Obviously Smartthings and ADT worked out a deal and pushed Scout out. Which sucks, because I was satisfied with Scout. Now you have to spend hundreds of dollars on ADT’s junk equipment and utilize their high, ever changing monthly fees. Or do you?
Meet Noonlight. It’s like Scout, only better. Super friendly people who specialize in monitoring. They’re instantaneous, efficient, include a Panic button built into the smartthings app, as well as they’re own App that has a pressure switch. You let go and you have 10 seconds to punch in your code or they are dispatching the police to your location, and I mean, your precise location where your phone is. So you get the Home integration, and the mobile application for like 10 bucks a month! Setup takes a tiny bit of time, but it’s pretty straightforward and outlined here:
I’ve spoken with them and they are making some upgrades to outperform their existing platform as far as notifications are concerned, and V2 is already out. So, setup an account with noonlight, you’ll be the primary Household. Anyone else you want to designate to be able to cancel alarms has to download their app “Noonlight” once they have a registered account everyone will receive notification of intrusions, leaks, smoke, whatever you designate via text, the primary household member receives a phone call as well. Additionally, they are looking at adding a phone tree in V3 so multiple members are notified.
ADD MEMBERS HERE: https://manage.noonlight.com
If you have your cell phones listed as presence sensors, it will also notify the police what members are at home. Pretty slick.
If you utilize Google Home or that other junk from Amazon, you can say Hey Google, someone is in the house, and it’ll trigger noonlight. Once it’s triggered, it’s not stopping and cannot be cancelled without talking to a Noonlight Monitoring employee.
You can also say, Hey Google, tell Noonlight to send help. Done. It’s that simple.
One thing to keep in mind. NoonLIGHT should be treated as though it is an additional “Light” in your home. So when setting up your security profile, you want to trigger a LIGHT - noonlight, and a Siren - Noonlight. That was the only hiccup I ran into but found pretty quickly. If you follow the instructions listed above, and download via GITHUB, it’s pretty straightforward.
So far, I’m abundantly impressed with Noonlight and ecstatic that I don’t have to use ADT garbage. Hope this helps the rest of you that are getting cancelled because of stupid corporate agreements with ADT and samsung.