Investigating the number of vehicles in parking zones - Security Center 5.10

Security Center User Guide 5.10

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You can view the number of vehicles parked in a parking zone, and the percentage of occupancy, using the Zone occupancy task.

What you should know

You can also use the Zone occupancy report to search for overtime rules and permit restrictions that occurred in a zone. For example, on a university campus or in an airport, you can find out the occupancy of a parking lot at certain times of the day. If the occupancy is always at full capacity during that time, the report can help you determine that you need more spots in your parking lot.

The percentage of occupancy of a parking zone is calculated differently whether the Genetec Patroller™ was used for University Parking Enforcement or for City Parking Enforcement.
Genetec Patroller™ configuration Percentage of occupancy
University Parking Enforcement Calculated using the specific zone selected in Genetec Patroller™, which corresponds to a single parking lot defined in an overtime rule or in a permit restriction.
City Parking Enforcement
  • If an overtime rule is selected: calculated using all parking lots defined within the rule.
  • If no overtime rule is selected: occupancy cannot be calculated because no parking lot is associated to a permit. In this case the Spaces and Percentage of occupancy columns will show 0.


  1. From the home page, open the Zone occupancy task.
  2. Set up the query filter for your report. Choose one or more of the following filters:
    Custom fields
    Restrict the search to a predefined custom field for the entity. This filter only appears if custom fields are defined for the entity, and if the custom field was made visible to you when it was created or last configured.
    Hit rules
    Select the hit rules to include in the report.
    Overtime and permit restriction
    Both rules have parking lots configured and each parking lot can be defined in terms of a number of parking spaces. This allows the occupancy to be estimated when selecting these rules in Genetec Patroller™.
    Restrict the search to Genetec Patroller™ units (including all their fitted ALPR units).
    Time range
    The time range for the report.
  3. Click Generate report.
    The results are listed in the report pane.
  4. View the statistics on the total number of vehicles in all the selected parking zones in the Statistics section.