Mi HomeGuard -   F A Q 's

How can I see my HomeGuard data on the internet?
When HomeGuard is installed you are given your own unique website url which can be used by all the family: myname.mihomeguard.com

How can I post my HG sensor data to external clouds on the internet?
HG is currently pre-configured to post data to: Emoncms and Xivley.
They all follow the same process where you register on their site and get an API key code. This code is then added to the HG config file and data will be automatically posted to your chosen external cloud.

Is my HomeGuard site secure?
Unless someone knows your site name eg: MyName.mihomeguard.com it is unlikely to be found by anyone. But even if found the name and information will not mean anything to anybody. If someone found your site and tried to hack the site a security utility has been installed to ban any further activity from the hacker IP. But if you are still concerned, MiHomeGuard can be configured to just post data to external clouds like EmonCMS which all have their own security login/password control.

I don't have broadband but do get a good 3g signal, can I still use HomeGuard?
This is currently being tested, it will incur further costs but should allow data posting to external clouds like Emoncms.

How many sensors do I need?

This is a personal choice, but even the basic monitor system can be very useful. It can detect regular Kitchen activity and property temperature / humidity.

Are you able to install nationally?

At present HomeGuard is only available for local installation in the Annan area which includes Dumfries & Carlisle.

How long do the batteries last?
The wireless sensor batteries have an expected life of two years. Each sensor reports the battery status every hour and the level can easily checked on the battery status page.

How do I find the HomeGuard local IP address (192.168.1.nnn) ?
You can use PC port scanner software or a mobile App called "Fing" which is available for Android & iOS.

If interested please email: HomeguardMi@gmail.com