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UTC Advisor Master and Advanced Intrusion Panel Extension Guide 3.0

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UTC Advisor Master and Advanced


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


An alarm is a type of entity that describes a particular 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 it, who must be notified, how it must be displayed to the user, and so on.


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.


An extension refers to a group of manufacturer-specific settings found in the Extensions configuration page of a role, such as Archiver, Access Manager, or Intrusion Manager. Most extensions are built-in to Security Center, but some require the installation of an add-on; in those situations, the extension also refers to this add-on.


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.

intrusion detection

Intrusion detection designates one of the following: intrusion detection (hardware) or intrusion detection (analytics).

intrusion detection area

An intrusion detection area is an entity that represents a zone (sometimes called an area) or a partition (group of sensors) on an intrusion panel.

Intrusion detection area activities

Intrusion detection area activities is a type of investigation task that reports on activities (master arm, perimeter arm, duress, input trouble, and so on) in selected intrusion detection areas.

Intrusion detection

The Intrusion detection task is an administration task that allows you to configure intrusion detection roles and units.

intrusion detection unit

An intrusion detection unit is an entity that represents an intrusion device (intrusion panel, control panel, receiver, and so on) that is monitored and controlled by the Intrusion Manager role.

Intrusion detection unit events

Intrusion detection unit events is a type of investigation task that reports on events (AC fail, battery fail, unit lost, input trouble, and so on) related to selected intrusion detection units.

Intrusion Manager

The Intrusion Manager role monitors and controls intrusion detection units. It listens to the events reported by the units, provides live reports to Security Center, and logs the events in a database for future reporting.

intrusion panel

An intrusion panel (also known as alarm panel or control panel) is a wall-mounted unit where the alarm sensors (motion sensors, smoke detectors, door sensors, and so on) and wiring of the intrusion alarms are connected and managed.
Also known as: alarm panel


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

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

UTC Advisor Master and Advanced

The UTC Advisor Master and Advanced extension lets you integrate United Technology Corporation (UTC)'s Advisor Master (formerly ATS Classic) and Advisor Advanced intrusion panels in Security Center. Operators can respond to events and alarms from the panels and send commands to the panels directly from Security Desk.