The purpose of this article is to illustrate how to register a cleaner and enable alerts using the Mero Dashboard.
Once at least one cleaner is registered, Mero Alerts for low supplies may be enabled based on the registered cleaner's work schedule.
Note: Alerts should be enabled one month after installation to give time for Mero staff to confirm sensors are working properly and will send accurate alerts.
Creating a User (Registering a Cleaner)
Firstly, create the cleaner that you would like to receive the alerts as a user in the Mero dashboard.
To do this, open the Mero dashboard and select "Users" on the left sidebar.
In the users section, you should be able to see all the users currently registered as well as the total number of cleaners.
To create a new user, scroll to the bottom of the page and select "Create User".
A window should appear prompting you for the following:
First and Last Name [Required]: The full name of the cleaner you'd like to add.
E-Mail Address [Required]: The email address of the user receiving the alerts.
Phone Number [Optional]: If you'd like the user to receive SMS alerts add the phone number where you'd like these alerts sent.
Roles [Required]: The permissions of the user you will be adding. Tick the boxes which apply to the user. In order to create a shift for the user and add alerts, the user must be a "Cleaner".
- Admins: Role reserved for Mero employees.
- Manager: Role reserved for organization-wide managers
- Cleaner: A cleaner, the only role that can be assigned shifts.
- API: Role reserved access for data management.
- Property_manager: Role reserved for building-wide managers.
Display Picture [Optional]: A picture of the cleaner being added.
Click "Create User" to finalize the addition of the new user!
Creating a Cleaner Shift
In order for a user to get alerts only when they are working, you must assign at least one shift on the Mero dashboard, which aligns with their real world shift. To do this, open the Mero dashboard and select "Shifts" on the left sidebar.
You should then see a list of all the shifts that are currently set up. To create a new shift, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Create Shift".
A menu should then pop up prompting you for the following information about the shift:
User: The cleaner that you would like to assign to the shift. If you don't see the desired user, double check that that user has the role of "Cleaner".
Zone: The zone of the building that you would like the cleaner to get alerts from during this shift. Only one zone can be selected per shift. If you need a cleaner to cover multiple zones, a new shift must be made for each zone.
Start Time: The date and time you would like the shift to start.
Duration: The number of minutes you would like the shift to last.
Frequency: How often you would like the shift to repeat. In order to give a cleaner shifts every weekday and not on the weekend, five separate shifts must be created. One for each day of the week, each with a weekly frequency.
Click "Create shift". The shift should now be active and will start at the assigned start time!
Building manager Louis would like to schedule a new cleaner named James Clean to work Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM starting the following Monday, March 3rd 2021.
First, she opens up the dashboard, selects users, and creates a new user with the following selections:
She then goes to the shifts page on the Mero dashboard and creates 5 shifts, one for each weekday, which start at 9AM, have a duration of 640 minutes (minutes are used to avoid decimal values in the event a shift is not 8hours exact), and a weekly frequency.
After creating the five shifts Louis leans back and relaxes, having the peace of mind that cleaners in her building will be getting alerts when supplies are low.
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