Importing plate lists in Genetec Patroller™ - Genetec Patroller™ 6.4

AutoVu Patroller Standalone User Guide 6.4

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Genetec Patroller™ 6.4
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Genetec Patroller™

You can import hotlist and permit lists to Genetec Patroller™ so that you can receive hotlist hits and permit list hits during your Patrol.

What you should know

From the Plate lists tab you can also view information about the hotlists and permit lists.


  1. In the main Genetec Patroller™ window, tap Status, then tap Plate lists.
  2. Click .
    The New plate list dialog box opens.

  3. Beside File to Import, use the Browse button to navigate to the location of the hotlist or permit list you want to import.
  4. Select the file and click Open.
  5. Beside Type of file, specify if the file you’re importing is a Hotlist or Permit.
  6. From the File format drop-down list, select the format that the file follows.
    The entries in the hotlist or permit list must follow the format chosen. An example of the format chosen is provided underneath the drop-down list. The Genetec file format is listed by default but you can create your own file formats and add them to the list. For more information about creating your own file format, please contact your Genetec representative.
    NOTE: Patroller standalone mode does not filter any permit entries by category. For example, if you create and import “Permit1” and you have entry in your permit list that has a category of “Permit2”, no permit hit is raised for that entry.
  7. Beside Color, click the color block to choose a color for the hit.
  8. (Hotlist only) Choose a hotlist Priority.
    Zero (0) is the highest priority setting and 100 is the lowest priority setting. This setting is used to resolve conflicts when a plate read matches more than one hotlist, in which case the hotlist with the highest priority is displayed first in the list of hotlist matches.
  9. Click Add.
    The file is imported to the Patroller. You can delete it at any time by selecting it from the list and clicking .


Once a hotlist or permit file has been imported, you can view information about it.
The Plate lists window provides the following information:
The status of the hotlist or permit list is displayed by the status indicator icon located beside the plate list name. The color of the status indicator icon changes depending on the status of a hotlist or permit list download:
Hotlist/permit list is loaded and ready.
Hotlist/permit list is downloading.
Error on Patroller side. Check for errors and/or restart Patroller.
There is no hotlist or permit list to load.
Plate list
Name of the download file. The type of file downloaded is represented by the icon to the left of the file name. For example, a hotlist will display the law enforcement icon () and a permit list will display the permit icon ().
Last modified
When the file was last edited or changed. In the case of a hotlist, this is the time the hotlist was modified, not the time it was downloaded.
Nb. of entries
The number of entries in the list.
Last synchronized
When the file was last downloaded to Patroller.
If you modify a Hotlist or Permit list you can either manually re-import the list, or you can let Genetec Patroller™ update it automatically. Every 60 seconds the Patroller application checks the date and time of the imported hotlist and permit files. Genetec Patroller™ will also perform this check after being closed and reopened. If a hotlist or permit file is more recent than the original date of import, Genetec Patroller™ will automatically import the more recent file. Therefore, as a best practice you should copy your plate lists to a local folder on the in-vehicle computer before you import rather than leaving them in a folder on the USB key.
NOTE: During the import the source file is locked and cannot be modified.