Overview of the Maps task - Security Center 5.9

Security Center User Guide 5.9

series
Security Center 5.9
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2020-08-19

You can use the Maps task to monitor events and alarms in real time, manage entities in your security system, and dynamically navigate your facilities.

The following figure shows a Maps task in an access control and video monitoring system. Security Center entities are represented by clickable icons and colored areas on the map, called map objects.

A By default, double-click any map object that can be displayed in a tile to open it in the Monitoring task. Double-click behavior can be customized in the map options.
B Switch to different maps and configure your map display options using the buttons in the Maps toolbar.

If Display alarms from linked maps is enabled in the map options, the number of active alarms on a linked map is shown next to the map name.

C Fixed camera objects can include a field of view (FOV) indicator. The object can also be configured to show the recording state () and Motion on events ( with green ripple effect) in real time.
D Click a map object, a camera in this example, to display it in a tile bubble. You can also hold Ctrl and click to open multiple tile bubbles. When you point to the tile bubble, the corresponding map object is circled in yellow.

At the top of the tile bubble, you can click Move () to move the bubble, Pin on screen () to pin the bubble on the map, or Close () to hide the bubble.

E Widgets corresponding to the selected map object (a camera in this example) are displayed in the Controls pane. To hide the controls, click Settings > Show controls in the Maps toolbar.
F A map object linked to an active alarm is flagged with an alarm notification bubble that has the same color as the alarm. Point to the bubble to show more details. Click the notification bubble to replace it with a tile bubble.
G Doors are represented on maps with an icon that indicates their current state: open or closed, and locked or unlocked.
H Three or more map objects, placed too closely to be visible at a given zoom level, are represented by a blue cluster bubble. Click to zoom in on the map to view the individual map objects.
I Events are displayed in event notification bubbles. The color of the bubble matches the color assigned to the event. Point to the bubble to show more details. Click the notification bubble to replace it with a tile bubble.
J PTZ camera objects can include an FOV indicator. When enabled, click and drag the FOV to pan and tilt. Drag the mouse cursor closer to the camera icon to tilt the camera down, or further from the camera icon to tilt it up. The object can also be configured to show the recording state () and Motion on events ( with green ripple effect) in real time.
K Areas are represented on maps by colored polygons. Click the polygon to switch to the map linked to the area.
L If mobile tracking is enabled and you have the View mobile users privilege, mobile users that share their location are automatically displayed on georeferenced maps with their photo.