Add Sensors

After an organization is set up and at least one gateway is added to Enlighted Manage, you can add sensors to the system. Enlighted supports two types of sensors: Fixture and Fixtureless sensors. 

Fixture: The fixture sensors control lighting.

Fixtureless sensors: These sensors are not connected to any fixture, and hence, they do not control lighting. Fixtureless sensors are used to collect data for improving the accuracy of Enlighted applications, such as Where and Space, for real-time location services and mapping for asset tracking and occupancy-based utilization. The fixtureless sensors can be used to provide motion triggers as part of a motion group. Desk sensors are a type of fixtureless sensors used for detecting and streaming occupancy status. 

The sensors are configured to be Fixture or Fixtureless when they are added as a Fixture Type to the Manage database. Note that the Desk Sensor is preconfigured as a Fixture Type in the Manage Fixture Type database. You only need to assign the 'Desk Sensor' Fixture Type to a facility. Refer to the article Enable Desk Sensors.

The procedure for adding sensors includes:

     •  Discovering Sensors
     •  Commissioning Sensors

Discover Sensors

The procedure for adding sensors includes:

To discover sensors on a floor,

  1. Select a Floor in the Facilities navigation tree.
  2. Click on Devices
  3. Click on the Sensors sub-tab.
  4. Click the Discover button. The Discover Sensors pop-up appears.

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  1. Select the required Gateway
  2. Type the total Number of installed sensors in the facility or floor. 

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  1. Click Start to discover the sensors. The Discovering Sensors message is displayed, and the number of discovered sensors is updated as the Gateway communicates and discovers the sensors.

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The discovered sensors are displayed in the sensors table. Refer to the article, Commissioning Sensors.

When discovering sensors with a specific Gateway, the Gateway will discover all sensors within its reach. However, if you have multiple Gateways installed on the same floor and would like to evenly distribute the sensors among Gateways, choose to do either of the following:

  • If you have a list of MAC IDs of the sensors that need to be associated with each Gateway, check the MAC ID and remove sensors not to be related to this Gateway by clicking the Delete button. 

or

  • Commission all the discovered sensors. Go to the floor plan, select the appropriate sensors that need to be associated with a different Gateway, and right-click and choose Change Gateway. Refer to the Change Gateway article.

Commission Sensors

The sensors are commissioned after they are discovered. Each sensor is assigned to a Fixture Type and a lighting profile during the commissioning process. Ensure the following steps have been taken before you start commissioning a sensor.

  1. Make sure that the Fixture Type exists in the database. Refer to the article Add Fixture Type
  2. Assign facility to a Fixture Type.  
  3. Assign Fixture Type to a sensor.  
  4. Also, ensure that the corresponding light profile  exists or create it if necessary. See Create or Edit Profile.

If you commission Desk sensors, a type of fixtureless sensors, used for detecting and streaming occupancy status, note that the Desk Sensor is already preconfigured as a Fixture Type in the Manage Fixture Type database. You only need to assign the 'Desk Sensor' Fixture Type to a facility. Refer to the article Enable Desk Sensors before proceeding with commissioning them. 

Commissioning Sensors

To commission one or more sensors,

  1. Click Facilities > Floor in the left navigation panel. 
  2. Click on the Devices > Sensors tabs to view the list of sensors.
  3. Select a sensor and click the Commission button in the Action column. 
  4. If you are commissioning one or more sensors, select the Sensors from the list and click Bulk Commission.  

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In the resulting window,

  1. Select the Gateway selected during the sensor discovery process, and click OK to continue. Note that the Select a Gateway option will not be available when you commission a single sensor.

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The fixtures that have been discovered by the Gateway dim their lights.

In the Commission and Place Fixtures screen, iterate through the following steps.

  1. Click on the sensor in the Others list box.
  2. Click Identify. This turns off the light of the associated fixture, turns the light to full-on, and then dims. Note: For fixtureless sensors, the sensor's blue LED light turns off and remains blue solid
    • Attempt to locate the fixture or sensor on the ceiling. Strobe the fixture using laser light. This turns on the light of the associated fixture.

Note: For fixtureless sensors, the sensor's blue LED light turns off.

  1. Strobing the sensor removes the sensor from the Others list and moves it to the Strobed list.
  2. Assign a Fixture Type from the drop-down list.
  3. Assign a Fixture Profile.
  4. Right-click the sensor on the floor plan where the sensor needs to be placed and select Commission and Place in the pop-up to commission the sensor. After placement, you can also drag the sensor to its actual location on the floor plan if needed.
  5. Repeat the process for the next sensor in the list until the sensors that need to be associated with that particular Gateway are commissioned and placed on the floor plan. When all sensors have been commissioned and placed, click Done to close.

