DNS: Internet Security

September 28, 2010

DNS - Extreme Makeover and High Security



Alarm.com (News - Alert) announced that its wireless, Web and mobile security and monitoring technology was installed and leveraged in the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition home in Baltimore City, MD, featured in the Sept. 26, 2010, premiere episode.

According to company sources the 11,000+ sq. foot home featured in the episode is the largest build to date for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team, and will be used as an all-girls residence in Baltimore City for the local chapter of the Boys Hope Girls Hope organization.

The Alarm.com remote security and monitoring system was successfully installed by Homesafe Security Systems which is a division of the HS Technology Group and an authorized dealer of Alarm.com.

In a release, Alison Slavin, Alarm.com VP of Product Management, said, “Alarm.com is grateful for the opportunity provided by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and our authorized dealer, Homesafe Security Systems, to provide this three story home with our home security and monitoring technology.” “The home’s new residents will benefit from the security that comes with our innovative, easy-to-use features like always-on activity reporting and GSM wireless technology that remains operational even if the phone line is cut or broadband Internet is disabled,” Slavin added.

The company serves residential and small business customers throughout North America. Its wireless, Web and mobile security and monitoring technology allow users to receive motion-triggered video, text and e-mail alerts to their mobile devices when alarm and day-to-day activities occur in and around the residence.

These may include motion triggered video clips when kids arrive, or fail to arrive home safely from school at the expected time. Real-time notifications if a medicine cabinet, liquor cabinet or other sensitive area is accessed. Sensor-based alerts if a flood is detected in the basement or there is access through the garage and other entry points.

The motion triggered alerts also include apps for the iPhone, BlackBerry (News - Alert) and Android phones that enable real-time notifications, video monitoring, and the ability to remotely arm/disarm the security system. Home energy management is also ensured as it provides the ability to remotely control and monitor thermostats, lights and locks.

“We are excited that Alarm.com was able to work with us on this project, and believe strongly in the firm’s technology and innovative services delivered to consumers via the web and mobile devices,” said Stuart Forchheimer, chief technology officer of Homesafe Security Systems.

VA-based Alarm.com provides wireless and Web-enabled security and activity monitoring technology to several thousand residential and commercial customers throughout the US and Canada. The company’s products and services are offered through a network licensed and authorized security dealers.


Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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