A test deployment allows you to burn a small test fire (about the size of a BBQ fire) and get a Fire Alert message from the sensors. Without having built up a complete system, it demonstrates the basic steps to deploy and test the core functionality of Silvanet System:
- Use two boxes of Silvanet Sensors (10 in each box). Deploy the sensors in a tight grid of approximately 15m distance from each other. By reducing the distance between the sensors, the detection time and amount of burning material needed for testing and validation is significantly reduced.
- Use one Border Gateway to receive data from the sensors and to connect to the Silvanet Cloud.
Quickly deploy the sensors using a grid pattern and place the Border Gateway at the edge near a path or roadway. If possible, place it where it can obtain a power supply and/or Ethernet connectivity.
As the sensors are deployed in a dense grid, the test deployment does not need a Mesh Gateway. It does, however, require line of sight from all sensors to the Border Gateway. It should not be set up in hilly terrain where hills or large rocks could interfere with the wireless signals.