We recommend adding items in the following order. It will be the optimal way for further binding of new devices to real rooms and equipment, once you have added them to the system.
To add items, use the functional keys in the bottom line of the screen: Add (+), Remove (-), Edit (pencil image) and arrows to move the item up/down the list.
Fig.4 Rooms, Mobile Interface (in this case through Android OS)
In HouseManager mode, all rooms are displayed as a table which includes the following data:
In HouseManager mode, all Subsystems are displayed as a table including the following boxes (Fig.6): Image, Subsystem name; Show on plan:
Image — a graphic icon symbolizing the subsystem. When creating or editing a subsystem, select the relevant file from the dropdown list
File format: *.png (preferrable);
Size: 40 x 40 dpi.
Subsystem name — user-defined text of one or more words. This is how the name will appear on the graphical plan and lists. All the subsystem names can be in the language the user will prefer.
Show on plan — information about preference for subsystem show/hide on the graphical plan. If there is a check mark, the selected subsystem will be shown on the a.System system plan; without check mark, it will be hidden.
To add new devices, follow the two-stage procedure below (after the necessary levels, floors, rooms and subsystems have been created):
Stage 1 — Add virtual devices and configure Smart Home system
Stage 2 — Bind real devices with virtual ones and test Smart Home system
To ensure appropriate operation of the devices, please fill in properties for the device in the pop-up window:
ID — system assigned name of the device: we recommend using the name as it appears in your design documentation.
Name — user assigned name of the device: here you should type in the name you prefer or leave the default name without change
Subsystem — select the relevant subsystem for the new device from the list you've created.
Level — select the relevant level from the list you've created.
Device type — leave without changes.
Image — the system contains all icons you might need, and you will be offered the most suitable of them.
Log all switchings of devices
Log all changes in device parameters.
Mark this button with a flag if you would like all data about changes in device operation to be logged.
Hide from plan and list — if necessary, this function will prevent the most important devices from accidental changes.
Now you can save the changes by pressing "Save" button, and the system will scroll to the added device, so that you could continue setting the device behavior.
Setting automatic mode for devices
At this stage, we proceed to binding the real devices to the virtual ones.
Different control devices use different protocols. Arloid Automation system is capable of operating all those devices through Modules.