Overview of the Web SDK
The Web SDK allows you to create an application without dependency on any specific development framework. This means that you can develop and target any platform such as Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android, or a web page. The Web SDK is partly based on a REST-style architecture. The Web SDK has many of the commands available in the Platform SDK, such as receiving alarms and events, creating reports, managing entities and cardholders, and so on. However, there are a few limitations. The most notable limitation is the absence of a media library; note that we do have a separate Genetec™ Web Player.
Using the Web SDK is the recommend approach to integrate Security Center functionalities on non-Windows platforms. It is ideal for integrations that require simple interactions, including the following:
Triggering an alarm
Listening for a specific event
Bookmarking a camera
Displaying a camera from a third-party system in Security Center
The following functionalities are typically supported:
Receive and send alarms or events to Security Center
Lock and unlock doors
Modify cardholders and credentials
Add bookmarks to cameras
Receive license plate recognition reads and hits
Verify status of cameras, doors, applications
Query the system for access control, video, and license plate recognition events
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