Frequently asked questions

All questions

Buying Minialarm

You can get Minialarm exclusively at Minialarm.com.

You can get the Minialarm BETA for 199 €. The price includes Minialarm and its operation for a year. Afterwards, the operation will cost you only 3,94 € a month.

The subscription is only 3,94 € a month. The subscription includes operational costs of Minialarm, including the telecommunication fees for using the NB-IoT mobile network operated by Vodafone.
The monthly subscription will be automatically deducted from the payment card you used for purchasing Minialarm. The subscription can be cancelled anytime in the Your account section.

No, the costs of using the mobile data connection of the Vodafone network are included in the monthly subscription.

Minialarm can be used only with an active subscription, which costs 3,94 € a month.

The monthly subscription will be automatically deducted from the payment card you used for purchasing Minialarm. The subscription can be cancelled anytime in the Your account section.

The subscription can be cancelled anytime in the Your account section.

You can order Minialarm to any address within the Czech Republic.

Yes. Four AA batteries are included in the package.

We accept payment by VISA and Mastercard payment cards.

If you are not fully satisfied with Minialarm, you can return it within 30 days from purchase and we’ll send you a refund.

Should you have any issues with the payment or monthly subscription, let us know at support@minialarm.com.

Minialarm was designed, produced, and the service is provided by one of the leading Czech technological companies, eMan.

First steps

First, download the Minialarm app, available on App Store and Google Play, to your smartphone. And then follow the simple setup guide in the app.

The PIN is used to confirm that the Minialarm is really yours. You can find the PIN in the brochure included in the package Should you have any issues with the PIN, let us know at support@minialarm.com.

Minialarm guards its surroundings. It uses several sensors: motion sensor (PIR sensor), accelerometer, and humidity and light sensors.

If Minialarm registers movement when no household member is present, it will trigger the alarm on your smartphone. And you can react immediately by calling your neighbors or police.

Minialarm guards the location it can “see”. Therefore, we recommend placing it against the wall and facing the door or any location you want to guard. Do not face it towards glass door or windows, as sunlight can heat these up and trigger Minialarm’s temperature sensor. We also recommend placing it on a higher shelf or other place, so it does not monitor the ground, especially if you have a pet.

Minialarm registers movement, shocks, moisture and temperature in its surroundings. This data is collected and evaluated. You can find temperature and moisture charts at the guarded location in the app.

In case of alarm, users are notified via text notification and sound signal on their smartphones. If an alarm is triggered, Minialarm itself does not make any sound nor does it “inform” the intruder about the triggered alarm in any way.

Minialarm uses the NB-IoT mobile network operated by Vodafone. This means that Minialarm contains a SIM card and the mobile operator transfers information from Minialarm to your phone.

The mobile signal coverage is nationwide in the Czech Republic. The network covers 100% of the outside areas and 94% of indoor locations (coverage map).

You can use Minialarm also in other countries: Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Australia, Malta, Turkey, South Africa, New Zealand.

Minialarm works everywhere where there is the NB-IoT network coverage provided by Vodafone. Currently, the coverage is available in the Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Australia, Malta, Turkey, South Africa, New Zealand.

Minialarm has LEDs that can glow in red, blue, white and, in very rare cases, yellow. Red indicates reaction to shocks. Blue indicates reaction to movement. White indicates settings being changed in the app. And yellow informs you about a possible signal loss.

Minialarm is dust and water resistant (made according to the IP 57 standard). You can use it even in a humid environment (e.g. under an entrance canopy). Don’t expose the device to rain or get it too wet.

Minialarm works in temperatures between -20 to +50 degrees Celsius. However, keep in mind that temperatures below zero can cause reduce battery life.

I already use Minialarm

The AA batteries in Minialarm last for over a year. The device is very energy efficient and uses the NB-IoT mobile network.

When the batteries start getting depleted, an icon will notify you in the app. And then the app will start notifying you about the need to replace the batteries.

To change the batteries, unscrew the screws at the back panel of Minialarm and replace the four AA batteries. We recommend using quality single-use alkaline batteries.

Manually arming or disarming Minialarm in the app has priority over its automatic function. In other words, if you arm Minialarm while you are at home, it will arm even though it knows you are at home. And, then, your movement will trigger the alarm.

