Noonlight Partners with YI for Safety Button on App

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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Noonlight x YI. Photo provided by Noonlight.

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.

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza is a journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her career, her work has spanned many intersections within the tech industry. At SquareFoot, a New York-based real estate technology company, she wrote about the ways in which technology has changed the real estate industry, as well as the challenges that business owners face when they want to invest in property. At, an education technology website, Aliza created digital content for lifelong learners, exploring the ways in which technology has democratized education. Additionally, she has written articles for The Huffington Post as well as her own content on Medium, the online publishing platform. Aliza’s love of journalism and research stems from the excellent Journalism program at Brandeis University. At Brandeis, Aliza interned as a research assistant at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit “news room without walls”. There, Aliza was paired with an investigative journalist and used academic databases to obtain data on everything from the suicide rates in Bhutan to local Boston court cases. Her last position was as an account executive at Yelp, educating business owners on the power of technology to increase revenue. Throughout, however, her heart remained with tech journalism, and she’s thrilled to be writing for Security Baron. When she’s not keeping afloat of the latest tech trends, Aliza likes to cook, read, and write. A former high school “Class Clown,” Aliza has completed two feature-length screenplays, a pilot, and countless comedic sketches. On her days off you can find her relaxing in Prospect Park, trying the latest flavors at Ample Hills Ice Cream, and spending time with friends and family.

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