What smartphones work with Roost?
We offer apps for Apple iOS 7.0 and above or Android 4.2 and above.
Do I need to have Wi-Fi in my home to use Roost?
Yes. Roost connects to your home Wi-Fi for sending status and notifications to the Roost cloud.
The Roost Smart Battery will connect to 802.11 b/g/n networks.
Does this battery work in all smoke and CO alarms?
The Roost Smart Battery will work in all alarms that presently use a common 9v battery. This includes both a “battery powered alarm” as well as an “AC-powered alarm with battery back-up”.
How long does it take to install?
The installation process only takes several minutes. You simply download the Roost app onto your smartphone and follow the installation instructions. You’ll be asked to create an account, activate your Roost Smart Battery, and then you’ll receive notification verifying setup is successful.
What are the distance & range of Roost Smart Batteries?
Roost batteries have the same approximate range as Wi-Fi on your smartphone. Therefore, the best approach in determining if your Roost batteries will be within wi-fi range at your smoke/CO alarm is to turn on Wi-Fi on your mobile phone & measure signal strength at the smoke/CO alarm that you plan to install Roost in.
Is the Roost Smart Battery rechargeable?
Roost Smart Battery is not rechargeable, but its 2 piece design includes a replaceable primary lithium battery that will last more than 5 years in an alarm. When the battery get's low you can simply replace the battery pack for an additional 5 years of life.
Is there a monthly fee for the service?
No. There is a one-time cost for the Roost Smart Battery and the Roost app is downloaded free to your smartphone.
Will the Roost Smart Battery be able to work with other IoT Smart/Connect Home platforms?
Yes, we plan that the Roost Cloud solution will be able to interface through an API with other ecosystems.
What can you tell me about the security & privacy of Roost?
At Roost, the integrity and security of data is one our highest priorities. As a result, Roost is using a secure SSL/TLS tunnel to protect all communication with 256bit encryption. This is the same standard used by the banking industry for encrypting communication during online banking. All communication between Roost’s App, Roost Batteries and Roost cloud platform is encrypted at this level to ensure your data is kept secure.