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The sensors table is updated, and the Status column shows that the sensors have been successfully commissioned, as shown below. The LED on the sensors blinks green, confirming that the sensors have been commissioned. The fixtureless sensors blink green when motion is detected.

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After Commissioning

For upgrading the sensor firmware after commissioning the sensors, refer to the Automatic Firmware Image Upgrade process. Refer to the Change Gateway article if you need to change the Gateway with which the sensors communicate, 

If you need to move the sensor to another floor or a sub-floor,  decommission the sensor and then commission the sensor to another floor. To decommission a sensor, please submit a ticket or contact Enlighted support.

Warning: Do Not use the Delete option to delete or decommission a sensor.  

 

 

Assign Sensors to an Area

An area is a grouping of devices such as sensors, gateways, switches, plug loads on a floor represented as a single entity for controlling lights. You can assign devices to an area. If sensors do not exist and you need to add sensors, see Add Sensors. If areas do not exist, see Add an Area.

To assign sensors or devices to an area,

  1. Select a Floor in the Facilities navigation panel.
  2. Click the Floor Plan tab.
  3. Select the required Sensors from the floor plan.
  4. Right-click and select Area.
  5. Select Assign Area to assign an area to the selected fixture.
  • Assign Area: Helps you to Assign Area to the Selected Devices window.
  • Unassign Area: If the devices are already members of another area, select Unassign Area to remove the devices before adding them as members to the selected area.
  1. Click the Apply button.

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Assign Profile to Sensors

Before you assign a light profile to sensors, ensure that the profile exists or see how to create or edit a profile. To assign a profile to sensors, select a floor in the facility left panel.

Click the Floor Plan tab and select one or more sensors on a floor plan display, and right-click—Select Assign Profile in the resulting pop-up.

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In the Assign Profile window, select the required profile instance, and click Apply to assign a profile instance to the selected fixtures. 

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You can also assign a profile to a sensor from the Fixture Details screen. Double-click a sensor on the floor plan and assign a profile from the Current Profile drop-down list.

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If you need to modify the light level settings of a fixture, you may edit the values in the profile. See Edit Profile.

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Assign Fixture Type to Sensors

 When Fixture Types are assigned to a facility, only the Fixture Types that have been assigned to the facility will be displayed in the drop-down list. If Fixture Types are not assigned to a facility, all Fixture Types are displayed in the drop-down list, which can be a long list to scroll through. Refer to the article Assign Facility to a Fixture Type.

After assigning a facility to one or more Fixture Types, you may assign any Fixture Type to one or more sensors.

  1. Select a floor in the Facilities left panel.
  2. Select the Floor Plan tab.
  3. Select one or more sensors, right-click, and select Assign Fixture Type.
  4. Select a Fixture Type from the drop-down list.
  5. Click the Apply button.

The sensors are assigned the corresponding fixture type.

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You can also assign a Fixture Type to a sensor by double-clicking a sensor on the floor plan and selecting a Fixture Type in the drop-down list in the Fixture Details screen.

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You can control the lighting behavior by assigning light profiles to the sensors.  You can also create your own light profiles or modify the values of an existing light profile. Refer to the article Create or Edit Profile.

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Assign Facility to a Fixture Type

Manage maintains and tracks the most complete, up-to-date, manufacturer-specific information of fixtures in the fixture database. Refer to the article Adding and Managing Fixtures. 

By default, Fixture Types added to the database are not assigned to facilities, and you may assign any Fixture Type to any sensor in the facility. You can assign Fixture Types to the appropriate Facility hierarchy level, such as a campus, building, or floor. When one or more Fixture Types are assigned to a specific facility level, only the Fixture Types assigned to the facility level are displayed in the drop-down list. If no Fixture Types are assigned to the facility, all Fixture Types are displayed in the drop-down list.

Note: The Desk sensor (fixtureless sensor) is preconfigured as a Fixture Type in the database. You only need to assign the Desk sensor Fixture Type to a facility. Refer to the article Enable Desk Sensors.

To assign a Fixture Type to a facility, navigate to Administration > System Management and select Fixture Type Management > Fixture Type tabs.

Scroll through the fixture types list, select the fixture types, and click the Assign Facility tab in the Action column.

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In the Assign Facility pop-up, select a facility and click Save to assign the Fixture Type.

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When Fixture Types are assigned to the facility, only the selected fixtures assigned to the facility are displayed in the drop-down list when assigning the Fixture type to one or more sensors. 

