Customizing ALPR image quality displayed in report pane columns - Security Center 5.9

Security Center User Guide 5.9

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You can choose what quality of ALPR images you want to view in the report pane columns for reads and hits. This helps Security Desk operators scan through multiple high quality images to perform a quick investigation.

Before you begin

Close Security Desk.

What you should know

Any modifications made to the config file are not retained after a Security Center upgrade.


To customize the quality of ALPR images displayed in report pane columns:

  1. On the Security Desk client computer, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.9\ConfigurationFiles.
  2. Open SecurityDesk.exe.config and find the following tag: <autoVuReportingConfiguration enableHighResReportImages="false" />.
  3. Change the value for enableHighResReportImages as required.
    • To enable high resolution images, enter true.
    • To disable high resolution images, enter false.
    NOTE: The default value for enableHighResReportImages is set to false.
  4. Save and close SecurityDesk.exe.config file.
  5. Start Security Desk.

To view high resolution images in report pane columns:

  1. From the Security Desk homepage, open the required report task.
    If you want to generate a Hits report, open Hits task.
  2. Set up the query filters as required.
  3. Click Generate report.
  4. Expand the column width for Plate image and Context image columns to view high resolution images.


The following examples illustrate how images are displayed in the reports based on the value set in theSecurityDesk.exe.config file:
1. Value is set to false:
2. Value is set to true:

After you finish

Repeat these steps on any Security Desk client machine that requires high resolution images to be displayed in the report pane columns.