Configuring I/O zone settings - Security Center 5.8

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.8

series
Security Center 5.8
revised_modified
2020-08-17

To monitor and set up I/O linking for I/O zones in Security Center, you must decide how the zone state is evaluated, which output relays are triggered based on the inputs associated with the zone, and when the zone is armed.

Before you begin

Do the following:

What you should know

All input points and output relays configured for this zone must belong to Synergis™ units that are managed by the same Access Manager.

You can configure the I/O linking from the I/O zone's Properties tab. You do not need to create event-to-actions in order to trigger output relays.

IMPORTANT: If the inputs and outputs configured for this zone do not belong to the same Synergis™ unit, you must enable the Activate peer to peer option on the Access Manager.

Procedure

  1. Open the Area view task.
  2. Select the I/O zone to configure, and click the Properties tab.
  3. From the Arming schedule drop-down list, select a predefined schedule for when the zone is armed.
    To add more predefined schedules for defining the arming schedule, click Advanced () and then click Add an item ().
  4. (Optional) Click Exceptions to define periods within the arming schedule when the zone should not be armed.
  5. Under the Inputs list, click Add an item (), and select inputs to determine the state of the zone.
    The zone is considered to be in a Trouble state if one of the inputs is in the Trouble state.
  6. Under the Outputs list, click Add an item (), and select the output relays that you want to send the configured output behavior to, when the zone is armed and in the Active state, or when the zone is in the Trouble state.
    Best Practice: As much as possible, use the output relays on the master unit. This allows the I/O zone to continue to function when one or more slave units are down.
  7. From the Output behavior drop-down list, select the output behavior to send to the output relays.
  8. Select Activate output on trouble when the zone is disarmed if you want the output relays to be triggered when the zone is in the Trouble state.
  9. From the Revert to drop-down list, select the output behavior to send to the output relays when the zone returns to the Normal state.
  10. In the Associated events section, select which events to trigger when the zone state changes, from the following drop-down lists:
    These events are only triggered when the zone is armed. Select None if a zone state should be ignored.
    Normal
    When the combination of inputs yields a zero (0).
    Active
    When the combination of inputs yields a one (1).
    Trouble
    Requires to have at least one supervised input. The zone is in the Trouble state when at least one of the input is in the Trouble state. The Trouble state supersedes all other states.
  11. Enter in Reactivation threshold, how many milliseconds must pass before the event associated to the zone state can be re-triggered, and click Apply.

After you finish

Test your zone by verifying that the generated events show up in the Zone activities report in Security Desk.