Viewing unit properties

At a glance, you can view a list of all the local and federated units that are part of your system, and can see their information, such as unit type, manufacturer, model, IP address, and so on, using the Hardware inventory report.

What you should know

As an example, you can use the Hardware inventory report to see what firmware version a unit has, and determine if it needs to be upgraded.
NOTE: The Hardware inventory report shows information on both local and federated units. However, certain functions, such as the action commands at the bottom of the screen, and properties such as Password, Proposed firmware version, and Proposed firmware description, are not available for federated units.

To view the properties of units in your system:

  1. From the home page, open the Hardware inventory task.
  2. Set up the query filter for your report. Choose one or more of the following filters:
    • Units: Click to hide description
      Select individual units or roles to investigate. Selecting a role is equivalent to selecting all units managed by that role.
    • Source group: Click to hide description
      Select the category of units (Access control, Intrusion detection, LPR, or Video).
    • Custom fields: Click to hide description
      Restrict the search to a predefined custom field for the entity. This filter only appears if custom fields are defined for the entity, and if the custom field was made visible to you when it was created or last configured.
  3. Click Generate report.
    The unit properties are listed in the report pane.