Common parking scenarios for AutoVu™ Free-Flow - Security Center 5.6

Security Center User Guide 5.6

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Security Center 5.6
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2019-10-09

Using the AutoVu™ Free-Flow feature in Security Center, you can customize the system to meet the requirements of your parking rules.

The following examples show how AutoVu™ Free-Flow can be used to fit common parking scenarios.

Transient parking

In this scenario, when a vehicle enters the parking lot, the owner must immediately purchase parking time.

The following conditions could be configured for this scenario:

  • A short convenience time can be added to allow the vehicle owner time to find a parking spot and purchase parking time.
  • If the owner has not purchased parking time by the end of the 15 minute convenience time and the 15 minute grace period, the parking session is flagged as a Violation.
  • If the owner purchases parking time but exceeds the time purchased and the grace period, the vehicle is flagged as a Violation.

Transient parking with a free parking period

In this scenario, vehicles can park without a permit for the first 2 hours. If the vehicle owner plans to park the vehicle in the lot for more than 2 hours, parking time must be purchased.

The following conditions could be configured for this scenario:

  • The convenience time is configured for 2 hours.
  • If the owner has not purchased parking time by the end of the 2 hour convenience time and the 15 minute grace period, the parking session is flagged as a Violation.
  • If the owner purchases parking time but exceeds the time purchased and the grace period, the vehicle is flagged as a Violation.

Overtime parking

In this scenario, any vehicle can park for a maximum of 2 hours. Drivers cannot purchase additional parking time.

The following conditions could be configured for this scenario:

  • The convenience time is configured for two hours.
  • If the owner parks the car for more than the 2 hour convenience time and the 15 minute grace period, the parking session is flagged as a Violation.

Contract permit parking

In this scenario, only drivers with monthly permits can park in the parking zone. A whitelist is used to grant permit holders access to the parking zone.

The following conditions could be configured for this scenario:

  • Because there is no paid time, the parking rule includes only the default minimum of 1 minute, and no grace period is configured.
  • Using this configuration, you can track how long each vehicle stays in the parking zone.

Static permit and transient parking

In this scenario, a whitelist is used to grant permit holders access to the parking zone, and when an unknown vehicle enters the parking lot, the driver must immediately purchase parking time.

The following conditions could be configured for this scenario:

  • The transient parking is configured as in the example Transient parking with a free parking period.
  • For parking sessions that use a Pay-by-Plate Sync static permit, the static permit follows the same convenience time and grace period that are configured for the transient permit parking rule, however, as they do not apply to static permits, the permit will not go into violation as long as the permit is valid.