Customize Your Voice Commands with Siri Shortcuts

Got your hands full at home? Take a shortcut and activate a customized Alarm.com Scene with our Siri Shortcuts voice control integration.

Siri Shortcuts for Alarm.com integrates into your existing routines and reflects the way you talk naturally, making it even easier and more intuitive to interact with your smart home. You can activate a Shortcut with any compatible Apple device with iOS12 or a later update: your iPhone, iPad, HomePod, Apple Watch, and even your CarPlay-enabled vehicle dashboard, enabling you to voice-control your home from the road.

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Customize the way you interact with your home.

Hey Siri: Good morning!

Scenes let you control any or all of your smart devices - lights, garage door, locks, thermostat, or security system - with a single command.

Siri Shortcuts lets activate Scenes with your voice alone. Just use your Alarm.com app to set up a custom Siri voice command to trigger any Alarm.com scene—you can be as creative or as natural with your commands as you like—and get talking.

You could start the day with a cheery "Hey Siri… good morning!" command to activate your Alarm.com Wake Up scene, which turns on your lights and disarms your security system. Later on, a whispered "Hey Siri: baby's nap time," could activate a custom scene for your nursery that turns the lights down and switches on the smart plug for your baby's sound machine.

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Voice-control your home from inside or outside

Siri Shortcuts for Alarm.com extends hands-free voice control outside your home to wherever your iPhone is. Next time you pull out of the driveway and wonder if you armed your security system, you can confirm it by triggering your Away scene with a pre-set Siri Shortcut like: "Hey Siri: secure the house!"

When you arrive home, you don't even need to open your Alarm.com app. Just use Apple CarPlay or your iPhone to activate Siri and use your shortcut phrase to trigger your "Home" scene.

*As a home security precaution, Alarm.com requires your phone to be unlocked for Siri Shortcuts to activate a Scene.

Combine Alarm.com commands with other apps

You can also use Apple's Shortcuts app to create multitasking shortcuts that combine Alarm.com actions with other app commands. It's a new way to eliminate ‘app overload' and weave your smart home's useful abilities closer together with the other technology you use every day.

For example, you could incorporate your "Sleep" Alarm.com scene into a "Good Night" Siri shortcut. As well as turning your lights down, locking the doors and arming the security system, you could have this shortcut set your iPhone's morning alarm and activate its "Do Not Disturb" mode.

For the morning, you could incorporate your "Away" Alarm.com scene into a "Heading Out" Siri shortcut that not only secures your house and turns the thermostat down, but also pulls up directions to your next calendar appointment via car, walking, or even the metro.

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