Smart Home Blog
  • Which US Cities Have the Most Connected Homeowners?

    Jul 28, 2016

    As the smart home platform powering millions of smart homes in the USA, we have a unique perspective on how homeowners are adopting and using connected technology. Here's an example.
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  • The Smarter Way to Beat Summer Heat In Your Home

    Jul 27, 2016

    July and August are tough on your air conditioning system, your family's comfort, and your electricity bill. Alarm.com has a smarter, more efficient way to keep everyone cool.
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  • Four Discreet But Effective Front Yard Security Features

    Jul 19, 2016

    For most homeowners, the front yard is a challenging area to keep secure. How do you keep intruders out, but also maintain your curb appeal? Here are four ways to improve security without spoiling your home's most public area.
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  • Do You Want Energy Savings, Or Comfort? Or… Both?

    Jul 15, 2016

    Do you think a smart thermostat should just save you energy? Or, do you think it should give you enhanced comfort as well? If you're in the ‘both' camp, you're not alone.
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  • Research: What Do Homeowners Really Want From the Smart Home?

    Jul 12, 2016

    Our new survey of 1000+ homeowners indicates that ‘going it alone' with standalone devices is out, simplicity, security, comfort and a professionally-supported experience are in as the smart home goes mainstream.
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  • When Kids Get Crazy in Summer, Smart Home Security Can Help

    Jul 07, 2016

    Your children spend more time at home during summer, which probably means more unsupervised time around the house. Don't worry: Alarm.com will help you keep an eye on things.
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  • What is Smarter Home Security?

    Jun 20, 2016

    From smart proactive safeguards to voice-controlled convenience, here are five differences that make an Alarm.com security system the smarter choice for homeowners.
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  • Stay Cool, Dads: A Video Message From Alarm.com

    Jun 14, 2016

    Hey dads: do you get heated about your AC bill when your kids leave the door open? We feel your anguish - and we built you a smart solution.
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  • Four Smart, Effortless Ways to Save Energy This Summer

    Jun 07, 2016

    Concerned about those high summer AC bills? Alarm.com's smart home technology helps you reduce energy use automatically and stay comfortable throughout.
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  • Smart Homeowners News Roundup: May

    May 31, 2016

    Stay safer, cooler and more comfortable this summer with May's smartest homeowners' tips, courtesy of Alarm.com's service provider network and other experts from around the Web.
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  • How to Set Up a No-Show Alert

    May 26, 2016

    Want to know if your teen doesn't arrive home on time, or if your dog-walker doesn't show up? No-show alerts from Alarm.com are a smart way to stay informed.
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  • How Alarm.com Helps Your Family in a Power Outage

    May 25, 2016

    With real-time information at your fingertips, smarter home security from Alarm.com helps you make informed decisions in power outages caused by extreme weather.
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  • How Alarm.com Makes the Smart Thermostat Smarter

    May 20, 2016

    Alarm.com's Smart Thermostat always knows whether you need precision comfort or energy savings, because it shares a 'brain' with the most insightful piece of technology in your home.
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  • How to Create Your Own Alarm.com Scene

    May 12, 2016

    The new Scenes buttons in your Alarm.com app let you control several smart home devices at once with a single command. Here's how to create your own for any occasion.
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  • Introducing "Scenes": One-Button Control for Your Whole Home

    May 11, 2016

    Ever wished you had a magic button that automatically took care of things around the house for you? With Alarm.com, you have it - and you can create as many different ones as you like.
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  • Parents: Here Are 17 Reasons You'll Love a Smart Home

    May 06, 2016

    What do an Alarm.com smart home and a perfectly behaved child have in common? You'll be surprised.
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  • Alarm.com Is Now Hands-Free With Amazon Echo Voice Control

    May 04, 2016

    Want to check the arming status of your smart home security system, change the temperature, or turn your living room light off? Just ask Alarm.com through your Amazon Echo.
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  • The Smart Homeowner's Roundup: April

    Apr 29, 2016

    Enjoy April's smartest home security and safety tips, courtesy of our dealer network and other experts from around the Web.
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  • How Smart Home Security Protects You In Spring Storms

    Apr 21, 2016

    Spring thunderstorms can bring flooding, downed trees and even tornadoes to your neighborhood with little warning. Alarm.com helps your home stay protected and connected.
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  • Video: The Only Smart Home App You Need

    Apr 18, 2016

    Having a different app for every smart home device is a recipe for clutter and complexity. There's a smarter, simpler way to control your smart home.
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  • How to Create a Unique User Code

    Apr 14, 2016

    A user code is a four-digit code that gives a trusted guest access to your home when you're not there. Here's how to set one up, customize it, and delete it again when you no longer need it.
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  • Smarter Home Security Starts at the Front Door

    Apr 05, 2016

    This spring, Alarm.com gives you complete awareness and control of front door activity with the Alarm.com Wi-Fi Doorbell Camera, Skybell HD Edition.
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  • Five Advantages of Building Your Smart Home on Alarm.com

    Apr 04, 2016

    There are two ways to enjoy the benefits of smart home technology. You can go it alone via the retail route, or you can get a fully supported solution like Alarm.com. Which is the right choice for you?
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  • Meet Alarm.com: Your Home's Smartest Defenseman

    Apr 02, 2016

    Smarter home security from Alarm.com detects threats and bad situations for both your home and family, and responds with sophisticated proactive safeguards.
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  • The Smart Homeowner's Roundup: March

    Mar 31, 2016

    Do you like new ways to make your home safer, smarter and more efficient? You'll enjoy this monthly roundup of the smartest articles from the web's smartest home security experts.
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  • Keep Your Basement Dry with Smart Sump Pump Monitoring

    Mar 25, 2016

    Your home's sump pump is out of sight and out of mind... until the day it fails on you. But with Alarm.com's Water solution, you'll be able to act quickly and minimize damage.
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  • How to Create Your First Geo-Services Alert

    Mar 23, 2016

    Geo-Services is a really useful Alarm.com feature that enables your home to proactively take smart actions based on your location. Get started with this simple step-by-step guide.
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  • Smart Home Security Should Be Your First Home Improvement

    Mar 18, 2016

    Buying your first home this year? Already have some home improvement ideas competing for your budget? We'd like to add one to the top of the list.
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  • How Do I Get Alarm.com?

