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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 stay one step ahead of the problem. Alarm.com's cloud platform constantly keeps an eye out for what's happening around your home and automatically takes smart, proactive measures to keep things secure and to protect you and your family.

From emergencies to everyday problems, here are five proactive protections that make a big difference.

Emergency response when you need it

When there's an emergency at your home, Alarm.com automatically alerts a 24-7 monitoring station through a dedicated cellular connection. The station's security personnel will quickly assess the situation and dispatch emergency responders if you need it. Whether it's a fire or a break-in—even if a burglar disables your security panel—your Alarm.com system ensures that help is on the way.

Smart fire safety

If there's a fire at your home, Alarm.com detects, alerts and responds to protect your family. Your alarm will sound, your smart lights will turn on to light your way out of the house, and your smart thermostat will shut off your HVAC to minimize the spread of smoke. In addition to alerting emergency services, Alarm.com also alerts your own emergency contacts such as family and neighbors to make them aware of the situation.

Reminders when you forget

Alarm.com also proactively prevents everyday problems from turning into bigger ones. For example, it reminds you if you leave your home unsecured by accident. Forget to close your garage door, lock your smart lock or arm your security system when you leave?

actionable20alert20mainYou'll get a reminder that you can act on: a smartphone alert with a button that secures your home remotely with just one tap.

Fast action on leaks

Alarm.com also takes action against problems that traditional security systems can't touch. Most homes are vulnerable to water damage from leaks and burst pipes, which can quickly escalate if you're not there. Alarm.com's smart water solution detects water leaks, alerts you immediately so you can take quick action.  With the addition of a water shut-off valve, Alarm.com can even turn your home's water supply off automatically to immediately stop damage.

Proactive energy savings

As well as your property, Alarm.com proactively protects your wallet by tackling energy waste. When you leave home, our Geo-Services feature sets back your smart thermostat into Away mode, saving energy without you doing a thing. With sensors throughout the home (thanks to your security system), an Alarm.com smart thermostat knows exactly when to heat and when to save, and can even respond to a door being left open.

For more benefits of Alarm.com's smarter home security, click here. If you'd like Alarm.com to proactively protect your home, click here to connect with a local service provider.