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Catch Santa with Alarm Engineering powered by Alarm.com home security cameras

Catch Santa Using Your Smart Home Security Camera

This season, spread the holiday cheer and spread smiles from ear to ear. A real snapshot of Santa’s visit, captured easily by your smart home security camera? Yes, we can help! Make sure that your kids get in on the fun this year.

Imagine the scene. It’s the big day and you clutch your first coffee. Your family gathers around the tree and you watch your kids grasp their first gifts eagerly.

“Wait just a minute, kids,” you say, with a twinkle in your eye and a nod to one of Alarm Engineering powered by Alarm.com cameras that guard your home. “Guess who WE caught on camera?”

Excited? So are we.

How to Set Up Alarm.com’s Santa Security

To catch Santa in your home or on your property, you’ll need the latest version of the Alarm.com app, and a compatible Alarm.com home security camera.* Follow the steps below or watch a quick tip video here.

1: Open your Alarm.com app and select a live video feed (choose a compatible Alarm.com security camera).

2: Tap the Santa icon in the video feed. This will get a still image from your security camera.

3: Choose a Santa from the menu to add to your snapshot. You’ll see full-color images of the real Santa for a daytime snapshot, and black and white options for the night. You can resize and move Santa if you need to.

4: Delight your family! When your kids wake you up on Christmas morning, show them your snapshot.

5: Share the magic! Share your Santa snapshots with family and friends by email, text**, and social media (hashtag: #SantaSecurity).

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Don’t have Santa Security? Set up a Santa Alert instead.

Alarm Engineering powered by Alarm.com's Santa Alert

A genuine Santa Alert from your smart home security system is another way to show your kids that Santa visited. All you need is your Alarm.com app, your web dashboard, and a single contact sensor.

Click here for a step-by-step guide

Santa Security is available until December 31. 

Want more tips for a smarter, safer holiday? Click here.

*To tell if a video camera is compatible with Santa Security, open your Alarm.com app and look for a Santa icon in the top right corner of the camera’s live video feed. All compatible cameras will show this icon.

Have a happy and safe holiday season from our Alarm Engineering family to yours.

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.

Smarter Security Cancel Verify Alarm App

Cancel and Verify Alarms…Right from your App

Smart Signal enhances your system’s professional monitoring with a set of clear, simple emergency buttons in your Alarm Engineering app powered by alarm.com.

These Buttons Let You:

  • Quickly verify an alarm at your property to expedite emergency response,
  • Cancel a false alarm easily, or
  • Send a panic signal from your home or business if you discover an emergency yourself.

Why Cancel/Verify?

False alarms are a common concern and accidental dispatches ties up important resources, potentially distracting from real emergencies. Now with the press of a button and without needing to wait for a call from our central monitoring station, an entire situation can be resolved saving headaches, time and money.

Are These Buttons Always Visible?

Alarm events and emergencies are stressful. These features were designed to be easily accessible while also safeguarding against accidental alarm events. For this reason, Cancel and Verify buttons only appear in the app during alarm events. To confirm or verify the alarm, just press and hold the relevant button for three seconds.

Act Quickly

Since we pride ourselves on dispatching the authorities to you quickly, you’ll need to cancel any false alarms almost immediately to stop the process. For this reason, the Cancel/Verify buttons in your app are only available for two minutes. If you aren’t sure whether an alarm signal has been triggered or whether you correctly declared a false alarm, we can always help at 410-546-2210.

Are Alarm signals Held until a Cancel/Verify Button is Pressed?

NO! All alarm signals still send as they always have.

Available Now

This new feature is in your app now at no additional cost to you. 

Don’t have the App Yet?

Anywhere access is easy and affordable with our Customer Loyalty Rewards upgrade. See and control your security system, cameras, garage door, HVAC system, lights, locks and more…right from your smartphone and tablet. Get started now and save up to $500 on your Smart Home upgrade.

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: read what our customers are saying.

 

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Caregivers stay one step ahead with Smart Home Technology with Alarm Engineering powered by alarm.com

Caregivers: Be One Step Ahead Thanks to Smart Home Technology

If you are one of the nearly 35 million Americans who currently provide unpaid care for a family member aged over 50, new smart home technology is available that can support your loved one’s independence, and also provide you priceless peace of mind – for much less than you think. 

Independent Living Solutions from Alarm Engineering powered by Alarm.com

More than an Emergency Button

Now, smart home technology is stepping into this gap with connected living solutions designed with both the older adult AND caregiver in mind. Originally developed to alert homeowners to unwelcome activity, connected home security technology can keep both family and professional caregivers connected to aging adults and one step ahead of emerging health issues instead of reacting after an emergency has occurred.

Alarm Engineering’s Independent Living solution is powered by alarm.com, an intelligent smart home security platform trusted by millions, combines hardware and software to benefit you.

Unlike older technology which alerts caregivers only after something bad happens, we can now intelligently monitor quality of life through a suite of discreet activity sensors and smart devices installed around the home to proactively alert caregivers to potential health issues detected in real-time activity data. 

A USA Today report explains: “Wellness can report about changes in activity levels, sleeping and eating patterns, bathroom visit frequency and medication adherence, as well as emergency situations like wandering out of the home or falls.” 

