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How do I purchase a WiFire Remote?

WiFire Remote can be purchased at:

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Created On: Monday, December 26, 2016
Last Updated On: Thursday, September 20, 2018
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What is WiFire Remote?

WiFire Remote is a web based universal dry contact millivolt/low-volt DC remote control. WiFire Remote will allow millivolt-controlled and single contact electronic ignition appliances, such as gas fireplaces and gas stoves, to be operated with a computer, tablet or smart device that has an internet or cell connection.

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Created On: Monday, December 26, 2016
Last Updated On: Monday, March 6, 2017
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Are there any safety features in WiFire Remote?

Yes.  We have built WiFire Remote with the following safety features:

  • WiFire Remote is tested and listed to C22.2 NO. 3-M1988 (R2014) Standards.
    • UL 372 Equivalent
  • Conforms to EMC testing.
    • FCC Part 15:2010
    • ICES-003, Issue5, August 2012
  • Other safety features include:
    • Over-temp sensor causing device to shut down if threat of overheating
    • Primary User maintains other user permissions
    • Device is password protected

The homeowner should insure that the existing fireplace or stove is in safe operating condition before attempting to operate from a remote source.

 WiFire Remote is just like a thermostat and requests heat from stove or fireplace.

 Alpine Research recommends that the WiFire Remote be used exclusively on heating appliances.

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Created On: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Last Updated On: Monday, March 6, 2017
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What are the features of WiFire Remote?

  • WiFire Remote can monitor and control a gas fireplace and gas stove from a smartphone, tablet or computer from anywhere in the world you can get to a browser.
  • WiFire Remote allows the user to monitor and set a temperature for the fireplace.
  • The WiFire Remote user can instantly see the room temperature from anywhere in world. This allows someone on holiday to check the temperature and turn the fireplace on or off as needed.
  • One fireplace or stove can be controlled by more than one smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • One smartphone can control more than one fireplace or stove.
  • Primary user can set up more than one user. 

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Created On: Sunday, January 15, 2017
Last Updated On: Monday, March 6, 2017
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Do you provide a longer temperature probes than the 1 meter standard probe?

Yes, we offer several different length temperature probes. Click on "Shop" at the top of the Home page to see our selection. 

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Created On: Friday, February 24, 2017
Last Updated On: Sunday, December 31, 2017
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What is included when I purchase a WiFire Remote unit?

In addition to the WiFire Remote unit, you will receive a power adapter, room temperature sensor, Wi-Fi antenna, and dry contact lead wire. For more information regarding these items, go to the Home page, “How it Works” and then “Becoming Familiar”. 

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Created On: Friday, February 24, 2017
Last Updated On: Saturday, December 30, 2017

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Will WiFire Remote work on my pellet stove?

Yes, if your pellet stove has a provision for a manual switch. Most pellet models that have a provision for a thermostat hookup.

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Created On: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Last Updated On: Sunday, March 5, 2017
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What are the components of WiFire Remote?

There are 3 components to WiFire Remote

  1. The Client (Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer (running in a browser).
  2. The Cloud (Where all user data, settings and configurations reside).
  3. The Controller (A small micro-computer control unit installed in each fireplace).

 

The Client (Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer) 

  • Runs on any popular browser (Safari, Chrome, etc.)
  • Needs only a cell phone or Wi-Fi connection to work
  • Password protected.
  • Can control any number of fireplaces.
  • Reports status of the fireplace.
  • Smartphone is connected to the Cloud and sends and receives information from the Cloud.

 

The Cloud (Where all user data, settings and configurations reside)

  • Within the Cloud resides our Server Software that connects to all WiFire Remote smartphone, tablet and computer applications.
  • It logs all transactions; useful for the help desk
  • It runs diagnostics to check the health of the components.
  • It knows the temperature of all fireplace rooms.
  • It receives commands from the smartphone user.
  • It passes the commands into the fireplace.
  • It sends status of the fireplace to the user.

 

The Controller (A small micro-computer control unit installed in each fireplace).

  • Located in the fireplace
  • Plugs into a 120VAC wall receptacle.
  • Utilizes remote Temperature probe
  • Connects to the Cloud via the home Wi-Fi network.
  • Contains a microcomputer with our software.
  • Contains a micro thermostat to read ambient temperature to prevent overheating.
  • Sends the temperature to the Cloud every few seconds. 
  • Receives either ‘ON’ or ‘OFF’ command from the WiFire Cloud.

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Created On: Monday, February 27, 2017
Last Updated On: Sunday, March 5, 2017
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Is there an App for WiFire Remote?

No, there is no app for WiFire Remote. However, you can make a website act just like an app. 

Instructions: 

 iPhone/iPad

 Android

‚ÄčOnce set-up, the icon will take you right to the website and, ‚Äčif already logged into WiFire Remote, will allow you to manage your fireplace. 

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Created On: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Last Updated On: Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Is WiFire Remote available to purchase through Amazon?

Yes, WiFire Remote is avaialble on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/WIFire-Remote-Internet-Fireplace-Controller/dp/B07864118Z/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519849110&sr=8-1&keywords=wifire+remote

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Created On: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Last Updated On: Thursday, September 20, 2018
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