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Home Automation

How to Automate Small Appliances to Turn Off When You Leave

Feb 17, 2017

Ever left the house only to suddenly panic that you left the coffee pot or another appliance on? A simple Alarm.com automation rule is the answer.
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Announcing Insights Engine: Your Home's Newest Proactive Safeguard

Jan 04, 2017

At CES 2017, we announced our Insights Engine, a proactive, intelligent new safeguard for your family that recognizes and responds to unexpected activity around 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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