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Adding a sensor or repeater to a CAM network

Sensors can be added to a network once a hub has been installed using the wizards in the Control Centre. 

Pre-requisites and assumptions  

These instructions assume that hub(s) have been installed and connected to the Checkit cloud with network coverage in the area where sensors are to be installed. 

This functionality is for users with administrator rights, who will only be able to add devices to the locations they control. 

It allows all sensor types and repeaters to be installed.  Repeaters are required if you find there is insufficient network strength for sensors to communicate with the hub.  Once repeater(s) and sensor(s) are set up to communicate with a hub, no further configuration is needed for repeater to sensor communication. 

You will need a magnetic fob (supplied) to force the sensors and repeaters to join the network.   

The instructions assume that you are logged in to the Control Centre (https://app.checkit.net) 

Adding a device to an existing network 

  1. If you know the hub you want to connect to then start the process by choosing View / Edit in the Automated Monitoring Devices section of the Control Centre home screen   

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Then select the required hub from the list presented.  This will display the details of the selected hub: 

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Choose “Maintenance”.  This will lead you to the configuration page for the hub.  Select “Add new device” from the left hand menu 

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2. If you would rather start from a list of locations, then choose “Maintenance” on the home screen, and select the location where your hub is located to initiate the join process 

3. You are now at the start of the add device wizard  

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Use  blobid4.png   to move back and forward through the wizard.                 

 

The first step is to select the device type from the drop down menu. (Note that Hot hold sealed sensors should be chosen as Sealed Sensors.) 

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4. Selecting blobid6.pngwill prompt you to start connecting the device to the hub’s network.  

 

This is achieved by passing the magnet over the device as shown until the amber light shows and then the green one starts to flash.  If this fails you can use the “detect new device” option or go back to try again 

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5. The next step confirms that the device found is the one expected using its type and serial number.  If the results are not as expected then repeat the process as instructed. 

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 6. Once the device is confirmed you can set  

  • The display name for the sensor 
  • Additional description (the name of the precise location or your company asset number of this device for example) 
  • The location (from a drop down of available locations of which the user has admin rights). 

Remember that the location of the sensor does NOT have to be the same as the location of the hub. 

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7. The next step applies these settings and confirms success with the following screen 

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8. Finally the connection is checked by using the magnet again as shown.   

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9. The sensor will then send test messages to the hub and confirm that the set up has been successful. 

It is worth paying attention to the signal strength at this point.  To make sure it is currenttap the sensor again with the magnet and wait for the result. If the signal strength is not shown as good, then consider relocating the device, using the magnet to recheck the signal. 

If this process cannot deliver a satisfactory result then you may need to add a repeater.   To do this you will need to complete the current device installation process (or to abandon it using the back buttons)  before starting to add a repeater.  If you then need to re-check the signal strength to a sensor at this point (or at any time)then see  [do we have an article on this?]  

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The device is now connected.   

10. At this point you can add monitoring rules for the sensor and associate it with a team (who will be the recipients of any alerts).  (The rules and teams must have already been created in the Control Centre rules configuration page.)  This functionality is only available if the user is also a Safety Manager for the location in question.  Otherwise an error message will be returned. 

 

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[if you have connected a hot hold sensor you will be prompted to add a rule to confirm the device is below 100C.  This is essential for safety reasons]   

Additional rules can be added if desired using the ADD NEW RULE option.  Once complete, progressing to the next step will confirm that the process is complete 

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End of process 

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