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Alarm.com's Apple TV app lets users stream HD security video, pan and tilt cameras with Siri Remote

At CES Unveiled on Monday, smart home solutions provider Alarm.com launched a new Apple TV app that allows users to monitor and interact with live HD video feeds from Alarm.com-compatible cameras directly on their television.




The free Apple TV app integrates with Alarm.com cameras to turn any HDTV into what amounts to a security control center. Once the app is installed and connected to an Alarm.com profile, users can rely on Apple TV's intuitive interface and touchpad Siri Remote to scroll through and monitor live HD feeds from video cameras installed around their property.

"The emergence of new user interfaces is creating opportunities to make our smart home services even more accessible and useful to our millions of subscribers," said Jay Kenny, Alarm.com's SVP of Marketing. "The smart home is about more than just the things it can connect, it's about the user benefits enabled by the technology. We look for ways to leverage new interfaces like Apple TV to make the smart home more useful every day."

In addition to basic monitoring, users can control Alarm.com's pan and tilt cameras with Siri Remote's touchpad. The company offers a few examples of what subscribers can do with Apple TV, including checking on a napping baby, seeing who's at the door, checking up on kids and various security scenarios.

Alarm.com is a comprehensive subscription-based smart home and security service marketing a litany of Internet connected products like smoke alarms, thermostats, cameras, motion detectors and more. In addition, Alarm.com partners with manufacturers of appliances like garage doors and door locks to build in remote access functions.