Searching for license plates in Genetec Patroller™ - Genetec Patroller™ 6.6

Genetec Patroller™ Law Enforcement User Guide 6.6

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The Search option allows you to search the system’s list of captured reads and hits for a specific license plate.

What you should know

Genetec Patroller™ administrators can specify that information be deleted from the database after you’ve performed an offload. In this case, you won’t be able to search for data that has been offloaded.


  1. In the main Genetec Patroller™ window, tap Search.
  2. Enter a full or partial license plate. You can also use OCR equivalent characters in your search.
    If you want to find plates that contain the letters “ABC”, type only ABC in the Plate field. The results will include any plates that contain ABC or A8C because B is an OCR equivalent character.
  3. (Optional) If you want to narrow your search results, enter a state/province.
    NOTE: Depending on the context, your system may not support detecting and displaying the state/province for a read. The state/province is usually only included for hits that belong to a hotlist where the Administrator configured the state/province information.
  4. (Optional) If you have two or more Sharps installed and you want to narrow your search results, then select the orientation of the camera.
  5. Tap Search.


Genetec Patroller™ displays the license plates that match your search criteria in the Genetec Patroller™ plate review reel.

After you finish

Tap Search again to clear your search results, or tap Go live to continue viewing live plate reads.