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Video: Three Smart Home Animal Tales from Alarm.com

Feb 18 2015
At Alarm.com, we believe that a Smart Home should make things safer and smarter for every member of the family – even the four-legged ones.

An Alarm.com Smart Home has many benefits for pets and their owners. For example, smart access control makes it easy to let a dog walker in and out when you're at work (and get an alert when they're done). It's also fun to check in on your pet anytime with our image sensor or video cameras. We're even integrating the Tagg pet tracker into the Alarm.com system so you'll know exactly where your pet is if they escape.

It's easy to customize your system for your pet's needs, which means that many users get creative – and none more so than Alarm.com's own team.

With "Love Your Pet Day" coming up this Friday, we wanted to share three of our favorite Alarm.com animal stories.

Smart Cat Feeding

You love your cat. But you don't love it when they wake you up in the middle of the night asking to be fed. Rose's solution: combine an Alarm.com-powered smart plug with an electric cat feeder to deliver an automated 3am snack. Everyone wins.



Smart Hedgehog Monitoring

Alarm.com video monitoring can show you what your pet's doing in real-time, letting you check in anytime and see what they're up to.  But what if they're most active when you're asleep? To keep up with Kiwi the hedgehog's nighttime activity, Raisa deployed a video camera with night vision – and used Alarm.com's motion-triggered video smart clips to get a "highlights reel" every morning.



Smart Squirrel Removal

Of course, not every animal in your home is welcome there. When a family of flying squirrels moved into Peter's attic, he sprang into action using his Alarm.com system to create a fully interactive humane squirrel trap. Enjoy this unique demonstration of the power of Alarm.com, plus a piece of string.



While the videos above are lighthearted, it's worth considering that Alarm.com offers substantial protection for your animals too. Our final video features an Alarm.com user who, thanks to a real-time smartphone alert from his Smart Home security system, was able to act quickly and rescue his dogs from a house fire.



Do you use Alarm.com to look after your animals? We'd love to hear from you at our Facebook page. Happy Love Your Pet day!