    Mar 15, 2016

    Interested in Alarm.com but not sure how to get it? Here's everything you need to know.
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  • Why Alarm.com Is a Modern Travel Essential

    Mar 11, 2016

    When you know your home is protected and connected, it's easier to leave your worries behind.
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  • Four Things You Can Safely Forget With Alarm.com

    Mar 08, 2016

    When it comes to protecting your home, you rarely forget anything important. But when it happens, Alarm.com has you covered.
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  • How a Smart Home Gives You Time Back

    Feb 29, 2016

    Did you enjoy your extra day this year? How would you like one every single year?
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  • Video: Secure Your Home with a (3D) Touch

    Feb 24, 2016

    If you're an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus user, you can access your favorite Alarm.com smart home commands by pressing just once on your phone's screen. Here's what it looks like in action.
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  • What Is a Smart Plug?

    Feb 22, 2016

    Connected devices don't have to be complex to be useful. Take the smart plug: it simply turns things on and off, but - when connected to a smart home platform - becomes a very versatile device.
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  • How to Set an Alarm.com Reminder

    Feb 17, 2016

    Did you remember to lock your front door this morning? Are you absolutely sure? If you had an Alarm.com reminder set up, you'd never worry about it again.
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  • Smart Home Etiquette for Couples: An Expert Guide

    Feb 11, 2016

    Alongside the life-changing benefits of smart home technology come some interesting etiquette dilemmas. We teamed up with relationship expert Rachel DeAlto to help you navigate them.
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  • Four Common Myths About The Smart Home

    Feb 10, 2016

    Smart home technology will become mainstream this year, but certain myths about it persist. Don't let them hold you back from discovering the benefits.
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  • Four Smart Security Plays That Alarm.com Enables

    Feb 04, 2016

    When it comes to protecting your home, the best defense is a proactive defense. With Alarm.com's smarter home security, that's what you get.
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  • What is Crash and Smash Protection?

    Feb 02, 2016

    A proactive Alarm.com safeguard for your home, Crash and Smash Protection defends you from a burglary tactic that typically defeats other security systems.
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  • Five Ways Alarm.com Proactively Protects Your Home

    Jan 27, 2016

    When something's wrong at home, your security system should do more than alert you. Smarter home security systems powered by Alarm.com keep you one step ahead of the problem.
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  • The NFLPA Offers Smarter Home Security to Pro Football Players

    Jan 21, 2016

    Working with the NFLPA, Alarm.com has designed smart home security packages to address the unique needs of current and former players.
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  • Infographic: Why Go Wireless With Alarm.com?

    Jan 20, 2016

    No wires, no worries. Untether your home from old security technology with Alarm.com, the smarter way to stay protected.
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  • Three Smart Ways to Defend Your Home from Burst Pipes

    Jan 18, 2016

    As the winter freeze hits, thousands of unlucky homeowners will suffer the costly effects of burst water pipes. Alarm.com gives you several ways to protect your home from the problem.
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  • Alarm.com Makes Headlines at CES2016

    Jan 15, 2016

    Last week was the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Alarm.com was there with two big smart home security announcements. Here's what the media had to say about them.
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  • Four Ways to Interact With your Alarm.com Smart Home

    Jan 13, 2016

    How would you like to control your home? No matter where you are or what you're doing, there's a convenient way to use your Alarm.com app.
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  • Control Your Home with the Pebble Time Smartwatch

    Jan 07, 2016

    Are you a fan of Pebble smartwatches? We've updated our Pebble app to support the color-screen Pebble Time, and made it even easier to interact with your smart home.
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  • Three Tips for Going Smart in 2016

    Jan 06, 2016

    Nearly half of Americans will own smart home technology by the end of 2016, according to new research by real estate experts Coldwell Banker. Are you planning to join them?
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  • Control Your Alarm.com Smart Home with Apple TV and Amazon Echo

    Jan 04, 2016

    At CES Unveiled today, we're unveiling two intuitive new ways to interact with and control your Alarm.com smart home: convenient big-screen video monitoring with Apple TV, and voice control with Amazon Echo.
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  • Three Reasons to Resolve to Get Alarm.com This Year

    Dec 30, 2015

    What are your New Year's resolutions? Here are three big ones that smart home security can help you achieve.
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  • How to Create a Santa Alert For Your Kids

    Dec 21, 2015

    Add a touch of smart home magic to Christmas morning with this five-minute Alarm.com project.
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  • Avoiding the "Smart Home from Hell"

    Dec 18, 2015

    Smart home technology makes life easier and more convenient—when you do it right. But what about when you do it less-than-right? It causes frustration... even for tech-savvy reporters.
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  • Five Ways Alarm.com Can Lower Your Energy Bills This Winter

    Dec 14, 2015

    It's time to turn up the heating and make things cozy at home. Unfortunately, that warm glow also means higher energy bills... but Alarm.com can help you with that.
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  • How to Create a Smart Nursery, Simply

    Dec 09, 2015

    You don't need to go wild with gadgets to benefit from the high-tech parenting trend. A smart home security system can give your baby's nursery all the technology it needs.
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  • Four Alarm.com Tips for Smart Holiday Travelers

    Dec 04, 2015

    With so much to remember, holiday road trips can be hectic. These last-minute Alarm.com tune-ups will protect you from unnecessary worries while you're on the road.
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  • Where's Your Cold Room?

    Dec 03, 2015

    Does your home have a room that's always cooler than the others? Put the blankets and space heaters away: we have a smarter solution.
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  • Three Essential Questions Before You Buy That Smart Device

    Nov 30, 2015

    Are you shopping for smart home devices today? Answering these three questions will help you determine the right approach to creating your smart home.
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  • Enjoy Precision Comfort With Temperature Sensors

    Nov 30, 2015

    Remote temperature sensors enable the Alarm.com Smart Thermostat to give you precisely tailored comfort and energy savings, optimized for your home and lifestyle. Here's a quick guide.
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  • Meet the Alarm.com Smart Thermostat!

    Nov 28, 2015

    Saving energy at home should be simple. With Alarm.com's new Smart Thermostat, it is. Here are some smart ways it achieves your perfect balance of energy savings and comfort.
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  • There's an Easier Way to a Smart Home

    Nov 25, 2015

    Shopping for smart home technology and feeling overwhelmed? There's an easy, affordable way to own a state-of-the-art smart home in time for the holidays.
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  • Three Alarm.com Tips for a Smart Thanksgiving at Home

    Nov 20, 2015

    Between turkeys, guests and kids, hosting Thanksgiving at home can get a little hectic. The good news is that your Alarm.com smart home has some helpful tricks that can make things easier.
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  • Is a Smart Home Right For You?

    Nov 17, 2015

    You may have heard that Smart Homes are just for celebrities, tech enthusiasts and millionaires. Nope: they're affordable, easy to own, and come with big benefits for families.
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  • What Is a Contact Sensor?

