You are in charge of your own safety, so do your research and plan ahead, but here are some suggestions to help guide you.
Feel free to ask questions or share concerns via the FieldKit Community forum; both other community members and our team will be happy to share our experiences and advice!
- Avoid deploying your FieldKit near power lines or other utilities.
- Avoid installing your FieldKit with the cable plate facing any direction other than down to avoid water intrusion.
- Make certain to firmly close the clasps of your case after working on the internal components of the FieldKit.
- You may want to invest in a microSD-to-SD adapter cable to make servicing your microSD card easier, and to make it easier to see the card if you drop it.
- Check any batteries to make certain that the connector is correctly polarized: red is (+) and black is (-).
- If deploying your FieldKit in a tree, on a post, or anywhere more than two meters above the ground, make certain that your attachment points are secure.
- Make certain to use some sort of protection (like cable loom tubing, cable armor, or a grease-and-cayenne-pepper combination) on your sensor cables so that they won’t be chewed by animals.
Check out our Care Instructions for more details.
- If deploying your FieldKit above head level, please wear a helmet.
- If running power to your FieldKit outside, make certain the low voltage DC part of the power run is the one exposed to the elements, not the wall power (high voltage AC) side.
- Always get permission to deploy your FieldKit in any particular environment.
- Do not short or puncture the battery pack.
- Tell someone where you’re going, especially if it’s going to be remote.
- Respect nature—beware of rough terrain or dangerous animals.