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What is Piper?
Piper is a device that lets you manage and connect with your home in an entirely new way. It’s the perfect balance of security, video monitoring, and automation that will make life safer and more convenient for you and your family.
See Your Home in HD
Worry Free Security
Painless Home Automation
Use Piper’s 180° live video to take a look around when you’re away. Check on the dog from the office, or have captured video sent to your phone when doors are opened or rooms are entered. It’s not just about security. It’s about being connected to what’s important. Piper easily connects to your smartphone or tablet. Now, you can fit your entire home in your pocket. Set Piper to monitor activity while you’re away and choose which notifications to receive, so you can enjoy peace of mind when you’re not there. Just like your home, Piper is completely customizable. Add various home automation accessories to Piper to wirelessly control lights and appliances remotely, or set up an automated schedule to save yourself that extra trip home.
No Monthly Fees
Simple to Install
Easy to Use
With Piper, there are no contracts and no service fees. Once you have your Piper, you’re all set. Just download the app, plug in your Piper, and run the setup to connect to Wi-Fi. You’ll be ready to go in minutes. The Piper app has practical features and a simple design. You’ll be taking control of your home in no time.
Get the App
The Piper App gives iOS and Android users total control over their Z-Wave/Piper security system. Because Piper acts as a Z-Wave controller for existing Z-Wave compatible switches and sensors, this app creates a complete home lighting, appliance, and security interface. The easy-to-navigate app lists activity like "Loud sound detected," "Front door is open," and "Hallway light is on" to paint a complete picture of home activity. Graphs display fluctuations in indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity, foot traffic, brightness, and audio levels throughout a 48 hour period. If any security event like a door opening occurs, the Piper will send a text message, call, or e-mail to connected smartphones and tablets. These notifications can be customized to match your security preferences. The app also allows users to create a Trusted Circle of contacts who will also be alerted of security events.
Full Customizable Security Modes
Motion and Sound Detection
Intruder Deterrent Siren
Take control of your home with three easy-to-use security modes: home, away, and vacation. Make sure no one slips by undetected with a precise built-in motion sensor and high quality microphone for loud sound detection. Set Piper to sound its powerful 105 dB siren when a security mode is breached.
Lighting and Appliance Control
Security Perimeter Expansion
Automate, schedule and remotely control lights and appliances directly from the Piper app with the help of a smart switch, micro smart switch or dimmer. Set up door and window sensors so that Piper sends you an alert and takes action if there is a security breach. With the environmental data that Piper detects and displays, you can automate your home to make sure you always come back to a safe and comfortable home.
High Definition Video
Pan, Tilt, Zoom and Split Screen
See the entire room with an industry leading 180 degree field of view. Watch liver or recorded HD video from your smartphone or tablet, anytime, any place and without monthly fees. Explore every inch of your room while watching live or recorded video with pan, tilt and zoom capabilities. You can even split your screen into four independent viewing zones.
Stay Connected with Two-way Audio
All-in-One Automated SecurityStreamline security and home automation systems with the wireless Piper Security Camera. The all-in-one smart camera features a Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera, two-way audio intercom, motion and sound detector, and a siren. What makes Piper so intelligent though is that it's a Z-Wave controller which also happens to have built-in sensors for humidity, temperature, sound and ambient light. Z-Wave compatibility allows Piper to be expanded upon to suit your needs as it can act as a controller for additional Z-Wave accessories (up to 232) and the companion Piper app allows users to not just operate the camera, but also control other Z-Wave-enabled devices with an easy-to-navigate interface. Piper features a 1080p high-definition (HD) camera with a 180° fisheye lens for an all-encompassing view. Users can also remotely control the camera's pan, tilt, and zoom features to get a closer look.
Wireless RangePiper should be within range of an 800kbps upload speed from the router and Z-Wave Accessories should be between 40-65 feet from Piper. It can stream live video and record video clips. The clips are recorded to the cloud (accessible through the Piper app) with no monthly fees.
Compatible DevicesCurrently, Piper supports On/Off and dimmer switches and Open/Close sensors, as well as range extenders. This list will continue to grow and evolve. Any make or brand of Z-Wave accessories under these categories will work with Piper. Possible sensors to choose from include the GE Z-Wave 3-Way On/Off Kit (Smarthome Item #59464) and the 2nd Edition Z-Wave Door/Window Sensor from Aeotec (Smarthome Item #75512).
Note: Piper does not yet work with existing Z-Wave controllers. Currently, Piper is only compatible with Z-Wave-enabled On/Off and dimmer switches, range extenders and Open/Close sensors with more compatible devices to come. Piper is not compatible with Lithium batteries.
Stay ConnectedPiper knows homes constantly see friends and family come and go at all hours of the day. With Piper, users can always stay updated on activities in their home. Use Piper to know exactly when family members get home. The two-way audio feature lets users talk to house guests from a remote location via smart device. Working late at the office? Let the kids know when you'll be home. If you forget today's grocery list, give a quick buzz to someone in the kitchen. To operate the two-way audio function, enable live video, press and hold the microphone icon at the bottom of your screen, and speak into your phone’s microphone. Piper is also great for homes with pets. The Piper app has a "Pet at home" setting that lowers the camera's motion sensor sensitivity. This minimizes any risk of pets triggering false-alarms.
