Connecting the Alarm.com Thermostat to Your Security System

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Connecting Alarm.com Thermostat to Your Security System

Published 08/23/2018 by General Security

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One of the chief benefits of 'smart' technology is its connectivity to other compatible devices to create 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 such devices, offers a wide range of products to make managing your home easier. This includes the Alarm.com Smart Thermostat, which not only enables remote adjustment of your home's temperature, but also offers additional capabilities to keep you comfortable at all times and save you money on energy bills. Plus, connecting the Alarm.com thermostat to your home security system is quick and straightforward.

To connect your Alarm.com thermostat to your security system, simply download one of Alarm.com’s apps. You’ll then be given the option to add a new device to your network for monitoring.

Available via iTunes and Google Play, the Alarm.com app for your smartphone and/or tablet gives you access to all your 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. You can even set up alerts if any unusual behavior is detected.

Just tell Alexa or Google what temperature you want to change your home to, and it will be done.

There is another app designed with smartwatch users in mind. Similar to the smartphone and tablet application, Alarm.com’s app for the Apple Watch enables you to monitor your thermostat, as well as other home automation products, and receive notifications if any devices uncover any suspicious activity, such as the home alarm being deactivated when no one is supposed to be home.

Voice-activated virtual assistants Amazon Alexa and Google Home follow verbal commands to control the Alarm.com thermostat. Simply tell either the temperature you'd like, and it will be adjusted, accordingly.

Alarm.com Smart Thermostat holds several significant benefits for users. It was even updated and relaunched earlier this year with additional features.

Alarm.com’s original smart thermostat was released in 2015. It enabled users to manage their home’s temperature—and a whole lot more.

The thermostat utilized home security systems to determine a personalized heating and cooling schedule, taking cues from its sensors, such as those monitoring motion, the doors, and windows. Wireless temperature sensors placed throughout the home delivered “precision comfort," reads the company's announcement, and relied on the door and window sensors in other ways, too. If a door or window was open, the thermostat automatically reset to save energy until it was closed again.

Thanks to its access to real-time weather data, the original Alarm.com thermostat also automatically adjusted to extreme temperatures, saving money on energy bills. It was even “compatible with ‘demand response' programs from utility companies, making you eligible for reduced rates if your electric company offers them,” notes the inaugural post.

Furthermore, the smart home device also kept users safe from smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning.

The thermostat “intelligently balances various inputs to help property owners maintain a home environment that is comfortable for their family but inhospitable for mold.”

Although the original thermostat did wonders for homeowners, Alarm.com made innovative updates, and launched a second-generation thermostat earlier this year.

According to a January 2018 press release from Alarm.com, the company redefined “the smart thermostat with new layers of protection for homeowners and their families.”

The new thermostat can protect the home’s HVAC system, as well as prevent against mold and freeze issues.

“Machine learning proactively monitors the HVAC system, alerting service providers and homeowners to trouble conditions before they cascade into complete system failures, requiring expensive emergency repairs or system replacements,” states the announcement.

The thermostat “intelligently balances various inputs to help property owners maintain a home environment that is comfortable for their family but inhospitable for mold,” it continues.

Lastly, the device’s “Winter Freeze Protection” can notify users of “dangerously low temperatures, which can be caused by furnace failures or power outages,” via remote temperature sensors.


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