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The convenient new Scenes buttons in the Alarm.com app let you control several smart home devices at once with the touch of a single button.

Creating Your Own Home Control Scenes

The convenient Scenes buttons in the Alarm.com app let you control several smart home devices at once with the touch of a single button.

We’ve provided four Scenes to start with, each one tailored to make a specific moment of your day easier. They’re easy to edit and you can also create new Scenes from scratch for any situation. Here’s how.

1: Getting Started

You can create Scenes in both the desktop and mobile versions of your Alarm.com app. We’re going to use the desktop version. Log into your account, click the emPower tab, then click Scenes.

You can create Scenes in both the desktop and mobile versions of the Alarm.com app. We're going to use the desktop version. Log into Alarm.com, click the emPower tab, then click Scenes.

 

You’ll see four pre-set Scenes, which you can edit from this page.

To create a new one, click New Scene.

You'll see four pre-set Scenes, which you can edit from this page. To create a new one, click New Scene.

2: Create a button for your Scene. 

Let’s create a ‘Movie’ Scene so you can get ready for movie time with one touch once the kids are in bed. Enter your Scene name and click the three-arrow icon. You’ll see a drop-down menu of icons to choose from, along with a choice of colors.

Enter your Scene name and click the three-arrowed icon. You'll see a drop-down menu of icons to choose from, along with a choice of colors.

3: Specify what your Scene will control.

After creating your button, you’ll see a list of all your system devices below. 

For example, you may want this Scene to set the security system to Arm Stay, with the front door locked.

To include a device, check the circle to the left of it, then specify what you want the device to do.

If you like to stay cozy under a blanked, let’s turn the temperature down for this Scene too.

Movies require a blanket, so we're turning the temperature down for this Scene.

Of course the lights have to go off for the movie. 

Finally, we're going to have the hallway and living room lights turn off, for perfect movie ambiance.

4: Use your new Scene!

Congratulations, you’ve created your first custom Scene! The next time you log into your security system app, you’ll be able to use it. Swipe left on the Scenes bar to find the new button, and tap once. On the confirmation pop-up, you can see all of the commands you specified. Tap ‘Confirm’ and you’re done!

4: Use your new Scene!   The next time you open your Alarm.com mobile app, your Scene will be there. Swipe left on the Scenes bar to find the new button, and tap once. On the confirmation pop-up, you can see all of the commands you specified. Tap 'Confirm'... and enjoy your Scene!

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If you don’t have Alarm.com integrated into your security system yet, just let us know. You might qualify for big savings by using your Customer Loyalty Rewards.

If you’re with another alarm company now or don’t have any security equipment installed, tell us a little about yourself and remember to use FIRSTMONTHFREE promo code for extra savings.

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About Alarm Engineering

Locally owned Alarm Engineering has been securing Delmarva since 1985. In that time, we have earned our reputation for integrity, reliability, and quality with our emphasis on superior service to our customers. We know you have choices when it comes to your security system, so here are some things you should know about our team.

Alarm Engineering is leading provider of electronic security systems and services in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. From integrated home security systems with home automation and video to large enterprise-level integrated systems and small business solutions, our highly trained and professional staff will get the job done right. As an Authorized Alarm.com dealer, we offer exclusive Crash and Smash technology, Geo-Fencing and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera as part of our Home Automation offerings.

For more about what sets us apart from the crowd, click here or give us a call at 410-546-2210. But don’t just take our word for it: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 

One Button Home Control with Our highly rated free app gives you the ability to control your security and integrated smart home features from anywhere.

One Button Home Control

We’ve all wished for that one ‘magic’ button that took care of things around the house to save time. Well, that button is here.

Our highly rated free app gives you the ability to control your security and integrated smart home features from anywhere. If you don’t have access to your home or security system through our app, our Customer Loyalty Rewards may allow you to upgrade your system free.

What do Scenes do for me?

With our app, you have access to ‘Scenes‘. Scenes are actions you frequently take with your home grouped together so your home can respond with the touch of a button to your every command. Here are some examples…

  • Leaving the house? Tap the new ‘Away’ Scene and your security system can arm, your front door can lock, your garage can close and your thermostat can set back to save energy.
  • Ready for bed? Tap ‘Sleep’ Scene to have your thermostat dial down or switch to the bedroom temperature sensor for perfect comfort, lights can turn off, while your house secures itself for the night.
  • Home, Away, Sleep and Wake Up. Each scene is configured for a moment in the day where you need to adjust several things at once: arriving home, leaving the house, going to bed and getting up in the morning.

