PixelTwenty MotiAlert

Motion triggered siren and email / text notifications KICKSTARTER
The MotiAlert comes with a few goodies including alerts through email (free) or text (by subscription), arming with a keychain remote, a piercing loud siren and even a silent mode where you can send alerts without sounding the siren.

  MotiAlert and 2 Remotes
Includes power supply and mounting
hardware. The remotes come paired
with this MotiAlert.
 

$55

   
  
  MotiAlert and 1 Remote
Includes power supply and mounting
hardware. The remote comes paired
with this MotiAlert.
 

$50

   
  
  Extra Remote 

$5

   






TEXT ALERTS
If email alerts are not sufficient (or if you want text alerts too), text alerts are available by monthly subscription. Subscribe using a button below then email alerts@pixeltwenty.com with the device id(s) you want the alerts for. The device id is "PT" followed by six digits and is documented with each device. Allow up to one business day for text alerts to become active. You will receive an email reply when activation is complete. You can cancel the subscription at any time using the button below or by logging into your PayPal account and unsubscribing from there.

  Monthly Text Alerts Plan 2-10
Up to 2 devices and 10 texts each per day
 

$4

 
             
  
  Monthly Text Alerts Plan 1-50
One device and up to 50 texts per day
 

$10

 



WARRANTY
Returns for a refund of the original cost less shipping are accepted within 4 weeks of the purchase date. The buyer pays the mailing cost to return the product. Repairs are done free of charge within a 5 year warranty period. Should the device fail to operate as designed within 5 years of the purchase date and for any reason other than purposeful destruction or the need for remote battery replacement, the device can be returned to PixelTwenty for free repair or replacement. The buyer pays for mailing the product to PixelTwenty and PixelTwenty pays for mailing it back. Email PixelTwenty for mailing instructions.

REQUIREMENTS



WiFi A 2.5GHz 802.11 b/g/n or dual band AC WiFi router in range and connected to the internet is required for alerts.
Power An outlet is required. The power supply is included.
Placement Mount the MotiAlert in an area which is out of the weather – shield from sun, wind and rain.

INSTALLATION



PLACEMENT
Mount the MotiAlert in an area shielded from sun, wind and rain. This can be indoors, in your home or business, or in your garage or shed for example. Access to an AC power outlet is also required and the device must be within range of your WiFi for alerts to be sent (50 feet or so). Use either the provided mounting screws or the removable hanging strips. Orientation is not important as long as the detection sphere is facing the desired area.

For best results place the MotiAlert within 15 feet of where motion is to be detected. Walking areas, corridors, and entry ways where someone must pass are good candidates. PIR motion sensitivity is based on the size of the object (and also, therefore, how close it is) and how fast the object is moving. A ninja might be able to get by the sensor, but that is increasingly less likely the closer he is to the sensor, and ultimately impossible if in close range.


POWERUP
Plug in the MotiAlert using the provided power adapter. If the MotiAlert has just been plugged in, the LED will continuously blink three times for about 45 seconds while the motion detector initializes. You must wait for this to complete before proceeding with setup or with arming and disarming the device.

SETUP



PUSHBUTTON OUT
There is one pushbutton switch on the MotiAlert. Setup mode is performed with this pushbutton "out" or not pushed in. Make sure the switch is in the "out" position. The LED will blink slowly, indicating the device is in setup mode.


CONNECTING
In setup mode the MotiAlert creates its own WiFi network. Using a WiFi enabled device (PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet) find the WiFi network named something along the lines of "PT" followed by 6 digits, like "PT123456" for example. Connect to that network using the password documented with your device. It can take anywhere from 5 to 45 seconds to connect. The internet is not available through this network so it is ok if your device indicates there is no internet. Once connected, open a browser and enter 192.168.4.1 in the address bar. The setup screen appears. If the setup screen does not appear or the browser displays an error, make sure your device is still connected to the MotiAlert's WiFi and try again. You can follow these steps again in the future and as needed to make changes.


SCREEN
Enter your WiFi router network name and password to allow the MotiAlert to connect and send the alerts. Enter a short message with relevant location information like "GARAGE". Specify up to two email address to receive email alerts. If the text alert subscription has been purchased, specify up to two phone numbers to receive text alerts. If silent mode is selected, the siren will not sound when the MotiAlert is triggered but the LED will still flash during this time. When done make changes, save them using the "Save" button.



OPERATION



PUSHBUTTON IN
Push the pushbutton switch in. The pushbutton switch must be pushed in for the device to be in the operational (in the non setup) state. The MotiAlert is now ready to be armed and disarmed using the keychain remote.


ARM
Press the "A" button on the keychain remote to arm. When going to the armed state, the MotiAlert will emit two siren beeps to indicate it is armed and ready. The LED flashes constantly and quickly.


DISARM
Press the "B" button on the keychain remote to disarm. When going to the disarmed state, the MotiAlert will emit one siren beep. The LED is off.


TRIGGERING
When the MotiAlert detects motion, it sends an email and/or text alert, the LED flashes, and the siren sounds for five minutes. Connecting to your WiFi router to send the alert may take up to 8 seconds or so. The alert cannot be sent if the device is disarmed before this connection is made. If the MotiAlert cannot connect to your WiFi router or to the internet through your WiFi router, it will still sound the siren, but will indicate its failure to send an alert by continously blinking the LED twice throughout the remainder of the five minute period.


EMAIL ALERTS
Email alerts are free and will do the job quite nicely if you have email on your smartphone that gives you immediate notification. Alerts are sent as soon as the MotiAlert successfully connects to the internet through your router, but if your email only checks every 15 minutes, for example, you will receive alerts late or when you manually refresh. Email alerts come from pixeltwenty.com.


LED INDICATOR
2017 Devices
  Three blinks Initializing after power on (45 seconds)
  Slow blinking In setup mode
  Fast blinking Armed
  Off Disarmed
  Solid on Triggered
  Two blinks Failed trying to connect to your WiFi router or to the internet through your WiFi router

2018 Devices
  Three blinks Initializing after power on (45 seconds)
  Slow blinking In setup mode
  Solid on Armed
  Off Disarmed
  Fast blinking Triggered
  Two blinks Failed trying to connect to your WiFi router or to the internet through your WiFi router
  Four Blinks Max daily text limit reached (if subscribed) or bad email/text configuration


REMOTE PAIRING
When bought together above, your remotes are already paired to the MotiAlert. If you wish to add an additional remote later, or if you wish to reprogram a remote to a different or additional MotiAlert device, a manual pairing procedure is required. Open the case of the MotiAlert by removing the four screws on the back. You will see one part inside that looks like the following.



The white button on that board and as shown in the picture is the pairing button. With the MotiAlert plugged in (and you do not have to wait for the 45 second powerup for this) press the white button three times. For easy access you can use the eraser end of a pencil, for example. You are now ready to pair a remote with this board. Press the "A" button on the remote. Wait a few seconds then press the "B" button on the remote. You have paired that remote with this board.

A single board can have up to 10 remotes paired to it, and a remote can be paired with any number of boards. If you wish to remove a board's pairing to all remotes (they can only be done as a group, not individually), instead of pushing the white button three times, push it eight times to clear the board's memory.


BATTERIES
Each remote takes two CR2016 batteries which are readily found in a typical grocery or hardware store battery kiosk. To gain access to them, remove the small screws on the back of the remote. The two batteries are held together by a small plastic retainer which slides out sideways. Observe the polarity of the existing batteries (which side is facing up) and orient the new batteries similarly.

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