Hygienic Desks

Every desk that has been used will at some point need cleaning, especially during these times. In most cases, it’s preferable to clean the desk after each individual use, which is exactly what the ‘Hygienic desk mode‘ does.

Any time a desk is marked for cleaning it the Connect will emit a purple glow. This will be visible on the Glow and Mapviewer as well. Because only people that are in charge of cleaning the desk should be able to indicate when a desk becomes available again, there are specific permissions that can be set.


Note that the Gateway needs at least version 5.1 in order for the Hygienic Desks to function. To update the Gateway(s):

  • Go to Settings > Devices
  • Click on Gateways
  • Select a Gateway to open the details
  • Press the Update button
  • Select ‘As soon as possible‘ and select version 5.1 or higher
  • Press the Save button

Enable the mode

Desks can use the hygienic mode when it’s enabled within their profile. There a few other settings related to sensors that can be configured here as well:

  • Log in to the GoBright portal with your manager account, and choose Settings > Work > Profiles
  • Now choose a desk profile and select it to edit it
  • Underneath General, the Hygienic mode can be enabled


By default, this setting is set to disabled. Enabling it will span other settings underneath where a desk sensor can be used to activate hygienic mode automatically after a certain time:


or preset a specific time when the hygienic mode should activate:

Closing a desk

To keep people from completely using one or more specific desks it’s possible to ‘close‘ a desk. This will make sure that it cannot be used in any way and it will be grey on the mapviewer. To close a desk, follow the steps below:

  • Log in to the GoBright portal with your manager account, and choose Settings > Work > Desks
  • Now add a new desk with the ‘+’ button, or select an existing desk to edit
  • Within the settings, scroll to the Closed setting and tick the checkbox
  • Save the changes to close the desk


Hygienic desk permissions

As there are only a handful of people that are allowed to clean the desk, we’ve added a couple of new permissions within the user role section. To view and edit these permissions follow the steps below:

  • Log in to the GoBright portal with your manager account, and choose Settings > Users > Roles
  • Now add a new role with the ‘+’ button, or select an existing role to edit
  • Pick an option from the dropdown menu to select the permissions for the Hygienic desk
  • Save the changes to change the role permissions


This article comes from the Help Center of GoBright.

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