CoWorkr uses several different WorkPoint technologies for monitoring spaces. Installation considerations vary per model of WorkPoint.
V3 Motion WorkPoint
Motion WorkPoints use a motion sensor to view the presence of workers. These devices work by “seeing” motion and require a view of the worker. These devices are versatile and can be stuck to the underside of desks, chairs, or ceilings to monitor individual areas or small rooms.
Cases (below): Motion WorkPoints have 2 types of plastic cases— one for desks and one for rooms. Desk cases have a narrow field of view while Room cases have a wide field of view.
Chairs and Desks
Using a Motion WorkPoint with a Desk Case, install the device by sticking it facing downward on the underside of a desk or chair.
• Position the device so it’s just beyond the knees of a typical occupant, at least 12 in. (30cm) in from the edge of the desktop.
• Point the square device so its lens opening is “pointing” at the user’s body
• Movement by the occupant, when seated at the desk, will be detected
• Position the device in the middle of the underside of the seat, facing downwards
• Point the square device so its lens opening is “pointing” at the user’s feet
• Movement by the chair or by an occupant of the chair will be detected.
Using a Motion WorkPoint with a Room Case, install the device by sticking it to the ceiling, facing downwards. Any movement in the entire room will trigger an occupancy reading. If a room is longer than 10 ft (3m) we suggest using 2 WorkPoints.
SMALL ROOMS 1-8 SEATS
• For Small Rooms, like phone rooms or small meeting rooms, use a single Motion WorkPoint with a Room Case.
• Position the Motion WorkPoint over the center of the workspace, such as over the center of a table or desk.
• The Motion WorkPoint will detect any motion within the room. It will not detect motion through glass walls.
LARGE ROOMS 8+ SEATS
• For large rooms, use multiple Motion WorkPoints to ensure coverage
• Split the workspace (table area) into two equal sections and install the Motion WorkPoints on the ceiling centered in each section.
Motion WorkPoints should not be used on ceiling with a height greater than 13 ft (4m) as they may not fully capture seated workers. For spaces with very high ceiling, consider positioning Motion WorkPoints on the walls.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will Motion WorkPoints detect workers walking by a desk?
If installed under a desk (at a depth of at least 1 ft (30cm) from the edge) the Motion WorkPoints vision will not reach the area in which people walk.
2. Can Motion WorkPoints pick up workers on the other side of glass walls or windows?
No, the majority of glass used for partition walls will not allow Motion WorkPoints to capture objects in motion on the opposite side. Other clear materials, such as polycarbonate or acrylic, may allow for partial detection of motion but the device’s sensitivity will be greatly reduced.
3. Are Motion WorkPoints dangerous to human health?
Motion WorkPoints use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to communicate. The output power of CoWorkr Bluetooth Low Energy devices is so low, the FCC does not require them to be tested for Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), a measure of the rate at which energy is absorbed by the human body when exposed to RF radiation, including microwave radiation. Cellphones and laptops, on the other hand, must pass strict SAR testing requirements, since they operate at higher power levels.
4. How do I know if Motion WorkPoints are collecting data?
Motion WorkPoints are always on. As long as the battery is charged, the device will broadcast data. It may appear that a Motion WorkPoint is offline, however, if the connection to CoWorkr’s cloud (your Hub) has been disconnected or powered off.
V2 Vibration WorkPoint
Vibration WorkPoints simply need to attach to surfaces that experience vibration when in the presence of a workers. For example, a vibration WorkPoint may be adhered to the underside of a chair, single desk, or embedded within a cushion. Vibration WorkPoints are very sensitive and this must be considered when using. A single vibration WorkPoint may detect presence of multiple workers if used, for example, on the underside of a table that is used by multiple workers at a time.
V2 or V1 Temperature WorkPoint
Temperature WorkPoints are similar to motion WorkPoints, in that they require the visibility of a worker. These differ in that they must remain within 18" of the worker. Rather than "looking" for motion, these devices look for heat profiles that are described by the warmth of a human body. These are designed to be positioned on the underside of a desk, directly facing the waist or thighs of a worker. The temperature sensors have a narrow field of vision of <90°.