belong to federated systems directly from their local system.

Item transactions

The Item transactions task is an investigation task in Security Desk. You can use it to investigate individual lines in a transaction that that took place in point-of-sale systems or at individual terminals.


The Maps task is an operation task that heightens your situational awareness by providing the context of a map to your security monitoring and control activities.


A parser receives, standardizes, and formats data from a point-of-sale system, so it can be pushed to Security Center.


A plugin (in lowercase) is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing program. Depending on the context, plugin can refer either to the software component itself or to the software package used to install the software component.


Plugin (with an uppercase, in singular) is the role template that serves to create specific plugin roles.

plugin role

A plugin role adds optional features to Security Center. A plugin role is created by using the Plugin role template. By default, it is represented by an orange puzzle piece in the Roles view of the System task. Before you can create a plugin role, the software package specific to that role must be installed on your system.


The Plugins task is an administration task that you can use to configure plugin-specific roles and related entities.

Point of sale

Point of sale (POS) is a system that typically refers to the hardware and software used for checkouts - the equivalent of an electronic cash register. These systems are used to capture detailed transactions, authorize payments, track inventory, audit sales, and manage employees. Point of sale systems are used in supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, stadiums, casinos, retail establishments.

Point of sale (POS)

Acronym: POS


A role is a software component that performs a specific job within Security Center. To execute a role, you must assign one or more servers to host it.

Service Release

A Service Release (SR) is a standalone release that includes minor functionality improvements, bug fixes, and the integration of new hardware, intrusion devices, and plugins.

Service Release (SR)

Acronym: SR

Transaction Finder

The Transaction Finder plugin integrates point-of-sale (POS) systems into Security Center. Using this plugin, operators can identify suspicious transactions and view the corresponding video and other evidence that relates to each transaction to figure out if any further investigation is needed.


The Transactions task is an investigation task in Security Desk. You can use it to investigate transactions that have taken place in point-of-sale systems or at individual terminals.