About This Guide
The goal of this guide is to help you setup your Bretford Connect Organization, activate your first locker and begin assigning users to lockers. This Quick Start guide assumes you have successfully connected a TechGuard Connect locker to your network and that you've completed account activation.
By the end of this guide, you'll have a basic understanding of Bretford Connect and a solid foundation for managing your TechGuard Connect Lockers moving forward.
- Setup Your Organization
- Setup Roles, Permissions & Invite Admin Users
- Activate Your First Locker
- Add & Assign Your First Locker User(s)
Before You Begin
A successful deployment of new infrastructure requires careful pre-planning. Before you begin working through the Quick Start guide, please make sure you:
Finish account activation.
When you purchased your TechGuard Connect locker, an email directing you to a website to activate your Bretford Connect license key was emailed to you. Once you complete this activation, another email is sent to you with additional instructions to login to Bretford Connect the first time.
Unpack and connect a locker to your local area network.
To complete and verify all the steps in this Quick Start Guide, you will need a TechGuard Connect locker. This includes completely setting up and verifying a working networking connection for the locker. Completing network setup may require assistance from your Network Administrator. Each network is unique but this process may include the installation of CAT5e/CAT6 cables, access to Wireless Network login credentials and modifications to the security policy of TCP and UDP communications ports.
Map out your locker installation.
The map should show locations, zones and the number of lockers at each location. You may need to have conversations with your facilities team regarding electrical and networking equipment locations to guarantee proper operation of each locker.
Set a locker naming convention.
Each locker within your organization will need a name. We recommend a consistent naming convention that makes each locker easier to identify in Bretford Connect logs and views. For instance, a convention that produces names like "Locker-1" is less ideal than one that produces names like "HQ-CAFE-1".
Choose locker managers.
We recommend putting together a list of individuals who will help manage your lockers. Each organization is allowed up to five locker managers (called Admin Users) to access Bretford Connect. Remember, one of these managers was assigned automatically when you signed up for Bretford Connect.