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.
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,”