    Nov 12, 2015

    Originally designed to catch an intruder opening a door or window, this small smart home device can now trigger smartphone alerts, turn your lights on, and even control your smart thermostat.
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  • Why Smart Devices Don't Make a Smart Home

    Nov 09, 2015

    A true smart home is a bit like a good football team. Each player - or connected device - has specialized skills, but they can only win games by working together. That requires a good coach.
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  • The Smart Way to Get Smart Lighting

    Nov 04, 2015

    If you see yourself jumping aboard the smart home trend as it goes mainstream, buy your smart lights as part of a smart home system and enjoy the ability to do more with them.
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  • Five Homeowner Horrors Alarm.com Protects You From

    Oct 28, 2015

    With Halloween on the way, here's a true spooky story about a haunted house with a grisly secret in the basement…
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  • Pro Football Player Eugene Monroe Shows Why He Chose Alarm.com

    Oct 26, 2015

    When you're a professional football player you're out of town every other Sunday, so it's important to know that your home and family are safe. That's why Baltimore's offensive tackle Eugene Monroe chose Alarm.com for his home.
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  • Why a Dedicated Cellular Connection Matters

    Oct 23, 2015

    In the fortunately rare events where it's essential for your security system to do its job—a fire, a break-in, extreme weather—many so-called ‘security' solutions fail at their weakest point.
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  • Four Classic ‘80s Movies Versus Smart Home Security

    Oct 22, 2015

    In the 1980s, parents had less options for keeping track of their kids' adventurous activities. If Alarm.com had been around, how would our favorite movies from the era have turned out differently?
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  • Three Ways a Smart Home Security System Protects Your Community

    Oct 20, 2015

    Your Alarm.com smart home security system is bound to impress your neighbors - especially when they learn that it makes their homes safer too.
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  • Three Smart Security Features For Your Front Porch

    Oct 16, 2015

    Your front porch is a unique space for family, friends and visitors. Smart home security can make it a safer, more secure and even more welcoming place.
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  • Four Features to Expect from a Modern Security System

    Oct 13, 2015

    Home security systems have made huge advances in recent years. With better technology, mobile apps and the ability to power a complete smart home, they're more secure, reliable and useful than ever.
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  • Alarm.com Review: An Alert Helped My Dogs Survive a Fire

    Oct 09, 2015

    When Benjamin's Alarm.com system detected a fire at his home, it instantly alerted both him and his monitoring station – enabling him to save his dogs, and firefighters to save his and his neighbors' homes.
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  • Infographic: How Alarm.com Protects Against Fire, CO and Water

    Oct 06, 2015

    When fire, carbon monoxide or water leaks threaten your home, Alarm.com detects, alerts and responds, giving you proactive protection and awareness that traditional security can't.
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  • How Alarm.com Protects You from Fire and Other Elements

    Oct 05, 2015

    Traditionally, a home security system protected you from a single threat: intruders. Smart Home Security protects you against a wider range of dangers and challenges, including harmful environmental elements within your home.
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  • Infographic: The Cost of Water Damage in the Home

    Oct 01, 2015

    Did you know that the average clean-up bill for a split washing-machine hose is $5,300? It's no surprise that water damage costs homeowners and insurers billions of dollars every year.
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  • Video: Alarm.com vs. Water Damage

    Sep 30, 2015

    When a water pipe leaks or bursts in your home, every minute counts. Here's how Alarm.com detects, alerts and proactively responds in the event of a leak, keeping damage to a minimum.
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  • Water Damage Is Expensive. Here's the Smart Solution.

    Sep 29, 2015

    Burst pipes and water leaks don't need long to damage your home and possessions. Smart Home Security now has a fast-acting solution that minimizes water damage if it happens to you.
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  • What Is a Smart Lock?

    Sep 21, 2015

    New technology has transformed the humble door lock into a connected device that enhances security with Smart Home features.
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  • Alarm.com Review: I'm Surprised How Much Less I Worry

    Sep 15, 2015

    "When you're a renter you don't think about home security," says David, an Alarm.com user in Washington, DC. "But when you become a homeowner, everything changes."
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  • How a Smart Home Helps You Get to Work On Time

    Aug 24, 2015

    As well as protecting your home and family, a Smart Home Security system can shave precious minutes off the time it takes to get everyone out of the house in the morning.
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  • A Back-to-School Checklist for Smart Home Parents

    Aug 19, 2015

    Back-to-school time comes with big changes to schedules and new concerns for parents. With Smart Home Security from Alarm.com, your child coming home safely is less likely to be one of them.
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  • Newsflash: A Smart Home Makes Life Better!

    Aug 17, 2015

    The world is waking up to the benefits of the Smart Home. A new report says that users enjoy more money, more time and less worries – and that nine out of ten would recommend it to others.
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  • How to Save (Even More) Energy With Alarm.com

    Aug 13, 2015

    While a smart thermostat puts a sizable dent in the 'heating and cooling' portion of your energy bill, a fully-integrated Smart Home powered by Alarm.com will save you even more.
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  • How Secure Is That Security Camera?

    Aug 06, 2015

    Connected video cameras have become smaller and more powerful. They let you check in on your home, anytime, from anywhere. Are they really security cameras, though?
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  • Bought a New Home? Now's the Time to Get Smart

    Jul 23, 2015

    If you're a newly-minted homeowner considering which improvements to make first, the benefits of Smart Home technology make it a strong contender for your budget.
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  • Video: Life In an Alarm.com Smart Home

    Jul 21, 2015

    What would life in a Smart Home look like? There's no need to look to the future for the answer: millions of homeowners are already enjoying it. Here's a day in the life of a Smart Home.
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  • Why Parents and Teens Will Both Love Smart Home Security

    Jul 15, 2015

    As your teen spreads their wings to greater independence, how do you ensure that they're safe without compromising their new-found freedom? Smart Home technology can help you both.
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  • How a Smart Home Makes Your Whole Family Happier

    Jul 13, 2015

    The Smart Home has recently become family-friendly. It's easy to operate, affordable and professionally installed, with benefits that every member of your family will love. Let's take a look.
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  • Five Things A Smart Thermostat Should Know

    Jul 07, 2015

    Most smart thermostats have limited information about what you're doing, making it hard for them to react to real-time activity in your home. Here's how ours is different.
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  • You Should Smarten Up Your Yard This Year

    Jul 01, 2015

    Thinking about your next big yard project? Give the landscaping a rest and add some Smart Home technology instead. It could be your yard's most remarkable feature.
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  • Dads, Here Are Five Ways A Smart Home Helps You Relax

    Jun 16, 2015

    Being constantly vigilant around the home is a big part of being a dad. Now, we have Smart Home Security technology on our side. Here's how Alarm.com helps dads relax more and worry less.
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  • Alarm.com Review: The Unexpected Value of Video Monitoring

    Jun 12, 2015

    By pinpointing the cause of a destructive fire at his house, Alarm.com's video monitoring provided exactly what Boris needed to begin the process of rebuilding. Here's his story.
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  • What Is An Image Sensor?

