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Settings and thresholds

How to set thresholds and recommened settings

Ipti Niskala avatar
Written by Ipti Niskala
Updated over a week ago

There are a few settings that you may want to pay particular attention to when rolling out Minut across your property portfolio. Here, we have summarised the most important ones to pay attention to.

Noise monitoring

Noise monitoring is essential for anyone who cares about their guests and neighbors. With Minut's noise monitoring mode, you get notified if guests have been too loud for a longer time. Minut provides all the tools necessary to adjust settings appropriate for your property.

The Minut sensor measures sound levels without recording or listening. They don’t collect, store, or share any personal data. So you and your guests can relax in total privacy. See Minut's privacy policy for details.

How does it work?

The noise graph is available for each sensor under sensor details in the apps. You can see the noise levels for a specific date and time. The black line shows the average noise level, while the grey area shows the maximum and minimum values.

Once Noise monitoring is turned on, you can monitor all noise events in your home. From the home screen, you get information about the noise level in the last hour and what noise threshold you have set up.

If the noise exceeds the threshold set, you and your team members will receive a push notification to your phone. You can read more about Noise monitoring and the event flow here.

A quiet room has a sound level of around 30 dB. This is, for the human ear, a quiet surrounding. That is why the sound graph starts at 30 dB. You can read more about decibels and noise levels here.

What thresholds should I use?

If you are unsure of what thresholds to use to properly monitor your property, here are some good starting references.

  • Normal conversation: 50-60 dB

  • Dinner party or loud TV: 60-70 dB

  • Party: 70-80 dB

  • Loud party: 80-90 dB

We recommend starting with a threshold of 75 dB.

To get a feeling for how loud 75 dB is, try playing music at the property for around 15 minutes. This gives you insight into what is too loud for your property, allows you to see what the event flow looks like, and how this transfers into the noise graph.

Quiet hours

You also have the option to have a lower threshold during nighttime. You choose the timeframe and the threshold level you want.

We recommend a threshold of 75 dB during the day and 70 dB during the night when using quiet hours.

Tamper detection

If a sensor is removed from the magnetic plate, you will receive a notification about the event. This will give you peace of mind, knowing that if the equipment is tampered with, you will know immediately.

Crowd detect

Crowd detect is not currently supported on Minut M3 sensors installed outside.

Many properties have an occupancy limit that is hard to keep an eye on without being at the property. With the Crowd detect feature, you can easily monitor the occupancy levels in your properties.

  • People gathering can be an early indicator of an unwanted party

  • A large number of devices in combination with high sound can confirm an unwanted party

  • A large number of devices can also indicate guests are violating terms of service by being too many in a home

How does it work?

Crowd detect works by counting the number of wireless devices a Minut sensor detects in a home and alerts the host if it exceeds the threshold set for the home - which may indicate that a crowd has been detected.

The sensor will check for iOS devices only using Bluetooth, and you can toggle the feature from the web and mobile app.

You and your team members of the home will get a push notification once the threshold has been exceeded.

You can read more about Crowd detect here.

Temperature and humidity thresholds

Mold Risk Analysis, Alarm Recognition, and Almost Freezing Insights are not currently supported on Minut M3 sensors installed Outside.

With Minut you can monitor more than just noise and occupancy. You can also set thresholds and monitor different environmental metrics like:

  • Temperature

  • Humidity

  • Mold risk

  • Alarm recognition

  • Almost Freezing Insights

These can either be monitored via graphs or set to send you and your team a notification when levels are exceeded. These settings are set for each sensor under Sensor Settings.

Editing sensors in bulk

If you manage many properties, configuring each sensor individually takes time. To save you time, we've also made it easy to update the settings on multiple sensors in one go. Using the web app, you can apply settings to all your sensors or a subset of them.

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