Static and dynamic permits in the AutoVu™ Free-Flow plugin - AutoVu™ Free-Flow 9.0

AutoVu™ Free-Flow Plugin Guide 9.0

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AutoVu™ Free-Flow 9.0
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AutoVu™ Free-Flow

With the AutoVu™ Free-Flow plugin, you can configure multi-tenant parking by linking the tenants' permits within a permit restriction. The choice of which permits you need to create depends on whether the tenant’s list is updated manually or using a third-party permit provider.

Static permits with Pay-by-Plate Sync

In a system that uses the Pay-by-Plate Sync plugin, a static permit holds a list of vehicle license plates that is not updated by a third-party permit provider. For example, a list of employee vehicles that are authorized to park in the lot are manually maintained as a static list.

To create a tenant that uses a static permit list, you must create two Security Center permits: a source permit, and a destination permit.

Tip: Name the Security Center permits according to their use as source or destination permits. This can help you to avoid assigning the wrong Security Center permits when you link them in Pay-by-Plate Sync. If you assign the wrong permits, you might overwrite your source plate list.

The source and destination Security Center permits are then linked through the Pay-by-Plate Sync plugin.

In the following Pay-by-Plate Sync example, the destination permit is selected from the All available permits list, and the source permit is added as the Static permit.

Tip: In some cases where a static permit seems appropriate, it might still be advantageous to create a dynamic permit instead. For example, a small hotel's list of guest license plates would be easy to maintain as a static list, but for a large hotel, it might be unfeasible to manually update the list after every guest’s arrival and departure. In this case, could use a third-party permit provider to manage the list updates, but without configuring a payment system.

Dynamic permits with Pay-by-Plate Sync

In a system that uses the Pay-by-Plate Sync plugin, a dynamic permit holds a list of vehicles that is updated by a third-party permit provider. For example, in a system where vehicle owners pay for parking at a kiosk or using a mobile phone app, the list of vehicles are dynamically managed by a third-party permit provider.

To create a dynamic permit, you must create a Security Center destination permit and link it to the permit provider zone in Pay-by-Plate Sync.

Grouping permits

In certain situations, you might want a group of permits to appear together as one entity in the Dashboard page of the AutoVu™ portal. In an example where a law firm (tenant) has two static permit lists for employee plates and VIP plates, you can group the permits in Pay-by-Plate Sync so that their statistics appear together as Law firm in the dashboard.

In the following example, a static permit and a dynamic permit are linked in Pay-by-Plate Sync.