Noonlight Offers Affordable Professional Monitoring

The idea for Noonlight started six years ago on a college campus. The company’s future founder, Nick Droege, noticed the Blue Light phones placed around the campus. In the event of an emergency, students were to use the pay phones, dial 911, spend five to seven minutes relaying their information, then stay their until the police arrived. For homeowners with traditional security systems, professional monitoring could cost around $50 a month. Droege knew there was an easier, more affordable way to get help in an emergency, and in 2013, Noonlight, formerly SafeTrek, was founded.

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Noonlight’s Integration with Minut

On a free level, users can download the Noonlight app and update their emergency information like their name and address. In the event of an emergency, they can get help much quicker by simply pressing the emergency button in the Noonlight app. Emergency services can dispatch help much sooner as they’ll already have the user’s information. The free program also provides context integrations with companies like Apple Health and Lyft. If a user is having an emergency in a Lyft, they can simply press their emergency button and have police come to their exact location instantly. Noonlight is the only company in the U.S offering a mobile safety button for free, as this is typically part of a paid monthly subscription.

On a paid level, Noonlight offers professional monitoring services for $10 a month. Unlike traditional security systems, Noonlight does not provide any hardware. Instead, users can link up their existing connected devices, like smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, to the Noonlight software. If a detector goes off, the professional monitoring team will be alerted and can contact emergency services for the user. Noonlight integrates with Google Home, IFTTT, Wear OS, Amazon Alexa, Nest and SmartThings. As of December 18th, 2019, Noonlight has partnered with Minut Point, a security company that makes window break sensors, smoke alarms, and more smart home safety products.

“The smart home space is growing rapidly, with many options for home security. We believe the most important to to protect your home is to empower smart home systems to get help for you,”

said Droege. To learn more about systems that integrate with Noonlight, check out our review of our home automation platforms or our review of the Nest Secure security system. 

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 Degreed.com, 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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