All four scenes are easy to tweak as you like. You can add a porch light to your Home scene or set your downstairs lights to turn off automatically when you tap the Sleep button.

Create Your Own Custom Scene

Want a button for one of your other frequent patterns? It’s easy to build your own scenes with commands for your security system, locks, garage door, smart lights, smart thermostats and even your smart water valve.

Just pick a name for your new scene—Dinner, Movie Night, or Kids Bedtime and more. Log into your account and select the devices and what you want them to do. Then, it will appear at the top of your app, ready to use. If you need help creating your new Scene, click here

Get Started and Save

If you don’t have Alarm.com integrated into your security system yet, just let us know. See how much you could save using your Customer Loyalty Rewards.

If you’re with another alarm company today or want to learn more about Alarm Engineering, tell us a bit about you and we’ll provide a no-charge security assessment. Remember to use FIRSTMONTHFREE promo code for extra savings.

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About Alarm Engineering

Locally owned Alarm Engineering has been securing Delmarva since 1985. In that time, we have earned our reputation for integrity, reliability, and quality with our emphasis on superior service to our customers. We know you have choices when it comes to your security system, so here are some things you should know about our team.

Alarm Engineering is leading provider of electronic security systems and services in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. From integrated home security systems with home automation and video to large enterprise-level integrated systems and small business solutions, our highly trained and professional staff will get the job done right. As an Authorized Alarm.com dealer, we offer exclusive Crash and Smash technology, Geo-Fencing and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera as part of our Home Automation offerings.

For more about what sets us apart from the crowd, click here or give us a call at 410-546-2210. But don’t just take our word for it: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 

You might think that smart devices are the definition of a smart home. Smart devices are an important part of building a smart home, but some smart devices alone doesn't make a smart home.

Smart Devices are Only a Part of The Smart Home

You might think that smart devices are the definition of a smart home. Smart devices are an important part of building a smart home, but some smart devices alone doesn’t make a smart home.

So what makes a home smart?

The Coach

Think of your favorite sports team. Each player has important and specialized skills, but they can only win games by working together.

The foundation of a good team is the coach. Throughout the game, the coach gets information from players and assistants to understand the big picture of what’s happening on the field. With this information, he can call the plays and makes sure each player contributes.

The true smart home has such a coach: your security system. Your security system controls every device in the home. It gathers intelligence from around the home and coordinates actions to make the home safer, smarter and more efficient.

You might not see what’s happening behind the scenes, but you will definitely notice the unique features and value that only a security-controlled smart home can deliver.

Your smart home using integrated video

Video monitoring is a popular smart home security solution. Standalone smart cameras record motion-triggered clips of activity in the home and send them to the homeowner, providing valuable awareness of what’s going on.

An integrated video system can do more. The security system can tell the platform who disarmed the system or where important activity is happening, such as someone entering the back door. With this information the platform intelligently directs the camera to capture important activity and then alerts you with a video clip on your smart phone.

When the homeowner disarms the system, the camera doesn’t record. The platform enhances awareness when you’re away and privacy when you’re home.

Your smart home sensing opportunities to save energy

A standalone smart thermostat knows when you walk in front of it. But that’s not a lot of information to decide whether it should make the entire home comfortable, or set back to save energy. 

A smart home can trigger energy saving opportunities depending on where you are. For example, if you’re away the thermostat can automatically change to the ‘away’ temperature and the lights shut off if they were left on. This saves you money and time. You’re also not sacrificing comfort because when you are near home, the thermostat readjusts to a comfortable temperature, the lights come on and the door unlocks for you.

Your smart home on the lookout for water damage

Smart devices can help protect your property. For example, a water sensor can alert you that a pipe is leaking in your second home hours away.

A smart home can go further and respond proactively. When the water sensor is triggered the platform immediately commands a connected water valve in the basement to shut off the home’s water.

And that’s just the beginning. While the standalone device offers value in each case, the platform is the key to multiplying their value and solving complex, real-life challenges for homeowners. 

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Tell us a little about yourself and we’ll perform a no charge security assessment today. Remember to use the promo code FIRSTMONTHFREE for extra savings.

