Alarm.com is connecting your car and home through its integrated security platform to help people stay informed about their vehicle’s status and unlock more home automation capabilities. Alarm.com Connected Car, developed in collaboration with vehicle telematics solutions pioneer CalAmp, offers all the benefits of a vehicle monitoring solution plus the unique benefit of deep integration with the Alarm.com smart home security system. Vehicle insights, notifications and home automation features are all accessible through one interface – the Alarm.com mobile app. “We’re excited to extend the technology and benefits of Alarm.com to include cars,” said Alarm.com Chief Product Officer Dan Kerzner. “Connected Car, like the rest of our offering, helps people monitor and manage the things they care about most on a unified platform with a seamless user experience. Adding cars is another step forward in our ongoing commitment to helping our partners improve the lives and safety of their customers.” About Connected Car Compatible with most cars manufactured since 1996, the Connected Car device plugs into a vehicle’s OBD-II port for easy self-installation, reducing the need for costly truck rolls to add the device. Connected Car uses a dedicated cellular connection and has a battery backup, so it communicates with the home system and end-user, even when the vehicle’s engine is off. With CalAmp’s telematics technology integrated with the solution, users can create rules so they receive Alarm.com notifications about specific vehicle details or activity, such as: Diagnostics and potential repairs (check engine light on, low battery or low fuel) Driving Behavior (sudden acceleration, hard braking, excessive speeding) Unexpected Movement (vehicle moves while the engine is off, indicating it may have been towed, crashed into, or stolen) Automated rules and reminders Connected Car trigger automation rules and reminders via user’s existing Alarm.com-powered smart home security system Vehicles with Connected Car installed can be added to a user’s existing Alarm.com-powered smart home security system to trigger automation rules and reminders using the vehicle’s location. For example, lights turn on and the temperature adjusts as a driver arrives home. Or, alerts are sent to a driver’s mobile device if they leave without closing the garage door or locking the front door of their home. Authority Statements “I love having my home and car connected through one system and the consistency of Connected Car,” said Taylor Proudfit, COO at Titan Alarm in Phoenix, Ariz. “It's always on and works really well with the Z-Wave rules that I created to turn on the lights when my car pulls into the driveway. This takes security technology to a whole different level.” “We are very excited to be partnering with Alarm.com,” said Jeff Gardner, President and CEO of CalAmp. “By integrating CalAmp’s innovative telematics technology, Alarm.com customers now have seamless access to real-time information that will improve driver safety, enhance vehicle security and allow customers to stay on top of vehicle maintenance needs.” Connected Car is available through authorised Alarm.com service providers in the U.S. and Canada as a standalone solution or add-on to an existing Alarm.com-powered system.
Johnson Controls has announced that the award-winning DSC iotega now leverages the interactive and home automation features from Alarm.com, further reinforcing that iotega is a versatile wireless security and automation solution available on the market today. iotega’s cyber secure platform with PowerG 2-way wireless encrypted sensors, combined with Alarm.com, enables users to seamlessly arm and disarm their system in addition to controlling other home automation functions such as lighting, thermostats, door locks, voice-controlled devices, doorbell cameras and more. With support for Z-Wave Plus features, in addition to Wi-Fi for cameras and touchscreens, iotega offers consumers freedom of choice with a myriad of home control devices. DSC iotega is an intuitive, completely wireless and fully secure system, using encrypted, long-range wireless PowerG sensors Reliable security and home control The set-up is quick, installed and running within a matter of minutes. Pre-enrolment capabilities with PowerG devices ensures the installation set-up is faster and enables installers to easily manage the future needs of their clients. Service providers can leverage the Alarm.com platform to quickly configure and support systems with remote diagnostics and troubleshooting capabilities. The recently launched iotega system, from DSC, is an intuitive, completely wireless and fully secure system, using encrypted, long-range wireless PowerG sensors, which provides homeowners and small businesses the ultimate in reliable security and home control. Integration of DSC iotega with the Alarm.com platform will be available in the summer of 2018 Enhanced automation capability “We’re pleased to announce the integration of DSC’s iotega into the Alarm.com ecosystem,” said Dan Kerzner, Alarm.com’s chief product officer. “It gives our services provider partners an innovative and versatile panel option for delivering Alarm.com’s services.” Steve Shapiro, Johnson Control’s general manager of Residential, Commercial and Connected Home Products said, “We are excited about extending iotega into the Alarm.com platform and leveraging their security and home automation technology.” Integration of DSC iotega with the Alarm.com platform will be available in the summer of 2018. Johnson Controls continues to integrate with existing and new interactive partners to further enable iotega’s home automation capabilities. Alarm.com is a technology provider for connected home services to more than five million households and businesses.