Installing the SharpZ3 camera using the magmount - SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.0

AutoVu SharpZ3 Deployment Guide 13.0

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SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.0
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If you need to frequently move or remove the cameras from the patrol vehicle roof, you can install the cameras using the universal mounting bracket and pan/tilt mount with a magnetic base.

Before you begin

Read About SharpZ3 camera mounting.

What you should know

WARNING: Do not remove the silicone boots covering the magnets. Genetec Inc. is not responsible for scratches to the vehicle’s paint caused by contact with bare magnets.
  • The magmount uses extremely strong magnets and is is difficult to remove from the vehicle roof. To adjust the camera's position after it is attached, you can loosen the bolts rather than attempt to move the entire mount.
  • The holding power of the magnetic mounting system depends on surface finish, surface flatness, and thickness of the steel mounting surface. Keep the mounting surface and magnets clean, dry, and free of foreign particles that would prevent full surface contact.
To complete these steps, you need the following:
  • Socket wrench
  • Phillips screwdriver


  1. Assemble the magmount base using the instructions included with the magmount kit.
    Tip: Properly positioned the camera before tightening the bolts.
  2. Attach the pan/tilt/roll bracket to the magmount base using four hex bolts.
  3. Attach the camera to the pan/tilt/roll bracket.
  4. Verify that the roof of your vehicle is clean, dry, and free of debris, and then place the mounted camera in the desired position on the patrol vehicle.
    NOTE: To reduce the chance of the vehicle roof being visible in the license plate images, select locations that are as close as possible to the corners of the roof.
  5. Install the grooved end of the universal window seal to your vehicle’s passenger window.
    You can cut the seal as needed to fit your window.