I know when we are about to go on holiday, we often sit and strategies how we are going to tackle security for our home. I don’t think we are alone in this. If you are going away, whether it’s for a day, weekend, or longer, it’s a real worry, that something might happen.
We have an alarm, and have upgraded our locks. For us, we need something to give us greater peace of mind. Something that gives us complete confidence when leaving our home. Well with this in mind, we’ve been testing out an award-winning, brand new, home automation and security device, the Piper.
4. Wait until the piper light is blue, then open the app.
5. Create an account by following the instructions on your phone.
Please note, this took quite some time to set up, as its was updating, but also the Piper app didn’t at first see the Piper we wanted to connect to. Once connected though, it had remained connected so far.
So what’s so special about the Piper?
Piper’s field of view is very wide, here is a still from the live video from Piper. We have set it up for the time being in our kitchen, though we will move it to it final place after this review. My kitchen is around 20ft long, so I was surprised, that it picked up the entire length of it.
It also uses something called Quad view and shows you four parts of the same room all at once. Not a feature I’ve use yet.
Piper will automatically record video of events that you decide are important – when someone enters the room, a loud sound occurs, or a door or window opens. This is something that I think is one of its most important features for security.
It is possible to also buy an additional pack Z Wave pack, so that you can automate lights etc, something we haven’t got, but I thought it important to mention, and its something we are considering purchasing as we really are interested in fully automating the house.
I was given a free Piper, my thoughts expressed here are my own however.