Overview of aligning SharpX cameras - SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU

AutoVu Hardware Guide for SharpX Mobile Installation

Applies to
SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU
Last updated
2018-10-05
Content type
Guides
Guides > Installation guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
SharpX

To ensure that your SharpX camera reads plates accurately, you must properly align it for your specific deployment type.

Before you begin

Do the following:
  • Determine which alignment scenario applies to your situation.
  • Make sure you have a SharpX Alignment Kit (AU-K-ALIGNKIT), with the following tools: tape measure, plumb-bob weight, chalk, and a vertically adjustable target.
  • Install and secure the SharpX.
  • Have a laptop available to connect to the Sharp Portal, which displays the camera video feed that you will use to validate alignment.
  • Make sure the camera is installed so that the camera roll is parallel to the ground:

    SharpX - correct orientation

    A Level to ground (lens on the left).
    B Not level to ground (body roll).
    C Upside down (lens on the right).

Procedure

  1. Set up the tripod.
  2. Attach the target to the tripod.
  3. Align the SharpX with the target.
    NOTE: Do not tighten the securing screws for the pan/tilt. You will need to fine-tune the pan/tilt angles to properly align the camera.