Configuring ALPR Managers for fixed AutoVu™ systems - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

Applies to
Security Center 5.9
Last updated
2022-10-25
Content type
Guides > Administrator guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Security Center
Version
5.9

To receive automoatic license plate recognition (ALPR) data in Security Center with a fixed AutoVu™ system, you must configure the ALPR Manager role so that it can connect to the Sharp camera.

Before you begin

  • You must know the IP address of the computer that is hosting the ALPR Manager role.
  • If you change any of the ports used to detect Sharp cameras, make sure you also update the firewall rule.
    IMPORTANT:
    • Each ALPR Manager must use a unique discovery port.
    • When setting the discovery port, do not use port 5050 because it is reserved for the logger service.

What you should know

There might be more than one way of adding a Sharp camera, depending on the SharpOS version and the network topology. Use the methods described here if the Sharp and Security Center are on the same subnet. If the Sharp and Security Center are not on the same subnet, or if they must communicate across the Internet where the network topology includes NATs, you might have to use a different connection method. For more information, see SharpV camera connections to the ALPR Manager role.

Procedure

To configure an ALPR Manager for cameras running SharpOS 12.7 and later:

  1. From the Config Tool home page, click System > Roles, and then select the ALPR Manager you want to configure.
  2. Click the Properties tab, and then click the LPM protocol setting.
  3. Confirm the Listening port to be used when adding Sharp cameras. If you change the port, click Apply to confirm the change.
    LPM protocol - Listening port
    Port used to listen for connection requests coming from fixed Sharp cameras and patrol vehicles. After the connection is established, the ALPR Manager can receive updates from the Sharp it manages. The default listening port is 9001.
  4. Click the Live setting and under Send on read (fixed Sharp only), configure the following:
    License plate image
    Include the high resolution close-up image of the license plate along with the plate read data.
    Context image
    Include the wide angle context image of the vehicle along with the plate read data.
    These images are displayed in Security Desk when monitoring ALPR events.
    NOTE: This Live setting also applies when using the LPM protocol.

To configure an ALPR Manager for cameras running SharpOS 12.6 and earlier:

  1. From the Config Tool home page, click System > Roles, and then select the ALPR Manager you want to configure.
  2. Click the Properties tab, and then click the Live setting.
  3. Under Network, configure the following ports:
    Listening port
    Port used to listen for connection requests coming from fixed Sharp cameras and patrol vehicles. After the connection is established, the ALPR Manager can receive updates from the Sharp it manages. The default listening port is 8731.
    Sharp discovery port
    Port used by the ALPR Manager to find fixed Sharp units on the network.
  4. Under Send on read (fixed Sharp only), configure the following:
    License plate image
    Include the high resolution close-up image of the license plate along with the plate read data.
    Context image
    Include the wide angle context image of the vehicle along with the plate read data.
    These images are displayed in Security Desk when monitoring ALPR events.
    NOTE: This Live setting also applies when using the LPM protocol.

After you finish