The Minut device can be installed almost anywhere, but there are few things to have in mind when choosing a location.
On the ceiling or on the wall?
We always recommend attaching your device to the ceiling such that it is directly facing the floor. Minut detects movement below it's mounting position. The motion detection range is approximately 25 sqm (269 sqft) in a circle around the unit. When mounted at a standard ceiling height at 2,4 meters (7,9 ft) this translates to a radius of about 2.5m from the device.
The exception for this is if you have very high ceilings. Minut should not be placed higher than 3 m above the floor, in these special cases placing it on the wall would be to prefer.
I have 1 Minut
We recommend installing your first unit in the hallway of your main entrance in your house or apartment. This provides you with the best alarm experience and you will be able to know when people are coming home.
If you are more interested in the noise monitoring mode, we suggest placing the Minut in a common area, like the living room.
I have 2-3 Minuts
Most of our users with two units install one in the hallway and one in the living room, with kitchen being the third most popular option. However, it really depends on your needs. Below you find a list of the locations available by default.
I have many Minuts
For the best coverage, we recommend installing one unit per room. This way you get the best security and environmental monitoring.
Setting the location of your Minut
In the app, you can set where your unit is installed to improve your experience with Minut. The following locations are available by default:
- Living room
- Wine cellar
How to attach Minut to the ceiling or wall
The device attaches to the ceiling or wall using the included magnetic mounting plate. There are two options for attaching the mounting plate for Minut to the ceiling or wall. If you are installing the unit on an uneven surface, option 2 is recommended.
- Use the strong 3M tape
Remove the protecting plastic and place the plate to the ceiling. Press hard and evenly for about 5-10 seconds. Then attach Minut to the metal plate.
- Use the included screw and plug
Install the plate using the screw and, optionally, plug. For ceilings made of concrete, we recommend drilling a hole and using the plug.