The wireless range between sensor and Cloud Connector can vary dramatically, depending on both the structure of the building and how the devices are mounted. Planning Cloud Connector coverage can, therefore, be both difficult and time-consuming. The Rapid-Install procedure aims to remove the planning step altogether, while still getting a high-quality installation.
- No up-front placement planning of Cloud connectors, just a simple estimation of the number of cloud connectors is required.
- No prior knowledge of building structure is needed
- Coverage only where needed, based on sensor placements
- Estimate the number of required Cloud Connectors
- In an office building, one Cloud Connector typically covers 1000 m2
- Take the total area of the space you want to cover, divide by 1000 and then you have an estimate of the number of cloud connectors needed
- Install the sensors
- Bring the estimated number of Cloud Connectors, and the sensors you want to install
- Install the first Cloud Connector
- Install sensors, using the Identify a sensor function in Studio
- If an installed sensor is not able to reliably communicate with one of the installed Cloud Connectors then add a new cloud connector
- Repeat this step until all sensors are installed
Using the Rapid Install flow the Cloud Connectors are powered from existing power sources. If new sockets are needed, a planning step is required, and the normal installation flow is recommended.
Sensors are to be installed in an office building with 10 floors where each floor is 4.500 m2. The total area is 45.000 m2 (10 floors x 4500 m2).
The estimated number of Cloud Connectors required is 45 (45.000 / 1000).