Configuring overtime rules - Security Center 5.8

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.8

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Security Center 5.8
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2020-08-17

To use an overtime rule entity after you have added in Security Center, you must configure it for your enforcement scenario.

Before you begin

Create the overtime rule.

What you should know

You must configure an enforcement area (or parking lot) for each permit restriction and overtime rule that you create.

Procedure

  1. From the Config Tool home page, click LPR > Overtime rules, and select the overtime rule you want to configure.
  2. Click the Properties tab.
  3. Select a Color for the overtime rule.

    This will be the color of the overtime hit screen in Genetec Patroller™ and Security Desk, as well as the plate reads due for enforcement on the Genetec Patroller™ map.

  4. (City Parking Enforcement with Wheel Imaging only) Select the Vehicle parking position.
    This option tells Genetec Patroller™ which parameters to use for wheel imaging: Parallel or Angled (45-degree).
    NOTE: You cannot use the same overtime rule for both Parallel and Angled parking enforcement. If you’re doing both types of enforcement, you must create separate overtime rule entities for each.
  5. (Optional) Select Long term overtime to allow vehicles to park in the same spot for over 24 hours.
    When selected, the parking time limit is specified in days (2 to 5 days), and the Parking enforcement option is automatically set to Same position. This option automatically sets the parking regulation to same position, meaning the vehicle has parked overtime when it stays in the same parking space beyond the parking time limit set for such parking space.
    NOTE: This setting applies to AutoVu™ Genetec Patroller™ City Parking Enforcement with or without wheel imaging. Wheel imaging is recommended if you plan to use this rule to detect vehicles parked long term so that you can distinguish between someone who parks in the same position and a vehicle which has been abandoned.
    IMPORTANT: You can have only one Long term overtime rule per Directory.
  6. From the Parking enforcement list, select the type of restricted parking area that applies to the time limit: a single parking spot, a district within a city, or both sides of a city block:
    Same position
    A vehicle is parked overtime if it parks in the same spot longer than the specified time limit. For example, your overtime rule specifies a one hour parking limit for a single parking space. The Genetec Patroller™ operator does a first pass through the district at 9:00 A.M. collecting license plate reads. The operator does a second pass at 10:05 A.M. If Genetec Patroller™ reads the same plate in the same spot both times, it results in an overtime hit.
    IMPORTANT: For this feature to work, Genetec Patroller™ needs GPS capability.
    District
    A vehicle is parked overtime if it is parked anywhere within a city district (a geographical area) longer than the specified time limit. For example, your overtime rule specifies a four hour parking limit within a city district. The Genetec Patroller™ user does a first pass through the district at 9:00 A.M. collecting license plate reads. The operator does a second pass through the district at 1:05 P.M. If Genetec Patroller™ reads the same plate in the same district both times, it results in an overtime hit.
    Block face (2 sides)
    A vehicle is parked overtime if it is parked on either side of a road between two intersections longer than the specified time limit. For example, your overtime rule specifies a 1hour parking limit within a city block face. The Genetec Patroller™ operator does a first pass through the block face at 9:00 A.M. collecting license plate reads. The operator does a second pass down the block at 10:05 A.M. If Genetec Patroller™ reads the same plate in the same block face both times, it results in an overtime hit.
  7. To define the parameters of the overtime rule (for example, time limit, grace period, applicable days, and so on), under Regulation, click Add an item () .
  8. In the Regulation dialog box, configure the following, then click OK:
    Time limit
    The parking time limit in hours and minutes.
    Grace period
    For purposes of lenient enforcement, the grace period is time beyond the parking time limit during which the overtime violation is waived. For example, Genetec Patroller™ will generate an overtime hit on a plate when the time between the capture of the same plate exceeds the Time limit plus the Grace period.
    Applicable days
    Days of the week when the time limit is enforced. You can select a weekly time frame from the drop-down list:
    • Always: 7 days a week
    • Weekdays: Monday to Friday
    • Custom: To create a custom time frame, click on the days.
    Applicable hours
    Select when the time limit is enforced:
    • All day: 24 hours a day
    • Time range: Click in the date picker field, and use the text field or the graphical clock to specify the time.
  9. (Optional) To set the maximum number of citations that can be issued to the same vehicle for the same overtime offense, add additional regulations. In the following example, a vehicle can be issued three violations of the one-hour overtime rule in one day:

    Here are two examples to explain the difference between having an overtime rule with one violation, and an overtime rule with multiple violations:

    Overtime rule with one violation
    Your overtime rule allows vehicles to park for one hour on a specific street. If a vehicle is parked in that area longer than an hour, it is in violation of the overtime rule. This results in an overtime hit in Genetec Patroller™. However, because the overtime rule allows only one violation for the offense, even if the vehicle is parked in the same place all day, you’ll only get one overtime hit for it. In this scenario, you would issue one ticket for the offense.
    Overtime rule with multiple violations
    Your overtime rule allows vehicles to park for one hour on a specific street, but your system is configured to allow a vehicle to accumulate, for example, up to three violations of the one-hour rule. If a vehicle is parked in that area all day, and you patrol the area three times during your shift, you’ll get three violations of the overtime rule, and three separate overtime hits in Genetec Patroller™. In this scenario, you would issue three tickets for the same offense.
    Tip: Notice that in this example, the three regulations are valid on weekdays only. This ensures that if the Genetec Patroller™ operator mistakenly select this overtime zone on the weekend, no citations will be issued
  10. Click Apply.

Results

The overtime rule is configured, and is downloaded to Genetec Patroller™ the next time it connects to Security Center.