Vehicle Monitoring in Parking Lots
1. Record Scans
If you don’t need to ‘validate’ the parking permit or the vehicle’s VIN number, you can create a Record Scans service.
2. Validate Scans
If you need to ‘validate’ the parking permit or the vehicle’s VIN number, you need a Validation service.
- The service can be an online or an on-device (offline) service, depending on the Internet availability. If an online service, the scan data will be posted to the server for real-time monitoring after each scan. If an on-device service, the scan data can be uploaded manually when the app user gets Internet access. Also, it can sync in the background if you check Auto Sync in the Advanced step.
- When asked to select the ‘Database’, choose the permit/vehicle database you’ve already created. Also, you can simply create a new name at this step and upload the database later on.
- Consider adding a Question (prompt) for data collection. The most common ‘Comments’ using a short answer form for the app user to enter information relating to the vehicle and/or the vehicle owner. They can use text or voice-to-text entries.
- Generally, you will see prompts after submitting the scan. With validation services, you can have one prompt after submitting a valid scan. For example, it will say the permit/vehicle is in the database. Likewise, you can see a different one after submitting an invalid scan. For example, it will say the permit/vehicle is not in the database.
Note: When done creating or editing your service(s), your app users will need to sign out and sign back in or refresh the app.