Basic map commands - Security Center 5.6

Security Center User Guide 5.6

series
Security Center 5.6
revised_modified
2019-10-09

In Security Desk, you can interact with your maps and the security devices that are represented on the maps using some standard commands, such as dragging your mouse to move the map, or clicking on the map objects. The shape of the mouse cursor indicates what action you can take.

The following table lists the basic commands you can use to interact with maps. Specific commands related to each type of map objects are described in Supported map objects.

To do this Map command
Move the map Drag.
Zoom in and out Rotate the mouse wheel upward (in) or downward (out).

Double-click (in) or double-right-click (out).

Span the map across all monitors (Maps task only) In the Maps toolbar, click Settings > Span map across all monitors.
Switch to your default map (Maps task only) In the Maps toolbar, click Default map.
Switch to a different map Do one of the following:
  • Click a map thumbnail.
  • Click a map link, which is typically a colored semi-transparent polygon.
  • (Maps task only) In the Maps toolbar, click Select map or click a map name.
To synchronize map positions, hold CTRL while switching maps. The new map opens at the same GPS location.
NOTE: The map must be a geographic map, or a map image that is georeferenced.
Show information about any map object Do one of the following:
  • For map objects representing Security Center entities, point to the map object, or press and hold the CTRL+ALT keys to display the names of all map objects at the same time.
  • For KML objects and ESRI objects, click the map object to show all available information in a text bubble. If there are multiple objects that overlap, a list of the layers is displayed so that you can select the layer that contains the object you want to see.
Find an entity on a map Do one of the following:
  • From the Maps task: In the Maps toolbar, click Search and enter an entity name.
  • From the Monitoring task: Right-click an entity displayed in a tile and click Locate me. If the entity is displayed on more than one map, the map icons appear in a popup, and you must select which map to view the entity on.
Show or hide information on a map Do one of the following:
  • From the Maps task: In the Maps toolbar, click Layers.
  • From the Monitoring task: Right-click anywhere on your map and click Layers.
In the dialog box that opens, select the layers you want to show on your map and then click OK.
Select a map object Click the map object (only applies to Security Center entity).
When applicable, this action also:
  • Displays the related entity in a tile bubble
  • Displays the related widgets in the dashboard
Show the contextual menu of a map object Right-click the map object (only applies to Security Center entity)
Configure an entity Right-click the map object, and then click Configure entity to jump to the configuration page of the entity it represents.
Display map object in the Monitoring task Double-click the map object (only applies to Security Center entity).
View multiple map objects in the Monitoring task (rectangle) Click and drag while holding the ALT key to draw a rectangle around the map objects you want to display in the Monitoring task (only applies to Security Center entity).
Display all cameras that can see a specific location on the map in the Monitoring task (smart click) Click the location of interest on the map while holding the SHIFT key.
NOTE: All cameras that can see the clicked location are displayed in the Monitoring task. PTZ cameras that support position feedback will automatically turn to the location you clicked, if they are not obstructed by walls.