Energy and Temperature Monitoring

Reduce energy bills with SmartWired’s smart thermostats and energy management technology. Extend property protection to temperature-controlled assets like refrigerators with temperature monitoring.

Save energy, save money

Don’t waste money heating or cooling a property when no one is there. SmartWired’s smart away mode automatically adjusts the temperature when the security system is armed.

Temperature monitoring

Protect critical assets by monitoring the temperatures of freezers/refrigerators, server rooms, medical supplies, and more. Receive alerts if temperatures exceed a set range and retrieve historical reports summarizing temperature conditions for compliance.

Wireless and battery powered

Simplify installation with long range wireless technology. Long battery life combined with LTE communication ensure critical temperatures are monitored even if the property loses power and internet.

Local lockout and remote control

Restrict employees from cranking up the AC or blasting heat outside of a temperature range you define. Use the energy dashboard to view current temperatures and control set points for multiple locations.

The all-in-one solution for intrusion detection, access, video and more.

SmartWired’s essential systems communicate and work together, resulting in more insight and control with less onsite infrastructure to maintain. Our cloud-based technology and intuitive interfaces make managing your business easier and smarter.

Energy and Temperature Monitoring

Energy and Temperature Monitoring

Reduce energy bills with SmartWired’s smart thermostats and energy management technology. Extend property protection to temperature-controlled assets like refrigerators with temperature monitoring.

Save energy, save money

Don’t waste money heating or cooling a property when no one is there. SmartWired’s smart away mode automatically adjusts the temperature when the security system is armed.

Temperature monitoring

Protect critical assets by monitoring the temperatures of freezers/refrigerators, server rooms, medical supplies, and more. Receive alerts if temperatures exceed a set range and retrieve historical reports summarizing temperature conditions for compliance.

Wireless and battery powered

Simplify installation with long range wireless technology. Long battery life combined with LTE communication ensure critical temperatures are monitored even if the property loses power and internet.

Local lockout and remote control

Restrict employees from cranking up the AC or blasting heat outside of a temperature range you define. Use the energy dashboard to view current temperatures and control set points for multiple locations.

The all-in-one solution for intrusion detection, access, video and more.

SmartWired essential systems communicate and work together, resulting in more insight and control with less onsite infrastructure to maintain. Our cloud-based technology and intuitive interfaces make managing your business easier and smarter.

Multiple locations. One view.

Learn more about how our Enterprise dashboard makes it easy to scale the energy-saving benefits of SmartWired across multiple business locations. Click here to get started.

Video Surveillance: A business priority

Most business owners or operators know they need some type of security—whether it’s for inventory protection, IT servers holding sensitive data, or managing day-to-day operations, security is an essential part of running a business. And, it’s not surprising to learn that commercial video cameras are the most critical component of that security system.

A Parks Associates Medium and Large Commercial Business Survey* found that one-half of the organizations surveyed are very likely to purchase a new security system over the next 12 months. Even more so, security systems and are the top purchase priorities for those organizations overall.

“We worry more about video surveillance,” a survey participant who works at a K-12 school explains. “If someone gave me $100K today and told me to spend it on security, it would be on external cameras for the fields and parking lots. Being able to catch incidents is huge for us.”*

Video surveillance is even more important for businesses with daily foot traffic, to protect people coming and going, deter thieves, and to monitor all viable entry points 24/7. It’s all too often business owners wait for a security incident to happen before realizing that having reliable video surveillance could have captured the incident in the first place.

When looking to purchase a commercial security system for his business, Tim Smith, CEO of MD Billing, did what most business owners do at first. He went to a large chain retail store and purchased a system to install himself. After a few years, the system started failing and proved to be frustrating and unreliable.

“With the big-box store systems, there’s a reason why they’re so cheap,” says Smith. “I don’t want to have to be the IT department for a camera system when Alarm.com’s got a product that fills all my needs and I don’t have to ever worry about it.”

At the end of the day, business owners like Smith need a system they can rely on, but one that doesn’t require them to be IT wizards or software support staff. Take a different approach with Alarm.com for Business. Our business security platform combines video monitoring with other robust offerings like access control and energy management. You can control the whole system from one mobile app or web dashboard, find the footage you want by searching for important events on your 24/7 video timeline, and access data from across the whole system for valuable business insights.