    Jun 11, 2015

    The next generation of the traditional motion sensor, Alarm.com's Image Sensor is small, streamlined, and enhanced with an onboard camera. It sends you intelligent alerts about motion-detected activity in your home, with a picture for visual confirmation.
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  • Four Fast, Easy Ways to Use Alarm.com for Apple Watch

    Jun 08, 2015

    Our new app for Apple Watch makes it easier to interact with your smart home from anywhere. Here are a few everyday situations where Alarm.com and Apple Watch combine perfectly to make life safer, smarter and more efficient.
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  • Watch Your Whole Home from the Couch with our Amazon Fire TV app

    Jun 03, 2015

    Our latest app, created for Amazon Fire TV, brings your video monitoring to the most convenient screen in the house, with up to four simultaneous video streams from around your home.
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  • Security, Safety and Savings: Now That's Smart

    May 21, 2015

    When you think of home security, saving energy isn't the first benefit that springs to mind. However, a security-powered smart thermostat can save energy in uniquely smart ways, thanks to what it knows.
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  • Neighborhood, You'll Have To Cool Yourself

    May 20, 2015

    Are you wasting energy by running your AC with a door open? Not with Alarm.com, you're not. Our new smart thermostat puts an end to this age-old source of wasted energy.
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  • Why You Should Upgrade to a Smart Garage

    May 12, 2015

    From protecting your car and guarding your tools, to securing a common but easily overlooked entry point to your home, a Smart Home Security system powered by Alarm.com has you covered.
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  • Alarm.com Review: A Severe Weather Alert Saved Our Lives

    May 07, 2015

    One year ago, a powerful tornado hit central Arkansas. Randy Norman lived directly in its path. He credits our Severe Weather Alerts service with helping save his and his family's lives.
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  • The Smart Way to Manage Contractors In Your Home

    Apr 29, 2015

    If you've got a big home improvement project lined up this summer, you'll likely be working with a contractor for part of the job. A Smart Home Security system will help this part of your project run more smoothly.
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  • Try our Apple Watch App: Demo and Video

    Apr 24, 2015

    The first Smart Home app for Apple Watch lets you control your entire Smart Home from your wrist. Here's a quick preview of the Alarm.com app in action.
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  • Secure Your Home In One Touch With Actionable Alerts

    Apr 22, 2015

    The best reminders are ones that come with an instant solution. With Alarm.com, that's simple, thanks to our app's new actionable notifications.
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  • Security is the Foundation of the Smart Home

    Apr 16, 2015

    A genuinely Smart Home needs a sensory system: a network of sensors conveying accurate, relevant and real-time information so that connected devices can act intelligently. This system already exists in millions of homes. It's the Smart Home Security system.
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  • Want a Smart Home? You Don't Have to Go It Alone

    Apr 15, 2015

    Installing a Smart Home on your own takes expertise. You'll need to select the right devices, install, wire and configure them, and troubleshoot any issues. There's good news, though: our Smart Home Service Providers do all of it for you.
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  • The Advantages of a Wireless Security System

    Apr 13, 2015

    By untethering your home from old, wired security technology, Alarm.com's wireless Smart Home Security solution makes life safer, smarter and more efficient. Here's why it's best to go wireless.
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  • How A Smart Home Makes Business Travel Better

    Apr 03, 2015

    Business travel can be stressful but a Smart Home lightens the load. It keeps you connected to your home and family, makes it easy to check in, and keeps everything secure until you come home.
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  • Facebooking Your Travel Pics? Show You're Secure!

    Mar 31, 2015

    Alarm.com users: are you posting vacation snaps to social media this Spring Break? Include one of our No Worries banners to let your friends (and anyone else who's watching) know that your home is protected.
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  • Video: Five Simply Smart Things Alarm.com Does For You

    Mar 26, 2015

    The list of things a Smart Home can do for you is long. Here's an opportunity to discover some of them without reading. Enjoy these short videos of some of Alarm.com's most popular features!
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  • How Smart Home Security Makes Your Vacation More Relaxing

    Mar 19, 2015

    It's hard to relax on vacation if you're worried about your unoccupied house. Here's how Alarm.com helps you stay connected and protected for peace of mind when you're away.
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  • Alarm.com Review: The House Is Protected While I'm Away

    Mar 17, 2015

    "It's great peace of mind to know that your house is secure," says Keith, who owns a home in Florida but lives and works overseas. "I can check the status of my security system, get real time alerts and see what's been happening in my home from anywhere in the world."
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  • Video: How Alarm.com Automates Your Whole Home

    Mar 10, 2015

    Our Smart Home technology brings everything in your home together to make things safer, smarter and more efficient - all of it controlled by a single mobile app. Here's an animated overview.
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  • Alarm.com for Apple Watch

    Mar 09, 2015

    The Apple Watch is coming soon.  We're excited to offer a glimpse of the powerful Alarm.com smart home app we're creating for this innovative new device.
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  • Alarm.com Review: "Peace of Mind Is Priceless"

    Mar 06, 2015

    When Chi Chi and Tembile experienced an attempted burglary two years ago, they began researching wireless security systems for their home. They found Alarm.com and never looked back. Here's their video review.
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  • How Smart Home Security Keeps You Aware and Worry-Free

    Mar 05, 2015

    Your home has a lot to tell you. Now, thanks to Smart Home security, it also has a voice. From fire alarms to teen parties, Alarm.com keeps you aware of everything that matters, no matter where you are, through real-time text and video alerts.
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  • Why Choose a Smart Home Security System?

    Mar 03, 2015

    Home security systems have come a long way recently. Compared to traditional systems, Alarm.com's Smart Home Security systems are more secure, more useful, and more convenient, offering better protection and new features that old systems simply couldn't provide.
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  • How to Start Your Day Better With Alarm.com

    Feb 26, 2015

    Are you struggling to get started in the morning right now? We don't blame you: it's been a long winter. But there is hope: turn your home into a Smart Home powered by Alarm.com and you'll start every day better.
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  • Video: Three Smart Home Animal Tales from Alarm.com

    Feb 18, 2015

    A Smart Home should make life better for every member of your family, including your pets. From video check-ins to nighttime feeding, an Alarm.com system lets you look after your animals in new and wonderful ways. Check out these three true stories!
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  • Why Do Alarm.com Users Love Their Smart Homes?

