Things to note:
FlowReporter is a responsive web app which means it can run on any device with a web browser. The screenshots demonstrating functionality may be in desktop or mobile view – both are interchangeable and your version may look slightly different depending on the device you use.
FlowReporter is constantly being updated with new features, performance enhancements and security fixes to give the best user experience. While we try to develop the documentation at the same pace, it is not always possible – if you find an out-of-date article, please let us know!
Below is a high-level overview of the FlowReporter app:
1.Register as a user
Register as a user by filling your personal details in the relevant fields and clicking the submit button. An email with a link to confirm your registration will be sent to the email address you provide. Once confirmed, you should be able to log in and view your dashboard. you can modify any of your details after registering by clicking the “user settings” button.
2. Register a Base Device
To register a device, click “Register New Base” from your dashboard. Follow the given instructions and click “Next”. Once this is completed, you will be taken to the “Configure Device” page.
Under “Configure Device”, the “ID” field will be pre-filled. However, you have the choice of naming the device, configuring and naming sensors (temperature or flow) and a valve.
Click the save button when done. You will now be able to see your Base Device under “Dashboard”.
Clicking your Base Device will take you to “Base Settings”, where you can either reconfigure the base or control the valve.
Click the corresponding “flow sensor” input button from your dashboard to get to graph page.
Water consumption is categorized into the following time frames:
By default, the graph of consumption for the current month is displayed.
The timeframe can be changed on the graph page by selecting the required option from the “View” dropdown.
There is also an “options” button which reveals the following options when clicked:
- in – Select the units you wish to view in – litres, £, m3, bathtubs or gallons.
- as – choose to view a graph or pie chart (of events).
- From – choose the start date for graph .
- To – choose the end date for graph.
- Refine button – captures all selected options and modifies graph accordingly.
- Hide options button – removes all customization options and displays the default.
4. Device settings
This page is accessed by clicking “Settings” from any of the graph pages.
a) Alerts: Displays all unacknowledged alerts. Minor alerts are displayed in orange while major alerts are displayed in red.
b) Alert Settings : This allows you to restrict emails and sms from being sent to you or to restrict FlowReporter from checking for alert thresholds altogether.
c) Alarms: This allows you to set alarms which can either be: Permanent, Dynamic, or Holiday. Alarm thresholds can be learned from your past water usage.
d) Other users : This setting allows you to share access to the device with others via their email address, view other users of the device and modify permissions.
e) Device details: This setting allows you set the tariffs rename a sensor device or delete the device (from your account) by clicking on the buttons with the appropriate label.
5. Control valve
Under “Base Settings”, you can control a valve either by opening/ closing a valve, view the history of valve status changes by clicking “View Log” or disable a valve if you require an exceptional amount of water usage and do not want the water to turn off.
The valve can also be controlled from the ‘flow’ graph pages.