Configuring hotlists - AutoVu Cloudrunner™

AutoVu Cloudrunner™ User Guide

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To identify and investigate vehicles of interest in the Vehicle Search report, you must create hotlists and AutoVu Cloudrunner™ hotlist.

Before you begin

Ensure you have the following:
  • Manage hotlists privilege granted to your user role.
  • The plate list file with the required license plate numbers. You can obtain the file in one of the following ways:
    • Create a plate list text file containing the required plate numbers. For more information, see About hotlists.
    • Import the plate list file from an external source.
  • Authorized credentials to import hotlists from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.

What you should know

NOTE: You can add or modify hotlists in AutoVu Cloudrunner™, but existing hotlists cannot be deleted.


  1. Log on to the AutoVu Cloudrunner™ portal.
  2. Click Configuration > Hotlists.
    The hotlists that are already configured in your system are displayed.
  3. Click Add ().
  4. In the General section, enter the following information:
    Name of hotlist, for example, City Vehicles.
    Color associated with the hotlist. Used to easily identify if the ALPR read matched against a hotlist in the Vehicle Search report.
    Deactivate this option if you do not want an ALPR read to be matched against the selected hotlist.
    Example of general hotlist settings
  5. In the Import List section, configure the following information as required:
    List location
    Choose the location of the plate list as required.
    My computer
    Select this mode if the plate listed is stored on your local drive. Configure the following information:Example of import hotlist settings
    Select the type of hotlist.
    • NCIC: Plate lists that are obtained from the federal crime database.
    • Other: Plate lists that are regional.
    Select the file to upload
    Enter or browse to the path where the file is stored.
    NOTE: This parameter is displayed only if list location is My computer is selected.
    External source
    Select this mode if the plate list needs to be imported from a SFTP server. Configure the following information:
    Tip: Select this mode if you need to import plate list from a federal crime database such as NCIC.
    Example of external server configuration
    Select the type of hotlist.
    • NCIC: Plate lists that are obtained from the federal crime database.
    • Other: Plate lists that are regional.
    Select the connection type.
    Server address (URL)
    Enter the path of the destination file on the third-party server. For example,
    Enter the authorized username.
    Enter the authorized password.
    Import recurrence
    Select the frequency at which the hotlist is imported from the external source:
    Specific time
    Use this option if you have specific times in a day at which the hotlist is updated. With this option, you can configure up to five recurrences. To remove an occurrence, click .
    Time interval
    Use this option to set a time interval at which list is loaded.
    NOTE: The time interval is always computed from last import. If you click the import now button on the hotlist list, the interval computation resets to that timestamp.
    No recurrence is set.
    Test connection
    Click to test the connection.
    NOTE: This setting only verifies the connection and does not download the hotlist file.
    Force immediate import upon saving
    Deactivate this setting if you do not want to upload the hotlist immediately.
  6. Click Create.
    When you import the plate list file from My computer, a pop-up dialog window displays the progress of the upload.
    IMPORTANT: If you close the window before the upload is complete, an empty hotlist is created.
  7. Click Hotlists to view all the hotlists in your system.
    The status of the modified hotlist is displayed as In progress while the system is validating the data. The change in status depends on the number of records in the hotlist that need to validated. To view the updated status, refresh the page.
    The following list describes the different statuses of a hotlist:
    In progress
    The system is validating the text file uploaded to the system.
    The values in the text file are valid.
    Some of the values in the text file are either incomplete or invalid.
    NOTE: The system automatically removes any invalid entries found in the file.
    All of the values in the text file are either incomplete or invalid.
    NOTE: For more information on plate list text files, see About hotlists.