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About Alarm Engineering

Locally owned Alarm Engineering has been securing Delmarva since 1985. In that time, we have developed a reputation for integrity, reliability, and quality with our emphasis on superior service to our customers. We know you have many choices when it comes to your security system, so here are some things you should know about us. 

Alarm Engineering is leading provider of electronic security systems and services in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. From integrated home security systems with home automation and video to large enterprise-level integrated systems and small business solutions, our highly trained and professional staff will get the job done right. As an Authorized Alarm.com dealer, we offer exclusive Crash and Smash technology, Geo-Fencing and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera as part of our Home Automation offerings.

For more about what sets us apart from the crowd, click here or give us a call at 410.546.2210. But don’t just take our word for it: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 

You’ve heard how Smart Home technology can be integrated with your security system to bring a new level of convenience and savings. But how about time? Our time is increasingly our most important commodity.

Save Time with Smart Home Technology

You’ve heard how Smart Home technology can be integrated with your security system to bring a new level of convenience and savings. But how about time? Our time is increasingly our most important commodity.  

A recent survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate and CNET finds the majority of Americans with Smart Homes say that these products do save them about $1,000 per year and an average of 30 minutes per day! Here are some of the ways Alarm Engineering can help:

Keep it Secure

How many times this month have you rushed out of the house in the morning and couldn’t remember if you locked your door? Have you ever left the neighborhood and wondered whether you remembered to close the garage door?  If you’re like most, you go back by to make sure it’s closed.

Not anymore. The Alarm Engineering smart phone app powered by Alarm.com lets you secure your home from anywhere with one touch of a button.

Don’t Wait Around to Let Visitors or Workers In

Allowing safe access to your home for a visitor or worker used to mean time sitting around the house waiting. With the Alarm.com mobile app, you can unlock your door from anywhere when your worker or guest arrives. If they are a trusted person in your home and will be coming again, you can easily create them a custom user code. It’s much faster and more secure than making and keeping track of spare keys.

Worry Less 

Worry is always a sneaky time thief, especially when you’re trying to relax and enjoy yourself, like on vacation. 24/7 professional monitoring lets you enjoy your time away from home knowing all is well. Plus, with Alarm.com’s mobile app, you can peek in at any time and see for yourself that all is well.

Watching your Energy Bills

Smart devices make it possible for you to turn any appliance into a smart appliance. Just use Alarm.com’s Smart Plugs to turn your coffee pot, slow cooker or light on or off on demand or set up schedules. Turn your lights on and off and adjust your thermostat automatically when you come and go. 

Setting up Smart Home Equipment

Don’t worry about setting up your own Smart Home, our installation professionals will install it for you, show you how to use it and test it before we leave. 

Get Started and Save

If you’re already an Alarm Engineering customer, you can save money upgrading your system too with our Customer Loyalty Rewards. You can save up to $500 towards your upgrade. Many of our customers have received a free upgrade due to this program.

If you’re with another alarm company or looking for a no-charge security assessment, tell us a little about yourself and remember to use the FIRSTMONTHFREE promo code for additional savings.

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About Alarm Engineering

Locally owned Alarm Engineering has been securing Delmarva since 1985. In that time, we have earned our reputation for integrity, reliability, and quality with our emphasis on superior service to our customers. We know you have choices when it comes to your security system, so here are some things you should know about our team.

Alarm Engineering is leading provider of electronic security systems and services in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. From integrated home security systems with home automation and video to large enterprise-level integrated systems and small business solutions, our highly trained and professional staff will get the job done right. As an Authorized Alarm.com dealer, we offer exclusive Crash and Smash technology, Geo-Fencing and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera as part of our Home Automation offerings.

For more about what sets us apart from the crowd, click here or give us a call at 410.546.2210. But don’t just take our word for it: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 

Your Holidays Just Got Easier: Smart Home Upgrades

You’ve heard all the talk about Smart Home upgrades making your life easier. Did you know that an Alarm Engineering home security system can make your home Smart? Now is the best time to upgrade your system with the busy Holiday season right around the corner.

Simplify Your Life

You’ll be able to use your smartphone, tablet or PC to access, arm and disarm your Alarm Engineering home security system at any time, from anywhere.

