It may not be as well known as SimpliSafe or Ring, but the Roku Home Monitoring System SE is a great option for buyers on a budget. The kit includes a variety of motion and entry sensors, making it perfect for homes or small apartments (especially when you consider its $100 price tag).
However, if you are new to home security systems, you may run into some obstacles when setting up your system. Here’s everything you need to know about setting up the Roku Home Monitoring System SE, including ideal hub placement, Wi-Fi network requirements, and more.
How to set up the Roku SE home monitoring system
Before you start setting up your Roku Home Monitoring System, make sure you download the Roku Smart Home app on your smartphone or tablet. You should also make sure you have access to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network. And while all gear comes with adhesive mounting strips, consider using a Phillips screwdriver if you want to affix the devices to the wall for more secure mounting.
Once you’ve removed that, you’re ready to begin the installation process.
Step 1: First, you’ll want to determine where you’re going to put all of your security devices. The monitoring center should be in a central location. Ideally, this is located close to all motion and entry sensors and in a frequently used room. Consider placing it on a coffee table or somewhere in the kitchen. In the meantime, your keypad should be near the front door, as this will allow you to quickly arm or disarm the system when entering or leaving the house. As for the motion sensor, consider mounting it as high as possible, which will give you a better view and allow you to track more square footage.
Step 2: Then clean the mounting areas with a little soap and water. This ensures that there is no dust or debris that can affect the adhesive tapes. After cleaning the mounting area, make sure it is dry before mounting the device.
Step 3: Launch the Roku Smart Home app and create an account if necessary.
Step 4: The first device you will configure is the monitoring center. Find in the app Follow-up menu, then select configure the system.
Step 5 – The app will guide you through the process of syncing your other devices to your control center (starting with the keyboard and sensors). Continue to follow the instructions for each device to mount and sync it correctly.
Step 6 – The setup process ends with the option to change Home and Away modes, as well as change the snooze timer. Note that these settings can be changed later if you decide you don’t like the settings you chose during setup.
Step 7 – After completing the installation process, you should now have three solid lights on the monitoring center. If you have three moving lights, your system is in the process of updating firmware. Two alternating lights show that it’s still connecting to your network, while three blinking lights show that it’s trying to pair with one of your home monitoring devices.
Step 8 – If you want to enhance the capabilities of your home security system, Roku offers 24/7 professional monitoring for a monthly fee.