Lighthouse Web – Frequently Asked Questions
Forms and Reports
If an employee submits a form on their phone while location tracking is turned off, the GPS result attached to the form displays as Unknown Location. This can easily be resolved by changing the device location settings to Always Allow for iOS or On for Android.
Excel exports from Lighthouse Web include two time fields, device time and received time.
- Device time – date/time stamp provided on the device
- Received time – date/time the event record was received by Lighthouse
If the received time is later than the device time it could be due to slow or poor data connection. When this happens, events are cached in the app and transmitted to the server when the connection is restored or when the user logs out (which forces cached events to transmit).
Tip: When caching occurs, a time icon displays next to the event in the web to indicate the event was not received in real time
If the device time is after the received time the device might have the automatic date/time settings on the device turned off. The received time is based on the world clock and is highly accurate.
Tip: To adjust the device date/time to automatically update, enable the date/time device settings to automatically update.
Setting a template form field as a Summary Field allows the field to display in the Activity Summary section at the front of the Daily Location Report. This gives viewers quick access to the most important details. There are a maximum of three summary fields per template. When you use the Summary Field, the recipient of the daily report is able to scan the summary table for all activity completed the day before, with the most important details and photos included in-line. If they need to view the full form, they can click on the link to the complete form with all fields from the Activity Summary Table.
When the repeatable group option is enabled on a form template it allows the employee filling out the form to repeat the form group more than once. At times, an employee might need to enter details more than once, but the number of entries may be not consistent in every situation. The repeatable option allows employees to add fields only as is necessary.
To enable this option choose Unlimited, or numbers 1 - 10 from the Repeatable drop down.
Example: When filling out a form on an incident that occurred there may be contact details that need to be captured for suspects, victims and witnesses. When you enable the repeatable field on the contact details group, it allows the employee filling out the form to enter information for more than one suspect, victim or witness.
Repeatable option in Web
Click thebutton to repeat the group fields.
Repeatable option in Mobile
Click theoption to repeat the group fields.
When you fill out forms there will be times when a field will not be applicable to the situation. In this case you would want the employee to have the option of selecting N/A as a choice. To set this option in the form template, keep the required check box cleared.
Example: In the incident report example above, leaving the Required check box cleared allows for the employee filling out the form an option to not fill out a selection. In a case where the officer is reporting graffiti (where no one was present) there would be no person to list in this field.
At times, when a user is filling out a form they might come across fields that are not applicable. When you select the User can skip check box in a form template, it enable a user to bypass a whole group of questions at once.
Example: An issue form might have a group set up to gather witness contact information, but if there is no witness in this situation, then the user is unable to complete this group of fields. In the form they can select the Skip check box and then that group of questions collapses and it displays the next group of questions.
- In reports, PDFs and exports, a skipped group (and associated fields) display either as N/A, with a dash, or blank (depending on the field type).
- When viewing a historical form, any skipped group is collapsed and displays as Skipped.
- In audits, a skipped group will not impact the overall audit form's score.
The audit score calculation is a sum of the score divided by the sum of weight. The audit score percentage calculation is the sum of score divided by the sum of weight, then multiplied by 100.
There is no limit to the number of photos that can be uploaded and the video default size limit that can be uploaded is 120 MB. Contact TEAM/Lighthouse Client Services to increase the current file size limit for videos.
Find your location on the map view, click the Devices option. Signals display as a small circle within the location. Also, you can select the Tooltips option to display the names of the signal.button (bottom left) and select the
Yes, multiple locations can have overlapping geofences within an application. This includes both, locations that are right next to each other and locations that are within another location (e.g. a restaurant within an airport).
For Mobile forms, the user can edit the location assigned to the form if they have the proper application permissions and location permissions. With overlapping geofence activity, (forms, shifts, and GPS events) the user is assigned to the location which has the nearest center point to their proximity. When an employee completes a form using the mobile app, they need to review which location has been automatically assigned on the form and they may need to change the location for accuracy.
Example: If three locations overlap one another (location A/B/C) but the user only has location permissions for location A, then their activity will always be assigned to location A.
The user is assigned to the location which has the nearest center point to their proximity. When an employee completes a form using the mobile app, they need to review which location has been automatically assigned on the form and they may need to change the location for accuracy.
Also, with overlapping geofences, if a user only has location permission for certain locations, then the user's activity is only assigned to the locations they have permission to.
There are a couple of reasons you might not see the user (employee) on the Map view.
- If no users are displaying on the map, then the People option most likely is not selected. To select this option, click the button (lower left), and select the People option.
- If there are other users displaying on the map, but not one particular employee, then the user most likely has their location services disabled on their device for the Lighthouse.io app. To turn this setting on, have the user enable the location services for the app on their device.
Navigate to Settings, find the Lighthouse.io app, and set the Location option to Always.
Navigate to Settings, find the Lighthouse.io app, and set the Location Permissions to On.
Messages are only visible to users included in the message group, regardless of permission level.
Yes, when a new member is added to a group message they see the full history of the message thread.
Lighthouse encrypts its data using SSL. Our encryption strength is RSA 2048-bit, and we use AWS Certification Manager to document key processes. All keys are stored in 1Password and AWS Certificate Manager to protect access to our databases.
To backup our information, we have automated rolling database backups. These are backed up 7 times daily, 4 times weekly, and 2 times monthly. We leverage leading SaaS infrastructure (AWS, IBM Compose, MongoDB) and a host of monitoring solutions (PagerDuty, Librato, Amazon CloudWatch) to continuously manage security and uptime.