Now that you have finished assigning the Fixture Type to a facility begin assigning Fixture Type to sensors. Refer to the article Assigning Fixture Type to Sensors.

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Enable Zonal Sensors

When an area has been activated as a zonal sensor area, the area starts reporting real-time aggregated occupancy data for the configured area. Otherwise, occupancy data is not reported for the area.

Note: An area can be enabled as a zonal sensor area only when the following conditions are met.

Sensors in an area for which Zonal Occupancy is enabled will report occupancy status 'Occupied' to Manage within a few seconds of detecting motion.  The default vacancy timeout is 90 seconds; if no further motion is detected for the duration of this period, the sensor will report occupancy status 'Vacant'. 

Also, please note that the timeout value is independent of the profile Active Motion Window value; thus, it is likely that a zone is marked as Vacant even though the lights in the zone are still On (timeout value < Active Motion Window value), or the zone is marked as Occupied even though the lights in the zone are Off (timeout value > Active Motion Window). If you would like to change the default vacancy timeout, please contact Enlighted Support.

To activate an area as a zonal sensor area,

  1. Click on the floor in the facilities' navigation panel.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click the Edit button corresponding to the area name displayed in the lower portion of the screen.
    Note: Only after you click the Edit button, the Save button is displayed.
  4. Check the Enable as Zone Sensor option to activate the sensors in the area to be zone sensors.
  5. Click the Save button.    

The Zone Sensor Enabled column indicates the status of the zone sensors as True or False.

  • True – Sensors in the area are activated to be zone sensors
  • False – Sensors in the area are disabled as zone sensors

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Note:  The Energy and Environment APIs are complimentary with the purchase of Connected Lighting or IoT sensor software licenses. Hence, an area can be activated as a zonal sensor without the requisite Real-time Area Occupancy License.

Real-time occupancy APIs require IoT sensors as well as additional API software licenses based on the APIs used.  

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Enable Desk Sensors

Desk sensors, a type of fixtureless sensors, are used to detect and stream occupancy status to Manage. The Desk Sensor is preconfigured as a Fixture Type in the Fixture Type database. When sensors are designated as a Desk Sensor, the sensors report real-time occupancy status. You will need IoT Sensor licenses and Real-time Desk Occupancy Licenses (API-RTO-DSK) for sensors to report real-time occupancy status. See Request License for purchasing additional sensor licenses.

Enabling desk sensors is a two-step process:

  1. Assign the 'Desk Sensor' Fixture Type to a facility. 
  2. Assign Desk Sensor Fixture Type to a Sensor 

Assign Desk Sensor Fixture Type to a Facility

To assign a Desk Sensor Fixture Type to a facility, navigate to Administration > System Management.

  1. Select Fixture Type Management > Fixture Type tabs.
  2. Select Desk Sensor Fixture Type, and click the Assign Facility tab in the Action column.

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In the Assign Facility pop-up, select a facility and click Save to assign the Fixture Type to the facility.

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When the Desk Sensor Fixture Type is assigned to the facility, the Desk Sensor is displayed in the drop-down list when assigning it to one or more sensors.  

Assign Desk Sensor Fixture Type to Sensors

To enable one or more sensors on the floor plan as Desk Sensors,

  1. Select a floor in the Facilities left panel.
  2. Select the Floor Plan tab.
  3. Select one or more sensors, right-click, and select Assign Fixture Type.
  4. Select a Fixture Type from the drop-down list.
  5. Click the Apply button.

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The sensors are assigned to the corresponding fixture type.

You can also assign the Fixture Type to a sensor by double-clicking a sensor on the floor plan and selecting the Desk Sensor Fixture Type in the drop-down list in the Fixture Details screen.

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Enable Sensors for Fine-grain Motion

Sensors must be enabled to provide motion-bit data. Refer to the article IoT sensor licenses and Fine-grain Motion License, (API-MB-SU), to purchase additional licenses as needed to enable sensor level motion data. Use the Get Detailed Fine-Grain Sensor Data API call to obtain sensor motion data.

Users can enable or disable sensor level motion data from sensors in the following ways:

  1. Enable or Disable Motion Data for Sensors from the Floor Plan
  2. Enable or Disable Motion Data from the Fixture Details Screen

Enable or Disable Motion Data for Sensors from the Floor Plan

  1. In the Facilities left panel, click on the floor name.
  2. Click the Floor Plan tab.
  3. Select one or more sensors and right-click. Select Configure Sensor Motion API.
  4. Choose to either Enable or Disable Sensor Motion.

