As security technology has evolved, businesses have increasingly been able to benefit from these changes in terms of overall building security and efficiency. Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a common reality as businesses continue to search for new ways to streamline functionality and optimize their performance. As such, being able to integrate related services, like security into one user interface is incredibly desirable for many business owners, allowing them to monitor office activity regardless of their physical location.
Alarm.com is an exciting and valuable service that integrates your intrusion alarm system, access control, video surveillance, and building efficiencies into an easy to use interface for your desktop, mobile device or tablet.
Intrusion Alarm System
An intrusion alarm system’s function is to detect intruders and send notifications in the case of a security event. By adding Alarm.com, you can stay up-to-date with any related security activity at your building at any time with customizable notifications and alerts.
Alarm.com also provides you with the tools to easily manage all features within your security system. Through its interface, you can easily create and disable user codes, which will allow you to see who has armed or disarmed your system and when, view sensor activity whether armed or not, and even arm/disarm your system while you are miles away.
The system can also accumulate information that will assist in identifying trends and making security decisions. Through the app’s reporting, you can review open and close reports, identify peak activity, and observe the flow of customer or worker traffic within your facility.
Additionally, Alarm.com easily identifies unusual activity, and provides access to historical arming and disarming reports, identifying exactly who accessed your building and when.
It is recommended that you ensure that your Alarm.com system is provided by one of their Authorized Service Providers. These professional security Service Providers install, support and service your system.
Access control is a term used to describe any technique used to control movement into or out of an area. Historically, access control has been primarily used for exterior doors to buildings, but today’s access control systems are scalable to support as many doors and entry-points as you may need.
Many of today’s business owners are constantly on the go, and being able to visually check in on your facility can be incredibly important. Alarm.com’s video surveillance solution allows you to receive a variety of notifications, including automatic video clips anytime an employee or worker disarms the security system, unlocks the door, or sets off the intrusion alarm system. These notifications and real-time visual clips can assist you in making quick decisions on the nature of the alarms.
Additionally, Alarm.com also allows you to search and filter video footage by event, day, and time so that you can quickly find footage that is important to you. This video footage can be recorded on-site through the Stream Video Recorder, and/or to the cloud.
Finally, the system’s video analytics can help distinguish people from animals or vehicles and enhances perimeter security. Through analytics, you can also get a video alert if someone loiters in certain areas or a car enters your driveway during odd times.
A building’s heating and cooling costs can have a major impact on a business’ operating expenses. Through Alarm.com, you can integrate smart thermostats and temperature sensors into an intrusion alarm system to make automated efficiency decisions. As an example, Alarm.com can automatically set the thermostat back when the security system is armed and staff have left for the day. This can be taken further by connecting lights, locks, and thermostats to the intrusion alarm system to allow a building to control lighting and temperature as people come and go into different areas of the building or office.
Alarm.com’s simple to use app, and ability to integrate your various security and smart devices makes it an exciting solution for any small to medium sized business owner. If you’re interested in learning more about how smart security and alarm.com will work for you, reach out to us using the contact form below, or by calling us at 1 866 670 1590, email email@example.com, or fill out the contact form below.