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

AutoVu Hardware Guide for SharpX Mobile Installation

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SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU
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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).


  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.