Configuring Plate link for long-term overtime - Genetec Patroller™ 6.5

Genetec Patroller™ Administrator Guide 6.5

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Genetec Patroller™ 6.5
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Genetec Patroller™

In a Genetec Patroller™ system that uses Plate Link to monitor long term overtime zones, you must configure the system so that when the enforcement officer returns to enforce violations, the associated license plate reads are still available.

Before you begin

Configure overtime rules in Security Center.

What you should know

When a parked vehicle exceeds the maximum time specified for a long term overtime zone and an enforcement vehicle is dispatched to enforce the violation for the vehicle, the Link reads persistence duration defined in Genetec Patroller™ must be longer than the Number of days defined for the overtime rule in Security Center. This ensures that the license plate read is still available when Plate link downloads the updated list.


To configure the overtime rule in Security Center:

  1. From the Security Center Config Tool home page, click LPR > Overtime rules, and select the overtime rule you want to configure.
  2. Click the Properties tab.
  3. Select Long term overtime. This allows vehicles to park in the same spot for more than 24 hours.
    • This setting applies to AutoVu™ Genetec Patroller™ City Parking Enforcement with or without wheel imaging. The use of wheel-imaging cameras is recommended so that you can distinguish between someone who parks in the same position and a vehicle which has been abandoned.
    • You can create multiple long-term overtime rules. In Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool, you can then specify which rule the patrol vehicle uses. For more information on configuring the Preferred long term overtime zone in Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool, see the Genetec Patroller™ Administrator Guide.
    • When you select Long term overtime, the Parking enforcement option is automatically set to Same position, meaning the vehicle is in violation when it stays in the same parking space longer than the configured Number of days.
  4. Set the Number of days that vehicles can park in the zone to between one and five days.
  5. Click Apply.

To configure the link read persistence duration in Genetec Patroller™:

  1. Open Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool.
  2. Go to Operation > Overtime.
  3. Click Advanced.
    The Advanced overtime settings window is displayed.
  4. Set the Link read persistence duration so that when the enforcement officer returns to enforce violations, the associated license plate reads are still available.
    1. Convert the Number of days that you previously defined to hours. For example, 3 days converts to 72 hours.
    2. Add additional hours to allow the enforcement officer to return. For example, adding an additional 24 hours results in a Link read persistence duration of 96 hours.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click Apply.

After you finish

Configure additional overtime settings in Genetec Patroller™.