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2020-3Q: Lorex Marketing Integration

A new feature has been added to enable Lorex Marketing integration.

Operators will first need to contact Lorex in order for them to set up an FTP server. Lorex will send through FTP credentials which will then allow this integration.

To make use of this feature:

    1. Go to    => Settings
                    => External File Storage
        Add Blank Row
        Change the Name to “SFTP” and select a Label, in this example - Lorex.

        Enter:   Directory 
                    Host (Server IP address)
                    Password
                    Port, which must be 22
                    Username
        *These details will be provided by Lorex

                    => Update Table

        Go back to External File Storage and make a note of the ID, in this example - 1

Fig 1 External File Storage

    2. Next create a custom field
        Hover over “Settings”
                => Custom Fields
                => Add Row and under “Label” type “No. to Mail”
                => Update
    
        Go back to Custom Field and make note of the ID and name, in this example it is 17 – No. to Mail
 
Fig 2 Custom Field

     3. Next create a cronjob
                => Settings
                => Cronjobs
                => Add Blank Row
        From the scroll list select “Auto Reports” and select report “Lorex Marketing”
        Change the day it runs to once a week on a Wednesday morning

        Enter:   Email address where the report should be sent
                    select skip email
                    select external storage from the newly created entry which was noted number in step 1, eg. 1
                    add in the operator's WISP name under “Lorex ISP Account Number”
                    Select the custom field from the newly created entry from step 2, eg. No. to Mail 

                => Update Cronjobs

Fig 3 Lorex Cronjob

     4. This report can also manually be accessed
         Hover over “Tools”
            => Reports
        Select “Lorex Marketing”
        Change “No. of Emails” to the Custom Field created, eg. No. to Mail
            => Generate
        Then Export to XLS which displays more information

        The XLS report will contain the following sheets:
            "Activation Addresses" - addresses of customers activated in the last 7 days
            "Suppression File" - all addresses of current customers activated older than 7 days
            "Inactive Disconnects" - addresses of customers who went to post in the last 7 days

Fig 4 Download Lorex Report



Published Date: [17-July-2020]


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