The Setup Inputs process allows you to configure the input type, circuit supervision, and monitoring parameters.
Under the Hardware Setup tab, Click the Inputs tab. The Selected Hardware tab is then loaded on the ribbon.
Display Input Information by Column
The left pane of the grid lists all recognized Inputs in alphabetical order, prioritized by column. Drag column headers above the header field to filter and display information per your specific needs and priorities. Select a input listed in the left pane and all its configuration parameters are displayed in the right pane.
Information displayed in sortable columns:
- Gateway - the gateway type/name for the controller to which the input is connected.
- Controller - the name assigned to the controller.
- Panel Description - the type of controller panel (by manufacturer and physical characteristics).
- Description - the names assigned to the individual inputs on that controller.
- Security Level - the level of security needed for that input: Low, Medium, High.
- Sensor Type - the physical type of sensor wired to that input: i.e., door, glass break, PIR, tamper, etc.
- Model - the type of device providing input.
Review/Edit Input Configuration Parameters
The right pane of the grid lists all information and configuration parameters for the input selected in the left pane. If an item in the grid is grayed-out it is not changeable.
- Description - enter a descriptive name for this input (128 characters max)
- Enabled - enable or disable this input
- Sensor Type - group this input by its physical type: door, glass break, PIR, tamper, etc.
- Security Level - assign this input a security level (Low, Medium, High) based on the kind of security needed at that door; typically an input monitoring a PIR sensor may have a higher security level than an input used to enable a lighting system
- Line Supervision - identify if the input is supervised or unsupervised, multi-state, and normally open or normally closed
- Input Type - identify the type of input, typically a monitor point; other input types may have additional configuration parameters that need to be set
- Primary Priority - sets the event notification priority
- Use This Filter - select a custom filter which controls which events are displayed, acknowledged, or recorded (in the case of video applications)
- Global Trigger - select an event trigger that will be tested when this input creates an event - if the event matches the trigger, the trigger will activate.
Selected Hardware Input Operations
The Selected Hardware tab displays two operation groups with manual operation commands that can be applied to selected inputs in the grid.
Note: As is typical with Windows based programs, you can select multiple, random inputs or consecutive sets of inputs using the standard Windows Ctrl-Click and Shift-Click commands.
- History - list an event history for selected inputs; the pull-down menu beside the History option allows you to select a specific event on which to display input history
- Audit - list the changes made to and operations performed on selected inputs
- Request Status - returns operational status for the input and the controller to which it is connected; the status is displayed in the Quick-Open Status tab at the bottom of the program window
- Mask/Unmask - mask/unmask events from this input from being posted to the event buffer
Note: A quick way to apply manual input operations is to select your inputs in the grid and click the right-button on your mouse. A context menu with pull-down options appears allowing you to quickly and easily perform these operations.