Powered by Mom shares her review on the Piper Home Security System
Being away from home has always made me ill at ease about possible intruders but now, especially since having children, it’s made me even more uneasy to leave home without making sure that every door, window, crack and crevice is sealed up tight. It might sound a little crazy to some of my readers but with all the horror stories I hear on the late night news about people having their homes broken into or coming home to strangers it’s no surprise that I’d want to know my home is safe and secure in my absence; even more so when my family and I are home together.
The opportunity to work with Piper security systems is one that I’ll forever be thankful for. Piper is the innovative security system on the market that allows the user to manage and connect with their home in an entirely new way from previous models and security systems. Piper is the perfect balance of security, video monitoring and automation that will make life safer and more convenient for you and your family!
For my review I was sent the Piper, Door/Window Sensor and Smart Switch. When our Piper bundle arrived we didn’t waste any time setting it up in our kitchen so that it got both the view of our front door and our dining room which is near our sliding glass door, of our two story home; with it’s 180 degree live video feed it wouldn’t miss a thing from it’s vantage point.
Isn’t it amazing that this one device pictured can do this 180 degree video feed? Love it! We put the door/window sensor at our back door so we could cover that area and the smart switch is set up on our living room so that lights turn on and off at the times we set.
One of the features that Piper has that I like most is that it can connect straight to your smart phone or tablet. It doesn’t matter where I go or what I’m doing, Piper keeps me my mind at ease with the ability to check on my home whenever the need strikes me and keeps an eye on everything even when I can’t. I can set up which notifications I want from Piper while at home or on the go and with the help of the Smart Switch I’m even able to control our lights and appliances too. It has an intruder deterrent siren that is a powerful (yes very loud) 105 dB siren when a security mode you’ve set is breached. I’ve also used the microphone function to call out to my hubby and daughter while I was away from home to see if they were up and getting ready for school. I could see they weren’t in the kitchen getting ready so I called out to them.
This is the Piper app where you can control everything from when you can do the following:
- Want a siren to sound, to turn it off, how long to delay,
- display the temperature
- Set up your Piper accessories
- 3 security modes, home, away and vacation each can be personalized to suit your needs and wants
- Set up a trusted circle of friends to be notified if the alarm goes off
- You can set up the rules of when an alarm goes of or when it records a video based on motion detected, sounds, temperature changes
- You can use the microphone remotely to talk to someone who is in front of your Piper system, you can hear and see them and they can hear you when you’re using the microphone function.
- So many options!
With the door sensor, that we installed at the back door, we’re able to keep all of our bases covered with sensors that notify when the door is open and closed and should the security of the system be breached the house is notified via a 105 dB siren.
My husband has his own business and coincidentally he deals with automated and perimeter security so he was very curious to see how the Piper system would work. He said many of his residential clients would love this system, it’s easy to hook up, just plug in and have batteries in it for a power outage back up. Install the app through iTunes or Google Play, connect and you’re ready to set up your personal parameters. He really likes the 180 degree view as it covers a lot of area and just how easy it would be for his clients to set it up. You can customize the Piper’s parameters to whatever suits you and your family and you can get notifications via:
- push messages
- phone calls
You choose which ones work for you. My husband says he would definitely recommend it to his residential and small business clients.
The only thing we noticed was that we both couldn’t use the app to check on the live video feed at the same time. We decided this was a minor issue as it would be a rare occasion that we would both be checking at the same time. We would love to get an additional Piper for the bottom floor of our home as I think that would be extremely handy to have a video feed there when we need it but between our Piper now and the door and window sensor I know we’re covered.
The Piper is easy to install, there aren’t any pesky monthly payments to remember to take care of and the system is customizable to all of your security needs with key features like the Two Way Audio system, Panaromic View, Motion and Sound Detection and many others! You can’t go wrong when purchasing a Piper Security System!