    Feb 12, 2015

    With more than two million homes choosing Alarm.com to stay protected and connected, there are many reasons to love our technology. For Valentine's Day, we asked Alarm.com users via Facebook and Google+ to tell us why they love their Smart Homes. Here's what they said…
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  • Location Automation: A Deeper Look at Alarm.com's Geo-Services

    Feb 10, 2015

    Take a look at how Geo Services, Alarm.com's location-based automaton services, uses the real-time location of your smart phone to help you reduce energy waste automatically, keep your home more secure, and personalize your smart home experience to better serve every member of your family.
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  • Five Great Things Alarm.com's Geo-Services Does For You

    Feb 06, 2015

    Imagine if your house knew when you were on your way home, and took action to ensure the perfect temperature when you arrive. With an Alarm.com Smart Home, this is a reality, thanks to Geo-Services, our location-based home automation feature.
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  • Lose Your Keys… and Gain Total Access Control With Alarm.com

    Feb 02, 2015

    Security and convenience are both key benefits of the smart home – but can you have them both at the same time? The answer is a resounding ‘yes', thanks to a set of advanced Smart Home security features called access control.
    READ MORE
  • Why Some Smart Smoke Detectors Are Safer Than Others

    Jan 27, 2015

    As a new generation of connected fire and smoke detectors hits the market, it's important to know that not every detector billed as "smart" delivers the maximum safety for your home and family. Here are three things you should know.
    READ MORE
  • Three Ways Alarm.com Protects Your Home In Winter Weather

    Jan 21, 2015

    Life inside of your home can be cozy and peaceful in the wintertime, but it also comes with some unique challenges. An Alarm.com Smart Home can keep you aware and in control of a whole range of cold weather situations. Here's how.
    READ MORE
  • Three Smart Home Trends from CES 2015

    Jan 15, 2015

    Last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was a unique opportunity to assess big trends across the technology industry. Once again, Smart Home technology had an even larger presence at the show this year, and we noticed three key Smart Home trends for 2015.
    READ MORE
  • Professionally Monitored Security and the Connected Home

    Jan 14, 2015

    The growth of the "Internet of Things" is having a direct impact in the security industry. It is a rapidly growing and evolving landscape, and dealers should keep in mind a few important considerations as the industry navigates this fast-moving opportunity.
    READ MORE
  • Five Resolutions That a Smart Home Helps You Keep

    Jan 05, 2015

    New Year's resolutions can be hard work - but a smart home can do a lot of it for you. From focusing more on the things that matter, to going green and saving energy, here are five popular resolutions that a smart home will help you succeed with.
    READ MORE
  • Five Alarm.com Automation Rules for a Great Holiday

    Dec 23, 2014

    The holidays may be all about your favorite traditions, but advanced smart home technology from Alarm.com can make your season safer and smarter. With these home automation tips, you'll get more from your Alarm.com system and more time to relax and enjoy your holidays too.
    READ MORE
  • Eight Tips to Secure Your Home for Holiday Travel

    Dec 19, 2014

    Travelling for the holidays? You'll enjoy your break more with the peace of mind that your home is safe and secure, thanks to your security system powered by Alarm.com. These tips will help get you started.
    READ MORE
  • What to Look For in a Connected Video Camera

    Dec 17, 2014

    Connected video cameras are one of the best and most enjoyable ways to keep up with what's happening at home. Today's cameras are smaller, more powerful, less obtrusive and more affordable, making them a popular holiday gift and home purchase. So which is the right smart camera for you?
    READ MORE
  • Know Your Three Types of Connected Lighting

    Dec 10, 2014

    This holiday season, connected lighting is a hot gift item. The term describes lighting solutions which can be controlled with a smartphone to create the perfect ambience anywhere in the home. It's a popular purchase and will be many people's first encounter with smart home technology.
    READ MORE
  • Shopping for Smart Home Devices? Check Out Our Guide!

    Dec 04, 2014

    Powerful technology has made home automation and smart devices an affordable reality. However, knowing where to start and what to buy can be a big challenge. Help has arrived in the form of Alarm.com's online Smart Home Guide.
    READ MORE
  • Don't Want To Install A Smart Home? You Don't Have To.

    Nov 11, 2014

    Connected home systems can be incredibly powerful, but also complicated to set up. Installation can be one of the biggest barriers to getting started, with even individual "smart" devices requiring expertise to set up. When it comes to installing your smart home, we think "pro" is the way to go.
    READ MORE
  • Saving Energy in the Connected Home

    Oct 22, 2014

    Alarm.com's connected home offers a variety of ways for you to save energy. We make thermostats a lot smarter and enable you to connect any power hungry appliance to our intelligent solution to run it more efficiently. We even use weather and location information to save automatically without sacrificing comfort.
    READ MORE
  • Choosing a Security System

    Oct 09, 2014

    When it comes to protecting what matters most, home security systems are indispensable. With amazing advancements in technology, today's systems deliver a lot more value and features, and are more reliable and dependable than ever.
    READ MORE
  • The Most Powerful App for Your Home

    Sep 19, 2014

    Whether you have an interactive security system or a range of home automation devices like thermostats, video cameras, garage doors, lights and locks, you can control and automate them all through our mobile app.
    READ MORE
  • Five Unique Ways Alarm.com Protects Your Second Home

    Sep 09, 2014

    You can still keep tabs on your home away from home during the off-season. Here are five ways Alarm.com protects your second home when you're not there.
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    Four Discreet But Effective Front Yard Security Features

    Jul 19, 2016

    For most homeowners, the front yard is a challenging area to keep secure. How do you keep intruders out, but also maintain your curb appeal? Here are four ways to improve security without spoiling your home's most public area.
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    What is Smarter Home Security?

    Jun 20, 2016

    From smart proactive safeguards to voice-controlled convenience, here are five differences that make an Alarm.com security system the smarter choice for homeowners.
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    How Alarm.com Helps Your Family in a Power Outage

    May 25, 2016

    With real-time information at your fingertips, smarter home security from Alarm.com helps you make informed decisions in power outages caused by extreme weather.
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    The Smart Homeowner's Roundup: April

    Apr 29, 2016

    Enjoy April's smartest home security and safety tips, courtesy of our dealer network and other experts from around the Web.
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    How Do I Get Alarm.com?

    Mar 15, 2016

    Interested in Alarm.com but not sure how to get it? Here's everything you need to know.
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    How to Set an Alarm.com Reminder

    Feb 17, 2016

    Did you remember to lock your front door this morning? Are you absolutely sure? If you had an Alarm.com reminder set up, you'd never worry about it again.
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    What is Crash and Smash Protection?

