SharpV camera connections to the ALPR Manager role - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

Applies to
Security Center 5.9
Last updated
2022-09-12
Content type
Guides > Administrator guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Security Center
Version
5.9

If you want to send ALPR data from a SharpV camera to Security Center, you must first enroll the camera in the Security Center ALPR task under Roles and units.

When connecting to Security Center 5.8 or later, the SharpV uses the LPM protocol to manage the connection (when manually added). If the LPM protocol is not enabled on the SharpV, other connection methods are available.

Adding a camera using the LPM protocol

This is the preferred method for adding a Sharp to the ALPR Manager. The LPM protocol provides a secure and reliable connection.

Connection Method When to use this method Requirements
Manually add the camera in Security Center:

You can add the camera to the ALPR Manager in Config Tool's ALPR task.

If your camera can be upgraded to SharpOS 12.7, this is the recommended method.
  • SharpOS 12.7 or higher with LPM protocol enabled
  • Security Center 5.8 or higher
  • You must know the IP address and the username and password used to access the Sharp Portal .

Adding a camera that does not use the LPM protocol

For cameras where the SharpOS version is earlier than 12.7, the easiest way to add a Sharp, SharpV, or SharpX camera in Security Center is to configure the ALPR Manager to discover the camera. If this connection method is not possible, you can add the camera manually in Security Center or in the camera's web portal.

NOTE: If you are connecting a SharpV camera, it is recommended that you upgrade it to SharpOS 12.7 or higher, and enable the secure and reliable LPM protocol connection.
Connection Method When to use this method Requirements
Configure the ALPR Manager to discover the camera:

You can configure the ALPR Manager's Discovery port to find the camera on the subnet.

This is the preferred method if the camera and Security Center are on the same subnet. To use this method, you must set the same Discovery port in the ALPR Manager's Properties tab and in the camera's web portal. The camera and Security Center must be on the same subnet.
Manually add the camera in Security Center:

You can add the camera to the ALPR Manager in Config Tool's A task.

Use this method when the camera and Security Center are on different subnets within the same LAN. You can use this method if the Discovery port is not available, however the Discovery port can be changed in Security Center and in the camera's web portal.
NOTE:
  • You cannot use this method if communication must go across the Internet.
  • If the camera is behind a NAT, you must configure port forwarding.
To use this method, you must know the IP address, port (80 or 443), and its control port (default 8001). The camera and Security Center must be on the same network.
Add a Sharp, SharpV, or SharpX from the camera's web portal:

You can force a connection from the camera's web portal when you select the Security Center extension and select Connect to Security Center. For assistance, contact your Genetec™ representative.

Use this method if the camera and Security Center must communicate across the Internet and where the network topology includes NATs.
NOTE: If the camera is behind a NAT, you must configure port forwarding.
To use this method, you must enter the Hostname or IP address and port (listening port) of the Security Center computer.