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Understanding the Interactive Floor Plan Feature
Understanding the Interactive Floor Plan Feature

Visualize your space like never before with Genea's Interactive Floor Plan

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Written by Genea Developer
Updated over a week ago

Introduction

The purpose of this document is to provide a comprehensive guide on how to use the Interactive Floor Plan feature in Genea's Access Control Platform. Our interactive floor plan feature was developed to provide users with a simple and intuitive way to navigate and interact with their spaces.

This document is intended for users of Genea platform who are interested in learning more about the Interactive Floor Plan feature. It will cover the basic concepts of the Interactive Floor Plan, including its benefits, what it is, and how it works.

Our Interactive Floor Plan feature has been designed to meet the specific needs and desires of our customers. By providing a simplified view, empowering maintenance, and hardware debug teams, enabling seamless collaboration, and facilitating enhanced decision-making, this feature enhances users' ability to manage their spaces effectively and efficiently. It offers a comprehensive solution that simplifies navigation, aids in troubleshooting, and optimizes space utilization, ultimately leading to improved operational outcomes.

Benefits

The Interactive Floor Plan feature in Genea platform provides numerous benefits for users, including:

  • Streamlined Space Navigation: Effortlessly navigate and explore your space with our interactive floor plan, simplifying your journey through every room and corner.

  • Improved Space Utilization: Unlock the full potential of your space with our interactive floor plan, optimizing every square foot for enhanced functionality and design.

  • Efficient Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Simplify maintenance and troubleshooting tasks with our interactive floor plan, pinpointing issues and accelerating resolution for seamless operations.

  • Enhanced Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate seamlessly and communicate effortlessly with our interactive floor plan, fostering teamwork and efficient project management.

  • Informed Decision-Making: Make informed decisions with confidence using our interactive floor plan, empowering you to optimize your space and achieve your vision.

  • Enhanced User Experience: Elevate your user experience to new heights with our interactive floor plan, putting you in control of your space like never before.

Prerequisite(s)

  • The prerequisites for unlocking the full potential of our interactive floor plan feature include adding and configuring all doors, installing VMS integration, mapping doors and cameras, and thoroughly reviewing the correctness in the Control Center door section.

What is Interactive Floor Plan in Genea platform?

In the Genea Platform, an Interactive Floor Plan is a dynamic and user-friendly feature that provides a virtual representation of a physical space, allowing users to navigate and interact with the layout and elements of the environment. It offers a visual map-like interface where users can explore various rooms, floors, and areas. With the Interactive Floor Plan, users can access detailed information about the space, customize and optimize layouts, visualize the positioning of cameras and doors, collaborate with team members, and make informed decisions regarding space management, maintenance, and troubleshooting. This feature enhances user experience, simplifies space navigation, and empowers users with a comprehensive tool for efficient space utilization and management.

  • To access the Interactive Floor Plan feature in the Genea platform, log in to your account and navigate to any location on the platform. From there, click on "Floor Plans".

This will take you to a page where you can view a list of all floor plans. You can also search plans by name and Add, Edit and Delete the plans.

  • Another way to access the Interactive Floor Plan feature in the Genea platform is by navigating to the Global Overview. To do this, go to the "Global Overview" page and select Floor Plans. Then, check the Location for which you need to see the floor plan and select that.

From here, you can view a list of all floor plans related to locations.

In summary, the Interactive Floor Plan is a powerful feature that can help you see the floor plan on the Genea platform, providing valuable insights and enhancing security.

How does the Interactive Floor Plan work on the Genea platform?

The Interactive Floor Plan on the Genea platform utilizes advanced mapping technology and intuitive user interfaces to provide users with a dynamic and interactive representation of their physical space. Let’s dig deeper into how it actually works.

Adding Floor Plans to the Location

To add floor plans to the location on the Genea platform's Interactive Floor Plan, users can upload the desired floor plan images or import them from compatible file formats. The platform provides a straightforward interface where users can easily associate the uploaded floor plans with the corresponding physical locations within their facility.

To add the floor plans, Navigate to the Floor Plans Section under the desired location. Click on the Add button.

Provide a Name and Description for the floor plan to assist with identification.

