Which Cameras are Compatible with Alarm.com?
All Alarm.com IP cameras, the 2GIG-HD100 and most analog cameras with a BNC connection (when attached to an Alarm.com video server) are compatible. The Alarm.com Video servers do not support the HDCVI (HD over Coax) input type.
There is currently no way to make an IP camera that is not an Alarm.com video device work with the Alarm.com video service platform.
Alarm.com IP video devices include: ADC-V520, ADC-V520IR, ADC-V521IR, ADC-V522IR, ADC-V523, ADC-V620PT, ADC-V622, ADC-V720, ADC-V720W, AD…
What is Video Analytics?
Video Analytics Overview
Video Analytics enables smarter video alerts on what matters most. It actively detects and distinguishes between people, animals, and vehicles to reduce nuisance alerts. Combined with new virtual tripwires and fenced-in activity zones, youcan enhance perimeter security and gain more insight into activity on your property.
Once a person, vehicle or animal is detected, you can receive an enhanced alert with a thumbnail image of what was caught on camera. Also control what…
How Does Video Storage Work with Alarm.com
Alarm.com cameras can record video clips, which are then uploaded to the Alarm.com Website and app. Each video service package has two major components: monthly upload limit and storage limit. Each clip is treated the same regardless of its length, recording resolution, and quality.
Monthly upload limit
This is the number of new clips that users can upload per calendar month.
If a user’s account reaches its upload limit, all non-alarm recording rules are paused and cannot be resumed …
How to Create and Edit Recording Rules in Alarm.com
Video recording rules determine when a camera records a clip. Most recording rules can only be created and edited using the Alarm.com Website. The only exception is Video Analytics rules which can be created and edited using either the Website or app.
Recording rules can be viewed, paused, and resumed using the Website or app.
Note : For users with a security panel, an Alarm recording rule is created for each camera by default to record during alarms.
Recording rule types
The type of record…
How to Configure Video Motion Detection (VMD) Rules
Video Motion Detection (VMD) is a method of identifying motion without the use of a motion detector. Cameras with VMD use software to determine if there is motion in the images they are capturing based on changes in the brightness and color of groups of pixels in the video.
When VMD is set up correctly, it can be an effective way to capture activity and generate notifications…
Configure existing VMD settings
Change existing Video Motion Detection settings using the Customer Website or app.
How to Pair a SkyBell Video Doorbell with Alarm.com
This guide will walk you through how to pair a SkyBell Slim or SkyBell HD video doorbell to an Alarm.com account. This guide does not cover how to physically install the doorbell and presumes this step has already been done.
The use of the SkyBell Video Doorbell does require video to be enabled on your account.
When using service through Surety, video is included in the Surety View, Cam/Plus, Protect, and Complete plans. Video levels can be added/increased via the
System Manager page of your S…
How to Live Stream Video to the Qolsys IQ Panel 2
Using a SkyBell Video Doorbell?
Once you have set up live video, you can also enable notifications from the SkyBell Video Doorbell to be sent to the panel as well.
To Enable the Doorbell Camera notification:
Log in to the Alarm.com Website.
Click Video .
Click Settings .
Using the Video Device dropdown menu, select the Alarm.com Doorbell Camera’s name.
Click Video Device Info .
Click to select Send motion notifications to panel and/or Send button pushed notifications to panel as desir…
How to Use the Alarm.com Streaming Video Recorder (SVR)
How to connect an SVR to your Alarm.com account
Using an Ethernet cable, connect the device to the network’s router.
Connect the device’s AC power adapter and plug it into a non-switched outlet.
Allow a few minutes for the SVR and router to connect. When the status LED in the front of the SVR is solid green, the connection is complete.
Add the device to the account by using the Alarm.com Video Installation Wizard, or by using a web browser and entering the following web address: