Video Management through Alarm.com allows you to see what is happening at your home or business property when you can’t be there. Video Monitoring integrates seamlessly with security and automation solutions, or it can be obtained independently for users who only want Video Monitoring (standalone video).
With Video Monitoring You Get
Live video and saved clips via web and mobile devices
Instant notifications when a clip is recorded
Secure offsite video storage
Alarm and sensor-triggered video recording
Indoor and outdoor IP camera options
Intelligent video notifications that can detect people, vehicles, and animals with Video Analytics. (compatible cameras only*)
How it Works
Video monitoring through Surety can be obtained through a number of ways:
Important Topics Which Cameras are Compatible with Alarm.com?
Video through Alarm.com requires an Alarm.com compatible camera. 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.
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.
Alarm.com video devices sold through Surety:
How to ennroll a camera or video device to your Alarm.com account
To enroll a camera, connect the camera to the local network, then associate the camera with the Alarm.com account.
There are three local options for connecting video devices to the network:
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Mode, and
Access Point (AP) Mode.
Some video devices can only be connected using some of those options, so verify which methods are supported before beginning the enrollment process.
AC power adapter (required for non-PoE connections)
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 Cloud and accessible via 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 …
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 de…
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:
How to use Alarm.com Smart View for 24/7 Video Recording
Onboard recording stores video locally at the Alarm.com camera using an SD card. Smart View lets users view that footage at any time using the Alarm.com Website or app.
Onboard Recording features
Multiple viewing options
View recorded video on the local network (i.e., the same network as the camera) or remotely using a computer, smartphone, or tablet.
System events, such as Video Analytic-triggered clips, are noted in the playback timeline on the Customer Website.