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How to Commission your Site
How to Commission your Site

commission, locations, devices, schedule, scenes, occupancy, saving your changes, testing your location

Sebastien Gouin-Davis avatar
Written by Sebastien Gouin-Davis
Updated over a week ago

Congratulations, you installed your Amatis devices and are ready to see them in action. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Follow our step-by-step guide or bounce around to the sections you need to get set up today!

Commissioning a site from scratch

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Set up your account & Create your site

  1. Log in to on your desktop or by downloading the Amatis app in the app store. Select Create an account

  2. Enter your account information. Click Submit

  3. Enter the 6 digit AMBR Device ID found on the back of your AMBR, and your site information. Select Submit

You are now on your way to commissioning your site! πŸ‘πŸ½

Secure your site

All Amatis devices ship on a default profile that is not secure, but you can easily change that by asking Amatis to secure it for you! Reach out to us by chatting with us in the app's Help feature, calling us at 313-316-3617, or emailing us at

Setting up locations

Locations are your digital floor plan, and we built a hierarchy to help you organize them.

  1. Parent locations: think of these as a way to group your locations such as an entire floor

  2. Child locations: the actual rooms on your site


  • If you have multiple floors on your site: set each floor as a parent location and the rooms on each floor as child locations

  • If you have one floor: you can choose to set all rooms as parent locations or make a single parent location and set the rooms as child locations

Adding devices to a location

Throughout the installation of your site, the installer should have documented where each device was installed by using the stickers provided with each device. Based on that list you can search for each device by typing in the four digits. Once you are finished, select the green check box in the devices list.

Don't worry, you can always go back to add or remove the devices if you make any mistakes.

Commissioning the location

Once your locations are set up and your devices are added you can begin commissioning the devices the way you want.

Commissioning simply means enabling the settings you want for each location.

Our favorite capability: Occupancy

If you have occupancy sensors installed, tap into major energy savings by enabling occupancy detection.

We have 2 modes of occupancy: Normal Hours Occupancy and After Hours Occupancy. They are not dictated by a timeframe unless you set a schedule, meaning that if you want the lights to behave one way 24/7 then you must make sure that only Normal Hours Occupancy is turned on.

The occupancy modes allow you to customize the following:

  • Vacancy timeout: how long do you want the lights to stay on after the last person leaves the space?

  • Occupied light-level: when people are in the space, how bright do you want the lights?

  • Vacant light-level: when no one is in the space, how bright do you want the lights?

Here are a few examples and our recommendation:

  • Example 1: I want my lights to timeout after 30 minutes and the occupied light-level to be 100%, but after 5pm there might be one or two people still in the space, but I'd prefer the lights to timeout after 5 minutes and the occupied light-level to be 50%"

  • Recommendation: Turn on and customize Normal Hours Occupancy and After Hours Occupancy. Then activate the Daytime Nighttime toggle switch and create a schedule.

  • Example 2: When my lights are on, I want them timeout after 15 minutes and the occupied light level to be 80%. When there is no occupancy, I want the lights to be off at 0%.

  • Recommendation: Turn on and customize Normal Hours Occupancy.

Have an Amatis switch?

If you are using an Amatis switch, turn on Switch Control in that location to be able to turn on, off, and dim the lights. If you have a hard-wired switch or don't have one in the space, then make sure you disable Switch Control in the app.

Master the light on your desk by enabling Daylight Harvesting

Does one or more of your locations have massive windows with ample natural light? If so, turn on Daylight Harvest - this will dim your lights to help you save energy and keep your location from being too bright when the sensors detect an abundance of natural light.

Steps to set up:

  1. Turn on slider control if you have not already.

  2. Use the slider to dim the lights to the target level you desire when natural light is detected.

  3. Turn on the Daylight Harvest feature. Select "Set currently measured light level as target"

  4. Select the green check button!

Need the lights on regardless of occupancy? Then create a schedule

If you have ALC's installed, but you only wanted to turn the lights on and off, we have a solution for you!

Your lights can turn on and off without the need for a switch or motion detection by setting up a schedule.

Steps to set up:

  1. Turn off all the features except for Switch Control. Switch Control will create the following five (5) scenes:

  • On

  • Raise lights

  • Lower lights

  • Halt fade

  • Off

You can turn on Slider Control if you want a virtual switch, but it is not required to for Switch Control to work.

  1. In the left navigation, go to the Schedule feature. Select the grey "add schedule" button at the top right

  2. In the Scene to Execute dropdown, select the On (xxx) scene or type in the 3 digit code that is written next to the On scene, e.g. (351)

  3. Use the drop-down to indicate the frequency you want the lights to turn on

  4. Name it whatever you'd like.

  5. Repeat step 2-5 for the off scene.

Saving your Changes

When you make any change to your devices, you need to save them, twice. When you select the green check buttons in the commissioning process, the changes get saved to the cloud. Selecting the sync feature will push the changes from the cloud to the physical devices.


  1. Open the Sync drawer in the left navigation

  2. Select the blue sync button at the bottom of the drawer


Devices get saved 3 at a time and the system will go through the entire list, but you cannot close out the webpage until everything is saved or else your changes will not save to the devices.

Testing your location

You've commissioned your site, saved the changes, and now you are ready to test. Walk around your site and make sure everything is working the way you expect:

  • Are the switches turning the lights on, off, and dimming?

  • Are the sensors turning the lights on and then timing off?

  • Is slider control turning the lights on, off, and dimming?

  • If you have a schedule set, are the lights turning on and off the way you created them?

If everything is behaving as expected, then you are all set!

If you have any issues, use the Help feature to report your problem.

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