To learn more about what commercial video options are right for your business visit https://smartwiredservices.com/business

*SOURCE: MEDIUM AND LARGE COMMERCIAL BUSINESS SURVEY, 2021, PARKS ASSOCIATES

Blog courtesy of Alarm.com

Security cameras that do more for your business

What if your security cameras could do more than just capture footage? Our newest feature transforms your security cameras into powerful monitoring devices that help optimize your operations—saving you time, money, and frustration.

Business Activity Analytics allows you to create occupancy management rules to help you protect your business and better understand customer traffic patterns.

Contact us at SmartWired to learn more about Business Activity Analytics.

Make informed decisions to keep your customers and employees safe with:

Occupancy Tracking

Determine total net occupancy at any given time with a multidirectional people counting system and get alerts when occupancy is too high.

People Counting

Draw a tripwire anywhere within the property to count how many people cross that invisible line in one direction.

Heat Mapping

Track and visualize where people spend the most time within an area during a specified date and time range.

Pro Tip: Use heat maps to see where you have the most foot traffic and help boost profits by moving high-value products into those areas.

Crowd Gathering

Monitor how many people are in a defined area at any given point and get alerts when too many people gather in one space.

Queue Monitoring

Measure average customer wait time and get alerts if line length or average wait time exceeds preset limits.

Now more than ever, understanding how people move through your business is vital. Improve your security and your business operations using a single platform, with Business Activity Analytics from Alarm.com.

Protect Your Business from the Danger Zone

The FDA calls the temperature range between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit the “Danger Zone.” Within this window, harmful bacteria can reproduce rapidly, turning food from fresh to toxic in a matter of hours. A fridge door left open, or a heat bulb going out in a hot case can quickly turn hundreds or thousands of dollars of inventory into an expensive liability.

It’s bad enough to have to throw out unusable product. It’s a downright disaster if you make someone sick.

Bacteria can double every 20 minutes in the “Danger Zone,” so time is of the essence. Despite that, many restaurants and grocery stores still rely on employees to manually take temperatures and write them in a log. This makes them vulnerable to human error, and even if the measurements are accurate they’re typically only taken once an hour.

Keeping track of sensitive temperatures doesn’t have to be so risky, however. Smarter Business Temperature Monitoring from Alarm.com helps you monitor multiple temperature zones, in real time, from anywhere.


It’s simple to set up, and even easier to use. Install remote sensors in the environment you need to monitor, then access their readings from your temperature monitoring dashboard in the Alarm.com app. You’ll get email, SMS and push alerts triggered by customizable temperature limits, so you’ll know the instant that something goes wrong. Historical reports can be generated in a matter of seconds, giving you insight into temperature changes over the course of days, weeks or months.

According to a recent study by data analytics firm Parks Associates, 29% of small and medium-sized businesses already use a smart thermostat like the ones designed by Alarm.com in their retail or office locations. However, while smart thermostats are a great way to manage heating and cooling, they don’t cover freezers, fridges, or other highly specific temperature zones. Smarter Business Temperature Monitoring allows you to keep an eye on multiple areas of your business that aren’t controlled by your smart thermostat, and to access all your temperature information from one app.

The same Parks Associates study found that on average, SMBs using a smart thermostat estimate the device saves them 10% on their energy bills. The cost savings from not getting a customer sick? Priceless.

Simplify your business security

Experience better security with fewer frustrations with our ever expanding set of cost-effective, cutting-edge business security solutions.

And, while real-time temperature monitoring is great for keeping food safe, it’s also valuable for any business that needs to keep certain areas within a specific temperature range. The sensors have a range of -4°F to 122°F, which can be expanded to an impressive -22°F to 158°F with the addition of a waterproof probe.

They can also be placed up to 1.2 miles from your panel, so you can easily keep an eye on storage facilities, greenhouses, or other out-of-the-way places. Whether you’re a pet store that needs to keep lizards warm, a plant nursery that needs to keep seedlings from getting too cold or an IT server warehouse that needs to keep equipment in an optimal temperature range, Smarter Business Temperature Monitoring keeps you in control and out of the “Danger Zone.”

Want SmartWired for your business?

Our ever-expanding set of business security solutions gives you better protection with fewer frustrations. To get started, click here.

For a closer look, see how restaurateur Jill Erber protects and manages her business with Alarm.com.

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Commercial Video Surveillance

FOR BUSINESS

Video Surveillance 

Finally, the commercial security platform that grows with your business. Our cloud-managed video surveillance combines cloud storage, 24/7 health monitoring, and intelligent analytics to ensure footage is available when you need it most and can be easily found and shared.

