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Alarm.com Launches Industry-First Home Security Apps for iPhone and BlackBerry

Alarm.com, the leading provider of wireless and web-enabled security and monitoring technology for homes and businesses, has expanded its security awareness and remote control offering with the launch of two new native apps for iPhone and BlackBerry. Alarm.com’s new iPhone app, which runs on both iPhone and iPod touch, has been approved by Apple and is now available in the iTunes App Store. The Alarm.com BlackBerry app can be downloaded directly to BlackBerry devices by visiting a special URL provided to Alarm.com customers by their Authorized Alarm.com Dealers.

The Alarm.com iPhone and BlackBerry apps enable on-the-go consumers to control their home and business security systems from anywhere, whether they’re 2000 miles away on a business trip or sitting on the couch 15 feet from their security keypad. The new mobile apps are fully integrated with Alarm.com’s remote security and monitoring offering, connecting Alarm.com customers to their security systems from anywhere at any time.

The Alarm.com mobile apps are easy to use and allow customers to:

  • Instantly arm and disarm their security systems remotely
  • Watch real-time video footage and recorded video clips showing events that happened while they were away
  • See what doors, cabinets and windows are currently open and where there has recently been motion activity at their property
  • Access a history of all events reported by the security system, including alarms, power failures, doors and windows opening, motion activity, and water leaks

“In developing the Alarm.com mobile apps for iPhone and BlackBerry, we focused on making it easy for consumers to monitor and control their security systems using devices they already understand and carry with them all the time,” said Alison Slavin, Alarm.com’s VP of Product Management. “We’re excited to provide our Dealers another powerful technology differentiator that will help them better serve their customers and beat out the competition.”

The new Alarm.com mobile apps provide Dealers a compelling tool they can use to drive customer demand for interactive features that go beyond traditional alarm reporting, creating more everyday value for the customer and increasing the Dealer’s recurring monthly revenue.

“Alarm.com's iPhone and BlackBerry apps reinforce our commitment to providing technology that both simplifies and enhances the lives of consumers, and at the same time arms Monitronics' dealers with a first-to-market monitoring and security solution that will generate new interest and enthusiasm among customers,” adds Mitch Clarke, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Monitronics, one of North America's leading home and business security monitoring service providers.

About Alarm.com

Alarm.com Incorporated provides wireless and web-enabled security and activity monitoring technology to residential and commercial customers throughout the United States and Canada. Alarm.com's Operations Center processes millions of security events every month, reported by Alarm.com systems used to monitor and protect houses, vacation properties, apartments, professional offices, restaurants, retail chains, model homes, boats, trailers, data centers, and more. Alarm.com technology is compatible with security equipment made by GE Security and is offered exclusively through a network of over 800 licensed and authorized Security Dealers nationwide. The company is headquartered in McLean, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC.

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