Customizing which LPR information to display in Security Desk - Security Center 5.6

Security Center User Guide 5.6

series
Security Center 5.6
revised_modified
2019-10-09

You can choose what kind of LPR information you want to display in Monitoring task tiles for reads and hits. This ensures that Security Desk operators see only the information that is required for your LPR deployment scenario.

Before you begin

Close Security Desk.

What you should know

This feature works by adding different XML attributes and parameters to a specific Security Desk configuration file located on the Security Desk client machine. Each XML attribute corresponds to different LPR information.

Procedure

  1. On the Security Desk client computer, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.6\ConfigurationFiles.
  2. Find the following tag in the config file: <Presentation IgnoreSizeConstraints="False" DisplayResourcesIds="False" SearchFormState="" AutoLoadHighResImages="True"/>.
    You can add additional XML attributes anywhere between the opening bracket and the closing slash and bracket.
  3. To customize the display of read-related information in a tile, add the "ReadDescription=" attribute, followed by any of the following parameters:
    NOTE: Add the character &#13; if you want to force a carriage return in the Security Desk tile.
    {Read.Address}
    The address of the plate read.
    {Read.Confidence Score}
    The Confidence Score analytic information of the plate read (read accuracy). If the Sharp camera is not configured to send this analytic information, the XML tag will be displayed in the Security Desk tile.
    {Read.Vehicle Type}
    The Vehicle Type analytic information of the plate read. If the Sharp camera is not configured to send this analytic information, the XML tag will be displayed in the Security Desk tile.
    {Read.Relative Motion}
    The Relative Motion analytic information of the plate read. If the Sharp camera is not configured to send this analytic information, the XML tag will be displayed in the Security Desk tile.
    {Read.Plate}
    The license plate characters as read by the LPR matcher.
    {Read.PlateState}
    The license plate’s issuing state, province, or country.
    {Read.Timestamp}
    The date and time of the plate read.
    {Read.User}
    The name of the Genetec Patroller™ unit that read the plate.
    Here is what the config file looks like with all the read attributes included: <Presentation IgnoreSizeConstraints="False" DisplayResourcesIds="False" SearchFormState="" AutoLoadHighResImages="True" ReadDescription="{Read.Plate}, {Read.Confidence Score}%, {Read.PlateState}, {Read.Timestamp}&#13;{Read.Address}, User:{Read.User}"/>
  4. To customize the display of hit-related information in a tile, add the "HitDescription=" attribute, followed by any of the following parameters.
    NOTE: Add the character &#13; if you want to force a carriage return in the Security Desk tile.
    {Hit.Category}
    The “category” attribute of the hotlist or permit list.
    {Hit.Id}
    The GUID of the hit.
    {Hit.MatchPlate}
    The plate number that was matched by the LPR matcher.
    {Hit.Rule}
    The name of the hotlist or permit list entity in Security Center.
    {Hit.Timestamp}
    The date and time of the hit.
    {Hit.Type}
    The type if hit (hotlist, permit, overtime, MLPI).
    {Hit.User}
    The name of the Patroller unit that raised the hit.
    {Hit.Watermark}
    The watermark of the hit.
    Here is what the config file looks like with all the read and hit attributes included: <Presentation IgnoreSizeConstraints="False" DisplayResourcesIds="False" SearchFormState="" AutoLoadHighResImages="True" ReadDescription="{Read.Plate}, ={Read.Confidence Score}%, {Read.PlateState}, {Read.Timestamp}&#13;{Read.Address}, User: {Read.User}" HitDescription="{Read.Plate}, {Read.ConfidenceScore}%, {Read.PlateState}, {Read.Timestamp}, {Read.Address}&#13;{Hit.Type}, {Hit.Rule} / {Hit.MatchPlate}, {Hit.Timestamp}&#13;Category: {Hit.Category}, User: {Hit.User}&#13;{Hit.Id}"/>
    NOTE: You can add read information to a hit description because all hits are linked to at least one read. For example, you may want both the read and hit timestamps in the hit description because there may be a delay in the hit being processed.
  5. Save and close Notepad.
  6. Start Security Desk.

Results

The Monitoring task tiles will now display the LPR information you added to the config file.

After you finish

Repeat these steps on any Security Desk client machine that requires specific LPR information in Monitoring task tiles.