If you have a pet, we recommend placing Minialarm in a way that it will not register the movements of your pet. We suggest placing it on a shelf at about your shoulder height, or in a hallway.

You can restore Minialarm to its factory settings using your app and our support. Send us your request to support@minialarm.com. You will need the serial number of Minialarm or your order number.

Minialarm mobile app

Minialarm works on its own. It knows when you are at home and when you leave. So, it always knows when to guard the location. This function is enabled when Minialarm is paired with a smartphone using the Minialarm app.

Manually arming or disarming Minialarm in the app has priority over its automatic function. In other words, if you arm Minialarm while you are at home, it will arm even though it knows you are at home. And vice versa. Please bear in mind that it might take several minutes for these commands to take effect. And, then, your movement will trigger the alarm.

Minialarm disarms automatically when you are in its proximity. And, it automatically arms when you leave. This function depends on the location services and Bluetooth in your smartphone. Minialarm uses them to know what to do, and when. It uses about 3% of your phone’s battery a day in common use. In order to use all Minialarm features, please also allow notifications in the app. This will ensure that you know when the alarm is triggered, when the batteries start running low, or if a technical issue arises.

If Minialarm has any issue with the connection or communication, you will immediately receive a notification. And if everything is running smoothly, you won’t get any notification. But please make sure that you allowed notifications in the app.

During the initial setup, you choose from two automatic arm and disarm options, based on your location.

  • First option is geofence. We recommend this option for buildings and flats with more than one room. It monitors a radius of about 100 meters around the device. If you enter the perimeter, Minialarm automatically disarms. When you leave the perimeter, Minialarm automatically arms.
  • Second option is Bluetooth. This is an ideal option for one-room flats, cars, cellars, or other small spaces. Minialarm disarms itself only when it “sees” your smartphone – that is a range of about 5 meters. The signal can pass through a thin wall or, when in clear line of sight, it works at a bit longer distance.

Minialarm knows its location and the location of your phone. If you use the automatic arm and disarm function, then you don’t have to do anything. Minialarm will know it has been moved and adjust accordingly. Just make sure to allow location services in the app.

You can see Minialarm event log in the app. And in there you see an overview of all past instances of the alarm being armed, disarmed, and triggered

Buying Minialarm

You can get Minialarm exclusively at Minialarm.com.

You can get the Minialarm BETA for 199 €. The price includes Minialarm and its operation for a year. Afterwards, the operation will cost you only 3,94 € a month.

The subscription is only 3,94 € a month. The subscription includes operational costs of Minialarm, including the telecommunication fees for using the NB-IoT mobile network operated by Vodafone.
The monthly subscription will be automatically deducted from the payment card you used for purchasing Minialarm. The subscription can be cancelled anytime in the Your account section.

No, the costs of using the mobile data connection of the Vodafone network are included in the monthly subscription.

Minialarm can be used only with an active subscription, which costs 3,94 € a month.

The monthly subscription will be automatically deducted from the payment card you used for purchasing Minialarm. The subscription can be cancelled anytime in the Your account section.

The subscription can be cancelled anytime in the Your account section.

You can order Minialarm to any address within the Czech Republic.

Yes. Four AA batteries are included in the package.

We accept payment by VISA and Mastercard payment cards.

If you are not fully satisfied with Minialarm, you can return it within 30 days from purchase and we’ll send you a refund.

Should you have any issues with the payment or monthly subscription, let us know at support@minialarm.com.

Minialarm was designed, produced, and the service is provided by one of the leading Czech technological companies, eMan.

First steps

First, download the Minialarm app, available on App Store and Google Play, to your smartphone. And then follow the simple setup guide in the app.

The PIN is used to confirm that the Minialarm is really yours. You can find the PIN in the brochure included in the package Should you have any issues with the PIN, let us know at support@minialarm.com.

Minialarm guards its surroundings. It uses several sensors: motion sensor (PIR sensor), accelerometer, and humidity and light sensors.

If Minialarm registers movement when no household member is present, it will trigger the alarm on your smartphone. And you can react immediately by calling your neighbors or police.

Minialarm guards the location it can “see”. Therefore, we recommend placing it against the wall and facing the door or any location you want to guard. Do not face it towards glass door or windows, as sunlight can heat these up and trigger Minialarm’s temperature sensor. We also recommend placing it on a higher shelf or other place, so it does not monitor the ground, especially if you have a pet.

