For Partners and Customers.
Spaces are areas on a floor that are defined with virtual boundaries. During Space application setup, an Enlighted administrator will create space boundaries and specify categories and departments across the organization based on an administrator's guidance.
For example, space categories can be defined as a laboratory, open office, conference rooms, etc. The department is assigned based on which business units use the space, typically engineering, sales, marketing, etc. Consequently, for each department, managers can monitor and measure the current usage and make operational changes to improve space efficiency and ensure optimal space utilization.
The floor plan map spaces can then be annotated by an administrator with a category and department based on the type of space and how it is being used.
Annotating spaces to a category and department include the following steps:
- Click the down arrow in the top right corner and navigate to Admin Settings.
- Select Space Configuration Editor.
- In the left panel, select an organization from the drop-down list.
- Select a region or campus, building, and a floor to view the floor plan. The shaped rectangles, polygons on the floor plan denote spaces with unique identifiers.
- Hover and click over a space on the floor plan.
- In the right Edit panel, enter the following information in the fields.
- Enter an ID Name to associate with space.
- Choose a Category and Department from the drop-down menu.
Note: If Categories or Departments are not listed in the drop-down, contact Enlighted Customer Support.
- Enter comments, if any.
- Check one of the following options:
Exclude – Exempt monitoring space if space or room is vacant or rarely used.
Open Space – Classify long corridors, lobbies as Open spaces.
- Click Save.
If needed, adjust the floor plan's opacity, sensors, and space categories on the floor plan for better visibility by dragging the slider on each item. To measure the utilization of spaces, repeat the above steps until all floor plan spaces are assigned to a category and department.
After all, spaces are annotated with a category and department; the Space application color-codes the floor plan spaces to indicate their status, based on the data collected and available in the cloud database.
- Green: All spaces on the floor plan have been saved with a Name, Category, and Department.
- Yellow: The spaces on the floor plan are missing at least one of the following: Name, Category, or Department.
- Red: The number of sensor count between the Space application and data stored in the cloud database does not match. Click the Save button in the Edit panel to save the space again. When spaces are saved, the database's sensor count is updated with the sensor count in the application. By saving space, the space color should turn from red to yellow or green.
- Black: Space has not been saved on the floor plan. Save the space so the application can track occupancy and utilization.