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 from our years in the field.
Cable Plate Facing Down
Avoid installing your FieldKit with the cable plate facing any direction other than down to avoid water intrusion.
Secure FieldKit Clasps
Make certain to firmly close the clasps of your case after working on the internal components of the FieldKit.
Invest in MicroSD Adapter
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 Battery Connection
Check any batteries to make certain that the connector is correctly polarized: red is (+) and black is (-).
Securely Mount Station
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.
Protect Sensor Cables
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 on by animals.
Check out our Care Instructions for more details.
Get Permission to Deploy
Always get permission to deploy your FieldKit in any particular environment.