What Sets Deep Sentinel Apart?
Deep Sentinel brings home security to a new level by combining cameras, artificial intelligence (AI) and human guards to help prevent crime before it starts. It works differently than typical home security systems, so it bears some explanation.
Once your Deep Sentinel cameras are installed, the footage streams to a remote monitoring center where live guards are standing by. When these cameras detect movement, Deep Sentinel’s proprietary AI separates harmless activity from potential threats. The camera starts recording and a Deep Sentinel guard snaps into action. Leveraging the camera’s two-way talk feature, the guard speaks directly to the intruder – hopefully stopping them in their tracks – and will send in law enforcement if necessary.
For reference, conventional security systems rely on various types of activity detectors. When these sensors trigger an alarm, the monitoring center attempts to contact the homeowner to determine if there’s really an emergency before calling in the authorities. This step reduces false alarms, but it delays response times. Similarly, most security cameras are better at recording crimes rather than deterring them. Deep Sentinel takes a more proactive and personal approach.
- Unlike most home security systems that respond when someone has already set off an alarm and broken in, Deep Sentinel is more proactive and prevents break-ins before they happen.
- Fast response times – Deep Sentinel promises a human response in under 30 seconds for most security events
- Cameras only monitor outside your home, so there’s no invasion of privacy inside the house
- 30-day trial period
- You must sign a one-year contract to get 24/7 monitoring (which renews automatically)
- There is no option to add on a full home security system with internal sensors, smoke/carbon monoxide monitoring, etc.
Deep Sentinel Packages
3-Cam KitStarting at$49/mo
Deep Sentinel’s three-camera kit should fit the needs of most average-sized homes. Position the cameras to focus on your main entryways to keep a comprehensive overview of your perimeter. Beyond cameras, the package includes the smart hub (which houses the brains of the AI features) and everything you need to install the system. Upfront equipment costs $499. After that, monitoring services cost $49 per month or $488 for the entire year if you pay in advance. You’ll also need a smartphone so you can complete the set-up process and set your alert preferences using the Deep Sentinel mobile app.
- 3 Nextgen wireless cameras
- One smart hub with AI processor
- Four rechargeable batteries (one is a backup)
- Three single screw mounts for installation
- One yard sign advertising your home’s protection
- Mobile app access
Deep Sentinel Equipment and Features
These outdoor cameras are intended to monitor the home’s main entryways. They have night-vision and two-way audio. You set how large of a “protection zone” you want. After all, you want your home protected, not to set off the system by activity on the road or sidewalk. When the AI detects an issue, the camera starts recording and the bright red ring starts spinning, indicating the live feed is being watched by a Deep Sentinel guard, who will decide what action is necessary.
The smart hub, which you set up inside your home, is where the AI detects the difference between UPS dropping off a package and a thief trying to steal the package. It can separate events which could be a threat from things like cars driving by.
This isn’t a device, but it is what differentiates Deep Sentinel from every other home security system on the market. Human guards are engaged through the live feed and can interact with the person approaching the area of protection. Many times, all that is needed to prevent a crime is having a disembodied voice say “Can I help you?” In addition to two-way voice interaction, guards can also set off a 104-decibel alarm.
Deep Sentinel Package Details
3-Cam KitLearn more
|Deep Sentinel 3-Camera Kit|
24/7 professional monitoring
Monthly Monitoring Fee
Minimum Contract Length
|Wi-fi (>4.5 Mbps speed)|
|30-day money-back guarantee|
|Call Deep Sentinel at 1 (855) 928-0725|
Frequently Asked Questions About Deep Sentinel Home Security
The system depends on human guards who can assess and evaluate threats. They jump into action as needed, and Deep Sentinel claims it alerts police faster than any other security system.
ADT and other security companies call the police after an alarm has been triggered, which means the break-in is already underway. Deep Sentinel is unique because it’s focused on stopping crime before it happens. Human guards communicate with local law enforcement to tell them what is happening, increasing response times and reducing false alarms.
One, the cameras are intended for outdoor use, so live guards are only able to see into public areas and entryways, not the private areas of your home. Two, the AI features help to exclusively call attention to potentially suspicious activity rather than everyday moments. Three, there is a privacy mode that you can turn on whenever you don’t want the live guard to be able to view your feed. With this setting, you can still view your own footage via the Deep Sentinel mobile app.
If you want to add a conventional home security system that includes motion detectors, door/window sensors, indoor cameras, smoke detectors and other common equipment, you’ll need to go through a separate company. Deep Sentinel does not offer traditional security equipment.
You’ll need to install the cameras yourself, as Deep Sentinel does not offer professional installation services. The good news is that the cameras themselves are completely wireless, powered by batteries and connected via the home’s wi-fi network. That means you need a strong wi-fi signal everywhere you intend to install cameras. Deep Sentinel sells wi-fi extenders if you need to strengthen your signal.
The camera kit comes with mounts and screws, so all necessary hardware is included (you’ll need to supply your own drill and ladder). The mount is attached to the exterior of your home with a single screw, and then the camera slides into the mount. The smart hub must be installed indoors.
Precise placement will depend on your home, but in general it’s best to place them about 8 feet off the ground (or on the second story, if your home has one) in order to get the best vantage point without being within easy reach for vandals.
Yes, you need to have an active monitoring plan in order to use your cameras. The minimum agreement length is one year. After the first year, you can switch to a month-to-month commitment and cancel at any time.
Yes. Deep Sentinel has a 30-day no-risk return period in which you can return the camera kit for a full refund.
Not quite. Deep Sentinel is the only company we know of that combines camera-only systems with artificial intelligence and real human guards who react to activity while it occurs. While professionally monitored home security systems often include cameras, the monitoring centers do not typically have 24/7 access to live surveillance feeds.
Some home security providers, such as SimpliSafe, have a video verification feature that allows the monitoring center to review short clips of recorded video in the event the alarm is triggered. Some other providers also include AI in their camera technology. For example, Vivint’s Outdoor Camera Pro has a “lurker alarm” that detects when a person lingers on your property for too long. It reacts with a warning siren and a mobile notification that lets the homeowner (not the monitoring center) tune in and respond.