Configuring permit restrictions - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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After you have created a permit restriction entity in Security Center Config Tool, you need to configure it for your enforcement scenario.

What you should know

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


  1. From the Config Tool home page, click ALPR > Permit restrictions.
  2. Select the permit restriction you want to configure, then click the Properties tab.
  3. To assign a color to the permit restriction, click the Color icon, select a color, and click OK.

    The color is displayed in the permit hit screen in Genetec Patroller™ and Security Desk, as well as the plate reads due for enforcement on the Genetec Patroller™ map.

  4. To select when this restriction applies, click Add an item ().

    The Add a time restriction window opens.

  5. From Permits drop-down list, select which permits the restriction applies to:
    Parking is available to everyone, regardless of whether they have a permit or not. No restriction is enforced during the specified time period. This restriction is used with other restrictions as a temporary override. For example, if a university is hosting a football game, parking would be made available to everyone during the game instead of specific permit holders.
    No permit
    Only vehicles without permits can park. For example, you can use this type of restriction to reserve a zone for visitors parking. A plate read that matches any of the permits downloaded to the Genetec Patroller™ raises a hit.
    All permits
    Only vehicles with a permit can park. A plate read that does not match any of the permits downloaded to the Genetec Patroller™ raises a hit.
    Specific permits
    Only vehicles having one or more of the specified permits can park. A plate read that does not match any of the specified permits raises a hit.

    When multiple time restrictions apply at a given time, conflicts are resolved by evaluating the restrictions in the following order: 1. Everyone, 2. No permit, 3. All permits, 4. Specific permits. Moreover, a hit is raised when a matched permit is not valid (either not yet effective or already expired).

  6. In the Applicable days option, select the days of week when parking is allowed.
    Seven days a week.
    Monday to Friday.
    Saturday and Sunday.
    Select the days that apply.
  7. In the Applicable hours option, select the times during the day when parking is allowed.
  8. In the Validity option, select the dates during the year when parking is allowed.
    Choose All year, or select a specific time span using the date picker.
    NOTE: The date span must be longer than one day.
  9. Click Add, then click Apply.


The permit restriction entity is configured and enabled in Security Center.

After you finish

Configure a parking lot in Security Center for the permit restriction.