The Piper nv Home Security System is another in a long line of IP cameras that are thinning their detection capabilities, including door sensors and smart points to draw attention to break ins as they happen, and using WiFi and your smartphone to notify you as soon as a burglary in progress. But – this system is enough to evolve – even beyond Internet technology parts of the things we have seen, to be considered a best home security system that is strong enough to protect your home on it – even without your neighbors get involved in the process?
Read on in my review of Piper nv Home Security System to find out!
Price: $ 279.99 at Amazon Available: Now Model: P1.5-B-NA
Summary: The Piper nv is a home security system for those living in urban or suburban with many neighbors around to meet the break-ins, but may not be the best solution for rural customers who need Intervention real police to stop burglars in their tracks.
What we liked
- HD camera with high resolution
- loud siren to alert neighbors to break ins
- IU well designed app
What we have not
- Integration does not have IFTTT
- No professional environment control option
Piper nv Home Specifications security system
|Alarm system Scout|
|Activating + Installation costs||0 $|
|Monthly fee||N / A|
|Cost of Equipment||279,99 $|
|door or Windows Sensors|
|Smoke, carbon monoxide|
|Mobile App / Remote Access|
|Crash and Smash Tech|
|Power Failure Protection|
|Take it with you|
|Refund Policy||30 days Back 10% restocking fee (if purchased directly from Scout)|
|BBB Note||A +|
|30 day trial with no charge||30 days Back 10% restocking fee (if purchased directly from Scout)|
|Cancellation||n / a|
Equipment and Design
The Piper nv Security system we tested came with three main components: the primary IP camera / motion / temperature sensor, door / window sensor and a smart plug that can plug a lamp or series lights to activate if an intrusion is detected. The main camera uses a 3.4MP lens that records the movement in a large field of view angle of 180 °, while the target is surrounded by a series of IR LED that gives Piper the ability to see at night, to hence the “nv” in its name.
Overall while the camera housing was quite a bit larger than what we have seen on the competition IP cameras, all in all, it was still relatively easy to hide with the mounting kit wall we used to place it in a high corner of the home, out of sight of all potential thieves. The door monitor included was quite a bit smaller than what we saw on the Scout Home Security system , probably due in part to the lack of RFID sensors that could be used to disable the system outside the applying it – even.
Setup and Installation
Like many other home security products in this category, the Piper NV is a 100% DIY operation, allowing you to take the product out of the box and have it running on your smartphone within 30 minutes or less.
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Getting all the different pieces of Piper installed and talk to each other was not very different from what we met on the Scout, if it was fitting tights sensors on the front door or get the motion sensor compound for a sensitivity point where he ignores the rampages of a housecat bored, but always take the movement of a full-size human being who is robbing the blind home. These systems are designed from the outset to be so simple that any user can operate it themselves, but just in case you encounter a problem Piper has a dedicated support staff that can guide you through the process too.
The Piper application is far one of the most elegant pieces of the most well-tuned software that we used in the security sector at home to date … but that does not mean it is not always without its flaws. First, there is the issue of integration of ifttt not, what could be a sticking point for some, but was not a problem for us when we really dug into the application to see what he could do himself.
The application Piper Home Security on iOS 10 was fully equipped with almost all the customization you might think, if it defined how the alarm reacted when he found a personal movement, acute setting the sensitivity of the sensor movement / camera would be if you had a stray around the house while you were away.
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All planned additions were also here, including a schedule that broke down all the events that have been registered on the system since the activation and the ability to set different weapons scenarios depending on what level protection you want at this time of day. This includes a “suite” mode which will alarm on high alert in case of problems, an option to “High Security”, which turns the camera sensitivity to a minimum while keeping alive the sensors in case where you’re upstairs bedroom and need to know if a door is open at 3am without your consent.
One of the coolest features we found was a kind of view “Summary” section in the Home Vital, who showed off not only when motion was detected by the main camera, but also the temperature of the room where it was, the amount of noise, as well as other small notations such as humidity and brightness at a given time. Personally, I do not have much use for this information, but if you are someone who is also afraid of being burgled you are damage caused by mold, it is undoubtedly the entire sensor system in-one for you.
Without the inclusion of the 24/7 monitoring, it is difficult to assess the performance of the Piper nv pure view “home security”. On the one hand, the siren unit of the camera it – even is incredibly high, recorded at a decibel level of 128.6dB on our own about 10 feet away sensor. This ensures that no matter how deeply you sleep, you are sure to be awakened by his screech ear piercing at any time of the night. Moreover, as your neighbors do not have their home audio too hard, they will not fail to hear it too.
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On the other hand, we are left with the fact that the Piper NV, for all practical purposes, are not much more than glorified IP camera in the clothes of a security sheep. When we tested the picture Netgear Q Arlo IP camera , we found that integrating features ifttt made it easy to set up the same alerts Circle of confidence that came with the Piper, all for less money and less hassle than that – it offered first.
Price / Subscriptions
In the configuration of the stock, the Piper nv has three sensors and unlimited access to the smartphone application for a flat fee of $ 279.
Unlike the Scout, Piper nv not include additional options to tack on 24/7 professional support if you plan to take seriously the safety of your home. This means that if the unit is unplugged / batteries are removed or door sensor fails, your only choice of action is to have your neighbors included as part of the circle of trust and hope that they are at home and awake enough to trudge to your house to see what all the hubbub was about.
The problem with the lack of real control over the Piper nv Home Security system is that all it would take is about 20 seconds from the siren leaving for a real burglar to get into the house, disconnect the camera and call it a day. I remember a few years ago, Discovery Channel had a show where career (since Reformed) Burglars show how quickly they could get in and out of a home with tens of thousands of dollars of valuables in minutes often long before the professional systems of the people of the bay or ADT could even make the call to the police to show up at the scene.
If you are looking for a comprehensive security solution for home and you do not live in an area where your neighbors will be able to act as police to stop your home from being cleaned, you are better of go with the above-mentioned companies. The Piper nv is not a device that will keep your home completely safe, especially if you live in a rural area with neighbors who might take five or ten minutes to get to your place when the alarm goes off on their phone.
That said, if you want a single call option that will keep an eye on your pets while you are away, make sure that your nanny is doing its job, or prevent your children throwing a party that raged for you’re on vacation – Piper nv Home Security system is always a solid choice all around thanks to its strong mobile and simple configuration for the average user.