About dashboards - Security Center 5.9

Security Center User Guide 5.9

Security Center 5.9

Dashboards is an operation task that provides a blank canvas on which you can pin widgets, including Security Center tiles, reports, and charts. These widgets track key indicators, and provide an overview of the activity and events recorded by the system.

Security Center dashboards have a broad range of uses. You can use them to:

  • Create a command and control dashboard to help you monitor events, and dispatch guards.
  • Track key performance indicators, such as the number and type of incidents, or wait times in queues.
  • Monitor system health, from important health events to the availability statistics of system hardware and software.
    NOTE: A default Health dashboard is available as an operation task to monitor your system health information.

By customizing a dashboard to your needs, you can easily monitor the information that matters to you.

Dashboard configurations can be saved as public tasks or private tasks in Security Desk. Your dashboard can be personal, or shared with an entire organization.

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Dashboard widgets

Widgets are the building blocks of dashboards. Security Center comes with various dashboard widgets in the following categories:


Embed images, text, and web pages in your dashboard, or display Security Center tiles.


Provide a snapshot of key information in your Security Center system. Reports can be configured to refresh automatically on an interval.


Monitor system health and performance metrics that can be configured to refresh automatically on an interval.

Security Center provides a framework to create custom widgets through the Security Center SDK. If you need help developing custom widgets, contact Genetecâ„¢ Professional Services through your sales representative for a quote, or call us at one of our regional offices around the world. To contact us, visit our website.

Privilege requirements

The Dashboard task is controlled by privileges. To work with dashboards, users must have the following privileges:

Task Minimum required privileges
Viewing dashboards
  • View dashboards
  • View public tasks
Modifying dashboards
  • Modify dashboards
  • Manage private tasks or Modify public tasks
Creating dashboards
  • Modify dashboards
  • Manage private tasks or Add public tasks
Deleting dashboards1 Manage private tasks or Delete public tasks

1 Dashboards are removed by deleting the associated task.

Specific widgets might require privileges of their own.