Configuring AutoVu™ Free-Flow multiple tenants with additional transient parking - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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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:
    Pay-by-Plate: static Tenant B: (destination) Pay-by-Plate: dynamic Transient: (destination) Permit restriction - Tenant A - Tenant B - Transient Parking rule - Enable Pay-by-Plate - Add permit restriction Parking zone - Add ALPR cameras - Add parking rule AutoVu Free-Flow plugin - Add parking zone Pay-by-Plate: static Tenant A: (destination) Tenant A (destination) Security Center permit Tenant A (source) Security Center permit Tenant B (destination) Security Center permit Tenant B (source) Security Center permit Transient (destination) Security Center permit Third-party permit provider Parking zone


  1. Configure the general settings for AutoVu™ Free-Flow.
  2. 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.
  3. Configure the Security Center permits to be used with Pay-by-Plate Sync.
    For more information, see Configuring a Security Center permit for 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.
  4. In Pay-by-Plate Sync, select each tenant's destination 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:
  5. Create a permit restriction for the parking lot that includes the destination Security Center permits for all of the tenants in the parking lot.
  6. Configure the 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
  7. Create a parking rule.
    In this step, you enable Pay-by-Plate Sync and link the permit restriction.
  8. 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.
  9. 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