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Four Ways to Use an Alarm.com Image Sensor

Aug 17 2018
Tom and Jerry. Chips and salsa. You and your significant other. Great partnerships make the world a better place.

Take the Alarm.com Image Sensor. A partnership between a motion sensor and a connected camera, it keeps you safe, protects your property, and shows you what's happening at home for instant peace of mind.

Unlike security cameras, Image Sensors capture photos, not video. They also don't need wires or Wi-Fi, making them easy to install virtually anywhere in your home. Recently enhanced with better night vision and image resolution, these versatile smart home security devices have more uses than ever.

1: See and capture important activity

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Did the mailman just open your gate, or was it an intruder? Is that your wife in the garage, or did your two-year old finally reach the door handle? With an Image Sensor on guard, Alarm.com can send an instant snapshot to your phone when activity occurs, enabling you to act quickly if necessary, or relax.

In a fire or break-in, your Image Sensors take a stream of pictures automatically and upload them securely to Alarm.com's cloud via cellular connection. As one Alarm.com user found out after a fire, visual evidence makes a huge difference.

2: Check in on home anytime

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From checking in after school to confirming that your vacation property is okay after a storm, Image Sensors offer on-demand peace of mind when you can't be there in person.

Checking in is easy: just open your Alarm.com app or dashboard, choose an Image Sensor, and request a snapshot. If you need to see a specific activity, like your kids arriving home, you can also create Image Sensor alerts activated by other devices—in this case, your smart lock or security panel.

3: Activate other smart devices

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Because they're powered by Alarm.com, Image Sensors can activate other smart devices on your behalf, enabling your house to respond automatically when an Image Sensor detects motion.

Want to make your upstairs landing safer at night in case your kids wander? An Alarm.com-powered smart light, triggered by an Image Sensor's nighttime motion sensors, will do the trick.

4: Stay in the know when there's no Wi-Fi

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With cellular technology on board, Alarm.com Image Sensors don't need Wi-Fi or broadband. This makes them ideal for keeping tabs on out-of-the way areas at home, or on a vacation property without broadband service.

Even if there's a power outage, your Image Sensors will keep on working—just like your Alarm.com-powered security panel.

Want to protect your home with Image Sensors?

Image Sensors are sold exclusively by Alarm.com service providers as part of a smart home security system, and can be quickly installed alongside other smart devices like locks, security cameras, video doorbells and more.

Don't have Alarm.com yet? Enter your ZIP code below to connect with a service provider today.