For the older adult, Independent Living Solutions offers a full suite of smart home technology to make life safer and easier. Devices like smart thermostats and smart lighting can be automated and even voice-controlled, providing comfort and security without adding complexity. Video and smart locks enhance daytime security and make access easier for family and homecare visitors. Because this technology uses the security system as the brain, service is on hand, 24-7, to respond to an emergency signal or panic button alert from the home. 

As more and more family caregivers learn about these new Independent Living Solutions, commercial care providers are also discovering the benefits. These scalable solutions can be installed throughout a residential community, enabling staff to develop personalized care plans, based on data-driven insights, that better serve residents’ needs.

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Tell us a little about you and use promo code FIRSTMONTHFREE for extra savings. Already an Alarm Engineering customer? You can save up to $500 on your Independent Living Solutions by claiming your Customer Loyalty Rewards.

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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.

 

Part of the integrated Smart Home is awareness that benefits you in ways you may not have considered.

Real-Time Awareness = Peace of Mind

Part of the integrated Smart Home is awareness that benefits you in ways you may not have considered. 

You already know contact sensors work for doors and windows. You may not know that same technology can be used for so much more. Next, you and your family have patterns; times you leave for work, school and activities. Your security system is smart enough to learn what may be out of the ordinary and give you a heads up.

What is a Contact Sensor?

Let’s take a step back and talk about what contact sensors are and how they work. Contact sensors tell your security system if something is open or closed.

A single contact sensor is made of two pieces: one installed on the movable feature (like the door) and one on the stationary feature (like the door jamb). When it’s opened and the pieces move apart, the sensor signals ‘open’ to your security system.

Contact sensors were created to trigger the alarm – to sound the alarm if the ‘open’ signal is sent when the alarm is set. Contact sensors will also warn you if you try to arm the system while a contact is open or separated.

In an Alarm Engineering Smart Home, those contact sensors can serve a much greater role.

The sensor’s open or closed status can send you real-time alerts so you know when something is open or closed around your home. These are easy to customize, so you can set them up to get the exact information you want. For example, you can get an alert if a window is open when you to go bed, or if you leave home without closing the back door. 

But they can do so much more.

Because contact sensors are wireless, you can put them on almost anything you want to keep tabs on. Here are some examples:

  • Protect valuables: place one on a safe at home or on your jewelry box so you always know when those areas are accessed or if you just forgot to close it.
  • Protect the yard: receive an alert if someone opens the gate to your yard or accesses the pool gate.
  • Protect food: get a real-time alert if one of the kids left the freezer door open.
  • Protect off limit areas: your gun cabinet or where you store harmful chemicals like paint thinner is a perfect area to monitor closely.

Your security system gets to know your everyday patterns and can let you know if something out of the ordinary is happening.

Unexpected Activity

These proactive notifications take intelligent protection to the next level. If you have little ones or aging parents, Unexpected Activity notifications can help. Your security system powered by alarm.com gets to know your everyday patterns and can let you know if something out of the ordinary is happening. Here are some areas where these Unexpected Activity alert can save the day:

  • External doors: your doors probably see lots of activity on weekdays. But if your curious four-year old is opening the door at 6am on a weekend, your Unexpected Activity alert lets you know.
  • Medicine cabinet: if you have young children, you want to know if they are accessing an area that may be harmful. If you have an aging parent, you may want to be sure they are taking their medication on schedule.
  • Top of the stairs: little ones can wander at night if they aren’t feeling well, had a bad dream or just are looking for some fun. If their bedroom is near the stairs you can be alerted before a potential tumble.
  • Door to garage: the garage area may be off-limits to your kids, but they might still be tempted. This area is likely busy during the weekends, but if you have a curious little one heading out there on a weekday, get an alert right away.

Big Savings

If you’re already an Alarm Engineering customer, upgrading your system to Smart Home technology is a breeze! Our Customer Loyalty Rewards allow you to claim up to $500 to upgrade your system to use cellular technology so you don’t need your phone line. You can also save on getting real-time text and email alerts, adding our new doorbell camera, lights, locks, energy management and so much more

Get Started and Save

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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.

 

 10 Ways to Make Your Home Smart

The Smart Home might still sound like the Jetsons, but smart home technology is here and it’s affordable. Thanks to your team here at Alarm Engineering, it’s easy too. Here are 10 ways we can help you transform your home into a Smart Home.

Cameras

Check in to live video from anywhere to make sure workers are doing what you asked. Also keep an eye on kids, fur babies and aging parents with ease from anywhere. Doorbell cameras allow you to see and speak to whoever is on your doorstep, and the latest in video analytics show you only what you’re interested in seeing.

Remote Access

Turn on your lights, coffee pot, adjust the thermostat so it’s comfy when you get home, lock or unlock your doors, peek in to live video to check in on workers, aging parents, kids or fur babies….and more. All from our free apps.

Lights

It’s not just convenient; save energy and money by dimming or turning off lights when you’re away. With Alarm.com’s exclusive Geo-Fence technology your smart home can even automatically turn off lights when you arm your system to away. 

