The <b>test</b> notifications simply test the connection between the SpotProtect cloud server and your e-mail address/cell phone. It’s a way of making sure no firewalls etc. are going to block email alerts or text messages from getting through to you from the Cloud. It <b>does not</b> test your SpotProtects connection to the cloud at all, […]
Are there any monitoring fees with your alarm products?
Absolutely not. All of our alarm dialers and alert products are designed for DIY installation, use and monitoring meaning the user selects who the alarm contacts to alert of alarm conditions. This means no recurring fees or monitoring fees, YOU own and operate the system 100%.
I am trying to set up my SWITCHSPOT sensor as an out for my driveway alarm receiver. Where do the red and black wires need to be? My options are NC, NO, and COMM.
You have two options, you can choose to put them in either NC and COM or NO and COM. Polarity does not matter. If you choose NC and COM that’s a “Closed” connection that opens on alarm, so you’ll want to set your Notification to be to notify on “Loop Open”. If you choose NO […]
My SpotProtect now sends each text message from a different phone number, filling my phone with text message threads. What can I do?
Spot Protect has migrated mail servers to a new host. The up side is that they have increased their deliverability from around 96% to 99.9% (less servers are sending notifications to spam). They now configure the “From” address of the email but there is a secondary header that is a “ReplyTo” header, and it is […]
How do I add another user to my SpotProtect account?
The free Cloud Account for your SpotProtect WiFi sensor only allows for one user. There is a premier account available ($99.00 per year) which allows for an unlimited number of users. Please contact us if you are interested in having multiple users.
Does the WiFi setup utility for my SpotProtect sensor work on Windows 8? Or on a MAC?
Yes, the WiFi setup utility is Windows 8 compatible. However it is NOT yet available for MAC computers, so you will need a PC for the initial programming. Once the sensor is online you can access it via the cloud portal through the internet and any web-enabled device will work (MAC, Android, PC, iPhone etc.)
Is the SpotCable for the Spot Protect wifi sensors a common cable? Do I really need to buy one or do I already have a suitable one?
In short, no it is not. It is a standard USB end on the computer side and an auxiliary plug (headphone or speaker) on the end which plugs into your WiFi sensor. While not technically “proprietary” it is a very uncommon USB cable type. You can check out the full SpotProtect line of WiFi alarm […]
Is there a WiFi hot tub temperature alarm/monitor?
Yes, brand new in 2014 we introduced a version of the very popular TEMPSPOT which has a water temperature sensor instead of the standard air temperature sensor. Simply place the temperature probe inside the tub and if the water temperature drops below whatever you’ve set as your alarm point you will receive email and/or text message […]
Spot Protect Tutorial Video
Check out the below video for a quick tutorial on setting up your SpotProtect sensor.