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Running a controlled test fire

Once the Silvanet Network has been deployed and running, test the network to ensure all devices and connections are operating correctly.


You can use the Map view of the Site Management app to find the ideal location for the controlled fire.

To run a controlled fire:

  1. Prepare the fire. Use a metal fire pit with a diameter of approximately 1m and place it in the middle of the deployed grid.

    Controlled fire setup

    Controlled fire setup
  2. Start the test fire by igniting small, dry branches and slowly grow the fire.


    Do not use any artificial fire-lighter as these have a different chemical composition and set free other burning gasses that can create false measurements from the sensors. Ensure the fire does not send out sparks and that it consists mostly of smoke due to the burning needles.

    Burning controlled fire

    Burning controlled fire
  3. Burn the fire for 30 minutes. Use small branches to keep the fire going for approximately 30 minutes. Add smaller branches with needles on top of the fire.


    Ensure the fire is generating smoke rather than having a burning camp-fire style fire.

  4. You should expect a Fire Alert. The expected time between the ignition of the fire and receiving a fire alert should not be more than 30 minutes. If the Silvanet Network detects a fire, a blinking Fire alert is shown in the Site Management app in the Heading bar. Within the map, a Red alert icon displays the fire's location.

  5. Open the details of the fire by clicking the Fire Alert Icon.

See also

For more details about Phase 1 (Yellow) and Phase 2 (Red) alerts, see Detecting fires.

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