About overtime rules - Security Center 5.8

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.8

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Security Center 5.8
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2020-08-17

An overtime rule is a type of entity that defines a parking time limit and the maximum number of violations enforceable within a single day. Overtime rules are used in city and university parking enforcement. For university parking, an overtime rule also defines the parking area where these restrictions apply.

The overtime rule is downloaded to Genetec Patroller™. In Genetec Patroller™, an overtime hit occurs when the time between two plate reads of the same plate is beyond the time limit specified in the overtime rule. For example, your overtime rule specifies a four hour parking limit within a city district. The Genetec Patroller™ operator does a first pass through the district at 9:00 A.M. collecting license plate reads. The operator then does a second pass through the district at 1:05 P.M. If a plate was read during the first and second pass, Genetec Patroller™ generates an overtime hit.

An overtime rule is a type of hit rule. A hit rule is a method used by AutoVu™ to identify vehicles of interest. Other types of hit rules include hotlist, permit, and permit restriction. When a plate read matches a hit rule, it is called a hit. When a pair of plate reads (same plate read at two different times) violates an overtime rule, it is called an overtime hit.

In City enforcement the wheel imaging option can be used to provide additional evidence of the violation by showing whether or not the vehicle has moved even a small distance.

Same position overtime rules

Same position overtime rules specify how long a vehicle is allowed to park in a single parking space on a particular street.

The overtime rule states that vehicles can park for one hour in any parking space on Street X. You do a first pass at 9:00 A.M. collecting license plate reads. You then do a second pass at 10:05 A.M. If Genetec Patroller™ reads the same plate in the same parking space, Genetec Patroller™ generates an overtime hit.

District overtime rules

District parking enforcement is a type of overtime rule that specifies when a vehicle is allowed to park within a specific geographic location (for example, a city district).

The borders of a “district” are not defined in Security Center Config Tool (for example, by drawing a polygon on a map), and there is no correlation with a city’s formal boroughs or municipalities. A district exists where the Genetec Patroller™ user chooses to enforce it.

The overtime rule states that between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on weekdays, vehicles can park for only 30 minutes within the district defined by Street X and Street Y. You do a first pass through the district at 9:30 A.M. collecting license plate reads. You then do a second pass through the district at 10:05 A.M. If the patrol vehicle reads the same plate within the same district (regardless if the vehicle has moved or not), the vehicle is in violation of the overtime rule, and you get an overtime hit.

Block face overtime rules

Block face parking enforcement is a type of overtime rule that specifies when a vehicle is allowed to park on both sides of a street, between intersecting cross-streets.

The borders of a “block face” are not defined in Config Tool (for example, by drawing a polygon on a map). They are defined on the spot for each individual plate read. For example, when a Genetec Patroller™ user selects a block face overtime rule, and then reads a license plate, Genetec Patroller™ uses GPS to determine the block face for that particular plate read based on the intersecting cross-streets closest to the parked vehicle’s position.

The overtime rule states that vehicles can park for one hour on either side of Street Y, between Street X and Street Z. You do a first pass through the block face at 9:00 A.M. collecting license plate reads. You then do a second pass down the block face at 10:05 A.M. If Genetec Patroller™ reads the same plate within the same block face, the vehicle is in violation of the overtime rule, and you get an overtime hit.

NOTE: Genetec Patroller™ considers “T intersections” to be valid borders of a block face. For example, in the following scenario, Genetec Patroller™ would not raise an overtime hit because the T intersection is seen as the end of Block face 1, and the beginning of Block face 2.