Upload the floor plan image in JPG, PNG or SVG file format, upto 10MB.

You will now see the updated floor plan displayed for reference and interaction.

You can repeat the process to create multiple floor plans. The floor plans will be sorted based on the latest updates, ensuring easy access to the most recent additions.

You can easily Edit or Delete floor plans using the respective buttons, allowing for convenient modifications and removal when needed.

Another way to add, edit and delete floor plans:

Go to the global overview page. Locate the Floor Plans section and review the list of locations.

Click on the desired location to access its specific details.

From there, you can conveniently add, edit, or delete floor plans for the selected location.

To add a new floor plan, use the designated button or option.

To edit an existing floor plan, select the appropriate floor plan and make the necessary modifications.

To delete a floor plan, choose the relevant floor plan and proceed with the deletion process.

You can change the location from the top dropdown.

This streamlined approach allows for efficient management of floor plans directly from the global overview page, providing a centralized hub for floor plan-related actions across multiple locations.

Pinning/Unpinning Devices to the Floor Plan

Pinning devices to the Floor Plan, the user needs to configure doors, cameras, control points and monitor points. That way you can effortlessly place all devices on the Interactive Floor Plan by dragging and dropping, ensuring accurate visual representation of their positions.

Open the floor plan on the Genea platform and click on Edit icon.

Click on the Add Device button.

Choose the device that you want to put on the Floor Plan.

From the side panel, choose the specific device you want to pin. Drag and Drop that device to the specific space that you wanted.

The devices will now be displayed on the floor plan at the selected position.

To unpin the devices, Click on the device icon. Click on the unpin option to remove the device from the floor plan.

By following these steps, users can easily add and pin cameras or doors to the interactive floor plan, ensuring accurate representation and convenient access to these elements within the space.

Configurations for Doors

In the Interactive Floor Plan, doors can be managed and monitored through three tabs: Overview, Access Logs, and Alarms.

Overview: Overview tab has multiple information. It covers:

Quick actions: Provides convenient shortcuts for common actions related to the selected door. You can Lock/Unlock the door and Quick Grant the access of door from here.

Preview: Offers a visual preview or snapshot of the camera attached to that door. It multiple cameras attached to the door than you can see multiple camera previews.

Door Schedule: Displays the schedule or timetable associated with the door, specifying when it is accessible or restricted.

Door Access Information: Provides details about the door, such as its Control Mode, LED Mode, Access Grant Time.

Access Logs

The Access Logs section displays a list of logs or records pertaining to the selected door, documenting access events, timestamps, and associated user information. These logs include data from today and the last 7 days. For older access log data, you can be redirected to the comprehensive Access Log report for further analysis and retrieval of historical information.

Alarms:

The Alarms section displays a list of alarms or alerts associated with the selected door, highlighting any security or operational issues that require attention. These alarms include data from today and the last 7 days. For older alarm data, you can be redirected to the alarm management system for further investigation and access to historical records.

By utilizing these tabs, users can conveniently perform actions, gather information, review access logs, and monitor alarms related to specific doors, enhancing security and operational management within their space.

Configurations for Camera

In the Interactive Floor Plan, cameras can be effectively managed and monitored through the configuration options available. Here are the key features:

Settings for Camera Angle and Field of View:

Users can adjust the camera angle and field of view settings to customize the monitoring area and capture the desired view within the interactive floor plan. This allows for optimal coverage and surveillance of the space.

Preview of Camera:

The Interactive Floor Plan provides a camera preview feature, enabling users to see real-time or recorded footage from the selected camera directly within the floor plan interface. This allows for convenient monitoring and observation of specific areas within the space. Clicking on preview will open the video player and you can monitor past footages.

Show Linked Doors with Selected Camera:

When configuring a camera in the Interactive Floor Plan, users can gain insights into the camera’s coverage and the entrances or exits it monitors. While the linking of doors and cameras is typically done through VMS integration configuration, the Interactive Floor Plan provides a visual representation of the camera’s field of view and its associated areas. This feature aids in understanding the camera’s monitoring range and assists with security and access control planning.

