Alarm.com expands its platform offering, enabling consumers to automate their home settings and system notifications based on the location of their mobile phone
Vienna, VA – March 27,
2012 – Alarm.com, the industry leading technology provider of interactive
security solutions, today announced that it will be integrating location-based
services into its security and automation platform. By allowing users to opt-in
and incorporate their mobile phone location as an additional input for system
rules and notifications, Alarm.com will enable more intelligent whole home
automation and the most relevant real-time system activity alerts.
Alarm.com's initial set of
Geo-Services will include a location-based version of the company's popular
Arming Reminders feature, allowing users to receive an alert if they leave
their home "geofence" without remembering to arm the security system.
Alarm.com's Geo-Services will be a user set option and also support
applications where multiple mobile phones are used to trigger a rule. For
example, when both Mom's and Dad's mobile phones are outside of the Home
geofence on a weekday morning, a Geo-Services rule can be triggered to arm the
security system, lower the thermostat and turn off all the lights. Users will
also be able to define custom geofences around other significant locations like
a second home, child's school, or workplace, enabling more sophisticated rules
in the future that look at multiple phone locations relative to multiple
geofences to decide whether to change system settings or trigger notifications.
"We are very excited about
the applications we can enable by layering location-based services into our
security and automation platform," said Rebecca Davenport, Senior Product
Manager at Alarm.com. "By expanding our rules-based automation and notifications
to look at location, in addition to other inputs like schedule and device
status, we can offer our end user customers greater system flexibility,
efficiency and overall value."
Alarm.com plans to launch
its new Geo-Services with location-based Arming Reminders in spring 2012 and
will continue to expand the platform with innovative new functionality moving
For more information on
Alarm.com's leading technology, visit www.alarm.com.
Alarm.com, founded in
2000, is the industry leading technology provider of interactive security
solutions. Through its proven technology platform and advanced wireless, mobile
and web-based solutions, Alarm.com helps protect and empower hundreds of
thousands of residential and commercial customers throughout North America.
Alarm.com delivers interactive security, video monitoring, home automation and
energy management to users exclusively through a network of thousands of
licensed and authorized Dealer Partners. For more information, visit the company's
website at www.alarm.com.
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