Overview of the Maps task - Security Center 5.6

Security Center User Guide 5.6

series
Security Center 5.6
revised_modified
2019-10-09

To monitor events and alarms in real time, manage entities in your security system, and dynamically navigate your facilities, you can use the Maps task.

The following figure shows a Maps task in an access control and video monitoring system. Security Center entities are represented as clickable icons and colored areas on the map, called map objects.

A When you double-click map objects, they are displayed in the Monitoring task.
B You can switch to different maps and configure you map display options using the buttons in the Maps toolbar.
C Fixed cameras are represented on maps with a blue field of view (FOV). The recording state of the camera () and Motion on events ( green ripple effect) are shown in real time.
D Click a map object (a camera in this example) to display it in a tile bubble. You can also hold CTRL and click to open multiple tile bubbles. When you hover your mouse over the tile bubble, the corresponding map object is circled in yellow.

At the top of the tile bubble, you can click Move () to move the bubble, Pin on screen () to pin the bubble on the map, or Close () to hide the bubble.

E Widgets corresponding to the selected map object (a camera in this example) are displayed in the dashboard. To hide the dashboard, click Settings > Show dashboard in the Maps toolbar.
F A map object that is linked to an active alarm is flagged with an alarm notification bubble. The color of the bubble corresponds to the color assigned to the alarm. Point to the bubble to show more details. Click the notification bubble to change it into a tile bubble.
G Doors are represented on maps with an icon that indicates their current state (open/closed, locked/unlocked).
H A group of three or more map objects that are located close together are represented by a blue cluster bubble. Click to zoom in on the map to view the individual map objects.
I Events are displayed in event notification bubbles. The color of the bubble corresponds to the color assigned to the event. Point to the bubble to show more details. Click the notification bubble to change it into a tile bubble.
J PTZ cameras are represented on maps with a green FOV. Click and drag the FOV to pan and tilt. Drag the mouse cursor closer to the camera icon to tilt the camera down, or further from the camera icon to tilt it up.
K Areas are represented on maps by colored polygons. Click the polygon to switch to the map linked to the area.