Configuring parking lots in Security Center - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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You must configure an enforcement area (or parking lot) for each permit restriction and overtime rule that you create.

What you should know

  • When you have a enforcement rule and a parking lot defined, this makes up the parking area that is displayed in Genetec Patroller™. You create parking lots in Security Center Config Tool by drawing a polygon around the parking lot’s geographical location on the map. You can add multiple parking lots to a map.
  • You can also import KML files to your map that have been created in another map application such as Google Earth.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, click ALPR > Permits, Permit restrictions, or Overtime rules.
  2. Select the permit, permit restriction, or overtime rule you want to configure, then click Zones.

    The map appears.

  3. Zoom in to the area of the map where your parking lot is located.
  4. Click the Vector button, and place the cursor on the map.
    The cursor changes to crosshairs.
  5. On the map, click on each corner of the parking lot to create the polygon (click on the starting point to finish drawing).
    A parking lot appears with the name New zone 1.
  6. Click on the New zone 1 parking lot, and in the dialog that appears enter a new Name and the number of Spaces in the parking lot.

    This name will appear in Genetec Patroller™ along with the Permit, Overtime rule or Parking restriction name, to display an enforcement zone.

    Tip: Choose a name that describes where the parking lot is. This makes it easier to select the enforcement zone in Genetec Patroller™ when multiple zones are available.

  7. Click Apply.
    The parking lot appears as a filled polygon with a thick blue border on the map. The name of the parking lot is displayed in the center.
  8. (Optional) To resize a parking lot, select it in the map and use the handles to drag it to the desired size.
    Tip: To select a parking lot, you can click directly on the parking lot, or click the Select button and then select the lot.
  9. (Optional) To edit a parking lot, select the lot and use the buttons located at the top left of the map:
    Cut the selected parking lot from the current entity and paste it into another. For example, you may want to cut the parking lot from a permit entity and paste it into the map when creating a parking lot for an overtime rule.
    Copy the selected parking lot from the current entity and paste it into another. For example, you may want to use the same parking lot dimensions that were created for a permit parking lot in an overtime rule parking lot.
    Paste the selected parking lot into another entity.
    Send to Back
    Send the selected parking lot to the background.
    Bring to Front
    Send the selected parking lot to the background.
    Delete the parking lot.