    Feb 02, 2016

    A proactive Alarm.com safeguard for your home, Crash and Smash Protection defends you from a burglary tactic that typically defeats other security systems.
    READ MORE
    The NFLPA Offers Smarter Home Security to Pro Football Players

    Jan 21, 2016

    Working with the NFLPA, Alarm.com has designed smart home security packages to address the unique needs of current and former players.
    READ MORE
    Three Smart Ways to Defend Your Home from Burst Pipes

    Jan 18, 2016

    As the winter freeze hits, thousands of unlucky homeowners will suffer the costly effects of burst water pipes. Alarm.com gives you several ways to protect your home from the problem.
    READ MORE
    Four Alarm.com Tips for Smart Holiday Travelers

    Dec 04, 2015

    With so much to remember, holiday road trips can be hectic. These last-minute Alarm.com tune-ups will protect you from unnecessary worries while you're on the road.
    READ MORE
    What Is a Contact Sensor?

    Nov 12, 2015

    Originally designed to catch an intruder opening a door or window, this small smart home device can now trigger smartphone alerts, turn your lights on, and even control your smart thermostat.
    READ MORE
    How Secure Is That Security Camera?

    Aug 06, 2015

    Connected video cameras have become smaller and more powerful. They let you check in on your home, anytime, from anywhere. Are they really security cameras, though?
    READ MORE
    Why Parents and Teens Will Both Love Smart Home Security

    Jul 15, 2015

    As your teen spreads their wings to greater independence, how do you ensure that they're safe without compromising their new-found freedom? Smart Home technology can help you both.
    READ MORE
    What Is An Image Sensor?

    Jun 11, 2015

    The next generation of the traditional motion sensor, Alarm.com's Image Sensor is small, streamlined, and enhanced with an onboard camera. It sends you intelligent alerts about motion-detected activity in your home, with a picture for visual confirmation.
    READ MORE
    Watch Your Whole Home from the Couch with our Amazon Fire TV app

    Jun 03, 2015

    Our latest app, created for Amazon Fire TV, brings your video monitoring to the most convenient screen in the house, with up to four simultaneous video streams from around your home.
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    Security, Safety and Savings: Now That's Smart

    May 21, 2015

    When you think of home security, saving energy isn't the first benefit that springs to mind. However, a security-powered smart thermostat can save energy in uniquely smart ways, thanks to what it knows.
    READ MORE
    Alarm.com Review: A Severe Weather Alert Saved Our Lives

    May 07, 2015

    One year ago, a powerful tornado hit central Arkansas. Randy Norman lived directly in its path. He credits our Severe Weather Alerts service with helping save his and his family's lives.
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    The Advantages of a Wireless Security System

    Apr 13, 2015

    By untethering your home from old, wired security technology, Alarm.com's wireless Smart Home Security solution makes life safer, smarter and more efficient. Here's why it's best to go wireless.
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    Alarm.com Review: The House Is Protected While I'm Away

    Mar 17, 2015

    "It's great peace of mind to know that your house is secure," says Keith, who owns a home in Florida but lives and works overseas. "I can check the status of my security system, get real time alerts and see what's been happening in my home from anywhere in the world."
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    Alarm.com Review: "Peace of Mind Is Priceless"

    Mar 06, 2015

    When Chi Chi and Tembile experienced an attempted burglary two years ago, they began researching wireless security systems for their home. They found Alarm.com and never looked back. Here's their video review.
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    How Smart Home Security Keeps You Aware and Worry-Free

    Mar 05, 2015

    Your home has a lot to tell you. Now, thanks to Smart Home security, it also has a voice. From fire alarms to teen parties, Alarm.com keeps you aware of everything that matters, no matter where you are, through real-time text and video alerts.
    READ MORE
    Why Choose a Smart Home Security System?

    Mar 03, 2015

    Home security systems have come a long way recently. Compared to traditional systems, Alarm.com's Smart Home Security systems are more secure, more useful, and more convenient, offering better protection and new features that old systems simply couldn't provide.
    READ MORE
    Lose Your Keys… and Gain Total Access Control With Alarm.com

    Feb 02, 2015

    Security and convenience are both key benefits of the smart home – but can you have them both at the same time? The answer is a resounding ‘yes', thanks to a set of advanced Smart Home security features called access control.
    READ MORE
    Why Some Smart Smoke Detectors Are Safer Than Others

    Jan 27, 2015

    As a new generation of connected fire and smoke detectors hits the market, it's important to know that not every detector billed as "smart" delivers the maximum safety for your home and family. Here are three things you should know.
    READ MORE
    Three Ways Alarm.com Protects Your Home In Winter Weather

    Jan 21, 2015

    Life inside of your home can be cozy and peaceful in the wintertime, but it also comes with some unique challenges. An Alarm.com Smart Home can keep you aware and in control of a whole range of cold weather situations. Here's how.
    READ MORE
    Eight Tips to Secure Your Home for Holiday Travel

    Dec 19, 2014

    Travelling for the holidays? You'll enjoy your break more with the peace of mind that your home is safe and secure, thanks to your security system powered by Alarm.com. These tips will help get you started.
    READ MORE
    What to Look For in a Connected Video Camera

    Dec 17, 2014

    Connected video cameras are one of the best and most enjoyable ways to keep up with what's happening at home. Today's cameras are smaller, more powerful, less obtrusive and more affordable, making them a popular holiday gift and home purchase. So which is the right smart camera for you?
    READ MORE
    Choosing a Security System

    Oct 09, 2014

    When it comes to protecting what matters most, home security systems are indispensable. With amazing advancements in technology, today's systems deliver a lot more value and features, and are more reliable and dependable than ever.
    READ MORE
    Five Unique Ways Alarm.com Protects Your Second Home

    Sep 09, 2014

    You can still keep tabs on your home away from home during the off-season. Here are five ways Alarm.com protects your second home when you're not there.
    READ MORE
    The Smarter Way to Beat Summer Heat In Your Home

    Jul 27, 2016

    July and August are tough on your air conditioning system, your family's comfort, and your electricity bill. Alarm.com has a smarter, more efficient way to keep everyone cool.
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    Do You Want Energy Savings, Or Comfort? Or… Both?

