Vienna, VA and Las Vegas, NV – January 7, 2015 - Alarm.com, the leading cloud platform for the connected home, today announced intelligent upgrades to connected devices with new options for location-based automation. In addition to automatic thermostat adjustments, video recording rules and security system arming reminders, Geo-Services now automatically adjusts lights throughout the home and offers new alerts to notify the homeowner if they leave their garage door open, forget to lock a door or if a window or door is left open.
Geo-Services offers a powerful capability for homeowners to get more out of the growing number of connected devices available in the Smart Home today. With location based automation powered by Alarm.com, the home responds on behalf of the homeowner at the right time without relying on direct user command from an app or a pre-set schedule. It even recognizes multiple smart phones so adjustments are made with the entire family in mind.
"We're focused on creating services that add value to people's lives and the expansion of our Geo-Services capability will improve the Smart Home experience," said Jay Kenny, Vice President with Alarm.com. "These next generation Smart Home services allow the home to work on behalf of the homeowner to automatically make it safer and more efficient. Because the intelligence is driven from the Alarm.com cloud platform, all the connected devices our users already have will be instantly upgraded and their homes get smarter without having to replace anything."
With today's announcement, a home's lights and thermostat can automatically adjust based on the location of the homeowner's smart phone. In addition, homeowners can now easily stay aware of every entry point to their home, helping keep it more secure every time they leave. When the homeowner exits a geo-fence around the home Geo-Services evaluates the home and sends a reminder if it detects unlocked doors, open windows, a disarmed security system or an open garage door. The homeowner can quickly take action right from the Alarm.com app.
Alarm.com Geo-Services automation capability is opt-in and managed by the homeowner. The intelligent rules engine supports multiple geo-fences that can be completely personalized to support custom distances.
Alarm.com pioneered Geo-Services with arming reminders and award winning thermostat controls, and has since expanded the feature to include more of it broad ecosystem of connected devices. Today, it includes all of the most common connected home devices:
- Security systems
- Video cameras
- Garage doors
Geo-Services is available to Alarm.com's millions of users as a standard feature with qualifying service plans and these enhancements are immediately accessible at no additional cost. Alarm.com's Smart Home services are available through a nationwide network of authorized service providers. Visit Alarm.com to learn more.
Alarm.com, founded in 2000, is a leading technology provider of connected home services, powering millions of residential and commercial installations. Through its connected home platform, millions of people use Alarm.com to help protect and manage the things that matter most – their homes, families, and small businesses. Alarm.com connects a wide range of supported devices across the internet of things to provide an integrated connected home experience through an intelligent cloud-based services platform and easy to use mobile app. Alarm.com solutions are sold exclusively through a network of licensed and authorized Dealer Partners. For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.