Getting started with your first Sensor Kit

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Congratulations on your new Sensor Kit! 
This guide will show you how to get started using DT sensors in a few quick steps.

Step 1 Create a Studio account and organization

Create a Studio account →

You need a Studio account and a Studio organization to view and manage your devices.
After creating a new account, you'll be able to create an organization in Studio. 

Note: If your company already has sensors from DT, ask an administrator to add you to the existing organization.

 

Step 2 Claim your devices in Studio

Once you've got your organization set up, you're ready to claim devices in Studio.
Claiming is done by either scanning the Kit ID on the packaging, or by scanning individual Device IDs.

Note: The prepaid 1-year device subscription will be activated when you claim a device. Tactile touch sensors do not have printed QR Device IDs, so the Kit ID has to be used to claim them.

 

Step 3 Connect the Cloud Connector

You're now ready to power on the Cloud Connector.

The Cloud Connector 4G is powered by Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), which is essentially power and data through a single Ethernet cable. To use PoE, a dedicated PoE switch or PoE-injector is required. A PoE-injector is included in the kit and can be used the same way as a standard power adapter.

The Cloud Connector will spend 1 to 5 minutes starting up and connecting to our cloud via cellular. A stable white cloud symbol confirms a successful connection.

Using the Cloud Connector on Ethernet

To use the Cloud Connector on Ethernet instead of cellular, plug an active Ethernet cable into the data port (IN) of the PoE power supply. The Cloud Connector will then automatically switch over to using Ethernet instead of cellular.

No connection?

Look at the Cloud Connector troubleshooting guide.

 

Step 4 Identify your sensors

Studio has a built-in function to listen to all touched devices within one project, providing a simple way to identify sensors by touching them (touch is not supported by CO2 and Motion sensors).

 

 

Devices can also be identified by using Studio's built-in QR scanning for quick and efficient identification across all your projects.

Scan the QR code for sensors and Cloud Connectors by tapping the QR button in the header.

QR Scanning works best on mobile but can be used on a desktop. 

 

Step 5 Place your sensors

What do you want your tiny sensors to measure? Here are some tips on placing them.

Peel and stick

The included adhesive fastens the sensors to most surfaces permanently. If the installation is temporary, we suggest using a mounting putty. Find more mounting tips in the guide on adhesives for different mounting conditions

Ensure coverage

The average distance for coverage from the sensor to Cloud Connecter is three times the distance of wifi - depending on the structure of your building. The sensor reports its signal strength at least every 15 minutes when online.

Verify coverage

  1. Go to the location where you want to place the sensor.
  2. Open Studio in a browser on your phone.
  3. Press the sensor
  4. See in Studio that the sensor lights up touch_animation.gif

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