Scanning license plates using Plate Finder - Genetec Mobile

Genetec™ Mobile Getting Started Guide

Applies to
Genetec Mobile
Last updated
2024-03-11
Content type
Guides > User guides
Language
English
Product
Genetec Mobile
Category
User guides

Using AutoVu™ Plate Finder in the Genetec™ Mobile app, you can scan license plates and match them against permits and hotlists. You can verify if a vehicle has a valid parking permit for the parking zone. Plate Finder also alerts you if the vehicle is included on a hotlist, for example, a hotlist for VIP or stolen vehicles.

What you should know

  • Plate Finder is only available for systems that use AutoVu™ Managed Services (AMS).

Procedure

  1. From the Genetec Mobile app, tap ().
  2. Tap Plate Finder ().
    NOTE: If requested, grant permission for the application to access your camera.
  3. Tap Select a permit or zone.
  4. Tap the Permits list or Zones list.
    NOTE:
    • If you only want to scan for vehicles that appear on hotlists, you must still select any permit. The system automatically matches the plate against available hotlists.
    • Zones in the Genetec Mobile app represent the permit restrictions that are configured in Security Center.
  5. Select one of the permit or zone options displayed, or search for a permit or zone by name.
    Selecting a zone in Plate Finder.
  6. Align the camera so that the license plate fits inside the yellow box.
  7. Click the camera () to scan the vehicle.

Results

When you scan a plate, Plate Finder can give the following results:
Valid permit
The vehicle has a valid parking permit for the parking zone.
No permit
The vehicle does not have a valid parking permit.
Hotlist hit
The vehicle appears on one of the user's hotlists.

Results of scanned plates using Plate Finder.