    Jul 15, 2016

    Do you think a smart thermostat should just save you energy? Or, do you think it should give you enhanced comfort as well? If you're in the ‘both' camp, you're not alone.
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    When Kids Get Crazy in Summer, Smart Home Security Can Help

    Jul 07, 2016

    Your children spend more time at home during summer, which probably means more unsupervised time around the house. Don't worry: Alarm.com will help you keep an eye on things.
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    Stay Cool, Dads: A Video Message From Alarm.com

    Jun 14, 2016

    Hey dads: do you get heated about your AC bill when your kids leave the door open? We feel your anguish - and we built you a smart solution.
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    Four Smart, Effortless Ways to Save Energy This Summer

    Jun 07, 2016

    Concerned about those high summer AC bills? Alarm.com's smart home technology helps you reduce energy use automatically and stay comfortable throughout.
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    Smart Homeowners News Roundup: May

    May 31, 2016

    Stay safer, cooler and more comfortable this summer with May's smartest homeowners' tips, courtesy of Alarm.com's service provider network and other experts from around the Web.
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    How to Set Up a No-Show Alert

    May 26, 2016

    Want to know if your teen doesn't arrive home on time, or if your dog-walker doesn't show up? No-show alerts from Alarm.com are a smart way to stay informed.
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    How Alarm.com Makes the Smart Thermostat Smarter

    May 20, 2016

    Alarm.com's Smart Thermostat always knows whether you need precision comfort or energy savings, because it shares a 'brain' with the most insightful piece of technology in your home.
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    How to Create Your Own Alarm.com Scene

    May 12, 2016

    The new Scenes buttons in your Alarm.com app let you control several smart home devices at once with a single command. Here's how to create your own for any occasion.
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    Alarm.com Is Now Hands-Free With Amazon Echo Voice Control

    May 04, 2016

    Want to check the arming status of your smart home security system, change the temperature, or turn your living room light off? Just ask Alarm.com through your Amazon Echo.
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    Video: The Only Smart Home App You Need

    Apr 18, 2016

    Having a different app for every smart home device is a recipe for clutter and complexity. There's a smarter, simpler way to control your smart home.
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    How to Create Your First Geo-Services Alert

    Mar 23, 2016

    Geo-Services is a really useful Alarm.com feature that enables your home to proactively take smart actions based on your location. Get started with this simple step-by-step guide.
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    Video: Secure Your Home with a (3D) Touch

    Feb 24, 2016

    If you're an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus user, you can access your favorite Alarm.com smart home commands by pressing just once on your phone's screen. Here's what it looks like in action.
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    Smart Home Etiquette for Couples: An Expert Guide

    Feb 11, 2016

    Alongside the life-changing benefits of smart home technology come some interesting etiquette dilemmas. We teamed up with relationship expert Rachel DeAlto to help you navigate them.
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    Alarm.com Makes Headlines at CES2016

    Jan 15, 2016

    Last week was the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Alarm.com was there with two big smart home security announcements. Here's what the media had to say about them.
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    Three Reasons to Resolve to Get Alarm.com This Year

    Dec 30, 2015

    What are your New Year's resolutions? Here are three big ones that smart home security can help you achieve.
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    How to Create a Smart Nursery, Simply

    Dec 09, 2015

    You don't need to go wild with gadgets to benefit from the high-tech parenting trend. A smart home security system can give your baby's nursery all the technology it needs.
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    Enjoy Precision Comfort With Temperature Sensors

    Nov 30, 2015

    Remote temperature sensors enable the Alarm.com Smart Thermostat to give you precisely tailored comfort and energy savings, optimized for your home and lifestyle. Here's a quick guide.
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    Meet the Alarm.com Smart Thermostat!

    Nov 28, 2015

    Saving energy at home should be simple. With Alarm.com's new Smart Thermostat, it is. Here are some smart ways it achieves your perfect balance of energy savings and comfort.
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    There's an Easier Way to a Smart Home

    Nov 25, 2015

    Shopping for smart home technology and feeling overwhelmed? There's an easy, affordable way to own a state-of-the-art smart home in time for the holidays.
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    Three Alarm.com Tips for a Smart Thanksgiving at Home

    Nov 20, 2015

    Between turkeys, guests and kids, hosting Thanksgiving at home can get a little hectic. The good news is that your Alarm.com smart home has some helpful tricks that can make things easier.
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    Is a Smart Home Right For You?

    Nov 17, 2015

    You may have heard that Smart Homes are just for celebrities, tech enthusiasts and millionaires. Nope: they're affordable, easy to own, and come with big benefits for families.
    READ MORE
    The Smart Way to Get Smart Lighting

    Nov 04, 2015

    If you see yourself jumping aboard the smart home trend as it goes mainstream, buy your smart lights as part of a smart home system and enjoy the ability to do more with them.
    READ MORE
    How a Smart Home Helps You Get to Work On Time

    Aug 24, 2015

    As well as protecting your home and family, a Smart Home Security system can shave precious minutes off the time it takes to get everyone out of the house in the morning.
    READ MORE
    A Back-to-School Checklist for Smart Home Parents

    Aug 19, 2015

    Back-to-school time comes with big changes to schedules and new concerns for parents. With Smart Home Security from Alarm.com, your child coming home safely is less likely to be one of them.
    READ MORE
    Newsflash: A Smart Home Makes Life Better!

    Aug 17, 2015

    The world is waking up to the benefits of the Smart Home. A new report says that users enjoy more money, more time and less worries – and that nine out of ten would recommend it to others.
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    Bought a New Home? Now's the Time to Get Smart

    Jul 23, 2015

    If you're a newly-minted homeowner considering which improvements to make first, the benefits of Smart Home technology make it a strong contender for your budget.
    READ MORE
    Video: Life In an Alarm.com Smart Home

    Jul 21, 2015

    What would life in a Smart Home look like? There's no need to look to the future for the answer: millions of homeowners are already enjoying it. Here's a day in the life of a Smart Home.
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    How a Smart Home Makes Your Whole Family Happier

    Jul 13, 2015

    The Smart Home has recently become family-friendly. It's easy to operate, affordable and professionally installed, with benefits that every member of your family will love. Let's take a look.
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    Five Things A Smart Thermostat Should Know

    Jul 07, 2015

    Most smart thermostats have limited information about what you're doing, making it hard for them to react to real-time activity in your home. Here's how ours is different.
    READ MORE
    You Should Smarten Up Your Yard This Year

    Jul 01, 2015

    Thinking about your next big yard project? Give the landscaping a rest and add some Smart Home technology instead. It could be your yard's most remarkable feature.
    READ MORE
    Dads, Here Are Five Ways A Smart Home Helps You Relax

    Jun 16, 2015

    Being constantly vigilant around the home is a big part of being a dad. Now, we have Smart Home Security technology on our side. Here's how Alarm.com helps dads relax more and worry less.
    READ MORE
    Four Fast, Easy Ways to Use Alarm.com for Apple Watch

    Jun 08, 2015

    Our new app for Apple Watch makes it easier to interact with your smart home from anywhere. Here are a few everyday situations where Alarm.com and Apple Watch combine perfectly to make life safer, smarter and more efficient.
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    Neighborhood, You'll Have To Cool Yourself