By leveraging these camera management features, users can fine-tune camera settings, view live or recorded footage, and identify the doors linked to each camera, all within the Interactive Floor Plan. This enhances surveillance capabilities and facilitates effective monitoring and control of the space.

Configurations for Monitor Point

In the Interactive Floor Plan, monitor points can be managed and monitored through three tabs: Overview, Access Logs, and Alarms.

Quick Actions: Provides convenient shortcuts for common actions related to the selected monitor point. You can Mask/Unmask the monitor point from here.

Details: Provides details about the monitor point, such as its controller, Input, mode, Delays etc.

Access Logs

The Access Logs section displays a list of logs or records pertaining to the selected monitor point, documenting access events, timestamps, and associated user information. These logs include data from today and the last 7 days. For older access log data, you can be redirected to the comprehensive Access Log report for further analysis and retrieval of historical information.

Alarms:

The Alarms section displays a list of alarms or alerts associated with the selected monitor point, highlighting any security or operational issues that require attention. These alarms include data from today and the last 7 days. For older alarm data, you can be redirected to the alarm management system for further investigation and access to historical records.

By utilizing these tabs, users can conveniently perform actions, gather information related to specific monitor point, enhancing security and operational management within their space.

Configurations for Control Point

In the Interactive Floor Plan, control points can be managed and monitored through three tabs: Overview, Access Logs, and Alarms.

Quick Actions: Provides convenient shortcuts for common actions related to the selected control point. You can On/Off the control point from here.

Details: Provides details about the control point, such as its controller, output, mode etc.

Access Logs

The Access Logs section displays a list of logs or records pertaining to the selected control point, documenting access events, timestamps, and associated user information. These logs include data from today and the last 7 days. For older access log data, you can be redirected to the comprehensive Access Log report for further analysis and retrieval of historical information.

Alarms:

The Alarms section displays a list of alarms or alerts associated with the selected control point, highlighting any security or operational issues that require attention. These alarms include data from today and the last 7 days. For older alarm data, you can be redirected to the alarm management system for further investigation and access to historical records.

By utilizing these tabs, users can conveniently perform actions, and gather information related to specific monitor points, enhancing security and operational management within their space.

Additional Functionality on the Interactive Floor Plan includes

Interactive Floor Plan has additional functions that enhance the user experience and convenience. It covers:

Change Map and Delete All Pins

Users have the flexibility to switch between different maps or floor plans within the Interactive Floor Plan. This allows for easy navigation and viewing of multiple levels or areas within the space. Additionally, users can delete all pins from the floor plan if needed, providing a clean slate for modifications or updates.

Note: While you have the ability to change the map on the Interactive Floor Plan, please be aware that the cameras and doors will remain on the screen. If you upload a revised floor plan, you can easily drag and drop the cameras and doors to their correct locations, ensuring their accurate representation within the updated plan. This flexibility allows for seamless adjustments and ensures that the Interactive Floor Plan aligns with the latest floor plan revisions.

Show or Hide Names, Tooltips, and Button Labels

The Interactive Floor Plan offers options to show or hide names, tooltips, and button labels associated with cameras, doors, or other elements on the floor plan. This customization enables users to tailor the level of detail and information displayed, optimizing the visual experience based on their preferences.

Search by Device

Users can utilize a search functionality within the Interactive Floor Plan to quickly find specific devices by their names. This feature simplifies the process of locating and accessing desired elements on the floor plan, saving time and effort.

Filter by Device

The Interactive Floor Plan allows users to filter the displayed devices based on device-specific criteria. Users can apply filters to focus on specific device types for enhancing efficiency in monitoring or management tasks.

Zoom In/Zoom Out/ Reset Zoom on Floor Plan

Users can zoom in, zoom out and reset zoom options on the floor plan to adjust the level of detail and viewable area. This functionality enables users to closely examine specific sections of the floor plan or have a broader overview of the entire space, adapting the view to their specific needs.

These additional functionalities empower users to have greater control and customization options within the Interactive Floor Plan, enhancing their experience and efficiency in managing and navigating the floor plan interface.

If you have any questions about this feature or need any assistance, please reach out to us at acsupport@getgenea.com.

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