When enabled, the sensors send motion data via the Fine-grain API

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Enable or Disable Motion Data from the Fixture Details Screen

You can enable fine-grain motion for a given sensor from the Fixture Details screen.

  1. Double-click the sensor on the floor plan to view the Fixture Details screen.
  2. Check the box for Fine-grain Motion API to enable it for sending data via the Fine-grain Data API.
  3. Click Apply

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Configure Sensors as Hoppers

Sensors can be configured as signal repeaters or hoppers to carry data or broadcast messages to other sensors, or Gateway within the wireless network. However, note that activating a sensor as a hopper can limit and add constraints to the data flow and compromise data collection. Refer to the Network and IT Design Guidance for Hopper guidelines. Also, Hopper sensors with firmware v5.1.64 or above will be able to broadcast ERC messages. 

Note: Only commissioned sensors should be configured as hoppers. Configuring a placed but uncommissioned sensor as a hopper will permanently disable the sensor requiring the sensor to be physically replaced.

The selected sensor can broadcast messages to other sensors in its range.  The icon ConnectivityHealthyHopper.png indicates that the sensor is designated as a hopper. When the power is off to the sensor, the hopper icon turns gray. 

To configure a sensor as a hopper, follow these steps:

  1. In the Facilities left panel, click on the floor name. 
  2. Click the Floor Plan tab.
  3. Select a sensor on the floor plan and right-click.
  4. Select Configure Hopper and then select Enable Hopper in the pop-up.

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Set Bluetooth (BLE) Mode

The Enlighted sensors support three BLE modes: Off, Beacon, and Scan. To view sensors' BLE mode, refer to the article View BLE Mode. This article helps you to turn on or off the BLE mode.

To turn on or off the BLE mode,

  1. In the Facilities left panel, click on the floor name. 
  2. In the floor plan display, underneath the Floor Plan tab, is a drop-down list labeled View. Choose Bluetooth Mode from the drop-down list.
  3. Select one or more fixtures on the floor plan and right click.
  4. Select Set BLE Mode in the dialog box.
    • Choose Beacon or Scan to set BLE mode and click Apply. The sensors' BLE mode is enabled, and the sensors on the floor plan are displayed with the BLE icon matching its mode. See View BLE on Floor Plan.
    • Choose Off to disable BLE mode and click Apply. The sensors' BLE mode is turned off, and the sensors on the floor plan are displayed with the BLE off icon. See View BLE Mode.

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Viewing Bluetooth Sensors on the Floor Plan

The BLE sensors are displayed on the floor plan with their major and minor values displayed above the Bluetooth icon.  For example, 113,45714. The major value is 113, and the minor value is 45714. Major values identify a specific group. For example, all beacons in the conference room are 113, and Meeting room beacons are 45. Minor values identify individual beacons within a group of major value beacons, such as a left entrance in the conference room is 45714, and the right entrance is 45804.

To view Bluetooth sensors on the floor plan,

  1. In the Facilities left panel, click on the floor. On the floor plan display, underneath the Floor Plan tab, is a drop-down list labeled View.
  2. Select Bluetooth mode in the drop-down. Only those sensors that have Bluetooth capability on the floor plan are displayed with the BLE icons.

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Replace a Defective Sensor

If the red LED on a fixture’s sensor unit is on continuously, you will need to return the unit. Please check the procedure for obtaining the Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA).

After receiving the replacement sensor, remove the current sensor, and install the replacement in its place. Then, discover and commission the sensor.   

Discover the Sensor

To discover sensors on a floor,

  1. Select a floor in the facilities navigation tree
  2. Click on Devices > Sensors sub-tab.
  3. Click the Discover button.

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  1. Select the appropriate Gateway from the dropdown. Note that the Gateway should be the same as the old sensor.
  2. Type the Number of installed sensors in the facility
  3. Click Start to discover the RMA sensor.
    Tip: The Number of installed sensors must be more than the Number of discovered sensors.

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Manage adds the RMA sensor and lists it in the sensor table.  Select the new sensor and click the Commission button in the Action column.

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In the Commission and Place Fixtures screen,

  1. Select the sensor in the table or on the floor plan, as shown below. When you click a sensor on the floor plan, the sensor size increases, and it is highlighted.
  2. Click the sensor that needs to be replaced in the left panel.
  3. With the sensor highlighted in the table, select a fixture type from the drop-down list.
  4. Right-click the sensor on the floor plan and select RMA in the pop-up to commission the sensor, as shown below.

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Click OK on the screen that is displayed.

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Wait until Success is displayed and click Done.

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