Configuring AutoVu™ Free-Flow for transient parking - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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You can configure an AutoVu™ Free-Flow system to manage transient parking at a parking facility. In this scenario, the owner installs kiosks and drivers must purchase parking time as soon as their vehicles enter the parking lot.

Before you begin

What you should know

The following diagram shows a scenario where AutoVu™ Free-Flow manages transient parking:
Pay-by-Plate: dynamic Transient: (destination) Permit restriction - Transient permit Parking rule - Enable Pay-by-Plate - Add permit restriction Parking zone - Add ALPR cameras - Add parking rule Transient (destination) Security Center permit Third-party permit provider Parking zone


  1. Configure the general settings for AutoVu™ Free-Flow.
  2. Create a destination Security Center permit for the parking facility.
    For more information, see Creating parking permits.
    For more information on source permits and destination permits, see Linking permits using the AutoVu™ Free-Flow plugin.
  3. Configure the permit to be used with Pay-by-Plate Sync.
    • Pay attention to the instructions on configuring the attributes of the permit. The permits must either include four attributes (Category, PlateState, PlateNumber, and PermitID) or six attributes (Category, PlateState, PlateNumber, PermitID, EffectiveDate, and ExpiryDate)

      If you include the EffectiveDate, and ExpiryDate attributes, the fields cannot be empty.

    • The PermitID field cannot be empty.
    • Pay attention to the instructions on configuring the date format.
  4. Create a permit restriction for the parking lot that includes the destination Security Center permit.
  5. Configure the parking lot's permit restriction.
    In this example, transient parking is available from 6 AM to 11 PM every day.
  6. Create a parking rule.
    In this step, you enable Pay-by-Plate Sync and link the permit restriction.
  7. Create a parking zone.
    In this step, you associate cameras and a parking rule with the parking zone and you set the vehicle capacity.
    If you need to send a list of vehicles whose parking sessions have reached a state of Violation to a parking enforcement patrol vehicle, you can link the parking zone to a violation hotlist.