To control luminaires also with other devices, the sharing settings need to be set. To be able to share a network, the mobile device must have a good Bluetooth connection to the network and a reliable Internet connection.
To share a network, tap on Sharing settings and then Sharing. There are four different options available:
Administrator only The network is not automatically discoverable to any devices, but it is possible to log in from the networks screen if you know the admin email and password. Anyone who logs in with the admin email and password is also able to modify the network programming. The Networks screen can be accessed from More > Change network or from the app’s start page by selecting My Networks.
Password protected The network is discoverable by other devices, but users (visitors) need to know and enter a password to access and control luminaires. They cannot make network programming changes. If network programming modification is needed (e.g., to add more luminaires, or create scenes), then the network needs to be logged in to using the admin email and password. This network type therefore has two access levels: visitor and administrator.
Open The network is discoverable by other devices and there is no password required for visitor access. Anyone with the Casambi app can access this type of network and control the lights. They cannot make any programming changes. If a change to the network programming is required (e.g., to add more luminaires or create scenes), it is necessary to log in with the administrator email and password. This network type therefore has two access levels: visitor and administrator.
Not shared Access to the network is only possible using the device with which it was originally created, and the network data is not uploaded to the cloud service. Note: It is not recommended to use this option. If selected, the network configuration is only stored on the device used to create it, and only that specific device can control the luminaires. If you reset, delete, or reinstall the Casambi app, or damage or lose the mobile device, you will no longer be able to access the network. If you wish to ensure possibilities for future access to the network or wish to use multiple mobile devices to control the network, Casambi recommends that you share the network.
Note: Lost passwords can only be recovered with a valid administrator email address.
When setting the network sharing mode, the administrator email and password need to be set for the network. A password protected network also requires a visitor password to allow other devices to access the network.
Evolution Networks provide the additional security option of defining three levels of access for each sharing setting type: User, Manager, and Admin (Administrator).
Admin Has full control of all network aspects.
User Can only use the network but cannot make any programming changes.
When creating the password, a password strength check will be performed, guiding the user to create a strong password.
To save the new settings select Done. If the sharing setting is something other than Not Shared all the changes are uploaded to Casambi cloud service and the network can be accessed from other devices.
See the Change network section of this guide for more information about removing and deleting networks.
Changing or deleting email addresses associated with a network can be done in multiple ways.
Email addresses can be associated with Admin, Manager or User sharing settings. Someone with Admin rights has the possibility to change or delete other email addresses that may be associated with other access rights.
In the Sharing settings section any visible email address can be selected and changed to a new email address. This may be desired if the commissioning engineer has used their own email address when creating a network and then wishes to hand-over the network to the true owner. The Admin email can be updated to the owners email address and the owner can also be asked to enter their own unique password.
A person with Admin rights can delete Manager or User emails that may have been associated with the network.
If an email needs to be changed or deleted and you do not have access to do this, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To prevent undesired changes, Casambi may first require you to prove that you are the network “owner” (Administrator) or have the network owner’s permission to make the change.