Configuring AutoVu™ Free-Flow to track employee parking - 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
Product
Security Center
Version
5.9

You can configure an AutoVu™ Free-Flow system to track the employee usage of a company parking lot based on employee groups.

Before you begin

What you should know

  • This configuration is similar to the multi-tenant configuration, but in this case, the term tenant is used to describe different employee groups.
  • The following diagram shows a scenario where parking usage is tracked for VIPs, regular employees, and maintenance staff:

Procedure

  1. Configure the general settings for AutoVu™ Free-Flow.
  2. Create the required source and destination Security Center permits for each employee group 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
    IMPORTANT:
    • 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 employee group's destination Security Center permit and link all of the employee group'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 employee groups using 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.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 employee type.
    For more information, see Configuring the AutoVu™ Free-Flow plugin in the AutoVu™ Free-Flow Plugin Guide