Overview of the Monitoring task

Use the Monitoring task to monitor events, such as access control events from doors and cardholders, license plate reads and hits from fixed and mobile LPR units, and camera related events, in real time.

The following figure shows a Monitoring task in an access control and video monitoring system.

  • Events: Click to hide description
    Show events in the report pane.
    • Resume tracking: Click to hide description
      Show the events in the list as soon as they occur.
    • Clear event list: Click to hide description
      Remove all the events from the event list.
  • Alarms: Click to hide description
    Show alarms in the report pane. The same commands as found in the Alarm monitoring task.
NOTE: The Events and Alarms buttons are only displayed when you enable alarm monitoring for the Monitoring task.
B New event alerts are displayed on the Monitoring tab when the task is not in the foreground.
C The report pane lists events or alarms as they occur, based on your selection.
D A tile can be used to monitor events (blue tile ID), alarms (red tile ID), both, or neither (grey tile ID).
E Select entities from the area view to display in the canvas. You can select multiple entities and drag them onto the canvas together.
F Widgets used to control the entities that you are monitoring.
  • Hide area view: Click to hide description
    Hide the area view.
  • Monitoring: Click to hide description
    Select which entities to monitor.
  • Synchronize video: Click to hide description
    Synchronize the video displayed in the canvas.
  • Clear all: Click to hide description
    Clear all the configured tiles in the Monitoring task.
  • Change tile pattern: Click to hide description
    Change the tile pattern in the canvas.
  • Open the Vault: Click to hide description
    Open the Vault tool to view previously saved snapshots and exported video files.
  • Switch to map mode: Click to hide description
    Switch between tile mode and map mode.
    NOTE: To switch between tile mode and map mode, you must have the Switch to map mode privilege.
  • Hide controls: Click to hide description
    Hide the controls.