SharpV fixed deployment overview - 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

There are many tasks involved in deploying a fixed SharpV system. Use this overview as a reference to guide you through the process.

Preparing for the deployment

These are the tasks to perform before you go on site for the deployment. If you can’t complete the tasks on this checklist, contact your Genetec Inc. representative.

Task Description Where to find more information

  • Ensure a proper site survey has been completed.

The site survey should include the following information:
  • Camera name
  • Camera installation height
  • Camera pole distance from the road
  • Road width
  • Camera pan and tilt
  • Camera reading distance (distance form camera to anticipated plate location)
  • Screen shots from the Field of View tool
  • Pictures of the camera location (pole and road)
  • Expected vehicle speed maximums

  • Fill out the AutoVu fixed Deployment Questionnaire.

The questionnaire helps you collect the information required to deploy the system, for example, contact information, site information, and details of the AutoVu™ system to be installed.

  • To obtain a copy of the AutoVu Fixed Parking Deployment Questionnaire, contact your Genetec Inc. AutoVu™ representative.

  • Read the product-related release notes.

The release notes contain information about the current releases, as well as any known issues or limitations.

  • Security Center Release Notes
  • SharpV Release Notes

  • Send installation documentation to the electrical contractor that is responsible for mounting the camera.

An electrical contractor is required to do the following:
  • Mount the camera on the pole, wall, or ceiling.
  • Run conduit from the NEMA box to the camera.
  • Make the electrical connections at the camera and in the NEMA box.

Refer the Electrician to the How to install and connect an AutoVu™ SharpV camera document, which is included in the SharpV box.

  • Ensure that the electrical contractor understands where to mount the camera.

Provide the following information to the electrical contractor:
  • Installation location
  • Mounting instructions, for example, top-mount, bottom-mount, or pole-mount
  • Approximate installation angle
  • Earth grounding requirements

  • Assign an IP address to the camera.

The SharpV must have a static IP address if you are adding the camera to the Archiver.

It is recommended that you do this before the camera is mounted.

  • Apply software updates and pre-configure the camera for installation.

For example, configure the context and the server IP address.

It is recommended that you do this before the camera is mounted.

  • Install Security Center.

Security Center should be installed on the server via remote connection before going on site.

  • Installing Security Center

  • Configure the LPR Manager role in Security Center

The LPR Manager is the role that manages and controls LPR data from SharpV cameras.

  • About LPR Managers

  • (Optional) Create and configure permits in Security Center.

A permit is a type of entity that defines a single parking permit holder list.

  • About permits

  • (Optional) Create and configure hotlists.

To use hotlist entities in Security Center, you must create the hotlist, map it to a source text file, and configure it for your enforcement scenario.

  • Creating hotlists

  • Confirm that the camera was installed correctly.

The camera should be mounted, powered, and connected to the network before you arrive on site.

  • Contact the electrical contractor.

  • Configure firewall rules to allow incoming camera connections.

  • Get the public IP address of the server for configuration of the cameras.
  • If the camera must communicate with the customer's network over the Internet, ensure that the firewall port forwarding rules are enabled and ensure that the NAT is configured correctly for port 443.

  • To ensure that the SharpV communicates using HTTP Secure (HTTPS), install a certificate for the camera.

You can either use the self-signed certificate that is auto-generated on the SharpV, generate a new self-signed certificate using the tools provided in the Sharp Portal, or use a signed certificate from your own public key infrastructure (PKI) or from a Certificate Authority such as VeriSign.

On site tasks

These are the tasks to perform while on site. If you can’t complete the tasks on this checklist, contact the your Genetec Inc. representative.

Task Description Where to find more information

  • Have your initial site survey on hand to help determine if the camera is installed in the correct location.

Confirm that the camera placement and cable connections are correct.

  • Aim the camera and calibrate the focus and zoom.

Have your initial site survey on hand to help determine the proper positioning, and angles. This will assist in the aiming of the camera.

  • Add the camera in Security Center.

To receive plate reads in Security Center, you must add the camera to the LPR Manager. To view the context camera video feed in Security Center, you must add the camera to the Archiver.
NOTE: Information on context cameras is not applicable to SharpV ITS cameras.

  • Test the system.

At the end of the installation test the system to ensure that the hardware is functional, and perform a read report to test performance.

  • Generate LPR Performance results using the Performance Analyzer Tool.

  • Provide operator training to the end user.

The Security Center User Guide describes Security Desk features and commands, and provides instruction on how to perform tasks, such as live monitoring of events, video playback and instant replay, report generation,alarm management, and visitor management.

  • For AutoVu operator training information, see the Security Center User Guide.

Finalizing the deployment

These are the tasks to perform after the camera is installed and configured. If you can’t complete the tasks on this checklist, contact the your Genetec Inc. representative.

Task Description

  • Prepare a Deployment Field Report.

You must send the Deployment Field Report to Autovu.deployment@genetec.com

The report should include:
  • Installation date
  • Contact information
  • Security Center information
  • Hardware information
  • Camera name, serial number from the camera (yellow sticker).
  • Wiring information
  • Network information
  • Site survey information and any changes to the original site survey
  • LPR performance results
  • Installation photos
  • Completion status (action plan to be provided if not 100% complete)
  • Special notes

  • Follow up with the customer.

Follow up 1 to 2 weeks after the deployment to ensure customer satisfaction.