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Use of Antiquated Security Methods Leaves Many U.S. Homes Vulnerable to Crime During Holidays, Survey Finds

December 19, 2019 GMT

TYSONS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 19, 2019--

U.S. homeowners may not be doing enough to protect their homes during the holidays, new survey results from Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM) suggest. The combination of doorstep package deliveries, new items inside the home, and families traveling creates a target-rich environment for criminals. Yet, the survey indicates that most homeowners still rely largely on antiquated security methods to deter crime, such as stopping the mail, leaving lights on or asking a neighbor to watch their home while away. Only a quarter of respondents say they have a security system or cameras installed to help protect their home.

“The holidays are for celebrating with friends and loved ones, but also are a perfect reminder to make sure we’re properly protecting our homes and everyone in them,” said Anne Ferguson, VP of marketing at Alarm.com. “Some old-school approaches can waste energy or put an added burden on others, but most important, criminals themselves say they often aren’t effective deterrents. Savvy homeowners are turning to modern security technology for ways to protect and manage their home that helps improve their lives.”

The survey of 10,000 U.S. homeowners was conducted for Alarm.com by OnePoll. Alarm.com offers the following smart home tips to help homeowners feel more confident in their home security during the holidays:

Free information about other home security concerns as well as helpful questions to ask when choosing a home security system are available at www.alarm.com/blog.

About Alarm.com

Alarm.com is the leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of consumers and businesses depend on Alarm.com’s technology to manage and control their property from anywhere. Our platform integrates with a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices through our apps and interfaces. Our security, video, access control, intelligent automation, energy management, and wellness solutions are available through our network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe. Alarm.com’s common stock is traded on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol ALRM. For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.

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CONTACT: Christopher Basso

Alarm.com Public Relations

Phone: (571) 620-2025

press@alarm.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA VIRGINIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE MOBILE/WIRELESS NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY SECURITY AUDIO/VIDEO BUILDING SYSTEMS OTHER TECHNOLOGY

SOURCE: Alarm.com Holdings, Inc.

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