Changing the time zone to UTC - Security Center 5.9

Security Center User Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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2020-08-19

If you are working with archives that were recorded during a time change, and you want to remove the associated impacts from the video timeline, you can set the time zone to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in Security Desk before performing your task.

What you should know

Security Desk and Config Tool display time relative to the selected time zone. However, the server uses UTC, and the client application converts the server's UTC timestamps to the selected time zone. You can set client applications to use UTC to skip the time conversion and avoid the impacts when there is a time change.
NOTE: Time and date settings apply only to the client application you configure. Each application must be configured separately.

Procedure

  1. From the home page, click Options > Date and time.
  2. If required, select Display time zone abbreviations to show the selected time zone next to the time in the notification tray.
  3. Select Display time based on the following time zone, and then select (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time.
  4. Click Save.

Results

The client application now displays current time and archive timestamps relative to the UTC time zone.