So, if you are out holiday shopping or traveling and you can’t remember if you locked your door, armed your system or closed your garage door, it’s easy to check and fix right from your phone. You can also set up your system to send real-time email or text alerts when certain doors are opened or you alarm has been turned off and by whom.

Imagine These Holiday Conveniences:

Holiday light options on updated iPhone

Get Started and Save

If you’re already a customer, you can save even more with our Customer Loyalty Rewards. Many of our customers have already upgraded their system FREE! If you’re thinking about eliminating your home landline, there’s even more savings available to you. 

Learn more about our Customer Loyalty Rewards program today and start saving.

Not Part of the Alarm Engineering Family Yet?

Are you unhappy with your current alarm company or interested in a free, no hassle estimate? Tell us a little about yourself and remember to use the FIRSTMONTHFREE promo code for extra savings.

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About Alarm Engineering

Locally owned Alarm Engineering has been securing Delmarva since 1985. In that time, we have earned our reputation for integrity, reliability, and quality with our emphasis on superior service to our customers. We know you have choices when it comes to your security system, so here are some things you should know about our team.

Alarm Engineering is leading provider of electronic security systems and services in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. From integrated home security systems with home automation and video to large enterprise-level integrated systems and small business solutions, our highly trained and professional staff will get the job done right. As an Authorized Alarm.com dealer, we offer exclusive Crash and Smash technology, Geo-Fencing and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera as part of our Home Automation offerings.

For more about what sets us apart from the crowd, click here or give us a call at 410-546-2210. But don’t just take our word for it: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 

Did you know your security system can help with Energy Management at your home or business? Whether you want to save money on those rising energy bills or decrease your carbon footprint, Alarm Engineering can help you achieve your Energy Management goals.

The Benefits of Energy Management

Did you know your security system can help with Energy Management at your home or business? Whether you want to save money on those rising energy bills or decrease your carbon footprint, Alarm Engineering can help you achieve your Energy Management goals.

Heating Systems

  • Changing your thermostat even a couple of degrees can make a big difference – and when you’re not home, the thermostat should be set even lower.  Use Smart Schedule technology from Alarm Engineering to see a snapshot of your current energy needs and easily program your system by day and time. Not planning on being out? Set your alarm to away, and the thermostat will reset to a lower temperature automatically. Or, use your computer or smartphone to change the temperature in your home or office on-demand.
  • Trigger lighting to come on automatically when you enter a room – utilize your security motion detectors to help your pocketbook and the environment at the same time.
  • Be sure your heating system is properly maintained. Dirt in your heating system can restrict airflow and make your system work harder than it needs to. Proactive maintenance is much less expensive than running your system hard for little output or having your system go down.

Be Mindful

  • Kitchen or Bathroom fans take the heated air out of a room in an hour; don’t leave them running for any longer than is necessary. Get a timer switch instead of a manual one so you don’t have to remember to turn it off!
  • Most of the energy required to wash laundry is used in heating the water. With the availability of better cold water detergents, using cold water is easier than ever.
  • Clean or replace filters on air conditioners once a month or as recommended.
  • During the heating season, open drapes to let in the sun and close in the evening to keep out the chill. Draperies with insulated lining are effective, widely available and inexpensive.
  • During summer, keep the window coverings closed during the day to block the sun’s heat.
  • If you have a fireplace, keep the damper closed when you aren’t using it.

Energy Management starts with small steps in the right direction. Find more energy conservation tips here.

Get Started Now

Learn more about how we can help you achieve your Energy Management goals.  Remember, current customers save up to $500 on your upgrade to these services so now is the time! Tell us a little about you and we’ll customize your free, no-hassle estimate.

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About Alarm Engineering

Locally owned Alarm Engineering has been securing Delmarva since 1985. In that time, we have earned our reputation for integrity, reliability, and quality with our emphasis on superior service to our customers. We know you have choices when it comes to your security system, so here are some things you should know about our team.

Alarm Engineering is leading provider of electronic security systems and services in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. From integrated home security systems with home automation and video to large enterprise-level integrated systems and small business solutions, our highly trained and professional staff will get the job done right. As an Authorized Alarm.com dealer, we offer exclusive Crash and Smash technology, Geo-Fencing and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera as part of our Home Automation offerings.

For more about what sets us apart from the crowd, click here or give us a call at 410-546-2210. But don’t just take our word for it: check out our five star Google Reviews.


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