Installing your indoor noise sensorLast Updated: February 24, 2019
1. Adding your first Property
2. Where to Install your sensor
3. Step by step in app set up (NoiseAware can only be installed in the app)
1. Add your first property
Once you have logged in to the app, it’s time to set up your first property. Make sure to fill in each required field, and pay special attention to your property type. This will set your pre-configured thresholds. Checking the box ‘Property is noise-sensitive’ will lower your pre-configured thresholds by 10 NRS.
2. Selecting your location for your indoor sensor
We highly recommend setting up your indoor sensor in a common area within 75 feet of your router. This will ensure a stable connection for your sensors. The sensors connect over wifi, and rely on a good line of sight to send data through your router to our servers.
Picture line of sight as a string tied from your sensor to your router. This string should be less than 75 feet and you should avoid connecting through plumbing or any large electrical appliances like a refrigerator, air conditioning unit or washing machine. Some common household items that interfere with wireless communication are cordless phones and microwaves. Try to avoid setting up sensors within 10 feet of any cordless phones or microwaves. The shorter this string is, and the less walls and objects it has to go through, the stronger your connection will be.
Avoid placing the sensor anywhere with a lot of electrical wires. This will interfere with connectivity. Please do not set up the sensor on any surge protector or multi-plug:
Setting up the sensor behind a couch or behind a door will mute the noise it is able to pick up by 10-20 NRS. The exact number can vary based on how close the sound source is and how loud the sound source is. The louder a noise is, the further it will travel. Sound waves also travel in line of sight, and measurements will be most accurate when pointed directly at the activity zone.
3. Setup your indoor sensor
Once you are logged in to the app, start by clicking ‘setup sensor’ from the side menu.
Select the indoor sensor, this is what we will be walking through in this tutorial.
Make sure the indoor sensor is plugged in and the light is pulsing on and off. If there is no light at all, please hold down this side button for 7-10 seconds until you see the light start flashing faster. When you release, the light should ‘strobe’:
Once you have screwed in your sensor, press the next button.
This step is where you will be assigning the indoor sensor to a specific property, and choosing a name for your indoor sensor. Both the sensor name and the property name will be included in any alerts you receive about this property.
Once you provide a name and select next, you should be immediately prompted to connect to the sensor. If you do not immediately see this pop-up, please make sure the bluetooth is turned on. If your phone is in a ‘power-saving’ mode, it may restrict your access to bluetooth connection.
Once the phone and sensor have successfully communicated, you will see this green checkmark at the top of your screen. Please click next.
You will then see a list of every available network the sensor sees. Please select your home network from the list.
Once you have successfully connected the sensor to your router, you will see this pop up. Please click ‘save credentials’
You will then be asked to take a picture of the sensor and its install location. It is best to take a wide angle shot that includes the sensor and the environment. This will come in handy when reviewing any alerts from that property, and troubleshooting any potential issues.
Once you select done, your phone will submit your picture and all details created from the sensor setup. Over the next 2-5 minutes your sensor will configure, and you will then be shown the following screen when setup is complete