SharpV camera connections to the LPR Manager role - SharpV | SharpOS 12.7

AutoVu Handbook for SharpV Fixed Installations 12.7

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SharpV | SharpOS 12.7
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2019-08-21

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

There are several methods that can be used to connect a SharpV camera to the LPR Manager. The best method to use depends on whether the License Plate Management (LPM) protocol is enabled on the camera.

Adding a camera using the LPM protocol

This is the preferred method for adding a Sharp to the LPR 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 LPR Manager in Config Tool's LPR 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 SharpV camera in Security Center is to configure the LPR 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 LPR Manager to discover the camera:

You can configure the LPR 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 LPR 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 LPR Manager in Config Tool's LPR 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 SharpV 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 Genetecâ„¢ 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.