An RSA zone defines the boundaries of a restricted area. In Security Center, an RSA zone is shown as a colored shape on a map. The color indicates if the zone is armed, disarmed, or in alert. When a tracking system reports an intrusion, the RSA Surveillance plugin generates an event if the intrusion occurs in an armed RSA zone.
- Horizontal RSA zones are represented as shapes on georeferenced Security Center maps.
- Vertical RSA zones are represented as shapes on image maps to add context to the location of detected intrusions.
- Vertical RSA zones are only used with tracking systems that support vertical mode.
RSA zone statesRSA zones behave differently depending on what state they are in. The color of the RSA zone indicates its state. RSA zones can be in the following states:
- Intrusions cannot be detected in a disarmed RSA zone. By default, disarmed RSA zones are gray on a map.
- When an intrusion is detected in an armed RSA zone, the zone changes to the color of the Alert state. By default, an armed RSA zone is green on a map.
- The RSA zone is in alert when an intrusion is detected, and remains in alert until all targets in the RSA zone are acknowledged. As long as the RSA zone is in alert, it is also considered armed. If you disarm the RSA zone while it is in alert, it only disarms after all targets are acknowledged. By default, an RSA zone in alert is red on a map.
Maintenance mode for RSA zones
You can set an RSA zone to maintenance mode when you want to test that intrusions are properly triggered for the zone. When the RSA zone is in maintenance mode, the Target created, Target detected, and Target acknowledged events are not triggered in the RSA events task, but targets are seen in the RSA investigation task.