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Four Ways to Use an Alarm.com Image Sensor

8/17/2018 12:00:00 am

A smart, versatile combination of motion sensor and connected camera, our wireless Image Sensor keeps your property secure and your mind at ease. 
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Four Ways to Use an Alarm.com-Powered Smart Lock

6/19/2018 12:00:00 am

With keyless entry and smartphone-controlled locking, a smart lock turns a humble door into a hi-tech access point. For a truly smart front door, though, you need a smart lock powered by Alarm.com.
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Four Ways to Use an Alarm.com Doorbell Camera

6/7/2018 12:00:00 am

A doorbell camera is a smart home must-have, able to show you who's at the door, no matter where you are. And with an Alarm.com Doorbell Camera, that's just the start.
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What Is a Smart Lock?

4/26/2018 12:00:00 am

For thousands of years, people have used - and lost - their door keys. Now, thanks to keyless lock hardware and smart home security technology, we're on the cusp of ditching them for good. Here's how.
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Take a Peek at Our Updated Image Sensor

3/9/2018 12:00:00 am

It's good to know what's happening at home. It's even better to see it for yourself through an Alarm.com Image Sensor.
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Three Alarm.com-patible Gift Ideas for Smart Homeowners

11/21/2017 12:00:00 am

What do you buy the smart homeowner who already has an Alarm.com-powered home? How about a new way to interact with it?
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Five Smart Things You Can Do with a Video Doorbell

12/8/2016 12:00:00 am

It's a doorbell, a video camera, and a two-way communications device all wrapped into one—and it gets even better when it's installed as part of a smart home security system.
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Smart Home For Beginners: Smart Home Security

12/2/2016 12:00:00 am

Protecting your home and family is the most popular reason for buying smart home technology. The gold-standard solution is the platform-powered smart home security system.
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Smart Home for Beginners: Smart Locks and Access

11/17/2016 12:00:00 am

It used to be that the more secure you made your front door, the more inconvenient it became to let people into your house. Then, smart locks arrived and changed everything.
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Smart Home for Beginners: Security Cameras and Video

11/11/2016 12:00:00 am

Wouldn't it be great to see what's happening at home, anytime, from anywhere? It's easy to do with smart video cameras, which come in many shapes and sizes.
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Smart Home for Beginners: Heating, Cooling, Lighting

11/3/2016 12:00:00 am

Smart thermostats and lighting give you convenient comfort and automatic energy savings. To automate your HVAC and lights with smart home technology, here's what you need to know.
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How Smart Can a Front Door Be?

9/16/2016 12:00:00 am

With smart locks, connected lights and new video doorbell technology, smarter home security powered by Alarm.com makes your home's main entrance more convenient and secure.
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Four Smarter Home Security Essentials for Your Front Door

9/15/2016 12:00:00 am

Turn your front door into the smartest entrance on the block with these four essential pieces of modern home security technology.
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What Is a Smart Plug?

2/22/2016 12:00:00 am

Connected devices don't have to be complex to be useful. Take the smart plug: it simply turns things on and off, but - when connected to a smart home platform - becomes a very versatile device.
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Avoiding the "Smart Home from Hell"

12/18/2015 12:00:00 am

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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Three Essential Questions Before You Buy That Smart Device

11/30/2015 12:00:00 am

Are you shopping for smart home devices today? Answering these three questions will help you determine the right approach to creating your smart home.
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Meet the Alarm.com Smart Thermostat!

11/28/2015 12:00:00 am

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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There's an Easier Way to a Smart Home

11/25/2015 12:00:00 am

Shopping for smart home technology and feeling overwhelmed? There's an easy, affordable way to own a state-of-the-art smart home in time for the holidays.
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What Is a Contact Sensor?

11/12/2015 12:00:00 am

Originally designed to catch an intruder opening a door or window, this small smart home device can now trigger smartphone alerts, turn your lights on, and even control your smart thermostat.
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Why Smart Devices Don't Make a Smart Home

11/9/2015 12:00:00 am

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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Five Things A Smart Thermostat Should Know

7/7/2015 12:00:00 am

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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What Is An Image Sensor?

6/11/2015 12:00:00 am

The next generation of the traditional motion sensor, Alarm.com's Image Sensor is small, streamlined, and enhanced with an onboard camera. It sends you intelligent alerts about motion-detected activity in your home, with a picture for visual confirmation.
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Four Fast, Easy Ways to Use Alarm.com for Apple Watch

6/8/2015 12:00:00 am

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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Watch Your Whole Home from the Couch with our Amazon Fire TV app

6/3/2015 12:00:00 am

Our latest app, created for Amazon Fire TV, brings your video monitoring to the most convenient screen in the house, with up to four simultaneous video streams from around your home.
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Neighborhood, You'll Have To Cool Yourself

5/20/2015 12:00:00 am

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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Security is the Foundation of the Smart Home

4/16/2015 12:00:00 am

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

4/15/2015 12:00:00 am

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

4/13/2015 12:00:00 am

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

3/10/2015 12:00:00 am

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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Lose Your Keys… and Gain Total Access Control With Alarm.com

2/2/2015 12:00:00 am

Security and convenience are both key benefits of the smart home – but can you have them both at the same time? The answer is a resounding ‘yes', thanks to a set of advanced Smart Home security features called access control.
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What to Look For in a Connected Video Camera

12/17/2014 12:00:00 am

Connected video cameras are one of the best and most enjoyable ways to keep up with what's happening at home. Today's cameras are smaller, more powerful, less obtrusive and more affordable, making them a popular holiday gift and home purchase. So which is the right smart camera for you?
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Know Your Three Types of Connected Lighting

12/10/2014 12:00:00 am

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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Shopping for Smart Home Devices? Check Out Our Guide!

12/4/2014 12:00:00 am

Powerful technology has made home automation and smart devices an affordable reality. However, knowing where to start and what to buy can be a big challenge. Help has arrived in the form of Alarm.com's online Smart Home Guide.
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Don't Want To Install A Smart Home? You Don't Have To.

11/11/2014 12:00:00 am

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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