Generating reports - Security Center 5.6

Security Center User Guide 5.6

Security Center 5.6

To generate a report in any reporting task, you must set the query filters, and then run the query. After you generate the report, you can work with your results.

What you should know

Reporting tasks are where you generate customized queries on the entities, activities, and events in your Security Center system for investigation or maintenance purposes. Most investigation and maintenance tasks are reporting tasks.

The maximum number of report results you can receive in Security Center is 10,000. By default, the maximum number of results is 2000. This value can be changed from the Options dialog box.

If you want to generate a report with more than 10,000 results, then use the Generate and save report command.

NOTE: These steps only describe the general process for running a report.


  1. Open an existing reporting task, or create a new one.
  2. In the Filters tab, use the query filters to create a customized search.
    NOTE: Some of the filters have a Select all button. This button does not appear if there are more than 100 entities to select from (for example, if you have a list of 1500 cardholders), because if you query too many entities the report takes too long to generate.
  3. Set a date and time range for the report.
  4. Click Generate report.
    If there are invalid filters, the Generate report button is unavailable.
    The query results are displayed in the report pane. You can sort the results by column.
  5. Analyze the query results.
    The query results depend on the type of reporting task. When video sequences or LPR data are attached to the query results, you can view them in the canvas by dragging a report item to a tile.
  6. Work with the query results.
    Depending on the items in the query results, you can print the report, save the report as an Excel or PDF document, export the video sequences, and so on.
  7. (Optional) Save the report as a template.

    If you save the report layout (query filters and report columns) as a template, it can be sent to another user or workstation using the Email a report action.