Although smartphone users have 2 million apps at their disposal, it's rare to find one that truly streamlines and simplifies your life.
Take smart home technology. It's great to control a device with an app, but when you have to download a separate app for each connected device in your home, you end up with a complicated mess, reminiscent of those days when you had five remotes on your coffee table.
There is a better alternative: a smart home security system powered by Alarm.com & Adair CCTV & Security. It connects an entire ecosystem of smart home devices together and comes with a single app to interact with all of them.
You can access and control not only your security system, but also a smart thermostat, door locks, lights, the garage door and more. When you open the app, your smartphone becomes a command center for your entire home.
To arm or disarm your smart home security system, just open the app and tap once. If you're arriving home, there's no running to a control panel. You can simply disarm the system from your car.
If you forget to arm the system as you leave, Alarm.com reminds you with a smartphone alert. Tap the ‘arm' button on the alert, and it's done.
Thanks to the array of sensors and devices connected to your security system, your Alarm.com app can send you all kinds of information on what's happening at home.
It can alert you if you left a door unlocked, if smoke or a water leak is detected, or if your home's heat is running with a window open. You can get alerts about unexpected activity around the house - an indication that your kids might be accessing forbidden areas.
It can also notify you when things are going right. You can get an alert every day when your kids get home from school, to confirm that they're home and safe.
Controlling your home's temperature with the Alarm.com app is so easy that you'll never need to touch your thermostat again. You'll find simple controls right on the home screen, allowing you to adjust the temperature from the couch, from bed, or from the office.
If you want to go deeper, you can use your app to create smart schedules for your thermostat, using simple sliding controls to customize your HVAC around your family's activities.
In the past, letting houseguests and contractors into your home meant staying home, or compromising your security by getting extra keys cut. Now, it just means opening your Alarm.com app.
For instance, when a guest rings your video doorbell, you can see a video feed of who's there. Once you've verified who it is (you can talk to them through your app as well) you can tap the ‘unlock' button on the same screen to open your front door's smart lock.
Everything at once
We recently made our app even more convenient with a new feature called Scenes. Scenes are customizable commands that adjust several devices at once with a single button. For example, you can create a ‘Leaving Home' scene that locks your front door, turns your lights off, sets your thermostat back, and arms the security system all at once.
As well as launching new features and functionality, we also create different versions of our app for different devices, such as Apple Watch. So far, you can control your smart home with your smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, TV remote and even your voice.
If you're feeling once bitten, twice shy when it comes to a home security system, we understand. Chances are, your old-school system stood out in your family for being a nuisance, thanks to its inconvenient controls and limited benefits.
In the past few years, however, home security systems have become much smarter about keeping an eye on your home while you're asleep or out for the day. As well as protecting you better in emergencies, they come with new features and smart technology that old systems can't offer, giving you way more value from your investment.
Here are six ways a smart security system is better.
Reason #1: It's always useful.
A security system is there to protect you and raise the alarm in a big emergency like a fire or a break-in. But a smart security system doesn't stop there. Thanks to advanced technology, it makes itself useful every single day.
It can send you a notification when your teenagers get home from school or their part-time jobs. It can show you who's at your front door, and let you talk to them, through a video doorbell. You can see an HD video feed of your kids in the back yard while you're cooking dinner.
Reason #2: It's easy to use.
Old security technology is clunky and restrictive. By contrast, a smart security system conveniently integrates into your life through an app on your smartphone or tablet.
A single tap on your phone is all it takes to arm or disarm your system. You'll never need to race through your front door to disarm a bleeping panel again.
It can also control other things like heating and cooling. Smart home security comes with the option to add a smart thermostat, plus smart locks, lights and even a garage door controller, with one app controlling everything.
Reason #3: It proactively looks out for you.
As well as protecting you from emergencies, a smart security system can proactively detect and warn you about potential problems, big and small.
Using advanced technology, the system can alert you to a water leak, a toddler rummaging in the kitchen at 3 a.m., or a garage door left open at bedtime.
It can also act on your behalf automatically. For example, if your home suffers a water leak, it can proactively turn off your home's water at the source to prevent damage. In a fire alarm or carbon monoxide leak, it can shut off your HVAC for safety, proactively keeping you an extra step ahead of danger.
Reason #4: It's professional security.
In an emergency, the smartest thing of all is to get help immediately. A smart security system takes care of this for you.
With professional monitoring, an Alarm.com-powered system alerts a monitoring station to dispatch firefighters or police to your home when they're needed. Monitoring stations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ensuring your home is professionally protected around the clock.
Reason #5: It's built for reliability.
A smart home security system is engineered to ensure that an emergency signal gets through - even if the power is out, the phone line and internet are down, or your panel is smashed.