If you’re away on vacation, turn on lights occasionally right from your app to make it appear someone is home and your chance of being a burglary target decreases.

Garage Door

How many times have you left the house and agonized over whether you remembered to close the garage door? No more! Get alerts if you’ve left it open and close it right from our app.

Locks

No more keys under the mat! Lock or unlock your door from anywhere. Is an unexpected guest or worker dropping by? No problem! See and talk to them using our doorbell camera and then let them right in from your app.

Once installed, the smart doorbell also becomes a smart home security camera, able to record and send you motion-detected or doorbell-activated clips,

Appliances

It’s not just lights – Alarm.com technology plugs into any outlet so you can transform any appliance into a Smart Appliance that you can turn on and off from anywhere. Think about what’s most convenient for you  – turning on the crock pot while at work, turning off your daughter’s curling iron, or even feeding your pet. It’s up to you!

Thermostat

Warm up your house right from bed in the morning or adjust the temp when you’re on your way to the beach house. Or, set up easy schedules so that the system adjusts for you.

Real-Time Alerts

Know what’s going on at home from anywhere with real-time email or text messages.

What’s important to you? Whether Mom is opening her medicine cabinet for daily and nightly meds? Concerned about someone opening the liquor or gun cabinet? Whether the pet-sitter is coming every day while you’re away? Whatever is important to you at home, you can have access to from anywhere.

Even receive notifications if you have left your home or business without arming your security system. 

Real Time Smarter Security System Alert

Savings

Not only will your system help you save on your energy bills, with our Customer Loyalty Rewards, use up to $500 credit towards your smart home upgrade.

Security

You may already have an Alarm Engineering home security system, but but these features offer smarter security. Video cameras, new generation motion detectors that also capture images, and real-time alerts all increase your security. Plus, you know we are providing the same-day service and 24/7 professional monitoring you expect.

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Whether you’re a current customer, with another security company today or don’t know a thing about security, answer a few questions about yourself and remember to use 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.

 

 Here's what makes working with an Alarm Engineering professional a smarter approach to your Smart Home.

DIY Smart Home? Most Users Want More

Are you thinking about upgrading to a Smart Home, but overwhelmed by all that’s involved? You’re not alone.

Unlike the Smart Home’s first wave of users—those uber tech-savvy ‘early adopters’—most homeowners are a little nervous about buying, installing, and configuring smart home technology without expert help. In fact, 83 percent of you would consider relying on a smart home professional.

The good news is that we were the first to bring integrated Smart Home technologies to the Shore and we’re ready to help. We can make sure you enjoy the security and convenience that an integrated smart home solution provides and frees you up to get back to the rest of your Honey Do list.

Choosing our team is a better approach to your Smart Home. We offer both full service professional installation and a hybrid DIY approach. If you are interested in DIY security, we can get you started and our team is here to help if you experience any issues with set up. 

Smart Home Technology Can be Challenging to Set Up

Using Smart Home technology is easy and convenient, but setting it up can be anything but. Like anything that has to be wired or fixed into your home, installing smart home devices can be a challenge. Configuring them can be even harder, especially if you buy different devices that don't integrate easily.

Using Smart Home technology is easy, but setting it up can be anything but. Like anything that has to be wired or fixed into your home, installing smart home devices can be a challenge. Configuring them can be even harder, especially if you buy different devices that don’t integrate easily.

Our installation professionals are experts at the electrical wiring, installation and troubleshooting required to set up integrated smart home features.  In addition installing your devices physically, they’ll also quickly configure every device with Alarm.com’s smart home security platform so your experience is as seamless as possible.

Don’t Waste Time with Store Returns

Don't Waste Time with Store Returns

Our team doesn’t leave you to go it alone once your system is installed. We’re always on hand to help if you have any questions. Because smart home technology becomes part of your home’s infrastructure once installed, that’s important.

If one of your devices doesn’t work the way it should, for example, we will work with you to troubleshoot and fix it remotely. If that’s not possible, a technician will come to your house. You won’t need to troubleshoot things yourself, and you’ll never find yourself having to uninstall an essential device—say, your thermostat, in midwinter—and ship it off to get repaired.

Smart Home Professionals At Your Service

Smart Home Professionals - At Your Service

Alarm Engineering has been here for more than thirty years and we’ll be here when you need us. Full service means we treat our customers like neighbors, not numbers. In fact, our management team believes you should have access to a live person ready to help 24/7.

Professional security monitoring is another important component missing from stand-alone DIY smart home devices, and it’s a service that can save your life. If there’s an emergency at your home—a break-in, or a CO leak, or a fire—a security professional will respond, assess the situation, and dispatch emergency responders to help.

Choosing our team is a smarter approach to your Smart Home. We offer both full service professional installation and a hybrid DIY approach. If you are interested in DIY security, we can get you started and our team is here to help if you experience any issues with set up. Get started here.

Get Started and Save

If you are already an Alarm Engineering customer use your loyalty credits towards on upgrading your home to Smart features, get started here.

If you’re with another alarm company today or don’t have any equipment installed, tell us a little about you and 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.

 

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!

Get Started and Save

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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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.

 


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