Alarm.com Unveils New Sensor to Extend Security, Awareness Across a Property
Touted as the first cellular sensor with virtually no range limitations, Alarm.com’s Flex IO uses LTE-M technology to operate anywhere there is LTE coverage and without a panel, hub or WiFi.
TYSONS, Va. — Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM) announces it has developed what it claims is the first cellular sensor with virtually no range limitations for monitoring valuable property and assets.
The Alarm.com Flex IO, a battery-powered device that is weatherproofed for use outdoors, uses the latest LTE-M technology to operate anywhere there is LTE coverage and without a panel, hub or WiFi. The sensor works as a standalone solution or as an expansion of a person’s existing Alarm.com-powered system.
The Flex IO sensor has an expected battery life of more than two years and seamlessly integrates with the existing Alarm.com ecosystem of connected smart home devices, according to the company.
Subscribers can stay informed about pertinent activity detected by the Flex IO sensor through real-time notifications and customizable alerts configured through the Alarm.com mobile app.
“The Flex IO sensor expands the boundaries of smart property monitoring while redefining the uses for an activity sensor,” says Alison Slavin, co-founder and senior vice president at Alarm.com. “It’s an extremely versatile solution that’s ready for the challenge of what home or business owners want to monitor without being restricted by location.”
Alarm.com says the Flex IO offers enhanced awareness for property owners and as a standalone solution, can also be used in other applications where consumer needs have gone unmet due to range restrictions. The device is currently available through authorized Alarm.com partners.
CEO of ePropertyCare Charles Hadsell says, “I’m extremely impressed by the Flex IO sensor after testing it as both an outdoor gate sensor and with the wired loop. Many of our customers come to us looking for help securing and monitoring things in areas outside the reach of their existing system. The Flex IO sensor is what we’ve needed to solve those challenges.”
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