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Understanding the FIDO Sweep Data Report

Please note, this article is for users of FIDO Bugs. If you use the FIDO AI standalone service for third party sensors your report will look slightly different. Please contact your account manager for support.

The sample report used in this article is a demonstration only. The data it contains is not real and is for illustrative purposes only.

Before you start

You will need a Google account and a FIDO subscription.

Logging-in for the first time

1. Use the link to your data report which was in the email we sent you. Save the URL to your bookmarks bar, or somewhere you can easily find it in future.

2.Use the provided user ID and password details to log in to the report.

3. If you do not have a Google account, you may be prompted to create one or otherwise complete your account set-up, including accepting Google Data Studio’s terms and conditions.

4. If you have not received or activated your Bugs yet, the report will be blank the first time you open it. It will populate as you start using Bugs to take samples.

Finding your way around the report

5. The report is divided into two pages. You can navigate between them by clicking the tabs at the top of the page.

navigate pages tabs

6. In the top right of the page are a series of user functions.

User functions buttons

Reset allows you to remove all the filters you have applied. Share allows you to invite people, get a link to the report or download one or more pages as a PDF. You can download a copy of this sample report at the end of this article. The three dots allow you to copy the report or display it in presentation mode. Your avatar contains your personal Google account details.

The Sweep Results page

7. Click on the Sweep Results tab at the top of the page. This shows all the leak analysis results that FIDO AI has generated.

8. The dashboard shows the total number of session that all the Bugs associated with your account have carried out. In this example, the users on the account have carried out a total of 300 sessions using their FIDO Bugs. From those sessions, FIDO AI identified 16 large leaks.


9. Below the dashboard are a number of filters allowing you to create your own bespoke visualisations of data in the report.


FIDO RESULT allows you to display just leaks or non-leaks. LEAK SIZE allows you to display only certain leaks sizes. You can select a date range, which is useful if you have carried out an overnight sweep of a particular area. BUG ID allows you to look at all the data associated with a particular Bug. If you know the name of the user associated with the Bug this can be a measure of performance. The other options allow you to search for a specific result or session.

10. Below the filters is the results screen. Unless you have applied any filters, all FIDO AI results are displayed here in reverse chronological order as a table. Each individual result is given a unique FIDO ID to allow end-to-end tracking. You can also see which Bug was used, who it was allocated to, and when and where it was deployed. The address and what3words locations are automatically generated from the location of the phone at the point the session started. The table also shows the FIDO results on leak/non-leak analysis and the size of the leak.

Results screen

11. Clicking on any FIDO ID in the results screen will bring up a close-up of the acoustic graphs in the panel below. A series of graphs is shown; one for each acoustic sample the FIDO Bug took during the session. This includes which one was the loudest sample (green) and which was the quietest (pink). The time stamps at the top of each graph indicate the duration of the session. In this example, the samples were taken an hour apart from 1am until 5am in the morning. This indicates it was an overnight sample. The solid pink bar running across all the graphs shows that this particular noise was consistent throughout the duration of the session. It helps us narrow down a leak. Noises which aren’t consistent are not leaks.

Close-up panel

12. The bottom panel on this page shows you the locations and results of all your Bug sessions as a heat map. Use the filters at the top of the page to remove non-leaks, or narrow down the display to a particular date. For instance, if you want to see all the results from a single night when you have run an area sweep.


The Sweep Sessions page

13. This page shows you your FIDO Bug activity, as opposed to your FIDO AI results. The dashboard and filters are slightly different. It shows the total number of sessions all your users have initiated, plus session which were deleted without being uploaded, those still in session and those with data to collect. There are also ways to filter the data.

Sweep sessions dashboard

14. Below the dashboard is the full list of sessions, colour-coded to help you see the status. It’s useful to see where Bugs are, and where uncollected data may have been sitting for some time. It can also help you find Bugs you may have forgotten about. Users can access details of their own Bug sessions directly from their FIDO app.

Sweep sessions pane

15. All Bug sessions are shown at the bottom of the page as a filterable heatmap. This can be useful to show which network areas you have yet to visit.

16. To re-set all filters, click Reset at the top of the report. Click share to download a copy of one or more pages from the report as a PDF.

User functions buttons

17. To see how this full sample report looks as a PDF, enter your details below to download a copy.

An example of a FIDO Data Report exported as a PDF (2 pages, dummy data)
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