• Simplify the user experience with an intuitive and de-cluttered interface
  • Reduce training time and costs with streamlined navigation across all products
  • Improve productivity through a task-based approach and dynamic widgets
  • Enhance operator confidence and reduce response time to incidents

Simplify the user experience to get information at your fingertips

The Security Desk, the next-generation interface of Security Center, seamlessly merges monitoring, configuration and reporting for Omnicast™ video surveillance, Synergis™ access control, and AutoVu™ License Plate Recognition (LPR) systems. Through innovative security application-concepts and mirrored navigation across applications, operators are given the right functionalities to perform their duties at the right time. The Security Desk is the most forward-thinking user interface in the security market, increasing operator confidence and allowing them to instinctively do more with less effort.

Take a Task-Oriented Approach: The Task

A task within the Security Desk is a new user interface design pattern that simplifies the UI by grouping related functionalities together. Similar to the "tabs" concept available with most popular web browsers today, a task is a separate layout per operator function. Tasks can be pulling reports, monitoring layouts, and much more. Each task is designed to be specific, leaving out extraneous information of a particular activity. An operator creates a task only when he needs to, reducing complexity and allowing him to focus on the job at hand.

Once launched, a task is added to the taskbar which offers quick access to all running tasks. Clicking on a specific task brings forward all the functionalities available for that task. Through the taskbar, operators are then able to jump from task to task as needed rather than having all the functionalities available all the time through one view. Tasks can also be dragged to separate monitors when needed to further simplify the UI in multi-monitor applications.

Get Back to All Core Functions: the Home Menu

The home menu regroups all available tasks and provides quick access for operators to launch new tasks, much like the Start Menu of the most popular operating systems. These include monitoring, access control, video, and LPR tasks. To further shorten the search for tasks to execute, tasks are grouped under categories, such as operation or investigation. Through privileges, an administrator can even limit which tasks an operator has access to, simplifying their workflows within the system.

Experience a Dynamically Adaptive UI: The Dashboard Widgets

Reducing the number of concepts operators have to work with can drastically improve how fast they learn to monitor and control the security system. Automatically and dynamically adapting the UI for the operator's activities at a specific time de-clutters the UI, makes it more intuitive and ultimately improves efficiency. In the Security Desk, widgets are also offered as small application-related functions that provide you with fast access to information and actions.

Personalize the Interface: Customization

Each and every Security Desk task, whether reporting, configuring or monitoring tasks, can be customized. Operators have the ability to define what the tasks consist of: event list, display tiles, dashboard, widgets, and more. Virtually any function can be hidden or minimized to render tasks as simple or full-featured to meet the operator's needs. Through user privileges and logical partitions, administrators can further define what entities (doors, cameras, LPR units) and tasks the operator has access to, further simplifying the Security Desk and optimizing the operator's experience.