Minialarm registers movement, shocks, moisture and temperature in its surroundings. This data is collected and evaluated. You can find temperature and moisture charts at the guarded location in the app.

In case of alarm, users are notified via text notification and sound signal on their smartphones. If an alarm is triggered, Minialarm itself does not make any sound nor does it “inform” the intruder about the triggered alarm in any way.

Minialarm uses the NB-IoT mobile network operated by Vodafone. This means that Minialarm contains a SIM card and the mobile operator transfers information from Minialarm to your phone.

The mobile signal coverage is nationwide in the Czech Republic. The network covers 100% of the outside areas and 94% of indoor locations (coverage map).

You can use Minialarm also in other countries: Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Australia, Malta, Turkey, South Africa, New Zealand.

Minialarm works everywhere where there is the NB-IoT network coverage provided by Vodafone. Currently, the coverage is available in the Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Australia, Malta, Turkey, South Africa, New Zealand.

Minialarm has LEDs that can glow in red, blue, white and, in very rare cases, yellow. Red indicates reaction to shocks. Blue indicates reaction to movement. White indicates settings being changed in the app. And yellow informs you about a possible signal loss.

Minialarm is dust and water resistant (made according to the IP 57 standard). You can use it even in a humid environment (e.g. under an entrance canopy). Don’t expose the device to rain or get it too wet.

Minialarm works in temperatures between -20 to +50 degrees Celsius. However, keep in mind that temperatures below zero can cause reduce battery life.

I already use Minialarm

The AA batteries in Minialarm last for over a year. The device is very energy efficient and uses the NB-IoT mobile network.

When the batteries start getting depleted, an icon will notify you in the app. And then the app will start notifying you about the need to replace the batteries.

To change the batteries, unscrew the screws at the back panel of Minialarm and replace the four AA batteries. We recommend using quality single-use alkaline batteries.

Manually arming or disarming Minialarm in the app has priority over its automatic function. In other words, if you arm Minialarm while you are at home, it will arm even though it knows you are at home. And, then, your movement will trigger the alarm.

If you have a pet, we recommend placing Minialarm in a way that it will not register the movements of your pet. We suggest placing it on a shelf at about your shoulder height, or in a hallway.

You can restore Minialarm to its factory settings using your app and our support. Send us your request to support@minialarm.com. You will need the serial number of Minialarm or your order number.

Minialarm mobile app

Minialarm works on its own. It knows when you are at home and when you leave. So, it always knows when to guard the location. This function is enabled when Minialarm is paired with a smartphone using the Minialarm app.

Manually arming or disarming Minialarm in the app has priority over its automatic function. In other words, if you arm Minialarm while you are at home, it will arm even though it knows you are at home. And vice versa. Please bear in mind that it might take several minutes for these commands to take effect. And, then, your movement will trigger the alarm.

Minialarm disarms automatically when you are in its proximity. And, it automatically arms when you leave. This function depends on the location services and Bluetooth in your smartphone. Minialarm uses them to know what to do, and when. It uses about 3% of your phone’s battery a day in common use. In order to use all Minialarm features, please also allow notifications in the app. This will ensure that you know when the alarm is triggered, when the batteries start running low, or if a technical issue arises.

If Minialarm has any issue with the connection or communication, you will immediately receive a notification. And if everything is running smoothly, you won’t get any notification. But please make sure that you allowed notifications in the app.

During the initial setup, you choose from two automatic arm and disarm options, based on your location.

  • First option is geofence. We recommend this option for buildings and flats with more than one room. It monitors a radius of about 100 meters around the device. If you enter the perimeter, Minialarm automatically disarms. When you leave the perimeter, Minialarm automatically arms.
  • Second option is Bluetooth. This is an ideal option for one-room flats, cars, cellars, or other small spaces. Minialarm disarms itself only when it “sees” your smartphone – that is a range of about 5 meters. The signal can pass through a thin wall or, when in clear line of sight, it works at a bit longer distance.

Minialarm knows its location and the location of your phone. If you use the automatic arm and disarm function, then you don’t have to do anything. Minialarm will know it has been moved and adjust accordingly. Just make sure to allow location services in the app.

You can see Minialarm event log in the app. And in there you see an overview of all past instances of the alarm being armed, disarmed, and triggered