Your home has a lot to tell you. Now, thanks to smart home security, it also has a voice.
From fire alarms to teen parties, an Alarm.com-powered Smart Home keeps you aware of everything that matters, no matter where you are, through real-time text and video alerts.
In extreme cases, like a fire, tornado or potential break-in, knowing what's going on can literally save your life. The rest of the time, you'll enjoy enhanced peace of mind, comfort, protection, and the ability to address problems before they get worse. It can really change your life for the better.
Smart Home awareness is simple to manage. You opt into the type of alerts that are meaningful to you, and your alarm system filters out the events that don't matter to you. Thanks to the wealth of data that your smart home security system has from its sensors and devices, it knows the difference.
So, what's good to know?
Know when something's wrong
In an alarm event at your property, you'll be the first to know, even if you're not there, via a smartphone alert. Your 24/7 professional monitoring service will also be alerted immediately; they'll assess the situation and dispatch emergency personnel to your home if necessary.
Even if your security panel or phone line is damaged, Alarm.com will still alert everyone who needs to know thanks to our Crash and Smash protection and secure cellular connection.
Know when something's right
Awareness also gives you confirmation that things are going right. For example, you can set up an alert that lets you know your children are home from school every day, based on them entering their user code into your alarm panel. It's not just for kids – you can use these alerts to keep track of contractors, dog walkers and even out-of-town guests.
Know when there's danger
When integrated into an Alarm.com Smart Home, your smoke and C02 sensors will instantly alert you and the professionals if your property is in danger. This gives you valuable time to get home and tackle the problem if it's safe to do so. One Alarm.com user was able to save his dogs from a house fire after receiving an alert. Another user was able to get his family to safety with minutes to spare before a tornado struck his house, thanks to an Alarm.com severe weather alert.
If you're out of town regularly, you can even set up an alert for a trusted neighbor – a great option for peace of mind when travelling.
Know when you forgot
It's easy to forget to arm your security system when you're on your way to work in the morning. Alarm.com's Geo-Services feature will alert you if you forgot. You won't need to return home either: simply use your smartphone app to arm your Smart Home security system remotely.
Know when you need to act
Emergencies aside, many minor home events can cause problems if you're unaware of them. Toddlers open freezers… and leave them open. Teens let other teens into the house when you're out. Guests change the temperature on your thermostat without telling you. All of these problems can be detected with different Smart Home sensors, generating alerts that let you know there's a problem.
And know when you don't
How can you tell if an intruder or a squirrel set off your porch's motion detector? It's easy when you use an image sensor. This small device combines motion detection with the ability to send you a snapshot of whatever caused the motion, giving you instant insight on what's going on. If you have a video solution on your porch, meanwhile, you can create smart rules that filter your video alerts according to specific event triggers. For example, you can rule out video alerts from your hallway camera if the alarm system is disarmed.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.-- DISH Network L.L.C. has launched WeatherNation®, a leading multi-format, local, regional and national television weather news service. The multi-year agreement includes a channel focused on national weather information as well as an interactive app that allows customers to quickly view their local weather.
"DISH customers asked for more weather coverage around the clock," said Warren Schlichting, DISH senior vice president of programming. "With the addition of WeatherNation's offerings, our customers have even greater access to weather news and information when it matters most."
WeatherNation's interactive app is available on DISH's award-winning Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR and select other set-top boxes. The app offers DISH customers instant access to the local weather in up to 10 different locations.
"24 hours a day, seven days a week, our certified meteorologists deliver the latest weather news and forecasts," said Michael Norton, president of WeatherNation. "Moreover, our great relationships with trusted local weather experts across the nation allow us to provide focused weather information at DISH customers' fingertips on a regional and local basis."
WeatherNation (Channel 215) will be available to DISH customers nationwide during a six-week free preview and will join the lineup of DISH's America's Top 120 programming package and above.
About Weather Nation TV, Inc.
WeatherNation TV, Inc., headquartered in Denver, produces a suite of services including the WeatherNation TV network, which provides 24/7 coverage of current and severe weather news and information in a compelling, meteorologist-hosted format, available in both HD and standard definition. WeatherNation® supports the weather-related needs of a variety of clients ranging from local broadcasters, to cable/satellite operators, to publishers and original equipment manufacturers. WeatherNation's award-winning digital platform includes over-the-top services with the industry's most robust degree of interactivity, complemented by an easy-to-navigate website with the most relevant weather information. WeatherNation was recently recognized by CableFax as the best in the industry in the area of Connected TV/Smart TV. For more information about WeatherNation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 343-9516. Visit www.weathernationtv.com.
