Changing the time zone to UTC - Security Center 5.6

Security Center User Guide 5.6

Security Center 5.6

If you are viewing or querying archives that were recorded during a time change to or from Daylight Saving Time (DST), and you want to remove the impacts on the timeline, you can set the time zone to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in Security Desk prior to performing your task.

What you should know

Client applications (Security Desk, Config Tool) display time relatively to the selected time zone. For example, if you select Eastern Time, the client application will display all timestamps relatively to this time zone. However, because the server always uses UTC, the client application must convert the server's timestamps into the application's time zone.
NOTE: Time and date settings apply only to the client application you configure. Each application must be configured separately.


  1. From the home page, click Options > Date and time.
  2. If you want to show the time zone, select Display time zone abbreviations.
    The time zone is added next to the time displayed in the notification tray.
  3. Click Display time based on the following time zone, and then select (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time.
  4. Click Save.


The client application now displays current time and archive timestamps relatively to the UTC time zone.