Prior to creating areas, the subscriber must first be configured to use areas. The Use Areas flag is located under the Subscriber tab. See the Handling tab documentation for more information on configuring the subscriber to use areas.
The Area Description tab is where users assign areas to the subscriber account. Areas allow users to group zones together.
For Example: If a subscriber business had an office and a warehouse within the same building, you would create two areas: Area 1: Office and Area 2: Warehouse. Assign all zones within the office space to Area 1 and all zones within the warehouse space to Area 2. This way, operators will understand which “area” of the building the alarms originated from.
Users can interact with the Area Description table via the available toolbar options. These options are defined below.
|Delete All||Removes all areas from the subscriber.|
|Add||Allows users to create new areas on the subscriber. More information on adding areas can be found below.|
|Edit||Allows users to update existing areas as necessary.|
|Delete||Removes the selected area from the subscriber.|
|Reload||Refreshes the table to display up-to-date information.|
Selecting Add from the toolbar will display the Add Area Description dialog box.
Perform the following steps to create an area on the subscriber’s account.
- Input the ID you would like to assign to the area into the Area field.
- This field is limited to three alphanumeric characters. This ID displays within Monitoring to inform operators on which area the signal was received from.
- Input a brief explanation of the area into the Description field.
- The Supervised/Unsupervised dropdown is no longer used. Leave this dropdown blank.
Select Save & Close to complete adding the area to the subscriber.
Users can also select Save & Add More to save the area and begin the creation process from the beginning for a new area.
Once saved, users can assign areas to zones. See the Zones documentation for more information on managing subscriber zones.