Alarm.com's dedicated cellular connection—the communications link between your system and Alarm.com's security platform—doesn't rely on a vulnerable phone line or broadband cable. It can't be defeated with wire cutters, nor by a falling tree branch.
If an intruder enters your home and smashes the security panel, Alarm.com's Crash and Smash protection can still trigger a response. This cloud technology feature alerts the monitoring station when an armed security system goes offline after detecting activity.
Reason #6: It goes everywhere with you.
Whether you're running a quick errand or 1,000 miles from home, you can stay connected to home with smart security. That means peace of mind and convenience, no matter where you are.
Even if there is an issue at home, it's easier to manage with a smart security system. You can get immediate notifications that can include images and video clips to show you what's going on. If you need to give a neighbor or contractor emergency access, you can unlock your front door as easily as if you were there in person.
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When you become a parent, you realize that it's not just youngsters who get nervous on dates.
Remember that ‘butterflies' feeling in the stomach? Those little dating anxieties you thought you were forever done with? They're back! And it's all the babysitter's fault.
Just kidding; it isn't the babysitter's fault. She's a smart, proactive, first-aid-trained, straight-A student who loves to read to your kids and who thinks Snapchat is overrated. The real cause of your date night anxiety is that you feel too far away from your kids to jump in if something goes wrong.
Well, there's an app for that. It's called Alarm.com. It keeps you in the know, shows you what's going on, and makes you feel connected enough to home that you don't need to rush back there early.
1: See what's going on
If you find yourselves wondering what your kids are up to, or how bedtime is going, there's no need to call or request an update via text message.
Simply open your Alarm.com app, select a feed from your home's smart security cameras, and see for yourself what's going on. If you feel uncomfortable checking in unannounced, you can always send a ‘heads-up' text before you do.
2: Know if something is amiss
Kids sometimes take the opportunity of an unfamiliar babysitter to do things they shouldn't, like exploring off-limits areas around (and outside) the house. If there's an area you're really concerned about – an office cabinet, or the front yard—a contact sensor on the door can generate an Alarm.com alert when it's opened. You'll know instantly if something is up and you need to call your sitter.
3: Ensure the house is secure
Even if your sitter isn't familiar with your home's locks and doors, Alarm.com lets you easily ensure your home is secure after dark. Your app shows you the status of your home's locks, for example, and lets you lock them remotely once everyone's inside.
A video doorbell is another device that comes into its own on date night. If an unexpected (or surreptitiously expected) visitor rings the bell while you're out, Alarm.com shows you exactly who's there through a live HD video feed on your phone.
4: Know you're protected in emergencies
No matter what your kids might get up to during the evening, you can rest assured that in a real emergency, like a fire, they're protected by your home's 24/7 professional monitoring station.
In the event of a fire, break-in or carbon monoxide leak, your home proactively alerts the monitoring station, and firefighters or police are dispatched to your home immediately.
Alarm.com: it's a keeper
As your kids grow, your Alarm.com technology will adapt with your family, letting you find the perfect balance of of independence and contentedness to enjoy your free time. And when they start dating, you'll already have everything you need.
For ten thousand years, dogs have worked tirelessly for their humans, alerting us at all hours to unexpected activity that could indicate danger.
This year, at last, your dog can take a well-deserved break, thanks to Alarm.com's new Insights Engine. It's an advanced smart home security feature that learns your family's activity patterns from the sensors around your home, then alerts you to unusual activity when it occurs.
We hope that your dog enjoys his newfound free time, especially on Love Your Pet Day this Monday. Not a dog person? Don't worry: Alarm.com connects your whole home for convenience and control that any pet (and their owner) can benefit from.
Want more information on the Insights Engine. Click here.
Keep your cat cozy
As your cat moves around the house with you, they'll enjoy the precision comfort of an Alarm.com smart thermostat as much as you do. Remote temperature sensors let you create room-by-room comfort schedules, ensuring that whether you're on the couch, asleep in bed or working in your home office, you'll be the perfect temperature for your cat to fall asleep on.
Help your fish relax
Did you know that all fish require darkness at night? It helps regulate their sleeping and eating. Turning aquarium lights on and off manually can be a pain, though. If your lights have their own power source, you can use an Alarm.com-powered smart plug to automate them, so they'll turn off every night on their own.
Keep your hamster secure
Kids love to take hamsters and gerbils out of their cages and let them run free; a fun activity that's best done under adult supervision. To deter unauthorized jailbreaks, place a contact sensor on the door of the cage. You'll get an alert when it's opened, and the hamster won't end up lost under the couch.
Travel without petsitter worries
Alarm.com technology is great when you're home but it really comes into its own when you're away – for example, by making it really easy to manage a pet-sitter. You can let them into your home remotely with smart access control, and secure everything from your app when they leave again. If they don't show, you'll know, and can easily arrange for a neighbor to step in.
For more reasons why everyone in your household will love Alarm.com, click here.
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