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April 05, 2017

TYSONS, Va. and LAS VEGAS, April 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Nasdaq:ALRM), the leading platform for the intelligently connected property, announced the integration of a broad array of new connected devices to further expand the breadth of solutions and hardware options available through the platform.  The new devices include a Slim Line Edition video doorbell from SkyBell Technologies, the introduction of home audio with Legrand, new irrigation control with Rachio and Rain Bird, and the expanded deployment of 4G LTE communications technology to offer the broadest line-up of security panels with best in class network life.'s ecosystem of connected devices benefits service providers by giving them access to the latest innovations in hardware and best of breed device partners.  By deeply integrating a variety of devices, develops highly engaging and differentiated solutions that enable its service provider partners to stay ahead in a dynamic market driven by rapid technology innovation.  Service providers can capture growing demand for emerging automation and property security capabilities, create higher RMR accounts and build longer customer lifespans.

Consumers can choose from a range of smart home and business products that all work seamlessly together in an intelligent solution.'s open hardware ecosystem and pace of innovation also gives consumers confidence that their smarter security system will continually evolve to provide access to the latest devices and technology.

"We continue to grow's ecosystem of connected devices and expand our unified user experience," said Dan Kerzner,'s Chief Product Officer.  "This enables us to develop innovative and intelligent solutions that will continue to define the market for smart home and business security services.'s open platform helps ensure that our service provider partners can capture growth opportunities in hardware innovation with a differentiated solution that enhances the overall value of the core security service."

Security Perimeter

Video and automation solutions extend security to the property's perimeter while also offering greater awareness and convenience.'s video doorbell suite now includes the Slim Line video doorbell through its partnership with SkyBell Technologies.  The new form factor gives consumers another option for finding the right fit and finish for their home with an integrated and intelligent solution.'s smart entry solution includes leading lock brands Kwikset, Schlage and Yale as well as lighting devices and controls.  The doorbell can trigger a front porch light to turn on for enhanced security, and homeowners can see and speak with the visitor and securely manage access by unlocking the door directly from the video call screen in the mobile app.

Garage doors are frequent access points to homes and provides control and awareness that includes location-based reminders, real-time alerts and schedules.  Garage door controls are enabled through partnerships with Chamberlain and Linear.

Irrigation and Water Management offers a range of water management solutions to proactively protect the home from damaging leaks and provide easy management and monitoring of irrigation.  The newly announced integration of the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller and the Rain Bird Irrigation Controller provides convenient control and awareness. Both increasing water conservation regulations and the opportunity to reduce water bills are driving growth in the smart irrigation market, and smart sprinkler systems are simple to install or retrofit.

Floods are a leading property insurance claim.  With the integration of automated water control valves from Fortrezz and WaterCop, systems can reduce damage by detecting and automatically responding to leaks.  Sump pump monitoring provides property owners with critical alerts so they can proactively address potential issues before they escalate and cause damage.

Comfort and Convenience

Home and business owners can now connect their smart speakers from Legrand with their system to enable music and audio control.  Instead of managing multiple apps, makes it easy for homeowners to control their connected devices from a single app.  Intelligent audio controls include Scenes for setting the perfect temperature, lighting and soundtrack with a single tap on the app. also offers a broad lineup of smart thermostats that includes the award winning Smart Thermostat with remote temperature sensing.  Newly integrated smart thermostats include the Stelpro Line Voltage Thermostat that allows service providers to address the needs of customers with high voltage power, such as baseboard heating systems.

Security Panels's open platform gives service providers an industry leading range of security panel options that includes 2GIG (GC2, GC3 and Vario), DSC (Impassa, PowerSeries Neo and Touch), Interlogix (Concord, Simon XT, Simon XT/i, Simon XT/i5 and Network X) and Qolsys (IQ and IQ2). pioneered the use of 4G LTE cellular communications for delivering smart home and business security services.  With expanded deployment, now offers the best in class network life of 4G LTE across the broadest line-up of security panels.

Intelligent User Experience integrates a broad range of connected devices from around the home and business to provide intelligent, responsive automation and seamless control.  Geo-Services automatically adjusts lights or thermostat settings and sends reminders if a user leaves their property and neglects to arm the security system, lock a door or close the garage.  The app also features Scenes to provide quick and simple control of multiple devices with a single tap.  For example, a Scene for ‘away' can automatically arm the security system, close the garage door, adjust the smart thermostat and lock the doors.  Flexible and fully customizable, Scenes can be quickly created and edited in the mobile app.

To learn more about's ecosystem, platform and services, visit at ISC West at booth #23011.

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