Noonlight, a safety platform, has partnered with the smart security company YI Technology to add a safety button to the YI mobile app. Starting in July, users will be able to dispatch emergency services simply by touching a button, not requiring a call to 911. Rather, Noonlight’s certified emergency dispatchers will be able to see motion alerts and a live video feed from YI cameras. From they, they can call emergency services if necessary. Sean Da, CEO of YI, said,
“The ability to monitor and protect the things and people that matter is the single most important factor in purchasing a camera for the home. Partnering with Noonlight to offer 24/7 Emergency Response greatly enhances the level of protection and comfort our products extend to customers.”
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As YI doesn’t offer any 24/7 professional monitoring of its own, the integration with Noonlight will provide 24/7 support without any monthly fees. This feature is intended for events like intrusions in particular.
What Is Noonlight?
Formed in 2013, Noonlight is an app where users can enter their emergency information, including their names and addresses. The app also houses the 911 button, which allows them to contact emergency services without having to dial 911. From there, services like police, hospitals, and fire departments can dispatch service more quickly, as they’ll already have the user’s information.
Aside from its most recent partnership with YI Technology, Noonlight also works with Apple Health, and Lyft. For example, if a user has an emergency while in a Lyft, all they have to do is press the safety button in the Noonlight app and police will come to their exact location. The app is completely free, although Noonlight also offers professional monitoring for smoke and CO detectors for $10 a month. With integrations with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Nest, and SmartThings, Noonlight is an affordable alternative to in-house monitoring options from security companies.