Does Minut work in outdoor environments?

Minut is designed for indoor use only. 

Will Minut work without a subscription?

Yes, but only for one person. As long as there is only one person using the alarm in the household, Minut Home Alarm doesn't require any additional monthly subscriptions. You'll have access to all the features and all data for as long as the product is alive. 

Without the Minut Plus service, however, you won't be able to invite family, friends, or guests to your home so that they can turn on and off the alarm as they come and go. You'll also not be able to use the neighbourhood watch features, where Minut is able to reach out to your trusted circle if you're not around to respond. 

Can I adjust the sensitivity of the motion detection?

Right now it's not possible to modify this sensitivity. Minut reacts only to critical events, such as motion detected when there is no one at home or the beeping sound of a smoke detector.

What happens if wifi goes down, will the alarm still work?

Minut works through a WiFi-connection, but in case that your device drops connection you will get a notification in your app. So you'll be notified in the unlikely case that your WiFi network is offline and you can react fast.

Can I have it on my boat? 

The only problem on a boat is, potentially, missing network connection. Minut will only work on a 2.4GHz network. We are also working on supporting mobile connectivity, but this is not available right now. Please note that Minut only works in indoor environments.

Does Minut have a camera?

No, Minut respects your privacy. We believe that there is no need for cameras to create a safe home environment. The device has no camera and no raw sound data leaves the device.

What data does Minut log?

Minut measures and logs temperature, humidity, pressure, noise levels, motion, battery levels, and a set of diagnostics data including Wi-Fi connectivity. Most of the data that is visible in the app is stored at a per-minute interval. 

No raw sound data leaves the device. Minut does most of the calculations locally on the device itself. Only the necessary data is sent to your phone -- that means no one can ever listen to whatever is said in your home. All communication within the system is encrypted, including to and from the Minut. 

How loud is the siren?

The siren on the Minut which detected motion will ring with a volume of 85 dB.

What if the Minut device is turned off or taken off the ceiling by an intruder?

If the Minut device is taken off the metal plate, you and your family will get a notification about it to your phones.
If the main button is pressed within the Grace Period, the siren will not sound. But the alarm will still be triggered and notifications will be sent to your phone. You cannot turn off the alarm once it's triggered from any other place than the app. 

How often does Minut Update?

Once an hour, but sometimes it may update more frequently because Minut registered something that it thought might be of interest. 

Is it a smoke detector?

Minut can recognize alarms as the siren of a standard smoke alarm, and notifies you that it has gone off. But the Minut is not a certified smoke detector and there is no smoke detection function on the device. Minut react on smoke alarm sirens, but not smoke. 

What is the Grace Period?

The Grace Period is the 45 second window between your Minut detecting motion and when the alarm begins to sound. When the Grace Period has expired (without being turned off) the siren starts and Minut will notify your friends and family network. When Minut is in this Grace Period, the device will make an alarm sound, but not as loud as the siren. We’ve designed it this way to minimise false alarms -- we’ve all forgotten to turn off the alarm before walking through the door or had our hands too full to turn it off. 

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If you didn't find the answer or if anything is unclear, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team at hello@minut.com.

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