DISH Network L.L.C. and Outside Television announced Outside Television will join DISH's Multi-Sport Pack of premium sports entertainment immediately, giving millions of active outside enthusiasts across the nation the opportunity to enjoy the popular action channel based on Outside Magazine and its acclaimed adventurist brand.
This new multi-year agreement provides DISH Multi-Sport subscribers access to the people, places, sports and adventures that make the outside world an inspiration and experience like no other as told by iconic trailblazers willing to challenge themselves against the world's most spectacular landscapes and natural elements.
"We've partnered with Outside Television to take our customers directly into the action of extreme outdoor sports," said Josh Clark, DISH vice president of programming. "We are expanding our lineup of active outdoor lifestyle programming and unconventional sports coverage from mountaineering to BASE jumping and kitesurfing."
Outside Television is available to all DISH customers now through May 6 during a month-long free preview. The preview arrives just in time to include several of the most grueling trans-oceanic legs of the annual 38,739-nautical mile Volvo Ocean Race in "Life at the Extreme" and new season premieres of Outside Television's acclaimed series "Locals" and "Outlook: Icons Revealed" to feature Amazonian and Arctic explorer Mike Horn, renowned half-pipe snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler and freestyle ski champion Julian Carr, among others.
"Outside strives to inspire people to get outside and participate in the world beyond their living rooms, and DISH is finding new ways to attract just the kinds of people who would rather make their own adventures rather than follow a more conventional path," said Dennis Gillespie, senior vice president of distribution for Outside Television. "We're pleased to partner with DISH to enable every one of the more than 140 million active outside enthusiasts living across the U.S. to now find their own way into Outside Television."
With more than 35 channels of America's top sports services, DISH's Multi-Sport Pack offers fans and enthusiasts the very best in live games, expert analysis, in-depth coverage and direct immersion into one-of-a-kind experiences at an unbeatable value. Outside Television joins the Multi-Sport Pack on Channel 390 in the DISH programming lineup.
NEW YORK & ENGLEWOOD, Colo.
DISH Network L.L.C., Major League Baseball (MLB) and MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) have reached a wide-ranging multi-year agreement that includes the launch of MLB EXTRA INNINGS on DISH, including authenticated access to the #1 LIVE streaming sports service, MLB.TV. The deal also sets the stage for in-market streaming of MLB games in the future. DISH and MLB Network also reached a multi-year renewal agreement for continued carriage of MLB Network and MLB Network Strike Zone, including digital rights for those channels on DISHAnywhere.com and via the DISH AnywhereTM app.
“We’re pleased to expand our relationship with MLB Network”
“We’re excited that DISH customers will continue to have access to exclusive games and the latest news and analysis with MLB Network and MLB Network Strike Zone,” said Rob McGlarry, MLB Network president.
“We’re pleased to expand our relationship with MLB Network,” said Warren Schlichting, DISH senior vice president of programming. “MLB EXTRA INNINGS is a must-have for displaced fans, and we’re excited to offer it in time for the season to begin.”
The agreement provides a path for consumers to have authenticated access to stream live in-market games on digital properties from MLB, local programmers and pay-TV providers. In-market live streaming would require additional agreements between the parties including DISH, MLBAM and programmers with local TV rights of MLB games.
MLB Network (channel 152) will continue to be available starting in DISH’s America’s Top 200 programming package as well as in Multi-Sport Pack. MLB Network Strike Zone (channel 153) will continue to be available in Multi-Sport Pack.
MLB EXTRA INNINGS (channel 476 on DISH’s Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR, starting on channel 900 for customers with other set-top-boxes) will be in free preview for all DISH customers starting Opening Day, April 6-12. MLB EXTRA INNINGS is available for the 2015 season for $195, and subscribers to the package will soon have access to the Technology & Engineering Emmy Award winning MLB.TV. This enables authenticated subscribers to watch every out-of-market game LIVE or on-demand on more than 400 supported devices.
Financial terms were not disclosed.