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Connecting Alarm.com Thermostat to Your Security System

Security Systems Apr 3, 2024 8:49:00 AM General Security 6 min read

A brief overview:

  • Connecting an Alarm.com thermostat to your security system is as simple as selecting “manage devices” on your security provider app or online customer portal and following a few easy steps. 
  • Integrating your Alarm.com thermostat with your security system provides several key benefits: the ability to adjust temperatures remotely and create a schedule that works for you, energy savings, optimized comfort, and reducing your carbon footprint.
  • What’s more, you can control your home's security and environmental settings from anywhere with a smartphone, tablet, or even a smartwatch.
  • Another overlooked benefit: Connecting a smart thermostat to your security system enhances your monitoring capabilities. You’ll learn more about all the benefits associated with your smart thermostat below. 

Among the benefits of smart home technology is its connectivity to other compatible devices, creating a more streamlined and convenient user experience. With the rise of the smart home, consolidating all the ways to monitor and control these innovative systems is imperative.

Alarm.com, a leading platform for smart devices, offers a wide range of products to easily manage your home. This includes the Alarm.com Smart Thermostat, which allows you to adjust your home's temperature remotely, keeps you comfortable at all times, and helps you save money on energy bills, among other benefits.

That’s why smart thermostats are the green option for homeowners also looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Plus, connecting an Alarm.com-synced thermostat to your smart home security system is quick and simple. 

Getting Started With the Alarm.com Thermostat

Available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, the Alarm.com app for your smartphone and/or tablet gives you access to all your other smart home devices, within seconds. This way, checking to see if you remembered to set your alarm before work, adjusting your home’s temperature based on the weather forecast, and/or turning off the lights won’t be a hassle.

To connect your Alarm.com Smart Thermostat to your security system, simply download the Alarm.com app. Head to “manage devices” and you’ll then be given the option to add a new device to your network for monitoring.

If you’re adding a new thermostat, select “manage devices,” hit the “+” button to add the device, and then follow the “add device” feature to complete installation. 

You also can connect your smart thermostat online by logging into the Alarm.com website and selecting “manage devices.” 

With your smart thermostat now connected to your smart home hub, along with all the other activity sensors and devices, you’ll have unparalleled knowledge of what’s going on in your home. That means more comprehensive control. 

Your smart thermostat utilizes home security systems to determine a personalized heating and cooling schedule, taking cues from its sensors, such as those monitoring motion

Wireless temperature sensors placed throughout your home deliver precise comfort, relying on door and window contact sensors in other ways, too. For instance, if a door or window is open, the thermostat automatically resets to conserve energy until it’s closed again.

It’s even compatible with “demand response” programs from utility companies, making you eligible for reduced rates if your electric company offers them. 

Extra Convenience for Smartwatch Users

Similar to the smartphone and tablet application, Alarm.com for the Apple Watch enables you to monitor your thermostat, as well as other home automation products, through a wrist device. You’ll receive notifications if smart devices uncover any suspicious activity, such as your home alarm being deactivated when no one is supposed to be home.

And, of course, you’ll be alerted to any thermostat-related changes based on notifications in your smart home hub. The only difference: you’ll access them via your Apple Watch. No need to retrieve your smartphone from your pocket or purse. 

You can also control your thermostat settings by using voice-activated virtual assistants Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Simply tell either the temperature you'd like, and it will be adjusted, accordingly.

Benefits of Connecting a Smart Thermostat to Your Security System

Connecting an Alarm.com smart thermostat to your home security system offers you some rather powerful benefits. Honestly, you’ll have a hard time justifying a traditional thermostat setup. 

Here are some of the direct benefits: 

  • Take full control of your home. Having a smart thermostat connected to your home security system facilitates centralized control of your home's security and temperature settings through a single platform. This integration simplifies management and ensures that your home environment is always optimized for comfort and safety.
  • Boost your energy savings. Smart thermostats can adjust home temperatures based on your habits and preferences, as well as the security system's settings. For example, the thermostat can lower the heating or cooling when the system is set to "Away" mode, saving energy and reducing your utility bills.
  • Enhance your home’s security. Integration optimizes security by using temperature settings as part of your home’s security protocols. For instance, if a fire is detected, the system can automatically turn off the HVAC system to prevent the spread of smoke and flames.
  • Achieve unrivaled comfort in each room. You can set rules and schedules that automatically adjust your home's temperature based on the time of day, occupancy, room, or even the status of your security system. This guarantees your home is always comfortable when you are there and energy-efficient when you're not. Even if you don't have schedules set up, you can still log into the app, check the temperature, and change it accordingly. 
  • Monitor your home from anywhere. With the Alarm.com platform, you can manage your thermostat settings remotely via a mobile device app. This means you can adjust your home's temperature from anywhere, ensuring it's just right when you arrive.
  • Ensure your HVAC functions properly. A smart thermostat can also bring HVAC issues to your attention. For example, you can receive a notification if you set the thermostat to 70, but don’t see the interior temperatures drop below 78 all day. You can also set alerts from the thermostat if it reports a temp below or above a certain threshold. Again, this can inform you of a possible HVAC issue or just that you may want to turn that zone on to regulate the temperature. 
  • Take advantage of other automation features. Your smart home system can learn your preferences and adjust settings automatically for optimal comfort and efficiency. This is done using geo-fencing features to adjust settings based on your location, preparing your home for your arrival.

For help designing a smart home automation and security system that will help you save energy while keeping your family safe, contact us. Our team of experts is ready to answer your questions and provide friendly, helpful service.