Configuring where the SharpV sends its LPR data - SharpV | SharpOS 12.7

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Depending on whether you want to receive license plate read information in Security Center, or an FTP or HTTP server, you must configure where the SharpV sends its LPR data accordingly.

What you should know

The following options are available:
  • The default extension is None; you must select one of the available extensions to make sure that the SharpV sends its data somewhere.
  • FTP and HTTP extensions: By default, plate reads and images are automatically stored if the connection is lost, however, you can disable edge storage using the Retain data when the connection is lost setting in the extension configuration. To reduce cellular data usage, you can also configure whether the LPR and context images are exported.
  • Security Center (legacy) extension: Plate reads are automatically stored if the connection is lost. The SharpV can store up to 20 000 plate reads with their associated images.
  • Security Center (LPM protocol) extension: Future use.


  1. Log on to the SharpV Portal.
  2. From the Configuration menu, select the Connectivity > Extension page.
  3. From the Extension type drop-down list, select one of the following:
    Send LPR data to an FTP server.
    Send LPR data to an HTTP server.
    Security Center (Legacy)
    Send LPR data to the LPR Manager.
    Security Center (LPM protocol)
    Future use.
  4. If you selected FTP as your extension, you can configure the FTP XML template which can be integrated by third-party applications. For more information, see Configuring the SharpV FTP extension.
  5. If you selected HTTP as your extension, you can configure the system to send the data in XML or JSON format. For more information and examples of the exported XML and JSON files, see Configuring an HTTP extension in the SharpOS 12.7 Portal.
  6. If you selected Security Center (legacy) as your extension, configure the following:
    This unit manages the connection to Security Center
    Use this only if the autodiscovery of the connected SharpV does not work (see SharpV camera connections to Security Center) or if you cannot manually add the SharpV to the LPR Manager. You must enter the Server address and Port of the server running the LPR Manager role. For example, if a SharpV is connected to a WiFi router, and the camera’s IP address is then changed, the LPR Manager cannot detect the change automatically, so you can use this to reconnect to the Security Center computer.
    IMPORTANT: When using this option, no failover is available if the server connection is lost.
    Discovery port
    Port on which the SharpV listens for discovery requests. This port number must match the discovery port entered on the LPR Manager Properties page.
    NOTE: When setting the discovery port, do not use port 5050 as it is reserved for the logger service.
    Control port
    Used in Security Center Config Tool when creating a new LPR unit (SharpV) manually.
  7. Click Save.