    May 20, 2015

    Are you wasting energy by running your AC with a door open? Not with Alarm.com, you're not. Our new smart thermostat puts an end to this age-old source of wasted energy.
    READ MORE
    Try our Apple Watch App: Demo and Video

    Apr 24, 2015

    The first Smart Home app for Apple Watch lets you control your entire Smart Home from your wrist. Here's a quick preview of the Alarm.com app in action.
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    Want a Smart Home? You Don't Have to Go It Alone

    Apr 15, 2015

    Installing a Smart Home on your own takes expertise. You'll need to select the right devices, install, wire and configure them, and troubleshoot any issues. There's good news, though: our Smart Home Service Providers do all of it for you.
    READ MORE
    Video: Five Simply Smart Things Alarm.com Does For You

    Mar 26, 2015

    The list of things a Smart Home can do for you is long. Here's an opportunity to discover some of them without reading. Enjoy these short videos of some of Alarm.com's most popular features!
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    How Smart Home Security Makes Your Vacation More Relaxing

    Mar 19, 2015

    It's hard to relax on vacation if you're worried about your unoccupied house. Here's how Alarm.com helps you stay connected and protected for peace of mind when you're away.
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    Video: How Alarm.com Automates Your Whole Home

    Mar 10, 2015

    Our Smart Home technology brings everything in your home together to make things safer, smarter and more efficient - all of it controlled by a single mobile app. Here's an animated overview.
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    Alarm.com for Apple Watch

    Mar 09, 2015

    The Apple Watch is coming soon.  We're excited to offer a glimpse of the powerful Alarm.com smart home app we're creating for this innovative new device.
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    How to Start Your Day Better With Alarm.com

    Feb 26, 2015

    Are you struggling to get started in the morning right now? We don't blame you: it's been a long winter. But there is hope: turn your home into a Smart Home powered by Alarm.com and you'll start every day better.
    READ MORE
    Video: Three Smart Home Animal Tales from Alarm.com

    Feb 18, 2015

    A Smart Home should make life better for every member of your family, including your pets. From video check-ins to nighttime feeding, an Alarm.com system lets you look after your animals in new and wonderful ways. Check out these three true stories!
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    Why Do Alarm.com Users Love Their Smart Homes?

    Feb 12, 2015

    With more than two million homes choosing Alarm.com to stay protected and connected, there are many reasons to love our technology. For Valentine's Day, we asked Alarm.com users via Facebook and Google+ to tell us why they love their Smart Homes. Here's what they said…
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    Five Great Things Alarm.com's Geo-Services Does For You

    Feb 06, 2015

    Imagine if your house knew when you were on your way home, and took action to ensure the perfect temperature when you arrive. With an Alarm.com Smart Home, this is a reality, thanks to Geo-Services, our location-based home automation feature.
    READ MORE
    Five Resolutions That a Smart Home Helps You Keep

    Jan 05, 2015

    New Year's resolutions can be hard work - but a smart home can do a lot of it for you. From focusing more on the things that matter, to going green and saving energy, here are five popular resolutions that a smart home will help you succeed with.
    READ MORE
    Five Alarm.com Automation Rules for a Great Holiday

    Dec 23, 2014

    The holidays may be all about your favorite traditions, but advanced smart home technology from Alarm.com can make your season safer and smarter. With these home automation tips, you'll get more from your Alarm.com system and more time to relax and enjoy your holidays too.
    READ MORE
    Know Your Three Types of Connected Lighting

    Dec 10, 2014

    This holiday season, connected lighting is a hot gift item. The term describes lighting solutions which can be controlled with a smartphone to create the perfect ambience anywhere in the home. It's a popular purchase and will be many people's first encounter with smart home technology.
    READ MORE
    Shopping for Smart Home Devices? Check Out Our Guide!

    Dec 04, 2014

    Powerful technology has made home automation and smart devices an affordable reality. However, knowing where to start and what to buy can be a big challenge. Help has arrived in the form of Alarm.com's online Smart Home Guide.
    READ MORE
    Don't Want To Install A Smart Home? You Don't Have To.

    Nov 11, 2014

    Connected home systems can be incredibly powerful, but also complicated to set up. Installation can be one of the biggest barriers to getting started, with even individual "smart" devices requiring expertise to set up. When it comes to installing your smart home, we think "pro" is the way to go.
    READ MORE
    Saving Energy in the Connected Home

    Oct 22, 2014

    Alarm.com's connected home offers a variety of ways for you to save energy. We make thermostats a lot smarter and enable you to connect any power hungry appliance to our intelligent solution to run it more efficiently. We even use weather and location information to save automatically without sacrificing comfort.
    READ MORE
    The Most Powerful App for Your Home

    Sep 19, 2014

    Whether you have an interactive security system or a range of home automation devices like thermostats, video cameras, garage doors, lights and locks, you can control and automate them all through our mobile app.
    READ MORE
    Which US Cities Have the Most Connected Homeowners?

    Jul 28, 2016

    As the smart home platform powering millions of smart homes in the USA, we have a unique perspective on how homeowners are adopting and using connected technology. Here's an example.
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    Research: What Do Homeowners Really Want From the Smart Home?

    Jul 12, 2016

    Our new survey of 1000+ homeowners indicates that ‘going it alone' with standalone devices is out, simplicity, security, comfort and a professionally-supported experience are in as the smart home goes mainstream.
    READ MORE
    Why Smart Devices Don't Make a Smart Home

    Nov 09, 2015

    A true smart home is a bit like a good football team. Each player - or connected device - has specialized skills, but they can only win games by working together. That requires a good coach.
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    Security is the Foundation of the Smart Home

    Apr 16, 2015

    A genuinely Smart Home needs a sensory system: a network of sensors conveying accurate, relevant and real-time information so that connected devices can act intelligently. This system already exists in millions of homes. It's the Smart Home Security system.
    READ MORE
    Location Automation: A Deeper Look at Alarm.com's Geo-Services

    Feb 10, 2015

    Take a look at how Geo Services, Alarm.com's location-based automaton services, uses the real-time location of your smart phone to help you reduce energy waste automatically, keep your home more secure, and personalize your smart home experience to better serve every member of your family.
    READ MORE
    Three Smart Home Trends from CES 2015

    Jan 15, 2015

    Last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was a unique opportunity to assess big trends across the technology industry. Once again, Smart Home technology had an even larger presence at the show this year, and we noticed three key Smart Home trends for 2015.
    READ MORE
    Professionally Monitored Security and the Connected Home

    Jan 14, 2015

    The growth of the "Internet of Things" is having a direct impact in the security industry. It is a rapidly growing and evolving landscape, and dealers should keep in mind a few important considerations as the industry navigates this fast-moving opportunity.
    READ MORE