About & Setup

About My WiFi Alarm

The My WiFi Alarm indoor alarm system helps protect your home 24/7 from potentially costly damage due to flooding, pump failure or freezing pipes. The system monitors and reports any residential alarm condition by notifying you locally (audible and visual alarms) and remotely via SMS text messages and/or emails over a WiFi or Ethernet network to your smartphone, tablet or computer. The sleek design of the enclosure, with its unique shape, smooth rounded edges, and large push button with LED light ring, makes this attractive alarm ideal for residential applications.

When the tank level rises, the high water float activates the alarm to audibly and visually warn of potentially threatening liquid level conditions. The alarm features an easy-to-see LED alarm light ring that illuminates red for alarm 1 and amber for alarm 2. The alarm horn can be silenced by pressing the large button, but the LED remains on as long as the alarm condition exists. Once the condition is cleared, the alarm automatically resets. A red “Low Temperature” LED activates when the temperature falls below 40°F (4°C) to help protect against freezing pipes; this can be disabled for installations in cold areas. When alarm conditions occur, you are notified by text/email message.

The alarm works with your existing WiFi or Ethernet network. Since it does not rely on a cellular connection, it is an excellent solution for areas with poor cellular service. No monthly fees or contracts! Easy installation and setup make this a great option for businesses, rental properties and seasonal homes to help prevent costly damage.

Product Features
  • NEMA 1 enclosure rated for indoor use
  • 2 sensor inputs to monitor 2 separate alarm conditions
  • LED alarm light ring alerts you of alarm status; red for alarm 1, amber for alarm 2
  • Audible alarm activates alarm 1, alarm 2, low temperature and low battery chirp
  • LED power indicators (green = primary power, amber = battery backup, red = low battery)
  • LED network status indicator (blue flashing = network connection setup, blue constant = network connection established)
  • Text and/or email notifications: alarm, power lost, power restored, low temperature, low battery and alarm offline
  • Notifies up to 4 contacts (2 email contacts and 2 text, text in country code 1 only)
  • Simple Access Point Mode push-button WiFi connection (or Ethernet)
  • Large, easy-to-use test/silence push-button located conveniently on front of alarm
  • Includes auxiliary contacts for attachment of remote devices (continues to operate during loss of power)
  • Automatic alarm reset and integral rechargeable battery backup

Product Specifications
  • VOLTAGE: Primary: 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 5 watts max. (alarm condition) Secondary: 5 VDC
  • BATTERY BACKUP POWER: 3.7 VDC rechargeable lithium
  • ALARM ENCLOSURE: 5.5 x 4 x 1.75 inch (14 x 10 x 4.5 cm), NEMA 1 plastic.ALARM HORN: 80 decibels at 10 feet (3 meters)
  • POWER CORD: 6 foot (1.8 meter) MicroUSB
  • FLOAT SWITCH CONNECTION TERMINALS: For float switch connection only - do notapply power. (Voltage across terminals is 3 VDC).
  • FLOAT SWITCH: SJE MilliAmpMaster™ controlswitch with mounting clamp
    • Cable: 10 feet (3 meters), flexible 18 gauge, 2 conductor (UL) SJOW, water-resistant (CPE)
    • Float: 2.74 inch diameter x 4.83 inch long(7.0 cm x 12.3 cm), high impact, corrosionresistant polypropylene housing for use insewage and water up to 140°F (60°C)
  • WIFI: Connect using Access Point Mode or manually by using Ethernet connection (ethernet cable not provided). WPA2 security required on wireless router.
  • ETHERNET: Requires an ethernet connection(ethernet cable not provided).
  • NOTE: Cellular WiFi hotspots are notrecommended for use with this WiFi alarm,as intermittent or unreliable notificationservice can result.
  • AUXILIARY ALARM CONTACTS: Normally open, normally closed (CSA certified) Voltage: ≤ 30 VAC/VDC (Class 2) Current: 1 amp maximum


