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Pinnacle Security Announces Geo-Services Now AvailableTechnology Allows Customers to Set Geofences That Trigger Arming Reminder (June 11, 2012)
OREM, UT -- (Marketwire) -- 06/11/12 -- Pinnacle Security, a leader in the residential security industry, today announced the launch of Geo-Services technology, powered by Alarm.com. This free service enhancement allows customers to preset geofences, radiuses around one or more locations, through the use of an iPhone or Android device.
"The biggest challenge in properly using a home security system is remembering to arm it," said Stuart Dean, Vice President, Pinnacle Security. "Advancements in security technology include new features users are sometimes unaware of. Our partnership with Alarm.com allows our customers remote access to arm their system through an app and now will go a step further and send a reminder when the iPhone or Android device leaves the user-determined geofence. This will enable users to receive full benefit from having a protected, secure home."
After creating the geofence, users customize automatic geographic and time-based arming reminders that are sent to handheld device when the preset radius is entered or exited. Users can enable this feature through the latest Alarm.com iOS app (v2.1), and the latest Alarm.com Android app (v1.4).
Once this technology is enabled on the customer's account, a default geofence is set up around the system address; users have the option to create additional geofences as well. Arming Reminders, tailored to the customers' individual needs, are then created for each geofence. Customers can specify dates, times, and the recipients of the reminder. To preserve the battery life of the phone, Alarm.com minimizes the use of GPS and relies on cell towers where possible to provide accurate location information.
"This is the first of many planned releases with the new Geo-Services Technology, and is a built-in feature for any residential Interactive Services account," said Rebecca Davenport, Alarm.com Senior Product Manager. "Geo-Services will expand in the future to include other types of location-based rules and notifications. We are excited to provide this simple, effective service to Pinnacle Security customers."
About Pinnacle Security
Pinnacle Security is an industry leader in providing quality residential and commercial security solutions to help individuals realize the peace-of-mind that comes from protecting the things that matter most. Pinnacle is headquartered in Orem, Utah and has sales offices throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.pinnaclesecurity.com.
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Coltrin & Associates (for Pinnacle Security)
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