Alarm.com's New Customer App LookPosted By Julia Ross
Exciting news! Alarm.com has unveiled a new customer app with a fresh look. Faster response times and fewer clicks mean instant access to the data you need. Video and Activity are now conveniently available right from the Dashboard, ensuring quick access to your most vital information.
In addition to the changes and time savings you can see, response times have been improved at the server level as well. Now, instead of clicking the hamburger menu (≡) and then selecting an option, the most commonly used selections, like Video, Activity, and Home, are pinned right at the bottom of the screen.
When you first log in to the app after the update, you'll see a What's New screen that summarizes all the updates.
The Dashboard can be customized so that when you log in, you see exactly what you want, and nothing that you don't. In the example below, Images and Highlights have been removed from the Dashboard. Click and drag the enabled cards to rearrange the order in which they are displayed. To edit the dashboard, click the Home icon, and scroll to the bottom of the screen, then tap Edit Dashboard.
Tapping the Video icon brings you to the video screen where you can see a live view of any camera in your account. You can also see Saved clips, and if you have any cameras enrolled in Onboard Recording you can click the 24/7 option to review selected feeds.
Clicking the gear icon allows you to edit various video settings.
The Activity screen shows you a list of events in chronological order with the newest events at the top. Each day has a Highlights section that provides a brief animated recap of the day's events. Video events provide a thumbnail for quick access to review those items. Use the extensive filter options to find specific items quickly.
Clicking the More option provides you with the options you used to see when clicking the hamburger menu in the upper left.
This upgrade appears to be a significant step forward for Alarm.com. By streamlining the user experience and placing the most pertinent information front and center within the app, overall usability and efficiency are enhanced. As users, we can all appreciate any change that simplifies navigation and reduces the number of clicks needed to access desired features! I am personally excited about this update and how it will make managing our alarms and security systems even more convenient. What are your thoughts on the latest Alarm.com UX update? Feel free to share your opinions and experiences in the comments below. We look forward to hearing from you!