Glad somebody brought this up. Nate here from konnected.io (the wired alarm system integration for SmartThings).
I’ve been in touch with the team at Noonlight for a while now because as you can imagine, monitoring and alarm system integrations go hand in hand. I’m really impressed with the tech and the process that Noonlight has built and recently decided to partner with them to bring more 24/7 professional monitoring solutions to the SmartThings and home automation world.
I’ve been holding off on making an official announcement because we’re not quite ready yet, but you beat me to the punch!
As I said, I’ve partnered with Noonlight and am currently working on building a SmartApp to integrate their monitoring service into SmartThings. Essentially it will work as a “virtual switch” that you can automate to turn on when you need help. The typical use cases would be via Smart Home Monitor to turn on the Noonlight when an intrusion or smoke detection event occurs.
Here’s the very preliminary SmartApp and device handler code that you can load into your IDE:
IMPORTANT NOTE: This integration IS NOT complete. Currently it’s pointing to a test/sandbox version of Noonlight’s API and WILL NOT INITIATE A REAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE. This is for testing and feedback purposes only. When triggering the Noonlight virtual switch, you will get an automated text message only.
So now that the cat’s out of the bag, I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this idea.
One thing that we’re working on that is NOT yet in this release is allowing Noonlight to have some context of your Smart Home (i.e. which doors have been opened, motion detected, presence, etc) via the SmartApp so that their trained emergency response agents can better assist.