Integration overview for the RSA Surveillance plugin - Restricted Security Area Surveillance 3.5

Restricted Security Area Surveillance Plugin Guide 3.5

Restricted Security Area Surveillance 3.5

Integrating a tracking system and tracking devices in Security Center using the RSA Surveillance plugin consists of a series of steps that must be followed in sequence.

The following table lists the tasks required to integrate tracking systems in Security Center, and how to verify that the integration was successful.
Step Task Where to find more information
Understand prerequisites and key issues before deploying
1 Before installing the plugin, read the release notes to learn about new features, and to understand the requirements and known issues.
2 Learn which systems and devices can be added to Security Center, and how the different components for the integration connect.
3 Learn which features are included with the license packages.
Prepare Security Center
4 Ensure that the expansion server where the plugin will be installed meets the recommended system requirements and is running a compatible version of Security Center.
5 If you have video surveillance cameras, make sure that the Omnicast™ features are enabled, and that all cameras are added to Security Center and are functioning as required.
6 In Security Center, create maps you want to monitor restricted areas from.
7 Create custom events and alarms that you want to receive when intrusions are detected.
8 Grant user privileges.
Install and configure the plugin
9 On the Security Center expansion server, download the plugin and install it.
10 In Config Tool, create the RSA Surveillance plugin role.
11 From the plugin role, configure the connection settings for RabbitMQ.
12 Perform optional plugin configurations.
13 Set up Genetec Mission Control™ and the Restricted Security Area Surveillance plugin so that operators can use the Incident Manager task to monitor and manage intrusions detected in RSA zones.
Configure your tracking system and devices for integration
14 Make sure that your tracking system and devices are operating as expected.
  • Refer to the manufacturer documentation for your device.
15 Prepare your tracking system and devices for integration with Security Center.
  • Refer to the section in this guide for your tracking system.
16 Confirm that the tracking system and the plugin server are configured with the same date, time, and timezone.
  • Refer to your Windows help system.
Add your tracking system to Security Center
17 Verify that you have enough licenses available for the type of tracking system that you want to add.
  • Refer to the Licenses section on the Properties page of the RSA Surveillance plugin role.
  • The license number is included in the product-release email sent by Genetec Inc. This email also includes links to the plugin download package and other license information.
  • If you need to acquire a license, see License options for an RSA Surveillance integration.
18 From the plugin role, add your tracking systems and devices.
  • Refer to the section in this guide for your tracking system.
Configure RSA zones and RSA perimeters
19 Create RSA zones and associate them to cameras.
20 Configure the RSA zones.
21 For perimeter intrusion detection systems, create RSA perimeters.
Configure settings for monitoring restricted areas
22 Configure the plugin to use native events to trigger intrusions.
Confirm that the integration works as expected
23 Confirm that you can arm and disarm RSA zones.
24 Confirm that you can monitor video when a target enters an RSA zone.
25 For perimeter intrusion detection systems, confirm that you can arm and disarm a perimeter.
26 Confirm that you see RSA Surveillance events, and alarms in the related Security Center reports.
Set up your operator workstations
27 Install the plugin on each Security Center client workstation from which you want to monitor RSA zones.
NOTE: When the plugin is installed on a Security Center server but not on your Security Center client workstation, the client receives events and alarms from the tracking system, which you can view in the Monitoring task and the Event window. To see RSA zones on maps, you must install the plugin on your Security Center workstation.
28 In the Security Desk Monitoring task, add the Restricted Security Area Surveillance role to the Event monitoring list and enable alarm monitoring.
29 Confirm that your workstation works as expected. If it does, you have successfully completed the integration.
  • Do steps 23 to 26.