Integration overview for OPC Client - OPC Client 3.1

OPC Client Plugin Guide 3.1

OPC Client 3.1

You can integrate and OPC client in Security Center by following a sequence of steps.

The following table lists the tasks required for the integration.
Step Description Where to find more information
Learn about the release
1 Read the release notes to learn about any known issues, limitations, supported software, and other information about this release of the plugin.
Install the plugin
2 Verify that the Security Center license has a valid certificate for the OPC Client plugin: go to the Config Tool home page, click About > Certificates, and confirm that OPC Client is on the list.
  • 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 require a license, see License options for the OPC Client plugin.
3 Ensure that the servers on which you will install the plugin meet the recommended system requirements and are running a compatible version of Security Center.
4 Download and install the OPC Client plugin on all Security Center servers and client workstations from which you want to monitor OPC entities.
Connect the plugin to the OPC server
5 Create the OPC Client plugin role on the server of your choice.
6 From the Plugins task, connect to OPC servers.
Create OPC entities
7 Create the XML file to define the entity types and properties that can be added to Security Center.
8 Import the XML file into Security Center.
9 Create the CSV file from which OPC tags can be imported. This file is used to create OPC entities in Security Center.
10 Create OPC entities in Security Center by importing the OPC tags from the CSV file.
Configure the OPC entities
11 Create rules based on state changes of OPC entity properties to trigger custom events or alarms in Security Center.
12 (Optional) Link cameras to OPC entities in Security Center, so you can monitor live video when custom events and alarms are triggered.
13 (Optional) Create a map, and then add OPC entities to it.