ISC West 2019: Demo of Alarm.com SONOS Integration
In this video, Frank meets with Alarm.com at ISC West 2019 to discuss the upcoming SONOS integration for the Alarm.com platform. Users will be able to integrate their existing SONOS Sound Systems with the Alarm.com Mobile App for remote access and control. There will also be smart scene integration.
SONOS is well-known for their industry leading audio equipment. The company produces some of the best smart speakers available, and music-lovers know that they always present top-quality products. Nothing beats a great sound system, and you can count on SONOS to deliver your music needs. Now SONOS is taking their offerings to the next level with their Alarm.com integration.
Alarm.com users with SONOS products can expect to enjoy some great new features once the integration is made available. First and foremost, end users will be able to open up the Alarm.com Mobile App on their Android and iOS devices to control their SONOS speakers. This means being able to start up your sound system from virtually anywhere in the world. If you're away from home and you want to turn on your speakers, now you can. The app provides the ability to play and pause music as needed and perform volume adjustments.
But what's really exciting is the ability to integrate SONOS devices into smart scenes. This means that you can have your sound system activate automatically with certain events or based on a schedule. If you want to start blasting some tunes the second you walk inside and disarm your system, then SONOS has you covered. You can even choose different playlists for different scenarios. For example, the playlist for walking into your house might be different from the one when you walk into your home gym. This is truly a great and versatile integration that Alarm.com users should feel very excited about!
[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, DIYers. This is Frank at Alarm Grid. We're at ISC West 2019 here in Las Vegas, and we've joined with Alarm.com. We have [? Sean ?] here, who's going to be showing us the Sonos integration today. They are releasing a full API cloud-level integration with Sonos, the commonly sold awesome little all-in-one speakers right here. They have amps, controllers you can feed into amps, and then all-in-one speakers like this. So if you have existing Sonos equipment-- audio hardware in your home-- you'll be able to integrate that with your Alarm.com system through the app for app control and then also scene integration. So [? Sean's ?] going to give us an idea of what that looks like on the app.
So we're really excited to bring Sonos into the Alarm.com ecosystem, notably we will actually be connected through scenes. So you can come into the scene and it'll actually play from one of the playlist you've chosen. And you can also go through and do basic play and pause controls from within the app as well as do volume control. And if you have multiple Sonoses, you can select which one you would like to play from.
Along with scenes, you'll be able to integrate with a new feature we have which is these series shortcuts. So we set up a series shortcut for our home scene, so we're going to run that now. I'm home.
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And that just fires up the audio right here automatically. So voice control through the scenes and also favorites, right?
And favorites, yes. So to configure your Sonos integration with Alarm.com you can create favorites from within the Sonos app and they will automatically propagate into the Alarm.com app. You can select which ones you want to play and configure them accordingly to scenes and whatever you like.
I want to show you guys the actual scenes. So in the main-- this is the iPad version-- you have the scenes right here in the main home screen. What I also learned today is you can also set some of these scenes right into the today screen. So I think-- I don't know if we can show that on here-- so this is your today screen. I don't know if you included it yet, but if you hit Edit on here, you can scroll down and tie-in Alarm.com. Once that's added here, hitting done, you can then configure the widget where you have direct access to scenes without having even launch into the app. And then you can-- it looks like you can select here what items--
Oh, yes, if you click--
OK, if we Edit, oh, and then hit Plus. So we can-- you can choose which widgets you want. If you want to execute scenes directly through, maybe just want to home it away in a main security scene, then when you come back here to the home screen and swipe left, you have these button presses without having to launch the app. We're excited to have Sonos involved with Alarm.com. And thank you for having time.
Yeah. Thanks, [? Sean. ?]