Frequently Asked Questions
There are 2 methods to program a SiB, first you have the ultra user friendly method and second you have a more complex, yet easy, but more programmer focused method.
When you get a SiB and you first run it, it pairs to your SiMP app. In the app it creates a new conversation where you can send the SiB messages (programs) and it can send you back messages / alerts / notifications / data - anything you've asked it to do.
To access the user friendly GUI, all you have to do is press the button "configure your SiB" in that conversation. Then you scroll through the pre-made applications and choose the one you need your SiB to run. Its very intuitive and user friendly and takes just a few seconds to install one of these applications and have your SiB running.
The second option which is more for the tinkerer / programmer is done by manually creating a program in the conversation using the appropriate commands and sending that program to the SiB.
The benefit in using the programming language is that you get an infinite amount of possible applications and customization. The programming language we've developed is simple to understand yet very complete and able to do practically anything you ask of it.
You can find all about the programming language by going to our website where we have included every command and also samples. https://www.traitel.tech/programmingLast updated:
No it isn't. It's a "primary battery" meaning no charging, however, there IS a big benefit to it. Primary batteries last a LOT longer than rechargeable ones (you get a battery that can last up to 10 years depending on use) whereas a rechargeable only lasts a few months due to the chemistry. So for a little device like this one which might sit forever waiting for something to happen, a primary battery was the better option.
HOWEVER, we do plan to introduce in the future a chargeable option for those who have a need - BUT, it will have specific applications and will likely require charging every few months due to the rechargeable batteries internal / native drain when specifically in standby. It *might* cost a tad more too, but maybe not.Last updated:
The motion sensor IS an accelerometer.
In case you're wondering the specs of the sensor:
If you go to www.traitel.tech / contact us (at the very bottom on the right), then select press for who you wish to contact and we'll get the info right away and reply. Looking forward to your contact.Last updated:
Might the custom coding functionality allow for a delay to be placed on the magnetic alarm when used in a Fridge?
Question: For example, I am thinking of using a unit and magnetic sensor as a door alarm on a fridge, but it would obviously be preferable for an alarm to trigger after, say, five minutes, than immediately. I know this can be done with the heat sensor inside the fridge, but for my circumstances I would prefer a door open/close sensor, if possible.
Answer: What you're asking in terms of the door fridge is 100% possible.Last updated:
You mention that the SiB is rated up to 85C in an industrial temp range. Can I please clarify that this would make a SiB unit unsuitable for a stove alarm?
The SiB is made out of plastic. So even though the internal electronic components are rated to (minimum) industrial temp levels, the plastic etc will begin to distort and eventually melt at high temperatures. The button etc will stop to function as well because the cap is also made out of plastic.
The reason the SiB is good for a high temp scenario, is when for example its set to send an alarm or some sort of data to provide information to somebody. So if you have a machine say, that is about to fail due to something that went wrong and its in a very hot state and the SiB is near, the SiB will last not problem through that event and be able to alert and report etc, but its unlikely to survive the same event many times.
Another example is if a fire happens near it, it will survive the heat for a while and do what its supposed to do but obviously wont be able to do it many times.Last updated:
IF you have soldering skills, then yes you can replace the battery, if not, then no - and you should know that replacing the battery will cost you almost as much as a SiB since the battery is over $3 at most places (CR2 Lithium).Last updated:
Yes, you can program it to tell you the battery level and to give you an alert.Last updated:
Yes, if you get the USB accessory, then that's exactly what its for.Last updated:
It detects when its moved, it doesn't detect external motion - this would be another accessory which we will make in the near future.Last updated:
Hello! I just backed this project, I love it by the way! But I was wondering how I can add another protected SIB to my pledge. Do I just add the $8 to my existing pledge?
First, thank you for your support!
Second, if you want another of the same, you can indeed add the extra and we will bundle it all up and send it to you.
However, not sure if KS lets you add now that you've pledged. If yes, great, if not, then you can just cancel the pledge and repledge the higher amount.
Second, once the pledge goes over $10, KS charge double the transaction fee, from 5% to 10% - which we just can't absorb.
So if you are doing $16 (2x) then please add another $2 for shipping = $18 + 10%, say $19 would be enough.
That would cover the fees, the tiny bit of extra for shipping weight and the cost of the product.Last updated:
You mean like a magnet or motion sensor? sure, they are both available!Last updated:
In the future, we plan to add lots of connect options for external platforms, but at the moment our engineers are flat out trying to get the SiMP app released before end of year and a few more tweaks after tLast updated:
If a SiB fails (internal board issues, or anything else), is there a repair process or simply replace with a new SiB?
If a SiB fails, then its replace. The SiB electronics are encapsulated with Epoxy to protect against moisture and for security - its impossible to repair a SiB nor cost effective. However, the battery CAN be re-used. Considering the battery alone is worth more than $3 at most places, its a good part to keep and re-use.Last updated:
Is the SIMP (if I got that right) protocol/comms system local to the wifi connection or does it need remote server interaction (ie. ‘cloud’ or the phone App to function) to operate correctly?
Currently SiMP needs remote interaction, however, we plan to make it local in the future as there's already plans for this implementation. It will be both for the WiFi (device to device communication) and the Bluetooth. SiMP is a messaging app and the app has been in development (believe it or not) for almost 8 years. Its not like a normal messaging app, but rather a commercial grade product that is free of charge. Why I say commercial, because it comes with its own server software that organizations or individuals can download and host themselves. It comes with full admin and control that companies can use to manage staff etc and create in the process their own network which can be stand alone or use the TraiTel network or use as a backup etc. SiMP in its current form is a de-centralized software solution and that will ensure that regardless of what the future holds for our company that people will be able to use the s/w and create their own networks and make full use of an independent network.Last updated:
Yes, they do, but not automated. The user receives a notification that there's an update and the user must initiate that update. So if we send you an IM telling you "update 350 is now available" you need to enter in the SiB conversation "update 350" and then when you press the SiB or it wakes from sleep to do whatever its been programmed to, it will update. you can also go to lower / earlier updates in case a new update has caused an incompatibility issue with sensors we hven't tested or programs that are finicky.Last updated:
If the devices must be on the local wifi to operate (ie. call out to the hive or App or however it works) does the App or SiB give off any clue that the device is in a poor wifi space or indicate that it could have difficulties (intermittent connections?)
We plan to put in place on SiMP the ability to test any environment that a SiB is placed in. So basically you would start the program and it will ask you put the SiB vertically, then the SiB would send a reading of WiFi, then it would say put it horizontally to the right, then to the left and other positions, once its done, it will report which position was the best, what signal strength it got in that position and you can then decide if that is a good place or you need to find a different location. SiB has a ceramic antenna that is very very good omni-directionally and so it will get better results than many many mobile phones.
You also get the ability to add multiple APs to each SiB so if it fails to connect to the first, it fails over to the second / third etc.Last updated:
If you have a requirement for a bundle that is outside of the items listed in the current bundles or need a different quantity than the listed amount, please send us a message with what you would like and we will try and accommodate your requirements.Last updated:
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