Once the sensor has been successfully mounted, it's time to personalize the basic settings of the device in order to align them with the specific requirements of your room. Within the SightSense dashboard, there is a specific section for this exact purpose.
It is important to remember that upon making any adjustments, you must press the "Set Configs" button in order to save the changes to the device.
The radar sensor is able to detect movements up to 6m. However, it is important to limit the detection range of the sensor to the size of the room or the desired detection area to achieve system reliability while avoiding interference. For simplicity it is better to set both Macro and Micro range to the same value. Later in the advanced feature section we will explain the differences and use case for each one.
Another important setting on the dashboard is the timeout setting. This tells the device how long it should wait before triggering the vacancy signal. This is an important feature because it ensures that the sensor doesn't trigger a false alarm if someone has just briefly left the room. The default value is 20 seconds.
To avoid false alarms, Roomsense IQ is equipped with a PIR motion sensor. This sensor helps the system distinguish between human and object movements and drastically lowers the chance of false alarms due to random movements such as a moving shade or a fan.
You can also easily set the sensitivity of the PIR sensor from low (1) to high (3). By adjusting the sensitivity, you can customize the device to your specific needs and preferences. For instance, you may want to lower the sensitivity to avoid smaller pets in your home.
Through these buttons you can load and save configurations. With the "Get Config" function, you can easily read the saved configuration in the device. This is really helpful if you need to check the settings that have been saved in the past. On the other hand, if you want to make some changes to the settings, you can use the "Set Config" button to save your changes. This makes it really easy to customize the device to your specific needs.
But what if you need to start over? Well, that's where the "Factory Reset" comes in. This function allows you to load the default settings of the system, essentially starting from scratch.