Note: This installation manual can be applied to Parking sensors (part number: RPK1X2V100, RPK1XNV110, etc.).

Motivation: In order to enable monitoring of the parking spots within Spaceti system (and providing data from the real environment), it’s necessary to install parking sensors into a physical environment.

Tools:

Warning: For enabling all features of Spaceti system, it’s necessary to have installed Spaceti connectivity HUBs in space and all sensors should be within a coverage. Please see Sensor Gateway installation.

  1. Choosing a suitable installation spot

  2. Cleaning the surface

  3. Placing Devices to the specific places

  4. Adding into system

  5. Installation

  6. Calibration

  7. Validation

Prerequisites:

  • Sensors should be temperature calibrated to the parking environment where installation is happening. Leave them 12-24h (depends on the temperature difference) on the parking after the transportation and before calibration.

  • After gluing sensors to the ground leave them for 24h without cars allowed to the parking for the glue to work properly.

  • During the calibration all parking spots around should be empty from other cars.

Installation process:

1. Choosing the proper installation spot

  • Spaceti parking sensor should be ideally placed exactly in the middle of each parking spot, but at most 20 centimetres away from it in any of the axes.

  • Parking sensors should be lined in the line of parking spots so that they look nice when checking from the side.

2. Cleaning the surface

  • Use alcohol tissues to clean the installation spot.

  • In case installation spot is extremely dirty, use water and mop first.

  • Allow the surface to dry.

3. Placing devices to the specific places

  • Simply put the device MEC1 to the place on what device should be installed. Place the device upside down to be ready for QR scan into the system.

4. Adding devices into the system

  • Use Spaceti deploy app SW1 or Spaceti map editor SW2 for deploying device into the system.

Warning: Follow manual Map Editor user guide for detailed process of how to use SW1 or SW2.

5. Installation

  • Using the silicone gun MEC2, put enough amount of the silicone to the defined places on the device (check picture below).

  • Rotate the device and put it on the defined spot. Put several wooden sticks between the sensor and floor.

  • Press firmly to the ground with your leg, so that the distance between the device and floor is 1-2mm, defined by the wooden sticks

  • Remove wooden sticks

  • Let the silicone dry for 24 hours (no cars allowed to park at this time).

6. Calibration

  • Calibration of the parking sensor is described in the document Parking calibration process.

7. Validation

Installation needs to be checked after all devices are installed and calibrated. This can be done in Spaceti dashboard.

  • all parking spots are green (not occupied by a car)

  • no sensor is “grey” (= not sending data)

Warning: If some sensor is not sending data (no value in the last 2 hours period), it’s necessary to check HUB coverage.

If sensor is grey:

  • check if this specific sensor is sending messages (use Papertrail logging system). If no messages were sent there can be two causes of this issue:

  • Device problem itself. Resolve it by changing this device for the new one. It is also should be redeployed in the Spaceti system!

  • Gateway coverage problem. Try moving Gateway closer or add another one to this floor. For detailed information about the Spaceti monitoring system, follow Papertrail user guide user guide.

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