Questions and Answers
Do I need more than one Kini?
Our research shows that most people have more than one item that they want monitored. A safe and a liquor cabinet. A medicine cabinet and a drawer of collectibles. A cabinet of memorabilia or valuable figurines. Monitoring each of these would be a great application for Kini.
What Are the Requirements?
All you need is an SMS-enabled device and your existing Wi-Fi network to be able to generate SMS messages to your phone.
Why is Wi-Fi Better Than Cellular?
Other than lower costs, and faster response time that comes with Wi-Fi (5-10 second alerts), with a cellular device, the exact location could be triangulated based on its communication with cell towers. We didn’t want that as a main offering for users who are monitoring valuable or sensitive items. In the future, we may have a cellular version for those who have no other means of network access.
These are awesome little devices. I like the simplicity of the notifications via text message. The alerts are instantaneous and reliable, and I have yet to get one that was false or unexplainable. I’m pleasantly surprised with how much comfort I get knowing that this system is looking over my valuables and private spaces.
Bonus functionality- while out of town a few weeks ago, my Kinis let me know that the power in my house had gone out during a storm. They alerted me that they were “failing to report status and they’re may be an issue with my WiFi network.” I confirmed the outage by going to the power company’s website. This was a pretty useful thing to be made aware of. And they went right back into monitor mode when the power returned. Great product!
In my particular case I was looking for something to monitor my pistol safe while i am home or away. The advantage of KIni is all the uses you can give to this sensor and the mobility of it, placing it anywhere you want in your home. My pistol safe is bolted down to a surface. I placed my Kini sensor inside my pistol safe door and I tested it punching the safe with my hands or object, opening the door, shaking the safe like trying to pry it and either way it gives me an alert via text. If you have a pistol safe like those that come with the attachment cable so you can place it anywhere in your house, Kini sensor is the best alternative to monitor the safe and text your phone if some one in your house or visitors are messing with your safe. And also, if you are staying in a hotel, staying at relatives homes for the weekend and take your pistol box with you, you can set KIni to their wifi network and monitor your pistol safe there too.
I saw the Indiegogo funding page for the Kinisium Kinis and was intrigued. I thought that I would place one in the drawers where I keep my weapons. I have them secured but I occasionally have my grandchildren stay with me. I wanted an extra level of security to protect them. The Kinis work well! As soon as the drawers have motion, I get a text on my phone alerting me to that motion. The sensitivity is adjustable so it doesn’t set off false alarms. I am glad that I have these Kinis. I bought 5 and are giving some to as gifts to family as their extra level of security for my grandchildren in their home.
Thank you Kinisium for some extra peace of mind.
Amazing little product - just as described. Very simple instructions, took only minutes to set up, works every time to keep me posted as it gets moved! Love it - *****
I’m a realtor and rely on lockboxes for client’s keys. I use Kini for peace of mind / an added layer of security. I want to know if someone is meddling with the lockbox. It’s easy to set up!
We rent out our property when we’re away. We store and lock up our personal belongings in a locked closet. I put a Kini on the inside handle. One of our renters attempted to gain entry (despite the Keep Out sign). I was immediately notified by Kini. I made a quick call to the renter to ask if they needed anything/were looking for something. They didn’t attempt to gain entry again. Thank you Kini.
Love our Kini! I stuck it to the inside of the liquor cabinet door as we have a teenager who has friends over a lot. Knowing that I will get an alert if anyone opens the door of the cabinet helps me sleep at night. The device is perfect for anyone wanting to safeguard their loved ones or their possessions. Highly recommend!!
The Kini works exactly as described and I love it. They are extremely easy to setup, very sensitive and notifications arrive in seconds. Such a simple idea executed flawlessly. Well done, folks.
We set one up for our safe door and it's magical, giving us ease of mind. We put another one on our medicine cabinet. We ordered a couple more for our other items. Love this product.
I have one installed on a door that I only access about once a month. It notifies me quickly and that provides me with trust that it will activate when I need it to most.
I recently got this little device to monitor motion in my electronics/equipment storage. the device is simple to set up and easy to operate. It provides alerts when the cabinet is vibrated (i.e. door is opened or equipment is moved). Recommend to buy/
I received the package and one had an issue. Amazing customer support had a replacement in my hands in a couple of days. Great communication..."even on a weekend". All are working great! I would give it a try!
Sometimes we order something and it doesn't turn out to be as good as adverstised. The Kini works great and as advertised, thank you!
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