Insights Engine from Alarm.com Powers Next Generation of Smart Home and Business Solutions

Jan 03 2017

Advanced machine learning proactively detects unexpected activity and delivers persistent peace of mind

Tysons, VA and Las Vegas, NV - January 3, 2017 -  At CES® 2017 today, Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM), the leading platform for the intelligently connected home and business, launched the Alarm.com Insights Engine, a multi-sensor learning capability that recognizes and proactively responds to unexpected activity around a property.

The Alarm.com Insights Engine is a proprietary machine learning capability that safeguards homes and businesses by identifying patterns and insights in the growing set of data generated by devices and sensors in a connected property.  By learning the unique activity patterns of any home or business, the Insights Engine can respond to unusual activity on behalf of the homeowner by taking action through Alarm.com's broad ecosystem of connected devices.

"Alarm.com has always aggregated sensor data to create an intelligent, proactive and contextually aware smart home experience," said Dan Kerzner, Alarm.com's Chief Product Officer.  "The Insights Engine is an example of how we are extending that approach with machine learning to define the next generation of smart home solutions."

Unexpected Activity Notifications

The first application of the Insights Engine is a new category of intelligent awareness notifications that alert families to potential safety or security issues around their home.  If the Insights Engine determines that the homeowner should be alerted, a push notification is sent, all without the homeowner having to create custom rules or notifications.  For example:

  • Early playtime: The front door to a home is frequently opened and closed early on weekday mornings, as the family leaves for work and school.  On weekends, however, it's typically not opened until later in the day.  When the door opens early on a Saturday morning, an unexpected activity notification prompts the homeowner that the kids are exploring the front yard.
 
  • Date Night: A home's front door is typically locked by 7:30 pm on weekdays and 9:00 pm on weekends. While out at dinner, the homeowners receive a notification that the door is still unlocked at 9:15 pm on Saturday, and realize that the babysitter has forgotten to lock it. Acting on this information, they lock the door remotely using their Alarm.com app.
 
Adaptive Learning

The Alarm.com Insights Engine continually adapts based on a range of factors including user input, changes in activity patterns and external factors.

  • Actionable notifications allow users to ‘train' their smart homes to learn their preferences faster and to quickly adjust to new schedules. Notifications come with simple feedback options including Yes or No on the usefulness of each notification, enabling the Insights Engine to adapt quickly based on minimal user input. A third feedback option lets users ‘pause' notifications for 24 hours to incorporate a sudden but temporary schedule change such as a sick day.
 
  • Time-intelligent notifications adjust in sensitivity depending on when an event takes place. An open garage door during daylight hours, for example, may not trigger an immediate notification.  However, after sunset the system becomes more sensitive to security risks and is more likely to immediately alert the homeowner.

About Alarm.com

Alarm.com is the leading platform solution for the connected home and business.  Millions of people depend on Alarm.com's technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere.  Centered on security and remote monitoring, our platform addresses a wide range of market needs and enables application-based control for a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.  Our security, video monitoring, intelligent automation and energy management solutions are available through our network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe.  Alarm.com's common stock is traded on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol ALRM.  For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.  

Matthew Zartman
Alarm.com
mzartman@alarm.com
571.356.9158

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