A solution for any application

Find video that matters

Instead of manually searching through hours of footage, search for important events. And jump straight to corresponding footage on your 24/7 video timeline.

24/7 video health monitoring

Ensure your cameras are online and recording, keep tabs on the number of days of storage you’re archiving, and confirm your camera views are unobstructed with video health reporting and alerts.

Real-time control of every location

The Enterprise Dashboard gives you ultimate control of your alarm arming state, door locks and schedules, thermostat set points and more for all business locations.

Get Alarm.com for Business

SmartWired for Business technology is professional installed and serviced by commercial business security experts. They will make sure, whether it’s one or many locations, your business is taken care of.

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Alarm.com for Business Review: “It’s Worth It.”

When Chase Blackwood and Scott Lloyd started Harbor Leaf Tea Company in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, protecting their business was top of mind.

As well as protecting their premises and employees, they needed to carefully protect their merchandise too. Tea is a temperature-sensitive product that has to be kept safe and fresh.

As Chase researched business security solutions, he realized that having a single system to protect every part of Harbor Leaf was the best option. It’s why he turned to the Alarm.com for Business platform.

“It’s all in one place: video, temperature, intrusion.”

Harbor Leaf Tea Company chose a fully integrated security system with video cameras, motion sensors, glass break sensors, contact sensors, and even a smart thermostat with temperature sensors for the tea storage room.

Because it’s a single system, Chase can see and control everything with his Alarm.com app. It gives him more convenience and control when he’s onsite, and more awareness when he’s away.

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“The biggest benefit I’ve found with Alarm.com is that it’s all in one place,” he says. “I can look at videos, see the temperature schedules and arm the system from the same place.”

Real-time video helps keep employees safe.

Thanks to their Alarm.com app and video cameras, Chase and Scott can see live video of activity as it happens. This proved essential on the day that an intoxicated customer entered the store at closing time.

After harassing the employee on duty, and attempting to walk behind the counter, the customer refused to leave the store—at which point the employee texted both owners for help.

“We could witness all of this on our Alarm.com video cameras,” Chase recalls. “We notified the police, stayed on the phone with our employee and watched the cameras diligently. She said later that she felt safer knowing that we were able to see and monitor the situation.”

“We also had exactly what we needed to show the police,” he says. “Our Stream Video Recorder made the footage particularly easy to find.”

“Get a system that all works together. It’s worth it”

As well as proving itself in emergencies, Harbor Leaf Tea Company’s system proved useful every day. Chase and Scott have used its integrated sensors and intelligent analytics to protect their inventory, monitor access points and customer traffic, gain operational insights and more.

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“Alarm.com for Business is worth it,” says Chase. “If you’re currently trying to mismatch stuff together, stop. Get something that all works together. It makes your life so much easier.”

Interested in getting Alarm.com for your business? Click here to get started

Blog courtesy of Alarm.com

Alarm.com for Business Review: “A Real Commercial Platform”

Bargain Hunt opened its first retail location in Nashville in 2004, buying surplus merchandise from other retailers and selling it at steep discounts. A little more than a decade later, it had dozens of stores throughout the South and Midwest. As Bargain Hunt grew, however, so did the complexity of its security.

“We had 80 stores, and we had 40 different alarm companies,” says Jacob Long, Bargain Hunt’s project manager. “You never knew what the policy was for adding a person, or making a simple change. Getting someone’s user code into a different system took 10 to 12 days.”

Something needed to change. Jacob knew that he needed a single provider for all of his retail locations, and his research led him to Alarm.com’s commercial security solution.

Combining the simplicity and ease of a home security system with the robust features and scalability required for larger enterprises, Alarm.com for Business was the perfect match for Bargain Hunt’s team.

Manage and Monitor Everything

Before Alarm.com, adding a user code for a new employee required calling an alarm company and waiting for a technician to update the panel manually. If an employee of one store wanted to pick up shifts at another location, it meant a cumbersome code changing process.

Today, Jacob can now monitor and manage everything: intrusion, access control and video, from one integrated dashboard. He can create and manage user codes from his phone, making this formerly slow, stressful process as easy as ordering take-out.

“We can now insert an alarm code into a store in less than 24 hours,” Jacob says. “The Alarm.com platform really sped that process up.”

