You can configure an AutoVu™ Free-Flow system to manage a multi-tenant parking facility where parking spaces are leased to nearby businesses. In this scenario, the remainder of the spaces can be used for hourly transient parking.
Before you begin
What you should know
- The parking lot occupancy for each tenant appears as a separate circle graph on the dashboard.
- The following diagram shows a scenario where two tenants, for example, a medical
clinic and a law firm lease spots in a parking lot and the remainder of the
spots are used for hourly transient parking:
- Configure the general settings for AutoVu™ Free-Flow.
Create the required source and destination
Security Center permits for each tenant
in the parking lot.
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.IMPORTANT: If you use the Hotlist and permit editor to enter vehicle information, the system completes the Category field for each row. Do not modify this field as it must match the permit name.Tip: Name the Security Center permits according to their use as source or destination permits. This can help you to avoid assigning the wrong Security Center permits when you link them in Pay-by-Plate Sync. If you assign the wrong permits, you might overwrite your source plate list.
Configure the Security Center permits
to be used with Pay-by-Plate
For more information, see Configuring a Security Center permit for Pay-by-Plate SyncIMPORTANT:
- 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.
Sync, select each tenant's
Security Center permit and link all of
the tenant's source permits.
For more information on which permits you need to link in Pay-by-Plate Sync, see Linking permits using the AutoVu™ Free-Flow plugin.For more information how to link permits in Pay-by-Plate Sync, see Configuring Pay-by-Plate Sync permit list.In this example of a Grouped permit, a dynamic parking provider zone and a static permit are linked to the Combined Permit Security Center permit in Pay-by-Plate Sync:
Create a permit
restriction for the parking lot that includes the destination
Security Center permits for all of the
tenants in the parking lot.
parking lot's permit restriction.
IMPORTANT: The AutoVu™ Free-Flow plugin ignores any time restrictions configured for the permit restriction. To avoid confusion, configure the time restrictions as follows:
- Applicable days: Always
- Applicable hours: All day
- Validity: All year
Create a parking
In this step, you enable Pay-by-Plate Sync and link the permit restriction.
Create a parking
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.
In the AutoVu™
Free-Flow plugin, enable
multi-tenant parking and set the parking spots allotted to each tenant.
For more information, see Configuring the AutoVu™ Free-Flow plugin in the AutoVu™ Free-Flow Plugin Guide