AP Light Sensor

To view an AP 8132 model access point‘s environmental light statistics:

  1. Select the Statistics menu from the Web UI.
  2. Expand the System node from the navigation pane (on the left-hand side of the screen). The System node expands to display the RF Domains created within the managed network.
  3. Expand an RF Domain node, and select one of it's connected access points. The access point's statistics menu displays in the right-hand side of the screen, with the Health tab selected by default.
  4. Select Environment. The Statistics > AP 8132 > Environment > Light tab displays by default.

    Additional Temperature, Motion and Humidity tabs available for unique sensor reporting. Each of these sensor measurements helps the administrator determine whether the AP 8132's immediate deployment area is occupied by changes in the access point's environment.

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  5. Refer to the Light table to assess the sensor's detected light intensity within the AP 8132 immediate deployment area.

    Light intensity is measured by the sensor in lumens. The table displays the Current Light Intensity (lumens) and the 20 Minute Average of Light Intensity (lumens). Compare these two items to determine whether the AP 8132‘s deployment location remains consistently lit, as an administrator can power off the access point‘s radios when no activity is detected in the immediate deployment area.

  6. Refer to the Light Intensity Trend Over Last Hour graph to assess the fluctuation in lighting over the last hour. Use this graph to assess the deployment areas light intensity of particular hours of the day as needed to conjunction with the daily graph immediately below it.
  7. Refer to the Light Intensity Trend Over Last Day graph to assess whether lighting is consistent across specific hours of the day. Use this information to help determine whether the AP 8132 can be upgraded or powered off during specific hours of the day.
  8. Select Refresh at any time to update the screen‘s statistics counters to their latest values.