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Alarm.com adds Geofence Feature.

Alarm.com expands its platform offering, enabling consumers to automate their home settings and system notifications based on the location of their mobile phone.

Alarm.com, the industry leading technology provider of interactive security solutions, today announced that it will be integrating location-based services into its security and automation platform. By allowing users to opt-in and incorporate their mobile phone location as an additional input for system rules and notifications, Alarm.com will enable more intelligent whole home automation and the most relevant real-time system activity alerts.

Alarm.com’s initial set of Geo-Services will include a location-based version of the company’s popular Arming Reminders feature, allowing users to receive an alert if they leave their home “geofence” without remembering to arm the security system. Alarm.com’s Geo-Services will be a user set option and also support applications where multiple mobile phones are used to trigger a rule. For example, when both Mom’s and Dad’s mobile phones are outside of the Home geofence on a weekday morning, a Geo-Services rule can be triggered to arm the security system, lower the thermostat and turn off all the lights. Users will also be able to define custom geofences around other significant locations like a second home, child’s school, or workplace, enabling more sophisticated rules in the future that look at multiple phone locations relative to multiple geofences to decide whether to change system settings or trigger notifications.

“We are very excited about the applications we can enable by layering location-based services into our security and automation platform,” said Rebecca Davenport, Senior Product Manager at Alarm.com. “By expanding our rules-based automation and notifications to look at location, in addition to other inputs like schedule and device status, we can offer our end user customers greater system flexibility, efficiency, and overall value.”