Multi-PiperThe Multi-Piper function gives users the ability to link up to five Pipers that share a common Wi-Fi network. Extra visibility throughout the home means even more security. Monitor activity from multiple angles, record unique video from each Piper, and share environmental and motion sensor data. Piper recommends that no more than two devices access an account at the same time for optimum app performance.
Bedside ModeThe Piper camera includes a built-in siren that can be programmed to sound when a window or door is opened. In Bedside Mode, users can manually turn on the siren in case of an emergency, instantly turning smart devices into a panic button. Once in Bedside Mode, mobile devices will stay on throughout the night for easy access in case of an emergency. To enable this new mode, go to the dashboard and pull the moon handle icon. The siren can manually activate regardless of the current mode Piper is in.
Setting UpBefore setting up your Piper, be sure to insert the provided AA batteries for back-up power. In case of a power outage, Piper will continue to operate as a security system even if it has lost contact with your home internet connection due to power loss. An alert will automatically be sent to tell you that your Piper has lost its connection. Recorded videos created during the outage will be available as soon as power and internet connection is restored. Piper will operate on battery power for approximately 4-6 hours.
Once the batteries are installed, detach Piper from its stand and plug one end of the Piper's 7.5W AC/DC wall adapter to the back of Piper and the other into an electrical outlet. Reattach the stand and press the power button on the back of Piper. An easy to spot LED light will turn yellow while Piper boots up. When the LED turns blue, download and open the Piper app on your iOS or Android device. Tap "Create Account" on the app interface and register. The app will then take you through a quick setup to get Piper on your WiFi network. Once on your WiFi network, Piper will automatically check for firmware updates. Now you're ready to use Piper! For a more detailed look at installing piper, check out the video gallery.
Manufacturer iControl Network Manufacturer Part Number RP1.0-NA-B UPC 691531000012 Memory 128MB DDR2 RAM; 256MB flash Wireless 802.11b/g/n (Marvell WiFi chipset); Z-Wave controller; Passive infrared motion sensor (up to 30 feet) Camera HD camera with 180-degree fisheye lens; 1920 x 1080 Omnivision CMOS sensor; Remote pan, tilt, and zoom Audio Mic; speaker; 105 dB siren Max # of Z-Wave Devices 232 Sensors Ambient light sensor, Temperature sensor, Humidity sensor, 3-axis accelerometer Power 7.5W AC/DC wall adapter; AA battery backup Operating System Linux (OpenEmbedded) Processor TI DaVinci ARM SoC with h.264 encoding App Compatibility iOS Piper works with iPhone 4S and later, iPad 2 and later, and iPad mini, all running at least iOS 7. Android Piper works with most Android devices running at least Android 2.3.3. Minimum Internet Upload Speed 800 kbps Specifications 6” x 3.5"
- Piper LOOKS good, but has SERIOUS Problems Review by Bryan
Piper LOOKS good, but has SERIOUS Problems
Piper looks like a great product and I think that they may be able to make it a great product, but it has SERIOUS problems in the software and the company is completely unresponsive about if/when they will address any issues.
Tech support responds with "that's just the way it works".
1. this is supposed to be able to be used as a security system, yet it only has one login for ALL functionality. So I have to give the full admin password to my employee who then messes up the settings. There needs to be an admin login to change settings and enable/disable user logins. I had an employee leave and I had no way to remove them from the ability to change settings, change alarm state etc. So I changed the main (only) password, but since their phone was already connected, they could STILL change things on the system! I had to do a full factory reset on the device to change the password in a way to remove the ex-employee.
2. Factory reset - no way to save/restore settings, so have to go through everything again.
3. Wifi ssid and/or password change REQUIRES a full FACTORY reset. Idiotic.
4. Tempurature alarms on false readings EVERY NIGHT so it is completely useless. Real office temp never below 65 degrees, but I get an alarm every night at about 3:30am that temp is low. I go check temp and it is fine. Once temp showed 0 - yes zero - a minute later it showed correct temp. So temp alarms are useless.
5. When the Infrared light turns on it clicks so loud that it causes a Loud Sound Alarm. So Loud Sound Alarm is also useless.
6. Humidity is displayed, but there is no way to set an alarm on it nor turn on/off a humidifier/dehumidifier based on the humidity. Another useless feature.
7. Zwave motion sensors are NOT supported - the only way to have another motion sensor is to buy another full Piper device and link them - nice to be able to link them, but should be able to trigger motion based on a single input device like a zwave motion sensor.
8. Rules editor only allows changing one thing at a time - fine for very initial setup, but tedious for all the different settings in all the different modes.
Made much worse by not having the ability to save/restore settings.
I think this product has great potential IF the company can improve it.
BUT, it has been on the market for quite some time and ZERO improvements and ZERO communication about what/when/if they ever plan on improving the product.
I truly hope that they improve the product - it might be great.
Right now it is just a webcam with a speaker and microphone and some barely usable settings for everything else.
Do NOT BUY THIS until they improve the product
Posted on 6/1/2015
- Works like a charm Review by Breezy
Works like a charm
I have the Piper in black and use it to keep track of my dog when I'm not home because she whines and cries all day waiting for me to get back, and if i forget to put leftover away she climbs on the table to eat them.
Thanks to the two-way voice I can comfort her as often as I'm able to while away for work, which is nice!
Posted on 4/8/2015
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