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How To Enable Your Room Alert 32S & 12S To Use HTTPS

For a more secure local web interface, you can enable your Room Alert 32S or 12S to use HTTPS. When enabled, your Room Alert Monitor’s local web interface is secured by an SSL certificate issued to *.roomalertmonitor.com.

After enabling HTTPS on your Room Alert 32S or 12S, you’ll see a certificate warning in your browser; this FAQ explains why that warning appears and how to bypass it.

Select the tabs below for more information.

How to enable HTTPS in the device's local web interface
  1. First, open your Room Alert web interface.
    • To do so, type the IP address of the unit directly into the address bar of your web browser.
    • You can also get to the device’s local web interface through your account at RoomAlert.com or through Room Alert Link.
  2. Next, select Settings in the navigation bar to the left.
  3. Enter your username and password, and then select Click Here To Access Settings.
    • If you have not saved custom credentials on your device yet, use these default credentials:
      • Username: admin
      • Password: password
  4. The Sensor Settings page will open.
  5. Select Advanced in the navigation bar to the left.
  6. Then, in the Advanced Settings page, select the Enable HTTPS checkbox.
  7. When you do, the Web Port will automatically change from the HTTP default, 80, to the HTTPS default, 443.
    • You may change this to a custom port, if desired.
  8. Select Save Settings at the top or bottom of the page.
  9. You device will reboot, and your browser will automatically redirect to https://<your device’s IP address>:<web port>
    • In our example, the device will reboot at https://192.168.2.123
    • Note that the web address will only include the web port if it’s a custom port; otherwise the default port is not displayed in the web address.
Tips for working with the SSL certificate

Based on the SSL certificate for you Room Alert 32S or 12S, your web browser expects to see “.roomalertmonitor.com” within the web address. As a result, when you access the device’s web interface directly at its IP address, your browser displays a certificate warning.

You can either bypass this warning manually or setup a hostname for your device that includes the “.roomalertmonitor.com” domain.

Manually bypass the warning messageSpecify a hostname with the .roomalertmonitor.com domain

Depending on which web browser you’re using, the warning message and available options will differ slightly. In our example, we’re using Google Chrome.

  1. To immediately bypass the certificate warning, first select Advanced.
  2. Your browser will then show additional information about the SSL certificate.
    • In the screenshot below, you can see that the “security certificate is from *.roomalertmonitor.com.”
  3. Select Proceed to <IP address> (unsafe) to open the device’s web interface.
  4. The device’s local web interface will then load in your browser.

Depending on your web browser settings, you may or may not see the same security warning next time you navigate to your Room Alert monitor’s web interface.

To avoid the certificate warning from appearing in your web browser, you can either setup a roomalertmonitor.com zone in your local DNS or add an entry to your local computer’s hosts file.

Because the instructions for editing your DNS differ according to the server being used, this FAQ does not walk you through that process.

Add an entry to your hosts file

These instructions apply to Windows 10 and Windows 8 systems. If you’re using a different Operating System, you can find the proper instructions by doing a Google search for “add entry to hosts file + <your operating system>”

  1. Go to c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc on your computer.
  2. Open the hosts file in a text editing program, such as Notepad.
    • You’ll need to run the text editing program as an administrator in order to save your changes later.
  3. Add a new entry for your Room Alert monitor.
    • Be sure to include the domain, .roomalertmonitor.com, so that your browser recognizes the SSL certificate.
    • In our example, we want our hostname to be “ExampleRA32S.roomalertmonitor.com” so we’re adding the following line to our hosts file:
      192.168.2.123 ExampleRA32S.roomalertmonitor.com

  4. Save your changes.
  5. You can then enter “https://<hostname>” into your web browser’s address bar to open your device’s local web interface.
    • Be sure to include https:// in the web address, as shown below.

If your device gets a different IP address, you will need to edit the DNS or hosts file entry.

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Room Alert Manager - Compatible Devices

The latest version of Room Alert Manager supports only the devices below.

It does not support the Room Alert 3 Wi-Fi or any legacy Room Alert or TemPageR models.

Current S modelsCurrent E models
Room Alert 32SRoom Alert 32E
Room Alert 12SRoom Alert 12E
Room Alert 4E
Room Alert 3E