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Genea Access Control System Integration with Salient Video Management System
Genea Access Control System Integration with Salient Video Management System

Learn how to integrate your Genea Access Control System with Salient Video Management System

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Written by Genea Developer
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Genea access control integration with Salient's video management system merges access control and video surveillance. By combining Salient security cameras with Genea’s technology, organizations can improve their access control experience, eliminate abuse from outside parties, and verify who is entering their space at a given time. Features as part of these integrations include:

  • Allow mapping cameras to the doors - This provides instant access to right video feed at the right time.

  • Ability to monitor access logs with Salient cameras - Administrators can correlate their video feed with events and activities from our access control systems without the hassle of manually rewinding or fast forwarding through the footage.

  • View Live Video Stream

  • Camera Wall

This camera video player is best viewed on Chrome and Firefox browser.

Steps for setting up Your Genea Access Control System + Salient Video Management System Integration

1) Login to Genea Platform and Navigate to the 'Integrations' tab in your admin dashboard.

2) Go to 'Cameras' integrations and click 'Install' under the Salient integration.

3) Provide necessary information and click 'Install'.

Note: Salient Server URL is the server where your Salient Video Management System is hosted and publicly accessible. Please make sure to add relevant port in the server URL also (E.g. https://Host/Domain:<PORT>). Username and Password will be of Administrator user.

4) Genea is now connected with Salient VMS successfully.

5) Set 'Camera Link Offset' from the setting screen

This setting enables you to customize the offset time for the camera link to sync the access event and camera times.

The internal clock of cameras may drift from the exact time and vary from room to room. And access events being critical, it is necessary that we display the exact video clips against a particular access event in the activity log. To ensure the correct video clips are displayed along with access events, this setting can be used.

You may set your system to capture video of an event up to 10 seconds before, or up to 10 seconds after the camera time stamp. To set, move the slider next to the 'Camera Link Offset (seconds)' to the desired number of seconds.

6) Mapping Cameras to Door

Click on 'Location' tab, it will show list of all the locations. Click on exact 'Location' from the list where you need to map the door.

Click on 'New' to add mapping of door to camera.

Click on Door 'Dropdown' to select the door. Click on respective cameras attached to that door against Camera 'Dropdown' and 'Save' the choices.

Note: 1 Door may have multiple Camera attached and we can set from this screen.

You can see now list of Door to Camera mapping. Where you can 'Edit' or 'Delete' the mapping.

Clicking on any camera, will give you the Live Feed. It will help you double check mapping of Door to Camera.

Congratulations!! You are now ready to start monitoring your access logs with Salient cameras!

Monitor access logs with Salient cameras:

Now that your system is integrated, you will have the ability to view any access event or notification. In your application activity log, you will see a new column titled 'Cameras'.

Clicking on the camera link will open the surveillance footage for that event in the video player.

View Live video stream

Live stream of video will be visible in the 'Control Center', under 'Door' tab. For each door there will be link to the camera that is mapped to it.

On click of the camera link you will be able to see the live feed.

Camera Wall

Camera Wall is a complementary video management feature available with Salient integration, that provides an intuitive and simple user interface to monitor live feeds from the cameras within your Genea application. Genea's built-in camera wall allows you to view your cameras from multiple remote locations on a single screen. You can change the arrangement and preview the layout of the cameras, for your security needs.

Set up an effective and personalized video monitoring system within minutes!

The camera wall feature allows every admin to personalize their wall views. This is a user-based feature and allows you to create a monitoring wall for yourself. Admins can set up different camera wall views with their own logins to the Genea application.

To set up your own camera wall, proceed as below:

1) Navigate to 'Control Center' > 'Camera Wall' from your Genea admin dashboard and select cameras.

This is the camera wall where you can see multiple cameras on 1 screen. You can select Full Screen view too.

Once the camera wall is set up within the application, you will be able to monitor your cameras from the wall view.

Video Player Features

The video player is useful in playing the recordings of the camera; for example, to track door events by instantly re-watching the segments of CCTV video for analytical purposes.

The Video Player is designed with several useful features that will allow you to inspect the video footage with ease.

If you have any questions about this integration or have any feature requests, please reach out to acsupport@getgenea.com.

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