If you’re heading out of town for the long weekend or have an upcoming summer vacation on the horizon, chances are you’ve given a little thought to how to best secure your home.
My husband and I talked a lot about how we could protect ourselves and secure our home. Being mindful of cars on our street and randomizing our activity didn’t seem like enough. We took measures to reinforce deadbolts on doors, beef up security on windows, but knew our 4 year old adopted Yellow Labrador might not be the most reliable security system. A love of treats and affection are his weaknesses!
My parents encouraged a home security system. It was an option we considered but I wanted more than what popular traditional companies offered. I wanted the technology to make my home smarter and safer. I wanted to be able to use an app to turn lights on and off, lock and unlock doors, program the thermostat from afar, and even monitor video cameras remotely. In other words, I wanted my home security system to be tech savvy by providing remote automation and allow me to see what was going on in my home on my terms rather than waiting to be notified after a security breach.
Little did I know that Alarm.com, the company that creates the innovative technology for home monitoring tools, is located in the DC Metro Area. They invited me to come see their products in action and immediately I recognized how their wide range of products could provide the home security, remote management, and wireless monitoring I wanted for our house.
Alarm.com provides the technology that allows homeowners to monitor everything that happens in their homes from keeping track of activity on entry doors, windows, liquor and medicine cabinets, safes, drawers, and more. While most home security systems rely on a phone line (that can be disabled by thieves or intruders) to notify authorities of a break in, Alarm.com works through a secure wireless network and you can monitor and secure your home through an easy to use web dashboard on any computer or on your mobile phone using the app for iOS (iPhone, iPad) or Android in real time. Ah, sweet tech savvy heaven!
After seeing Alarm.com’s technology infrastructure, the security measures their smart connected devices use to protect homes, the web dashboard, and ease of using the app, I was sold. I wanted everything they offered in the hopes to make me feel less paranoid.
We’ve been using window sensors, wireless and fixed video cameras, emPower lights, and glass break sensors as part of our Alarm.com home security system. We’ve found the advanced interactive technology to be easy to use and provides peace of mind that our home is protected.
I love the integration with our smartphones that allows us to enable and disable security features while monitoring our home remotely through archived video feeds, text alert notifications, and a great dashboard that provides a comprehensive look at activity in and around our house from any computer.
This is just an overview of the Alarm.com technology in the ASG Security products we are using. More in-depth coverage about the different products we’re using to secure our home will be shared through future posts.
Alarm.com and ASG Security provided our family with a customized package of home security products to meet our needs. Products and 6 months of service were provided in exchange for sharing my honest experience with the technology with you. No additional compensation was received for this post and we do plan on continuing to pay for our service when our complimentary service ends. Images courtesy of Alarm.com.