Configure a Minew MSP01 PIR Sensor

Our step-by-step guide to configure the passive infrared sensor with the BeaconSET+ app.

Configure a Minew MSP01 passive infrared sensor

The TL;DR (Too Long; Didn't Read)

Learn how we at reelyActive configure the sensor for real-time sensing and location

What will this accomplish?
The MSP01 will transmit occupancy data when motion is detected and illuminance, temperature and humidity data periodically.
How to capture the data?
The BeaconSET+ mobile app, which is used for configuration, can display the data. Our Pareto Anywhere open source middleware processes the data for any application.
How long does this take?
A MSP01 can be configured in a few minutes when all prerequisites are in place.


A Minew MSP01 sensor beacon and the BeaconSET+ mobile app.

Minew MSP01
Minew MSP01

Purchase the sensor beacon from the manufacturer:

  Minew Store

BeaconSET+ icon

Install on Android or iOS mobile devices:

  Play Store   App Store

Detect and connect   Step 1 of 3

Identify and connect to the MSP01 in the BeaconSET+ mobile app.

Why BeaconSET+?
BeaconSET+ is the vendor-maintained app that facilitates the configuration of all MSP01 features.
What's the range?
Configuration is most reliable when the MSP01 and mobile device are next to one another, but a range of 10m+ is possible.
Minew MSP01 connection in BeaconSET+

Physically prepare and identify the MSP01 Part 1

The MSP01 must be powered on in order to be detected by the BeaconSET+ mobile app.

Check that the MSP01 is powered on by observing activity on the LED above the sensor, for example when motion is detected. If no LED activity is observed, power on the MSP01 by holding down the black button until LED activity is observed.

If the MSP01 cannot be powered on, first change the batteries.

Note the 48-bit (16 character) identifier on the enclosure (ex: AC233FAB7F00).

This uniquely identifies the MSP01 in the BeaconSET+ mobile app (and in Pareto Anywhere too).

MSP01 identifier

Identify and connect in BeaconSET+ Part 2

The BeaconSET+ mobile app requires Bluetooth and Location to be enabled on the mobile device.

  1. open the BeaconSET+ app on the mobile device
  2. press the black button on the MSP01 once to facilitate discoverability and connectivity in the app
  3. identify the MSP01 in the app by its unique identifier
  4. select the identified device in the app to initiate a connection
  5. when prompted, enter the password (default: minew123)

Too many devices detected? Select Edit Filter in the app and reduce the RSSI threshold to display only devices in close proximity.

Configure the transmission SLOTs   Step 2 of 3

Configure the MSP01 to transmit motion detection and environmental sensor readings.

What are SLOTs?
A SLOT is a transmission window. The beacon supports 6 SLOTs for different packet transmissions and triggers.
Why change the presets?
The factory preset SLOTs are mostly irrelevant and unnecessary for common applications.
Minew MSP01 SLOT configuration

Determine what to transmit Part 1

The Minew MSP01 can transmit any of the following packets periodically, or spontaneously given any of the following triggers:

  • Eddystone-UID
  • Eddystone-URL
  • Telemetry
  • iBeacon
  • Acceleration
  • Humidity & Temperature
  • Passive Infrared
  • Photosensitive Sensor
  • Device Info
  • Motion
  • Temperature above
  • Temperature below
  • Humidity above
  • Humidity below
  • Button single tap
  • Button double tap
  • Button triple tap
  • Passive infrared

Countless combinations are possible. In Part 2 next, we'll provide the configuration details for one specific combination—a zone occupancy application—with the following behaviour:

Trigger Packet Details
PIR — Passive Infrared Motion detection status
PIR Eddystone-UID 🚶 emoji using InteroperaBLE Identifier (Unicode Code Point)
Motion Acceleration [ x, y, z ] acceleration data for motion & orientation
Humidity & Temperature Periodic temperature and humidity readings
Photosensitive Sensor Periodic illuminance readings
Device Info Periodic identification, battery & reconfigurability

Configure each SLOT Part 2

From the BeaconSET+ app, individually configure each of the six SLOTs as follows:


Do not modify this SLOT: the BeaconSet+ app requires the INFO packet to connect!

SLOT2: "On motion detection, briefly transmit status faster."
Frame Type PIR
Base params  
Adv interval 4000ms
RSSI @ 0m -24dBm
Tx Power 0dBm
Enable Yes
Type PIR
Duration 3 seconds
Always advertise Yes
Adv interval 500ms
Tx Power 0dBm
SLOT3: "On device motion, transmit accelerometer data."
Frame Type ACC
Base params Ignored (see Trigger)
Enable Yes
Type Motion
Duration 5 seconds
Always advertise No
Adv interval 500ms
Tx Power 0dBm
SLOT4: "Periodically transmit temperature and humidity data."
Frame Type HT
Base params  
Adv interval 4000ms
RSSI @ 0m -24dBm
Tx Power 0dBm
Trigger Disabled (Base params apply)
Enable No
Type None
Always advertise No
Adv interval 4000ms
Tx Power 0dBm
PS Sensor
SLOT5: "Periodically transmit illuminance data."
Frame Type PS Sensor
Base params  
Adv interval 4000ms
RSSI @ 0m -24dBm
Tx Power 0dBm
Trigger Disabled (Base params apply)
Enable No
Type None
Always advertise No
Adv interval 4000ms
Tx Power 0dBm
SLOT6: "On motion detection, transmit 🚶 emoji"
Frame Type UID
Adv Content  
Namespace ID 496f49445554462d3332
Instance ID 00000001f6b6   (🚶)
Base params Ignored (see Trigger)
Enable Yes
Type PIR
Duration 5 seconds
Always advertise No
Adv interval 500ms
Tx Power 0dBm

Observe data in Pareto Anywhere   Step 3 of 3

Optionally observe the transmitted data in your web browser.

What's Pareto Anywhere?
Pareto Anywhere is open source middleware that makes sense of who/what is where/how, in any physical space, in real time.
Can other software be used?
Yes. Any software that can receive and interpret Bluetooth Low Energy packets can be used.
Minew MSP01 Data in Pareto Anywhere

Install Pareto Anywhere (OPTIONAL) Part 1

Follow one of our tutorials to install Pareto Anywhere on your platform of choice:

Observe the /context API (OPTIONAL) Part 2

Browse to the /context API of the Pareto Anywhere instance, specifying the MSP01's identifier in the route as follows:


Change pareto.local to the IP address and port (ex: as required, and the identifier of the device (ex: ac233fa000000) to that of your B10.*   The /2 at the end specifies that the identifier is an EUI-48.

*alternatively, browse to …/context and select your MSP01 from the list of detected devices.

Minew MSP01 in Pareto Anywhere /context API

Enjoy the data (OPTIONAL) Part 3

Our cheatsheet details the raddec and dynamb JSON output from the Pareto Anywhere open source middleware.

Tutorial prepared with by jeffyactive.

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