Design Guidelines for Creating Spaces



As an administrator, you should be familiar and knowledgeable about the organization that you plan to set up for Space application. You need to have a fair understanding of the organization’s real-estate portfolio details, such as categories and departments within the organization.

Categories are defined based on the type of space and how it is being used. For example, categories include laboratory, open office, conference rooms, and so on. Departments include which business units use the space, typically engineering, sales, marketing, and so on. The information must be accurate and up-to-date so that individual spaces can be created, assigned, and tracked accurately for categories and departments across the floor, building, or campus.

A floor can have an associated image of the floor plan map, which is a Configuration SVG file. The Configuration SVG file defines spaces on a floor as areas with virtual boundary lines that the user wants to track for occupancy. The file uses shapes such as rectangles and polygons on the floor plan to denote spaces with unique space identifiers. Administrators are responsible for creating and uploading the SVG file for each floor.

It is recommended that you work with people most familiar with the facilities to identify and establish categories and departments before you start drawing spaces. If possible, obtain a markup showing all space categories on the floor plan map. Typically, organizations have approximately under 20 categories and up to a maximum of 15 departments. While drawing spaces on the floor plan map, consider the Field-of-View (FOV) of the sensors.

The Enlighted sensors produce an all-encompassing Field-of-View by aggregating many repeated narrow Field-of-Views. The sensors offer an unobstructed Field-of-View for up 10 feet x 10 feet or 100 square feet per sensor coverage.

Note: While creating spaces on top of the floor plan map, you must include the sensors along the edge of the boundary. Otherwise, utilization may not be an accurate representation of the activity.

General Guidelines for Creating Spaces

Consider the following tips and guidelines when designing or creating spaces on top of the floor plan map, including the size of the area and number of sensors to use. The guidelines should help you determine how to go about designing a layout for all types of spaces.

Closed Spaces

Closed Spaces are defined as tightly confined spaces that follow wall boundaries. For example, private offices, lab rooms. Coverage area is usually not an issue in a closed office since all sensors in the closed area are included.

Helpful Tips

  1. The space boundaries must match with the wall, barrier, or opening locations.
  2. The space shape on the floor plan map includes all sensors that are in the space.
  3. All sensors around the edge of the boundary wall are included.
  4. The sensor near the door or entrance is included.
  5. Closed spaces must contain a minimum of four sensors or 400 square feet minimum size area.

Note: A lower number of sensors or square feet may not represent accurate utilization data.

Open Spaces

Large areas that do not have wall boundaries.  You need to consider the sensors’ FOV into account carefully here because these spaces generally have walkways, long paths with many people moving around in them. When drawing spaces, keep in mind to include complete FOV coverage of the sensors in the space for an accurate representation of utilization data.

Helpful Tips

  1. Match open spaces with the customer’s drawings if available.
  2. Consider the length and shape of the hallway.
  3. Cover all entrances to the hallway and open areas.
  4. Cover the main walkways.
  5. Include areas where people might enter or leave.
  6. The open space shape on the floor plan map should include all sensors that are in the space, even if the sensors are placed on a wall boundary or just outside the space.
  7. If there is a walkway or unused open areas, group them into the open space to include the sensors’ FOV.
  8. Open spaces must contain a minimum of four sensors or 400 square feet minimum size area.

Note: A lower number of sensors or square feet may not represent accurate utilization data.


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