STEP 1: WiFi Network Setup

STEP 2: Notification Setup


Review System Requirements

STEP 1: WiFi Network SETUP
  1. Press the Setup button on the My WiFi Alarm (the blue network status light will flash continuously).
  2. Using a WiFi enabled device, ensure WiFi is turned on. Go to the device's WiFi settings and select the WiFi network named "Alarm XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX" (XX... = alarm unit id).
  3. If the setup page does not automatically open, open a web browser and enter setup.mywifialarm.com in the address bar.
STEP 2: Alarm Notification Setup
  1. On the My WiFi Alarm setup page, fill in the appropriate data:
    • Press the arrow on the Network Name box and select the WiFi network that the alarm should utilize, or select Ethernet if a wired internet connection will be used.
    • Enter the WiFi passphrase of the selected WiFi network or None if no passphrase is required. (Ethernet connected wired internet does not require a passphrase.)
    • Device Name: Enter a unique device name for each My WiFi Alarm being installed. EXAMPLE: “Cabin Alarm” Maximum 30 characters including spaces.
    • Enter a name for the Alarm 1 and Alarm 2 inputs on the alarm.
    • Email Addresses: Fill in the email addresses which will be receiving notifications from the My WiFi Alarm. (Email Address 1 will be used for verification and Terms and Conditions acceptance.
    • Enter the phone number of the device (or devices) that will receive the text messages Country code 01 (US and Canada) only.
  2. Double check all of the information entered above, then click "Submit" to save your notification data.
  3. Click "Restart the Alarm". The alarm should automatically connect to the selected network. Your device used to configure the alarm will automatically disconnect from the alarm, but manually connecting to your WiFi network may be rquired on some devices.
STEP 3: Verification
  1. An email will be sent to the Email Address 1 entered on the Notification Setup page. Click this link to accept the terms and conditions. If an email is not received, repeat the setup steps 1 and 2 to verify the correct email address was entered.
  2. If your device is connected to the same network as the alarm, you will be directed to the Notification Setup page. If all settings are correct, the setup page can be closed. Note: There is no need to Restart the Alarm if changes were not made.
STEP 4: Setup Testing
  1. Press the “TEST” button on the front of the My WiFi Alarm. The alarm will sound and the alarm ring lights will activate while the “TEST” button is being held.
  2. Verify that an alarm notification is received via email and/or text.
    • Note: It may take several minutes for the message to appear in your email inbox or message folder, depending upon email server traffic or other circumstances. If you have not received a notification within 5 minutes, verify the email address and/or cellular phone information is entered correctly and that any email filters are set to allow messages from mywifialarm@mywifialarm.com.
    • While using a WiFi connection, a signal strength rating will also be sent with each alarm and power restored notifications.
    • 5.0 - 10.0 Great!
      3.0 - 4.9 Good. No signal loss is expected.
      2.0 - 2.9 Marginal. You may experience occasional signal loss.
      0.0 - 1.9 Weak. Move alarm closer to wireless router.
Troubleshooting Guide

Network status light flashes:

  • One Flash Every Five Seconds: No WiFi can be found or WiFi password is incorrect. Verify wireless router is powered and functioning. Verify alarm is within range of wireless router. Reenter the WiFi information and verify the password before saving.
  • Two Flashes Every Five Seconds: An IP address cannot be obtained. Cycle the power to your wireless router. Enable DHCP in your router set up (see router manufacturer’s user’s manual).
  • Three Flashes Every Five Seconds: Email is unable to be sent. Verify the internet connection is functioning. Verify the email address is valid.

Alarm setup page is not found:

  • Alarm setup button was not pressed. Press the alarm's setup button and connect to its wireless network according to the setup instructions.
  • Your internet connected device (laptop, desktop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) is not connected to the alarm or the same network when going through the verifi cation steps. Connect your device according to the setup instructions.

Notification emails or text messages are not received:

  • Email address or cellular information was not set up correctly. Verify email addresses are valid and/or cell numbers are entered correctly.
  • Internet access is not functioning. Repair the internet connection.
  • Notification email has been blocked. Unblock or allow emails from mywifialarm@mywifialarm.com in your email account.
  • The My WiFi Alarm terms and conditions have not been accepted and/or a verification email has not been sent. Follow steps in the “Alarm Notification Setup” section.

Clearing setup data on the alarm (factory reset):

  • While being powered with the USB power supply, press and hold the setup buton for 10 seconds. The ring LEDs will flash rapidly when the settings in the alarm are cleared.
    Note: The setup process must not be performed before any notifications will be received, after a factory reset has been performed.


Your My WiFi Alarm is now configured and ready to be used. (Remember to test your alarm on a regular basis to ensure proper operation)