About AutoVu™ Free-Flow - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

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Security Center 5.7
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The AutoVu™ Free-Flow feature in Security Center increases parking enforcement efficiency by providing a real-time inventory of parking violations in monitored parking zones.

Using AutoVu™ Free-Flow, you can manage transient parking and contract permit parking in parking zones that have fixed Sharp units monitoring the entrances and exits. The system records the license plates of vehicles entering and exiting the parking zone and compares them to the list of permit holders and payments received through Pay-by-Plate Sync enabled pay stations and mobile parking apps. Vehicles parked beyond their purchased time are automatically marked as violations awaiting enforcement. If the parking attendant is responsible for manually issuing tickets, this information helps the attendant to decide when and where to dispatch parking zone patrols.

AutoVu™ Free-Flow lets you do the following:

  • Using the Pay-by-Plate Sync plugin, AutoVu™ Free-Flow can also integrate with third-party parking permit providers. You can consolidate multiple third-party license plate-enabled parking (LEP) systems into a single parking solution. Vehicle owners then have the option to pay for metered parking and to extend their parking time before they are in violation.
  • You can merge Pay-by-Plate Sync’s dynamic permits with Security Center static permits. This allows you to define weekly or monthly permits in addition to using permits from third-party providers.
  • The system can generate an XML file of violations which can be used by your ticketing management system.
  • You can generate violation reports in PDF, CSV, and Excel formats as well as on-screen reports. If your parking installation includes a Genetec Patroller™ unit (the in-vehicle application), the system can generate a hotlist of vehicles in violation to be used for mobile enforcement.

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