Adding zones to your maps

You can add hardware zones and virtual zones to your maps to allow Security Desk operators to monitor and control zones from maps.

Before you begin

To add an zone to your map:

  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Map designer task.
  2. Select a recent map or click Browse all maps to open an existing map.
    The selected map fills the Map designer workspace.
  3. In the toolbar, click Area view (), select the hardware zone (), virtual zone (), or I/O zone () you want to add, and drag it to where you want it to be on the map.
    The widgets for configuring the map object appear in the right panel. The map object always takes on the identity of the entity it represents.
  4. In the Identity widget, click Show states, and then assign colors for the different zone states.

    TIP: To avoid cluttering the map, you can hide te map object when the entity is found in certain states. Clear the states you want to hide.
    When the zone state changes, the map object changes to the color configured for that state, or is hidden.
  5. In the Map designer toolbar, click Save ().