Flash PARCS: Monthly Profiles

Modified on Fri, 03 Nov 2023 at 12:10 PM

PROFILES

Profiles in the Flash system are used in conjunction with multiple software modules, but when applied to Monthly Accounts they allow an operator to limit parkers' access to set days and times and parking areas. Profiles are optional for monthly accounts and should only be used to apply limits to the account.  Profiles consist of multiple settings follow this guide to learn more about the options and how to create and link Profiles to Monthly Accounts. 


Restrictions

Restrictions define when a parker can access a parking facility. The configuration allows an operator to select the days and start and ends time the monthly account holder can park.


Add a Restriction


1. Go to https://portal.flashvalet.com and log in to the Admin Portal.


2. On the left menu, click Locations, then choose the location.


3. On the top menu, click Restrictions, then click Add New.


4. In the Restriction Name field, enter a name for the restriction.


5. Set an Entry Grace Period and an Exit Grace Period for the restriction, then click Save.  The parker’s entry or exit within the grace period is not counted as a violation.


6. In the Times section, click Add New.


7. In the Name field, enter a name for the time frame.


8. Select the allowed days.


9. In the Start Time and End Time fields, select the respective start and end times.


10. Click Save.


11. To add an additional day and time parameters to the restriction, click New, then repeat steps 7-10.



Access Zones

Access Zones let you assign specific access to each entry kiosk at a location or logical zone. The access

options below are available.

  • No Access: The parker is denied access at all times (hard restriction).
  • All Access: The parker is allowed access at all times (no restrictions)
  • Preprogrammed Restriction: The parker is allowed access during set days and times (default soft restriction unless hard restrictions are enabled for location).


Add an Access Zone


1. Go to https://portal.flashvalet.com and log in to the Admin Portal.


2. On the left menu, click Locations, then choose the location.


3. On the top menu, click Access Zones.


4. Under “Search”, click Add New.


5. Name the Access Zone and choose the type of access per entry kiosk. 

  • Select the programmed Restriction to link the specific day and time access limits. 
  • Or select No Access to deny the parkers access to the parking area. 


6. Click Save.


If Default Access is selected for the Entry Kiosk, the access type defaults to the Zone Default. Any other selected access type overrides the zone default for that Entry Kiosk.


Add a New Profile

Once the Access Zone is set to a Restriction or the No Access option, the profile can be created and components applied.


1. Go to https://portal.flashvalet.com and log in to the Admin Portal.


2. On the left menu, click Locations, then choose the location.


3. On the top menu, click Profiles.


4. Click Add, then enter the profile name.


5. If applicable, set the Logical Zone.


6. From the Access Zone dropdown, select the previously created Access Zone. 


7. Click Save.



Now that the Profile is set, it can be linked to Monthly Accounts.


1. Go to https://portal.flashvalet.com and log in to the Admin Portal.


2. On the left menu, click Monthly.


3. Find the Monthly Account in the listed accounts, or use the search option at the top. Click the account to open the account settings.


4. In the Profile dropdown, select the profile that you want to assign to the account.


5. Click Save


Repeat the steps to add the Profile to other Monthly Accounts. 

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Soft and Hard Restrictions

Soft Restrictions

Monthly profile restrictions by default are set as soft restrictions which allow the monthly parker to enter and exit at any time. If the parker enters or exits the parking facility outside of the set restriction parameters, the violation details are recorded on the Monthly Parker Restriction Violations report.


Hard Restrictions

If Hard Restrictions are enabled, monthly parkers who violate the profile restriction parameters are denied entry access to the parking facility. If the parker exits the parking facility out of the set parameters they are allowed an exit, but the violation is recorded on the Monthly Parker Restriction Violation report.


The Hard Restriction setting is applied at either the location or logical zone level and affects any linked kiosks to the zone. Contact Flash at support@flashparking.com to enable the Hard Restriction option.







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