09 Jul Installing our Sensors – (WEMSETRX) Access Point
We are dedicated to helping our customers get the most out of our systems. Many of the enquiries we receive are around installation. We have developed our Work Place Occupancy Systems to be simple and intuitive but there are layers of complexity which can cause a bit of confusion.
This series of blogs looks at how to best install our products for the best results.
When you buy our products you will receive a box with the components ready to set up. You also receive our software which will gather and analyse the information you receive. If you have purchased a number of our products, you will find instructions on how to install the following sensors:
- Occupancy Sensor (WDCOCC)
- Movement and Motion Sensor (PIR)(WDCRD)
- Percentage (%) People Counter Sensor (WDCPC)
Today we will look at our Access Point (WEMSETRX).
This Access Point (or receiver) is where the data from your partnering sensors is sent, it receives a constant stream of information from the sensors and pushes this to your local micro-processor.
Placement and installation
The Access Point receives the data through the aerial which must be positioned correctly to ensure the best reception. The receiver should be installed above the ceiling and connected by cat5/6 PoE (Power over Ethernet) cables.
The aerial has a doughnut shaped range of approximately 40m so is ideal for large floor plans and can be used in partnership with other Access Points in order to maximise coverage and maintain your data accuracy. (see fig.1).
Once you have established where to place your Access Points you will need 3x AAA Alkaline Batteries, we recommend Industrial by Duracell which should give you around three year’s life before they need changing. If you would like more information on the best batteries to use for our sensors you can read our blog on the subject.
If you have a large or unconventional floor plan to your workspace you can use our Access Points in partnership with each other in order to ensure you have complete coverage (see Fig2).
photo credit: By luchunyu