We had the opportunity to spend the past couple days at the Alarm.com headquarters seeing first hand just how our partners at Alarm.com bring us all that remote security alarm goodness and, more importantly, learning new and better ways to deliver it to you – our valued customers. If there’s one thing I took away from this experience, it is that Alarm.com is, was, and for as long as I can see will be the leader in interactive home security and automation.
They’re just a website, right? Not hardly! Alarm.com is doing things right now that ADT and Honeywell can only dream of. Thinking of Crash and Smash Protection? Yeah but that’s old news and our competitors still haven’t even caught up to that. Here are some new ideas from Alarm.com that are helping make your home far more secure than it’s even been.
Business Intelligence: This is an advantage Alarm.com has over ADT and Honeywell that the other guys can’t do a thing about. Alarm.com’s database was built from the ground up with business intelligence in mind for the purpose of using that data to make future improvements. What does that mean? It means Alarm.com knows exactly how customers are using their interactive systems better than anyone else. With a smarter database and over 1.5 million active users, Alarm.com learns directly from you how to improve itself. Pulse and Total Connect have outdated databases and only a fraction of active users so they simply can not compete.
Agile Engineering: As an experienced software and computer engineer I can tell you that Alarm.com development team is smart, capable, nimble, innovate and eager. You can sense it just by being in the building. You can feel it in the air. Alarm.com has cultivated just the right environment for an efficient, agile and optimized development team to operate and thrive. What does that mean to you? It means you can count on Alarm.com to stay well ahead of ADT and Honeywell for as long as they choose to keep the ball rolling, and from what I can see, that ball is rolling fast—it’s flying. In fact, if I wasn’t so busy running suretyCAM I’d be applying for a job at Alarm.com right now. This is like being at Microsoft 20 years ago, at Google 12 years ago or at Apple 6 years ago. Expect big things ahead.
Geo Services: Alarm.com has built a platform that uses the real-time location of your smart-phone to help improve your security and convenience. As it stands Geo Services can remind you when you leave your home and forget to arm your security alarm. That’s right, it’s not based on time, it uses the actual physical location of your phone to detect when you’ve exited a specified area around your home. However this is only the beginning! Geo Services is a platform on which to build many new location based security and automation services.
Image Sensor: Alarm.com has always had video cameras and those work well for certain applications. The new Image Sensor, however, is a true PIR motion detector that takes a couple still image snapshots when motion is detected and delivers them directly to your smart-phone so you can instantly verify the alarm is real and not a false alarm before you decide to dispatch the police. These snapshots are delivered via the cell phone towers, not your broadband Internet connection, so they don’t suffer from the cable line cut vulnerability that ADT Pulse and Honeywell Total Connect do.
Smarter Thermostats: Alarm.com is taking energy management to the next level. You’ve heard of a programmable thermostat and you may have even heard of smart auto-learning thermostats such as Nest, but these can not compete with Alarm.com for one simple reason: Alarm.com actually knows when you are home and when you are away – we don’t have to guess like Nest does. That means more accurate, more useful energy management that doesn’t just rely on a time base schedule.
Better cameras: Alarm has improved their line of surveillance cameras drastically. The new cameras are high definition with better range and more features… and they don’t cost more.
It was a pleasure working with the Alarm.com team to learn about and improve upon what we offer you, our valued security customer. We pride ourselves in being the most qualified, capable, innovative and experienced Alarm.com provider in Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding area. As your certified Alarm.com dealer, suretyCAM is looking forward to serving you well for many years to come.Share