Frequently Asked Questions
Which Wi-Fi routers are compatible with Cricket?
Cricket works with all standard Wi-Fi routers.
Does Cricket require any IoT HUB e.g. ZigBee or Z-Wave?
No, it does not. This is one of the key strength of Cricket that it works with all standard wireless Wi-Fi routers.
What is a distance range / network coverage of Cricket?
The Cricket's Wi-Fi range is up to 100 meters.
Sufficient enough to use either at home or in the garden.
Is there any Cloud service cost?
No, there is none!
The Cloud & MQTT services are OPTIONAL and FREE of charge for Crickets' owners.
Can Cricket send payloads directly to my service?
Yes, Cricket is fully configurable to send payloads directly to your selected services:
- local network services
- 3rdparty MQTT brokers (NEW feature coming with the latest Crickets)
- Webhooks (HTTP POST Request) e.g. IFTTT
Can Cricket module support smart home integrations i.e. HA, IFTTT, NodeRed, ... ?
Yes, via HTTP(S) POST / GET or MQTT api
Do I need to program the device?
No, you do not need! Configuring devices is done over Cricket's local Wi-Fi hotspot or remote micro-service (cota.thingsonedge.com)
How long the device can run on a battery?
It depends on a use case. Cricket can last many years on a single battery as it supports true 0A. The longevity should be measured by number of events sent to the internet.
Cricket can send 15000 events to the internet on 2x AAA batteries on average.
For example: a temperature sensor which reports data every 1 hour runs 625 days on a single AAA battery.
Which batteries can power up Cricket?
Practically almost any battery i.e.: 3LR12 (4.5-volt), D, C, AA, AAA, AAAA, A23 (12-volt), PP3 (9-volt) and LR44
Batteries below 3.5V can be connected directly
Batteries above 3.5V must be connected indirectly with a step-down DC-DC regulator
Can Cricket be powered from a power adaptor?
Yes, it can.
11. What mobile app can be used?
There is a huge ecosystem of mobile apps (both FREE and commercial) that users can choose.
Cricket supports HTTP(s) and MQTT apis which allow users to integrate their devices to services & apps such as IFTTT and the like.