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Alarm.com Reveals Emergency Signaling Function, Wellness Cam at CES

During CES 2019, Alarm.com revealed its Smart Signal feature to expedite emergency response to monitoring centers and the new Wellcam smart camera.

LAS VEGAS — Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM) introduces Smart Signal, a mobile app emergency signaling feature that enables property owners to communicate critical information directly to their monitoring station.

Using the Alarm.com mobile app, property owners can now trigger a panic alert notifying security professionals that they need help at their home or business, as well as verify an alarm event to expedite emergency response, or cancel a false alarm from anywhere, according to the company.

Alarm.com says it developed the feature through deep partnerships in the security industry to enhance the value of professionally monitored security and further protect home and business owners, even when the system is disarmed.

“Professional monitoring is fundamental to a security system,” says Dan Kerzner, Alarm.com’s chief product officer. “Smart Signal is the latest way in which the Alarm.com platform extends that value so subscribers can quickly and easily activate assistance from their monitoring station during a wide range of life safety emergencies.”

During an alarm event, the Alarm.com mobile app displays two persistent buttons that enable property owners to either verify or cancel the alarm.

Users hold the Alarm Verify button to quickly confirm the emergency, enabling the monitoring station to expedite their response. Holding the Alarm Cancel button signals to the monitoring station that it is a false alarm.

The buttons remain “pinned” to the top of the app as the subscriber scrolls downward, enabling them to review their video feeds or image sensor pictures before responding.

Learn more about Smart Signal in the video above.

Introducing the Alarm.com Wellcam

At CES 2019, Alarm.com also announced a newly expanded wellness product line focused on well-being and health. At the center of the product line is the new Wellcam, described as the first smart home video solution designed to connect families and empower healthy, independent living.

“Both Wellness Insights and Wellcam can extend safety to the people and things that matter most,” says Steve Chazin, vice president of product at Alarm.com. “We’re making it possible for Alarm.com customers to cast a wider safety net beyond their homes, gaining peace of mind that their aging parents, children, and even pets are well cared for.”

The Wellcam features a 180° field of view camera with 1080p resolution and the ability for two-way audio calls and live video.

Caregivers and family can check-in through the Alarm.com mobile app and visually verify how their loved one is doing. Wellcam’s call-out button allows for a loved one to reach out for help, with no smartphone required.

Wellcam can also capture video clips of activities and send them to family and caregivers as an additional safety net.

Learn more in this blog post, or watch the video below.

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