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Testing the Silvanet Network

After planning and deploying the Silvanet Network system, we recommend first, verifying the deployment and then testing the deployment with a small controlled fire.


Before testing the deployment, the sensors need to calibrate for 14 days in the target forest. This allows the devices to reliably detect a fire.


Once the Silvanet Sensors and gateways have been installed, the system needs to be prepared for operation. Generally, this involves the following steps:

  1. Let the sensors and the Mesh Gateway(s) fully charge up with their built-in solar panels. This requires at least 24 hours.

  2. Ensure the sensors self-calibrate for 14 days.

  3. Ensure the Border Gateway has power from its energy source and that the solar panel is providing power.

  4. Verify the deployment, including the sensor and mesh network connections to the Silvanet Cloud.

  5. Run a controlled fire to generate the necessary smoke to initiate a Fire Alert.

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