By linking permits in specific ways in the AutoVu™ Free-Flow plugin, you can set up the system to use Pay-by-Plate Sync with static or dynamic permits, or you can also group permits so that they appear as one entity on the dashboard.
Static permits with Pay-by-Plate Sync
In a system that uses the Pay-by-Plate Sync plugin, a static permit holds a list of vehicle license plates that is not updated by a third-party permit provider. For example, a list of employee vehicles that are authorized to park in the lot are manually maintained as a static list.
To create a tenant that uses a static permit list, you must create two Security Center permits: a source permit, and a destination permit.
The source and destination Security Center permits are then linked through the Pay-by-Plate Sync plugin.
In the following Pay-by-Plate Sync example, the destination permit is selected from the All available permits list, and the source permit is added as the Static permit.
Dynamic permits with Pay-by-Plate Sync
In a system that uses the Pay-by-Plate Sync plugin, a dynamic permit holds a list of vehicles that is updated by a third-party permit provider. For example, in a system where vehicle owners pay for parking at a kiosk or using a mobile phone app, the list of vehicles are dynamically managed by a third-party permit provider.
To create a dynamic permit, you must create a Security Center destination permit and link it to the permit provider zone in Pay-by-Plate Sync.
In certain situations, you might want a group of permits to appear together as one entity in the Dashboard page of the AutoVu™ portal. In an example where a law firm (tenant) has two static permit lists for employee plates and VIP plates, you can group the permits in Pay-by-Plate Sync so that their statistics appear together as Law firm in the dashboard.
In the following example, a static permit and a dynamic permit are linked in Pay-by-Plate Sync.