Smartzone Scenes: A Smarter Way to Get Things Done
To make the most of life’s important moments, we need to get the other stuff done.
It’s as true for small events as it is for the grandest, most carefully-planned family vacation.
Take the humble movie night, for example: an everyday occasion that nonetheless requires a flurry of multitasking in advance. Once the kids are tucked into bed, you’ll need to check that the front and back doors are locked. The shades need to be down. Your downstairs lights need to be off, the thermostat needs to go down a couple of degrees, and you should also turn the alarm on for the night now that everyone’s settled.
If only there was a magic button for this sort of thing.
Scenes make complicated tasks simple.
Your Alarm.com app comes with four Scene buttons. Each one is a multi-device command that coordinates different smart devices to accomplish a complex task.
To secure your house when you leave, just tap the ‘Away’ Scene. Your smart security system will arm itself, your front door will lock, your garage will close and your thermostat will set back to save energy.
Ready for bed? Tap the ‘Sleep’ Scene. Your home will secure itself with “Arm Stay” status, and your thermostat will dial down or switch to the bedroom temperature sensor for a comfortable night.
Got your hands full? Just say the word.
Your Alarm.com app isn’t the only way to run a Scene. You can also use your voice.
Our Alexa and Siri voice control options give you a new level of convenience and control when you’re multitasking inside or outside your home. Ready to start the day? Just ask Alexa to tell Alarm.com to wake up. Arriving home in the dark? A quick Siri voice command to your CarPlay-enabled dashboard is all it takes to unlock the front door as part of your Home scene
It’s easy to customize and create new Scenes.
Your house; your rules; your Scenes. Every home and family is different, which is why we made it easy to customize, alter and create your own Scenes.
You can add a porch light to your existing Home scene for a bright welcome, or add your downstairs lights to your Sleep scene to have them turn off automatically.
For other tasks and occasions, you can create new Scenes from scratch and have them appear in your app. You can include actions for your security system, smart locks, garage door, lights, smart thermostat and even your home’s water supply.
Want to get things done faster with Alarm.com Scenes?
Our top-rated smart home app and its Scenes are part of the package when you choose smart home security powered by Alarm.com. Delivered by Smartzone, it’s the easy way to enjoy smart home technology and keep your family protected.
Setting up Heating Schedules
Setting up Heating schedules allow you set up times and temperatures for each zone so you always wake up or come home to a warm house and keeps it at a lower temperature when you’re out of the house or asleep to save you money. This is how you set up your Heating Schedules:
1 – Login to alarm.com using your login details
This will bring you to your Home page (see example below).
2 – Choose any thermostat by selecting the arrow on the top right
This will bring you into the administration site for thermostats.
3 – Choose Schedules on the top orange bar
On the top left choose the Thermostat you wish to change (‘Living Thermostat’ selected here).
4 – Choose number of days
At the bottom of the page you see you have a choice of selecting 5 +2 or 7 day. If you select 5 & 2 then you get one setting for weekdays and 1 setting for weekends (as above)
If you select 7 days you can change temperature for 7 days (see below)
5 – Choosing number of time bands
The other option you have is 2 or 4 settings per day. Two settings is often just used for Home or Away and 4 settings could be for Home in morning and evening, ‘Away’ during the day and ‘Sleep’ as in example No. 4.
6 – To Set the Heating Schedule (Times and Temperatures)
To set the heating schedule you simply drag the end of each time band back or forward to the time that suits your needs and amend the temperature with arrows above. Arrows to the right will increase the temperature and arrows to the left will decrease the temperature.
7 – Save your Settings
Scroll down to the end and click Save.
You will get a pop up message saying Scheduled changes have been saved.
8 – Copying the Schedule
Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
If you have more than 1 zone you will need to set up the Time and Temperature for each Thermostat. You can do this the same way as in example No. 6.
You can then do the same for other Thermostats or just simply Copy the Schedule as per the example below and you’ll receive a message confirming your changes have been made.
9 – Heating boost
Finally, if you want to boost your heating the simplest way is from the App.
Heating Control from the App.
To Control the Heating
- Go to the Alarm.com app
- Go to Thermostats (assuming Heat Mode is on)
- Select the zone you want to change ie Upstairs
- The current temperature is displayed on the top right where it says ‘Current’.
The target temperature is displayed in the middle
- To increase the temperature select the Up arrow and bring the temperature higher than the Current temperature
- To decrease the temperature select the ‘Down’ arrow and bring the temperature lower than the Current temperature
- The temperature will return to the schedule when the schedule changes
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