How to create a site

Learn how to create a new site.

In this article you will learn how to create a new site.

Screen Shot 2020-07-27 at 3.38.38 PMYou can create a new site by going to the sites menu in the left side menu. At the top of the list of sites, click the add site button.

You will be presented with a form where you can enter details about your site.

Details of the site

Field Description Required
Site Name The name you would typically use to identify the site with e.g. Head Office. Yes
Location / Address Lookup The physical address of the site. This uses the Google Places dropdown. As you type you can select the address if it becomes available. The map will automatically centered on the selected address. Yes
Site Type

Select the type of site from the available options: 

Commercial, Major Project Development, Office, Retail Development, Retail, School, Shopping Centre, Single Dwelling, Warehouse or Other.

This is primarily used to categorise your sites.

Yes
Site Status

Select the status of the site from the available options:

Pre-Construction, Under Construction, Hand Over Complete, Under Active Management or Archived.

See the site statuses table below for more info.

Yes
Job # You can use the Job # field to store job reference numbers that may be associated with other systems. No
Opening Time Select the opening time for the site. The default is 08:00AM. No
Closing Time Select the closing time for the site. This closing time is used in conjunction with after-hour notifications if it is enabled. The default is 17:00PM. No
After hours notifications You can enable/disable after hours notifications for the site.  No

Site Status

Status Description
Pre-Construction GPS and QR code sign-ins are disabled. Use this status for setting up new sites. SiteConnect mobile app users will not see the site while it is in the pre-construction status. 
Under Construction GPS and QR code sign-ins are enabled. Use this status if your site is currently under construction. 
Hand Over Complete GPS and QR code sign-ins are enabled. Use this status for post construction activities. 
Under Active Management GPS and QR code sign-ins are enabled. Use this status if your site is not a construction based site but needs access control.
Archived GPS and QR code sign-ins are disabled. Use this status for archiving your sites. SiteConnect mobile app users will not see the site while it is in the archived status. You can still access the site from the SiteConnect web portal.

Setting up a geofence

Screen Shot 2020-07-27 at 9.48.07 AMTo set up a geofence, click on the "draw a shape" tool in the top center of the map. This will enable drawing mode on the map. 

The simplest way to draw a geofence is to click on the four corners of the property you want to set the geofence up for. Clicking on the map will plot points for the geofence. Click and do not drag the mouse as dragging will move the map. You are essentially aiming to draw a square on the map which you can adjust afterwards. In order to finish the geofence you will need to click on the first point you plotted to close the loop.

Screen Shot 2020-07-27 at 9.53.56 AMWhen the "draw a shape" tool disappears from the map, you have successfully set up a geofence. The geofence will have handlers in the form of small circles that you can then click and drag to adjust the geofence. 

When drawing geofences, you want to draw them large enough to cater for GPS-drifting. See our GPS-drifting troubleshooting guide for more info around GPS-drifting.

At any time if you made a mistake, you can start again by clicking on the reset map button below the map. This will remove the geofence and/or any plotted points and reenable the drawing tool.

You are only allowed to draw a maximum geofence size of 50000 square meters. If a larger geofence size is needed, you can get in touch with the SiteConnect support team. 

You can also toggle between map and satellite modes if you prefer to look at satellite views.

Press the save button when done. You will automatically be taken to the site management view where you can complete the rest of the site information.

For any SiteConnect issues or questions, please contact us at support@sitesoft.com or call us on 0800 748 763.