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Live deployments

Large-scale Live deployments take into consideration the results of a Pilot deployment. These results are used to determine the required number of sensors and gateways to effectively cover the entire deployment location.

Treenails are used to permanently attach the sensors to trees rather than crop wire.


The scale and scope of the deployment determine the planning parameters such as device location and targeted detection time.

Parameter Description
Site dimensions How many hectares will be protected with the Silvanet System? This determines the number of devices to be deployed.
Human activity Does the area have a high density of human activity or is it a mixture of high and low density human activity? This determines the density of sensor deployments per area
Number of devices How many sensors are required to cover the Site area and how many Mesh Gateways and Border Gateways would be needed? This is determined by the Site dimensions and human activity.
Internet connectivity Does the Border Gateway have Ethernet connectivity or only LTE-M mobile connectivity? This determines the location of the Border Gateway in the Site.
Build and assign Packets Once these parameters have been determined, the Site Management app is used to plan the deployment and assign Packets for users to deploy the devices in the target area of a forest.

Number of devices

When planning Live deployments, follow the Component ratios guidelines:

  • Number of Sensors to number of Mesh Gateways: 100 to 1
  • Number of Mesh Gateways to number of Border Gateways: 20 to 1

Density guidelines

Following the guidelines for sensor deployment density:

  • Areas of high human activity, distance between sensors can be 100m or more
  • Areas of low human activity, distance between sensors can be from 400m to 500m

Additionally, planning for large-scale deployments requires taking into account the location guidelines for Mesh Gateways and the deployment setup of Border Gateways.

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