Calibrate the Sensors
After the sensors have been deployed, they need to be calibrated before they are ready to detect fires.
Sensor calibration requires 14 days after deployment, plus one day to charge the sensor before the calibration can begin. This means the sensor is not ready until then. Attempting fire tests or expecting fire alerts before calibration results in false data being sent to the Silvanet Cloud.
INTERACTING WITH DEPLOYED SENSORS (1) AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN CALIBRATED AND "SETTLED IN" CAUSES ERRORS WITH SENSOR VALUES AND COULD ALSO RESET THE SENSOR CALIBRATION. FURTHERMORE, IF A SENSOR IS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION, IT AUTOMATICALLY RUNS THE CALIBRATION PROCESS AGAIN.
- Interactions include: touching the sensors, moving the sensors, being in proximity to the sensors, vehicles operating nearby. Essentially, it is bringing any source that could trigger a Phase 1 alert nearby the sensors such as cigarettes, machinery or even breathing on the sensor.
1 day after deployment is required to fully charge the sensors.
Ensure you give at least one full day for the sensors to charge its superconductors.
14 days are required for initial calibration.
After a Silvanet sensor has been deployed, the device's low-power BME866 gas sensor requires 14 days to calibrate, to "settle in" to the environment in which it has been deployed. After calibration, the gas sensor environmental readings have stabilized to an optimal level of sensitivity and ready to detect fires
After the sensors have been calibrated, you can now verify the deployment.
For more details, see Sensor Calibration.