A Real Commercial Platform

“All of our retail locations now utilize the Alarm.com platform,” says Jacob. “Our stores average around 25,000 to 30,000 square feet and I’m not even questioning putting Alarm.com in an 800,000 square-foot warehouse. I know it’s going to work.

“Alarm.com may be seen as a residential platform but it really is a commercial platform as well,” he says. “It grows with you. It can change as your business changes. You get reliability, expandability, and the peace of mind of knowing that your system are working.”

Want to know more?

To read Bargain Hunt’s Alarm.com for Business success story in full, click here.

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Blog courtesy of Alarm.com Dec 03 2020

Get Better, Tougher, Smarter Business Security

As a business owner, work worries come with the territory.

They also love to follow you home when you leave. Did you get enough done today? Can your manager handle the delivery tomorrow? Did you secure the business and turn the alarm on?

Security can be a big worry. In 2017, burglars targeted U.S. businesses more than 400,000 times, mostly at night. Maybe you should go back and double-check the alarm.

Or maybe it’s time to take care of security worries once and for all. With a smart business security system, powered by Alarm.com for Business technology, it’s easy.

Need smarter business security now? Click here to get started. 

Smart business security is a worry-busting package of tough, reliable hardware, intelligent security features and a smartphone app that controls everything. It’s engineered to keep your business protected and your peace of mind intact, no matter where you are.

Here are five ways Alarm.com out-secures a traditional security system every time.

1: You’re always protected—even if you forget.  

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Old security systems have a habit of leaving you unprotected. Forget to turn them on and they can’t even sound the alarm for a break-in.

Smart business security is different.  Just specify a closing time, and Alarm takes care of the rest. You can have our auto-arming feature turn the alarm on for you every day, without fail. You can have your system arm itself automatically after a period of no activity. You can also use your Alarm.app to arm and disarm your system from anywhere.

Even when your alarm is turned off, however, your Alarm.com technology remains on. Smart business security works around the clock to protect you, monitoring activity, alerting you to important events, and going the extra mile to keep everyone and everything safe.

2: Our business security technology is built tougher.

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As well as being smart, an Alarm.com-powered business security system is tough. Our dedicated cellular connection, which delivers the emergency signal to your monitoring station, can’t be cut like a phone line or broadband cable. If the power goes out, your panel’s battery backup keeps you connected.

Then, there’s our patented Crash and Smash technology, engineered to defeat an intruder who attacks your security panel to stop it signaling for help.

Your system activates the feature in response to the initial “crash” of the break-in. If your security panel then goes offline—due to the “smash” of a hammer—Alarm.com’s cloud platform takes over, alerting your monitoring station on the broken security panel’s behalf. The intruder will be none the wiser… until the police arrive.

3: Smart access control means fewer weak spots.

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If you’re still using keys for security, your business needs an urgent upgrade. Keys are easy to lose, misuse, copy or steal. The more you have in circulation, the weaker your security.

Alarm.com for Business replaces keys with smart access control: a secure solution of smart locks, card readers and user codes that puts you in control of who goes where, when.

You can quickly set up or delete access for employees, get access-triggered alerts when certain doors are opened, and quickly find video clips of access events. You can also lock and unlock any door remotely, and even have your business lock itself automatically at closing time.

4: Smart video monitoring helps you manage emergencies

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With smart security cameras in your Alarm.com-powered system, a nighttime alarm doesn’t necessarily mean an immediate dash to work. Instead, you can open a live video feed to see what’s going on. If it’s a false alarm, you can let your monitoring station know. If the emergency is real, it can be verified faster, and police alerted sooner.

Smart video monitoring also adds huge value in the aftermath of a break-in or fire. It gives you securely-stored footage of the event to share with police and your insurer. Your video clips—easily accessed and shared via your Alarm.com app—could be the key to identifying and catching the culprit, as well as helping your insurance claim proceed.

5: With Alarm.com on your phone, security is at your fingertips

With our smart business security app, we make it easy to solve security worries and other challenges. Here’s what Alarm.com for Business user Jill says about it:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=NR7CxnUQE1s%3Fstart%3D21

Want better business security with Alarm.com?

Professionally delivered by authorized service providers, Alarm.com for Business gives your connected security, access control, video surveillance and energy management, all controlled with a single, smart app or web dashboard.

Ready for smarter business security? Click here. 

Source: FBI: Crime in the United States, 2017.

Blog Courtesy of Alarm.com Feb 26 2019