Point User Manual
You don’t need to be tech savvy to set up your Point! To get started you simply need to download the app, run it and follow the instructions. You can find the apps for iOS and Android here:
During this process you will:
- Create an account for yourself with name and email.
- Give Point access to your network.
- Give your point a name.
Make sure that your wi-fi is operating at 2.4 GHz, otherwise Point won’t be able to connect to it.
Do you want all the members of your household to have access to the information that Point provides? To add a user to your Points he/she must also have a Point account. Then simply go to “Settings” in the app, scroll down and click on “members” and click on the plus sign in the right corner to invite a new member.
The Point is also a button and pressing will allow you to do the following:
- A short press will make point glow white and add a line to the timeline in the app. This is useful to verify that Point works and is connected to the internet. If you have more than one point, this is also a good way to identify them if you mix them up.
- A long push will make Point glow orange and go into installation mode.
- An even longer push will make Point glow purple and go into an alternative installation mode.
Point can glow/blink in many different colours and here is an explanation of what the different colours mean:
White: Point was pushed
Yellow: Temperature, humidity or sound level threshold passed.
Blinking red: Battery level is low
Continuous red: Battery level is extremely low
Green: Self check success
Orange: Installation process initiated
Purple: Alternative installation process
Blue: Attempting to access wifi during installation
Alternating white/green flashing: Point is stuck in a boot loop. Changing the batteries might work. If it doesn’t, your Point may need to be replaced. Contact Support at email@example.com .
Change wi-fi network or wi-fi password
Unfortunately this can currently only be done by removing your Point in the app and adding it again. When you remove the Point all the data that your Point has collected will be lost from the app.
We are working on improving and simplifying this process!
Good to know
- Point sends the data it collects to a server once an hour. This way the data becomes available to your phone.
- However Point will also connect to the server if any predefined event happens, for example if the temperature surpasses the limit you have set. You will be sent a notification and immediately know if an unexpected noise or temperature rise occurs in your home.
- Point will only react to high sound levels that are more than two seconds long, so clapping hands will not be noticed, but loud music will.
Please note that these are simply suggestions and not recommendations!
Setting a noise limit can be tricky as Point will listen to the background noise and set this as its “zero level”. However it may be useful to know some reference values: a conversation at a “normal” noise level is 60 dB, a lawn mower 75 dB and a rock concert 110 dB.
To prevent the formation of mold in your home the relative humidity should be below 60 %. The ideal interval is between 30 and 50 %. If your Point displays a humidity above 60 % for a prolonged period of time or if you find signs of mold it may be a good idea to contact a mold inspection company.
We won’t suggest a temperature interval as this is solely based on your own personal preference.
We at the Minut team hope that you have now succesfully installed your Point and that it is helping you to get to know your home! If you are having trouble with the installation or have any other questions take a look at our FAQ. Can’t find the answer there either? Don’t hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to help!