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How Home Security Is Taking Charge of the Smart Home

Jan 05, 2018

Security systems used to have one job. Today, they're one of the most versatile and useful technologies in the modern home. How did that happen?
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How Many Contact Sensors Does Your Security System Need?

Oct 13, 2017

The more contact sensors you have connected to your system, the more safe and secure your home will be. And they're not just for catching burglars.
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What's the Smartest Choice in Home Security?

Sep 20, 2017

Everything is being reinvented these days. Home security is no different: since we reinvented it in 2000, we've been innovating non-stop to make our security solution the smartest choice.
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This Small Device Can Fix Your Summer "Hot Room" Problem

Aug 03, 2017

Most thermostats only know the temperature of the room they're in, which leads to discomfort when summer temperatures heat up your house. Alarm.com's smart thermostat has the solution.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 Helpful Things Alarm.com's Geo-Services Does For You Proactively

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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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.
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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.
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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.
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